Sleeptherapy by Avon
I have always had trouble sleeping, and over the years I have tried everything to help me along that illusive highway to dreams. In the past five or six years though, it has become much worse, due in large part to the fact I have a very painful spinal disease, and my quest for the magic potion that will knock me out has spanned far and wide. Recently my niece became an Avon representative, and although I am not a huge fan of Avon make up or fragrances I have made sure to order something off her for the past couple of months. In last months brochure I saw a range called "Sleeptherapy" that promised to relax me enough to enable me to fall asleep easily, and although I was full of doubts about that claim I ordered the complete three part set. The set comprises, a body wash, a pillow mist and a sleep balm. I paid £5 for the complete set as they were on a special offer.
Dreamy body wash
I was excited to try this as I anticipated being enveloped by the fragrance of lavender within masses of bubbles. Well, there were masses of bubbles, but as for being enveloped by a lavender fragrance, well that didn't happen. There was at best a slight lavender smell, but nothing more. Not to be deterred I went in the bedroom and sprayed my pillow, and the whole bedroom, with the Goodnight pillow mist.
Goodnight pillow mist
This product did have more of a lavender fragrance than the body wash, coupled with a sugary sweet undertone, but no where near the strength of fragrance of previous room/pillow sprays I have bought, but it was pleasant enough and I assumed the three products must work in a cumulative way so as not to over power the senses. I then opened the restful night sleep balm, and took a large sniff of it, again expecting a wonderful lavender fragrance to waft up to me.
Restful night sleep balm
This was the biggest disappointment of the set, there was almost no fragrance at all! Still I was willing to try it, but with very little hope left that I was going to get a great nights sleep now. I rubbed my finger against a white solid which appeared very like a lip balm, and proceeded to put quite a large amount onto my wrists and temples, as Avon advises, well they say either, or, but as there was hardly any fragrance I thought I would double up. It had the consistency of petroleum jelly, just a little more solid, like set lard! I didn't like the greasy feel of it, and felt I had to be very careful to avoid my hair line.
So, did I like it? Did it work? Would I recommend it? No, no and a resounding no! I had never held out much hope that this set would in fact help me sleep, as so many better products in the past hadn't, but I did expect there to be a lovely lavender fragrance that would relax me - there wasn't. I have since read many reviews on line and a few raved about the pillow mist, saying their whole bedroom smelt of lavender, what? Now all I can think of is that recently Avon changed the packaging of the pillow mist, from an aluminium type can to a plastic bottle and perhaps at the same time altered the formula, either that or the people impressed by it have never actually smelt lavender. I didn't find many positive reviews for the balm, with almost everyone agreeing it had next to no fragrance, and I found none for the body wash, perhaps it is a new addition to the sleeptherapy range? All in all this was an absolutely useless buy, and if it had been more expensive I would have asked for my money back. In fact even at this price if my niece wasn't my representative I probably would have demanded a refund as the products are not as described, no where near in fact.
Have you tried any of Avon's sleeptherapy range? If so what were your impressions of it?