A few weeks ago the lovely people behind Fuel My Blog have asked me to review a few products from the Aveeno® range. To be honest I have never heard of them before, but hey, I’m willing to try anything.
One thing that impressed me about Aveeno® was that it is made from natural ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal and shea butter and if you are passionate about your beauty products as I am, you would know that these ingredients really have great benefits for the condition of your skin.
I have been blessed with combination skin and have never really had problems when it comes to using different lotions, bath stuffs and moisturisers, but I have also suffered from eczema in the past and unfortunately have passed it on to my 8 year old son.
At the moment he suffers quite badly on his joints, especially in the cold weather. So, when I read that Aveeno® can be beneficial to this condition I was more eager to give it a go to see whether it would really make any difference.
The first product I tried was the bath powder, my son is usually particular in using new products and took a bit of persuading to try this one out, he didn’t seem to like the idea of bathing in ‘oatmeal’, but after running the powder in warm water and seeing that it didn’t really resemble a thick gooey substance he soon came round, I also found that the fragrance was mild and pleasant.
I let him soak in it for half an hour or so, I did hear him complain that there wasn’t any bubbles, but that’s kids for you!
After his bath, I have noticed that his skin seemed softer to the touch and he commented that it didn’t irritate his eczema.
Before I used to use Oilatum Bath Formula, but I find that Aveeno® does the job maybe just a little bit better as it’s not as slippery.
After his bath we tried the Aveeno® Daily Moisturising Lotion, I found that it was easily absorbed and it didn’t leave a sticky residue. I would recommend to use this after showering or bathing to lock the moisture in your skin, thus having a silky smooth feeling to it after.
We tried the lotion a few days of trying out Aveeno®, I was really surprised how it has left my sons skin feeling and looking moisturised and nourished. He seemed to scratch less and thus leaving his eczema to heal more quickly along with the use of his normal eczema cream.
Now, I’m not saying that I have found a miracle cure for eczema, but because it’s so mild it’s suitable for children and most of all it does not contain any steroids.
Last but not least, I saved the Aveeno® Cream for myself, I decided to keep it in my handbag, just the right size for carrying it around. After a few days of religiously applying it on my hands, I did find my hands less dry. Its also great to use as a base for applying make up as its easily absorbed without any oiliness.
If you’re usually skeptical about new products like me, I would suggest you should give it a try, Aveeno® offers some free samples on their website, so what do you have to lose?
In 2008 Aveeno teamed up with NetDoctor.co.uk2 and surveyed people with very dry skin or conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Before the trial, many of the participants revealed having dry skin conditions had a huge impact on their lives: 94% said dry skin affects their confidence and 71% said their dry skin can stop them from carrying out their usual routine. After trialling Aveeno® Cream for three weeks, 94% felt more confident, and 98% felt there had been a change in their dry skin. The full results can be found here.