Product Type: Aveeno body care
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Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion
Member Name: MsTricia
Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion
Advantages: moisturises well, helps reduce inflammation and itching of my mild eczema patches
Last month my daughter had chicken pox and I noticed afterwards that her skin was unusually dry. I also seem to have developed a rash on my neck (which I am going to put down to Christmas stress!) so after talking to my brother's girlfriend she recommended Aveeno to me as a really good moisturising lotion.
I found it in Superdrug and bought the 200ml tube for £5.49 which I actually thought was really expensive and didn't expect it to be so much! It's far more than I would usually spend on a moisturising lotion but since it came highly recommended and this rash on my neck is annoying it seemed worth the extra few quid.
The lotion is made of finely milled naturally active colloidal oatmeal with rich emollients: to help improve the condition of dry skin, replenish skin's natural barrier function and leave skin soft and healthy. It is suitable for adults and children, and I have been told by various others with eczema that it has lots of soothing properties so it's also good for sensitive skin.
Using the cream is ideal and easy to apply. It comes out from a small hole in the bottom of the tube, with a slight squeeze. The lotion is a slightly off white coloured lotion and has quite a thick consistency to it, which in fairness is what I expected from this kind of lotion. It is non-greasy, and doesn't leave my skin (nor my daughter's) feeling shiny and oily, but my neck in particular looks and feels well moisturised and supple. The cream is meant to last for 24 hours, but I tend to apply this on my neck at night time (as for some reason this is the time it starts to really itch) and by the morning I do feel as though I need to apply a bit more just to set me up for the day. Similarly, if I moisturise my daughter in the morning, regardless by evening when I have picked her up from nursery her skin seems quite dry again! Saying this, I do think the effects of this lotion last a long time but it definitely is not the 24 hours.
The tube states it is fast absorbing and I have to agree that it definitely is. The smell is quite neutral and rather "oaty" as this does not have any superfluous perfume scents or additives which I really like for this as a rather wholesome, neutral moisturising lotion. I have found it really does aid my itchy neck and stops me from wanting to scratch at it all night long and I have definitely seen improvement in my daughter's skin. It looks a lot more well nourished these days and whilst her skin has always been soft and supple this lotion does prolong the smoothness.
Overall, my daughter and I are 100% happy with this and in terms of performance and effectiveness it is great! To be honest though it is rather expensive, and I will probably leave this for usage only if I have another eczema patch flare up or if my daughter becomes really dry again. It is really high quality, and I'm glad it's available on the high street without a prescription as it's a great over the counter remedy for dry skin and small irritable patches. Of course for severe cases, it's always best to go to the doctors as a steroid cream prescription may be necessary but on the milder scale, this is good for as a soft and gentle moisturiser.
Summary: a nice moisturiser for eczema and dry skin - available from all good chemists/retailers