So last weeks post about Avon seemed to be a fairly popular, and never being one to let a chance to ride a train right off the rails get away, I decided to go forth and actually get some of the Skin-So-Soft that I originally thought was going to be in the small bottle.
So I bid on a larger one, and won.
I guess that I have a nebulous grip at best on sizes. I read that this was a six-ounce bottle and of course looking at it (as I am doing as I type this) I get that six ounces is actually a pretty decent amount if you are going for something like body oil in a decorative dispenser. It’s a luxurious amount of Eau de Cologne and an almost vulgar amount of perfume. On the other hand it would be a parsimonious serving of Prosecco, so take what you will from that. I was surprised and pleased, and the kitschy bottle is wonderful. I’m just glad I didn’t pop for the 20 ouncer of SSS I spied on Amazon.
So what is the stuff like? Well, I am not sure that my impressions shouldn’t be taken with several caveats: the bottle isn’t new and although it was in the box (and there’s an ingredients list) I have no idea if it was made in 2019 or 1920- perhaps one of you could chime in? I’m thinking likely 1990’s? The juice itself is clear as a bell. The ingredients list are isopropyl myristate and isopropyl palmitate and mineral oil, alcohol, fragrance and a few other tongue-twisters. Shea butter it isn’t. It’s certainly from back in the day when “Better Living Through Chemicals” was the order of the day, but I am just putting it on skin, not cooking with it or gargling. It seems like more of an old school skin-sealant than a modern moisturiser. The kind you put on to let your skin replenish it’s natural oils. Frankly I am unconvinced that most of these modern products with their miracle ingredients are much more efficacious- I know there are things like liquid nicotine that are contact poisons, but I don’t really know of any contact vitamins. But chacun à son goût. It also has a distinct if not unpleasant smell to it: A peppery citrus-peel smell that faces a bit to a slightly musky lanolin scent, like the stuff in old-style moisturizers. I like it, but I think it might interfere with whatever I put on that I really want to smell like. If I were a long, hot bath in the evening sort of person (Which will only happen with looto winnings, the purchase of my own home, and converting the swimming pool into my tub) I could see myself slathering this on my freshly-exfoliated self. Since I am a shower in the AM sort of guy, I will content myself with using it on my hands and arms after the rigorous washings I give them a couple times a day.
So, do you use Skin So Soft? Have you moved on from it, or is it something that you never used at all? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.
Images: My iPhone, Pexels and the interwebs. My bottle was purchased on eBay.