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Hey it been a while since my last review, Moving to uni and all, but i am back and this product is amazing.
I know it has some mixed reviews on it but I think Aveeno is the best skin product I have used in well ever. I have extremely bad skin and very bad eczema and this is the only cream I have found that really relives the irritation and the itching. I was very impressed as the first time I used it, it work pretty much in ten minutes. It is so nice to have a product I know works as it can be so distracting when my arms and feet constantly itch (that's where my eczema is the worst sorry if that's to much information :) I also like that the cream has no smell, as all the creams I was prescribed really stank and would make my skin feel really greasy. This is a moisturiser and it absorbs very quickly again in about 10 minutes so my skin never feels greasy when I use it.
You can buy it from most health or beauty care shops, I buy it from Boots for around £8 which is probably on the expensive side and you can get it cheaper but I always like to get it straight away and sometimes boots do good offers on it. It comes in 200ml or 300ml, I always buy the 300ml as I prefer the pump lid as it is less messy.
On the bottle it says it has a triple oat complex which immediately relieves and nourishes extra dry, irritable skin and moisturises for 24 hours, and for a change I think this is one of those products that does exactly as it says on the label. It generally last for 24 hours, though if my skin is really bad I will use it twice once in the morning and once in the evening before going to bed. But then on the other hand once I had been using it for a while sometimes I forget to put it on one day and it is fine because the effect seems to last. It makes my skin feel a lot smoother and less dry but I have also noticed that it reduces the redness of my skin to which is really nice, I got my friend using this cream as well as he has really bad eczema on his hands much worse than mine and I have never seen a cream literally work over night his hands where a lot less red in the morning. I didn't know if it would work as well for him as his was so much worse but he said the same as me and prefers this cream to the ones he is prescribed.
This is seriously the best moisturiser I have used and I know it wont be the same for everyone because everyone's skin reacts differently to the same creams but if you have trouble with itchy or dry skin I would definitely recommend giving this cream ago before any others, I always stick to the blue label one but I know there is a green one that is a daily moisturiser but personally I think this one is the best one and I know it works.
The design of the bottle is really simple and the text on the label is clear and easy to read. The bottle is a cream colour and I just leave it on the side to use whenever I need it. The pump bottle means i don't make any mess and I always get the right amount so I don't pour to much into my hand. The bottles are colour coordinated so it is easy to tell the difference I just remember blue one so i pick up the right bottle in store. It says on the bottle it is dermatologist tested and that it formulated with Shea butter and a triple oat complex.
This review is also on Ciao under the same user name :)
Aveeno Skin Relief Lotion with Shea Butter - avaliable from boots
ive used this about three months now and my skin is soo much better. i have really bad eczema and this cream i have to say is better than doctors prescription and steriods! it really moisturises for 12 hours which is a god send!! it has helped the apperance of my skin and now my skin is constantly radiant which i did not think was possible. ive tried nemourous diffrent skin treatments and creams and all have irritated my skin but this cream has not in any way, it has only helped. there is a whole range and the good news is that it is cheaper than doctor scripts and works better! my whole family now use it and everyone notices that their skin is moisturised. i love this poduct and i hope you will try it espeailly if you have eczema like me
I have been using this cream for my daughter's eczema for nearly a year now and I have been impressed with the result.
It is a very natural product containing oatmeal. It is unperfumed which is what is needed for sensitive skin. There is a thicker hand cream that comes in a tube and a thinner lotion that comes in a bottle. In my opinion though the thinner lotion is actually creamy enough to use on hands or your body and is for me more convenient as it comes in a larger size and is less expensive.
It is a pricey product though as when I purchased a small tube of the hand cream the cost was around £7.00. For eczema it does need to be used regularly so if you are paying for it the cost may add up considerably. It can be obtained on pescription though if your GP agrees.
It doesn't actually treat the eczema but by keeping the skin well moisturised and by using natural ingredients that do not irritate the skin it can be effective in keeping the dryness and inflamation at bay.
It's still pretty cold still, even though there's a little bit of early spring sunshine peeping through the clouds now and then. This wind can be really biting and it plays havoc with the skin. I don't understand how it dries out my knees when I'm wearing trousers, but it does.
It's what we call a 'thin wind' because it can squeeze in just about anywhere. After the winter we all need to pamper our skins a little bit to get them nice and plump and supple again. That's where this great product from Aveeno Skincare Solutions comes in.
At first I didn't like look of it because the packaging isn't the usual 'in your face' look at me type. It's white with light coloured oats on the side and a green top. I thought it was quite uninteresting until I really examined the actual contents.
It's a natural, very pure skin hydrator and moisturiser which is unperfumed, so it won't clash with you favourite Christian Dior, or Chanel (or whatever else floats your boat!) It contains natural ingredients so the white and green, clean looking design does suit the product.
This one is great for all you men out there too. It doesn't smell girlie and it's excellent for getting rid of that dry cracked skin on hands, feet, knees and just about anywhere else. By the way, it is also recommended by skin specialists for the treatment of eczema.
I have an ongoing problem with dry skin along the shin area and at my elbows. After three days of using this, the problem has disappeared.
I used the Aveeno Skincare Solutions bath powder first and although it was very moisturising, I didn't like the feel of it when I started to dry myself and it left the bath all slippery, so I had to clean it immediately, unless I forgot. It worked fine but I wasn't keen on it.
