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July 31 2014

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Avon Skin So Soft, 2.0

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The mother of one of my childhood best friends was a real-life Avon lady, back in the days when hawking beauty products was a door-to-door affair. As kids, one of our greatest pleasures was rifling through her bulky carrying case of shimmering shadows and waxy lipsticks, powders in every fleshy tone, and all manner of silky lotions. My own mother, on the other hand, did not—and still doesn’t—wear a trace of makeup, so the only Avon product that we stockpiled in our house was Skin So Soft. The lavender and citrus-scented bath oil had a seemingly endless array of uses—from makeup remover and massage oil to insect repellent and wood polish. With the latest incarnation of the vitamin A and E-rich chamomile extract and sunflower seed oil blend, Avon has focused its multipurpose formula squarely on addressing skin’s imperfections—think stretch marks, scars, discoloration, and uneven tone. The new Skin So Soft Perfecting Oil targets clarity, but it also manages to smooth complexions, improve elasticity, and add a generally appealing sheen to skin as well—which just means that there are two Avon oils I’ll be stocking up on for summer’s last gasp.

Photo: Courtesy of Avon

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