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Skin So Soft by Avon Review | Moisturizing Bath Oil Repels Mosquito’s

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Avon Skin So Soft Bath OilSkin So Soft bath oil by Avon was created to be added to the tub to leave skin smooth, soft and lock in that much needed moisture.

Avon says the formula is unique with its all over moisturizing and the original woodland fragrance. It doesn't seem very unique to me as its main ingredients are mineral oil, carrot seed oil and BHT.

Controversial BHT

I just want to give you a little info into the background of BHT. It is a crystalline phenolic antioxidant used to preserve fats and oils, especially in foods.

BHT was banned by the FDA in use of baby foods and is also banned in all foods in the U.K. It is still widely used in other foods and cosmetics around the world.

Many scientists have tested BHT and say it's a carcinogen. This means they believe it causes cancer. Although there are others who believe it actually prevents cancer. Even then the results aren't that rosy, as in some instances they found it can still cause enlarged liver tumors.

These tests use a significant amount of BHT over a prolonged period, some scientific evidence shows that small amounts in cosmetics are safe to use.

To read more about BHT check out this site:http://truthinaging.com/body/what-is-it-bht/

Sorry if this scares you but I think you should know about the ingredients your using.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the lists below from users opinions from Amazon:

Pros

  • Great for mosquito repellant
  • Softens skin
  • Helps cut through oil grease
  • Nice fragrance
  • Insect repellant-ants-ticks

Cons

  • Too greasy
  • Quite pricey
  • Makes the bath slippery

Ingredients

MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, DICAPRYL ADIPATE, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, DIOCTYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE, BHT, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL.

To Sum Up

It seems that Skin So Soft can be used for many tasks, according to a lot of patrons that say they use it for such tasks as an insect repellant, cut oil grease, moisturize skin etc.

However, some users think it is too greasy no matter how little you use. I would like to point out that as it it made from mineral oil and carrot seed oil that it will be greasy. It would be better for people with very dry skin as most of the oil should be absorbed into the skin.

A few Patrons think it is priced quite high at $16 for a 24fl.oz bottle. I think it's a reasonable price for a multi-use formula.

Just be aware that it does contain a small amount of cancer causing BHT.

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Dramatic Supershock Mascara By Avon Review | Long Lasting Defining False Lash Effect in Black or Brown

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

avon supershock mascaraAvon Supershock Mascara has been created to expand, plump lashes for a false lash effect and is available in black or brown.

The wand and veil is devised to give up to 12x more volume with one dip. The teal plastic fine combed applicator picks up the maximum amount of formula possible to coat all lashes evenly with one sweep, according to Avon.

All Avon mascaras are always hypoallergenic and opthalmologist-tested, so should be suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

Supershock mascara won the SELF Health and Beauty award in 2008. Self is a magazine that once a year since 1999 has picked out the strongest product from a variety of brands. If you are interested in the results take a look at the site: http://www.self.com/beauty/2009/05/healthy-beauty-awards

Avon is an ever growing popular brand that is starting to spread its seeds all over the world. I like the brand as its usually cheap and effective.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the list below from users reviews from Avon.com:

Pros

  • No clumps
  • Long lasting
  • No raccoon eyes
  • Wand separates lashes
  • Thickens

Cons

  • Not waterproof
  • The wand doesn't taper in to reach the small inner lashes

Ingredients

WATER/EAU, SHELLAC WAX/CIRE DE LAQUE, BEESWAX/CIRE D'ABEILLE, STEARIC ACID, C18-38 ALKYL, HYDROXYSTEAROYL STEARATE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CIRE DE CARNAUBA,
BIS-PEG-12 DIMETHICONE BEESWAX, TRIETHANOLAMINE, AMMONIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, PARAFFIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOL, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, CELLULOSE, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, GALACTOARABINAN, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE, STEARYL DIHYDROXYPROPYLDIMONIUM OLIGOSACCHARIDES, TETRASODIUM EDTA, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, STEARDIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL PANTHENYL PEG-7 DIMETHICONE PHOSPH.CHLORIDE, DIMETHICONE, POLYQUATERNIUM-11, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, TIN OXIDE, LAURETH-30, SORBITAN STEARATE, PEG-40 STEARATE, SILICA, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, PHENOXYETHANOL.

