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The Sparkling Cherry Blossom range was introduced by Avon in the last few months, and I had to try out at least one since I got a glowing review from a cousin. Moreover, with winter setting in slowly, one cannot say no to moisturiser.
The profile goes like this :
Manufactured and marketed by – Avon.
It contains – Cherry Blossom Extract ( which Avon claims to be “a rich source of anti-oxidants to help improve skin tone and promote youthful looking skin” ), water, glycerine, mineral oil etc.
Quantity – 100ml
Price – Rs. 120.
The pearly, non oily lotion is quite smooth and pleasantly fragranced. I really liked the smell – it is balanced in being warm, floral and feminine. The texture of the lotion is also neither too thick nor too watery. It spreads evenly on the skin and a little quantity covers a large skin area and has a milky feeling.
The product is not intensely moisturising, so it works better with normal to oily skins. And there is no mention of SPF/Sunscreen anywhere. Still, it gives a silky feel to the skin when rubbed in thoroughly.
The points for which I will recommend Avon Sparkling Cherry Blossom Hand and Body Lotion:
■ it is non oily and non sticky.
■ the pearly lotion is milky and spreads evenly on skin.
■ a small quantity covers a large skin area.
■ it is pleasantly fragrant, which I personally liked a lot.
■ it makes the skin smooth and supple.
■ the product is not very expensive. 100ml of a good hand and body lotion for Rs. 120 is an economic deal.
■ the bottle is friendly enough to be carried in a purse or hand-bag.
However, I will warn against the following factors:
■ there is NO sparkle in the lotion actually.
■ it is not really for dry/very dry skins – does not provide intense moisturising.
■ the lotion does not contain and SPF/Sunscreen.
■ the moisturising does not last all day, despite the claims from the manufacturers.
■ it is not exactly suited for use when mixed with dermatological gels.
I looked up this Cherry Blossom thing on net, and this is what I gathered:
Japanese cherry blossom extract is traditionally renowned for its soothing properties, which repair skin’s natural barrier, restoring smoothness and suppleness. It effectively smoothes and softens skin. This Sparkling Cherry has a body wash too, that I am yet to use. But I have high hopes from that one as well. I am quite satisfied with this lotion, and there is a fair chance of buying it once again; and trying out the body wash too.
Overall Rating – I will give this product a 3.75 out of 5.