To Sum Up

All in all a very popular choice of mascara with most patrons relishing how it separates and thickens lashes.

There was one user that pointed out a obvious minor floor to the applicator. It doesn't taper in at the end like most wands, so it makes it harder to coat the small inner lashes without making a mess.

At $3.99 for a .35oz veil it is a very reasonably priced mascara, considering most are at least double that price.

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Avon Ideal Shade Concealer Stick Review | Natural Coverage For Dark Circles & Blemishes

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Avon Ideal Shade Concealer StickAvon Ideal Shade Concealer Stick is designed to provide full coverage for dark circles and blemishes. It comes in a wide range of shades to suit very light or dark skin tones.

It comes in a lipstick like form instead of the usual pot form that most concealers come in. This lipstick like design is quick and easy to use. It doesn't even require the use of a concealer brush as it can just be dotted directly onto the skin.

Avon have a lot of decent products that are reasonably priced, that makes them even more appealing.

Users Conclusions

Pros

  • Quick cover up for blemishes
  • Easy to apply
  • Covers dark circles
  • Non irritating to sensitive skin

Cons

  • Doesn't cover scars or birth marks

Ingredients

SQUALANE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, OZOKERITE, BEESWAX/CIRE D'ABEILLE, ISOPROPYL, LANOLATE, NYLON-12 , ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, POLYETHYLENE, ZINC OXIDE, SILICA, RETINYL, PALMITATE , ASCORBYL PALMITATE, BETA-CAROTENE, BENZOIC ACID, TALC, PARAFFIN ,BIS-STEARYL, ETHYLENEDIAMINE/NEOPENTYL, GLYCOL/STEARYL, HYDROGENATED DIMER DILINOLEATE , COPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE, TOCOPHEROL, BHT, LECITHIN, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL, HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE , C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE

Tips

For best results for any concealer pat on the problem area them gently smooth out. Concealers can be used under or on top of foundations. Just don't use to much or it will look cakey.

To Sum Up

Avon's concealer stick has been rated very high with users. They are very satisfied with the coverage and how quick and easy it is to use. A couple of people were disappointed that it doesn't cover scars.

If you fancy giving Avon Ideal Shade Concealer Stick a try it retails for $6. Which is a total bargain considering most other brands cost 3-4 times as much.

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Avon GlazeWear Liquid Lip Color Minis Review | High Shine Moisturizing Lip Gloss

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Avon GlazeWear Lip GlossGlazewear Liquid Lip Color Minis by Avon are mini lip glosses that come in 8 colors. Avon states the lip gloss won't only give you great color and shine, but also moisturize your lips too!

I personally like how you can buy the mini version first to try it rather than having to pay more for the full size tube.

Avon had good reviews for this lip gloss. Most of the ladies on Avon.com said the colors are very nice and they love how the gloss moisturizes their lips as well.

A few other comments were not as positive though. Some ladies found Glazewear too sticky and not long lasting. One user even says that although see likes most of the shades the ones that are more shimmery tend to be drier than the others.

I actually have a Glazewear lip gloss and I found the color perfect for me, although I did find it a little sticky and didn't think it lasted that long.

Ingredients

HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, BARIUM SULFATE, DIISOSTEARYL FUMARATE, BUTYLENE/ETHYLENE/STYRENE COPOLYMER, ETHYLENE/PROPYLENE/STYRENE, COPOLYMER, POLYBUTENE, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX/CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE,
PETROLATUM, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE,
POLYETHYLENE, ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE, BENZOIC ACID, SYNTHETIC WAX, LECITHIN, CERAMIDE 3, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, RETINYL PALMITATE,
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, BETA-CAROTENE,
CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE.

Glazewear Liquid Color Minis by Avon could be worth a try as it only costs $0.99. But I'll leave you to ponder over this one.

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