The cream is white and about the consistency of thick yogurt. It absorbed quickly into the skin and didn't leave it greasy. A small amount was all that was needed and the effect is excellent. I would certainly recommend this if you suffer from dry skin, or if you just want to give you body a moisturising treat to get it over the winter and prepared for all that gorgeous sunshine we are going to get shortly.
I first came across Aveeno, when it was recommended for eczema by one of the Sunday supplements.
Unfortunately, all of my family are prone to eczema and dermatitis, including my babies, so I thought it was worth a try.
Aveeno is actually part of the Johnson & Johnson family, and most of the products contain collodial oatmeal, which is known to have skin softening properties.
The first product I tried was the hand cream, as with having two children, the amount of handwashing and washing up I do really dried out my hands, so much so that they were chapped and sore.
The hand cream was around £4.99 from Waitrose, which also stocks some of the body creams and moisturisers. I think it is also available in larger Boots stores.
I have to say it certainly did the trick - it cleared up the dermatitis without leaving a greasy residue, and was soothing from first application. The perfume is barely there, and non offensive.
I have since used the Skin Relief cream, and Daily Moisturising Cream, and have found both really effective. The price ranges from £3.39-£4.99.
For my children I found a website called http://www.soft-skin.co.uk from which I have ordered Aveeno baby products, which really cleared up their dry, scaly eczema. You can't buy Aveeno Baby widely in the UK, and I have also found US sellers on Ebay from whom you can select 4 products for around £20.00 (+shipping).
I recommended the Skin Relief to a friend, who'd had a strange rash as a reaction to something, and it really helped with this too.
I know some of the products are available on prescription, so it might be worth consulting your GP before purchasing.
I was fortunate enough to receive a full-sized 200ml tube of Aveeno a few months ago through a promotion they were running and I haven't looked back since. I see from other people's reviews that GPs often prescribe it to soothe eczema and I'm not surprised considering how effective it is.
I suffer from very dry skin on my face and body with patches of eczema on my arms. My face has been a nightmare in the past with flaky, dry skin and I tried countless products to try and resolve it. The Aveeno product I use is Skin Relief Body Lotion. There are others in the Aveeno range but this is the one my review is based on.
First of all, it's good to know that Aveeno is fragrance free (great if you have sensitive skin) and made with 'naturally active ingredients.' It's main ingredients are shea butter and natural oatmeal which means it's comfortable to use on even sensitive skin. It has a strange consistency which is almost gel like and mytip for applying it is to note that a little really does go a long way!
It absorbs really quickly into the skin and leaves it instantly feeling soothed and smooth. My legs and arms always used to be dry with flaky skin and scaly bits (gross I know!) but I now use Aveeno lotion every couple of days and they skin is much smoother and I don't suffer from itchiness or flakiness anymore.
Whilst this is a body lotion, I also use it sparingly on my face with the same effect. My skin feels far more nourished and it makes a great lightweight base for applying makeup as it is so easily absorbed.
The only downside is the price. At £5.99 for a 200ml tube I think it's a little on the expensive side but as I mentioned before, it does last and it's worth the money for a product that actually works. I have spent far more in the past on high end 'designer' skin care products that the sales assistants promised would solve my dry skin but they only went on to irritate it further. It is readily available in stores such as Boots.
If, like me, you tend to be a sceptic, then there is also the opportunity to try before you buy. If you search on the internet for Aveeno, you can request free samples to check that the product is suitable for you before you go out and buy the full size. It's well worth doing this as I don't think you'll look back!
I have always suffered from dry skin but even more so over the past couple of years. I also seem to be allergic to loads of different types of moisturisers/shower creams etc and anything else that has a strong perfume in it (and yet I don't appear to be allergic to perfume - strange!).
My dry skin was getting so bad that I went to the doctor and he told me I had eczema (I didn't realise you could all of a sudden just get it - I thought it was something you were born with!) Anyway, he prescribed me with 2 x Aveeno Moisturising Body Lotions in 400mls and told me that that would help.
I was a bit sceptical but the cream did help clear up my eczema within a couple of weeks (maybe not even that long) and I still use it now as part of my everyday routine.
***So Who Are Aveeno?***
Aveeno is part of Johnson & Johnson (who I believe took over Rydelle Laboratories).
***And Why Is It So Great?***
Aveeno lotions have been tested by dermatologists and contain finely ground Colloidal Oatmeal which have been found for their moisturising and soothing abilities. It naturally moisturises dry and easily irritated skin while providing a soothing effect on eczema etc. The proteins in the oats leave a protective barrier on the skin which stops water loss and therefore helps to maintain moisture in the skin. Some of the products also contain menthol and other skin protectors to help if your skin is extra dry or cracked & itchy
***And What Products Do They Do?***
The two that I mainly use is the Moisturising Body Lotion and the Intense Relief Hand Cream which really helps as every time I wash my hands they feel really dry and the hand cream helps them to feel soft and moisturised, even after you've washed your hands again!.
However, they also do a lot of other products including:
Bath and Shower Oil
Daily Moisturising Lotion
Daily Moisturising Lotion with Lavender (for a nicer scent)
Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion.
***How Do You Use It?***
Obviously it depends on what product you are using as to how you use it but you can use it in the exact same way as any other product as because it is a natural product, it is perfect for everyday use.
I use the Aveeno cream over my whole body (except for face though it can be used on your face) after every shower and then it stops my skin getting dry and then if my skin starts to feel a little itchy or dry I will put it on just in the place that is itchy. I use the Hand Cream just when I feel I need to and I have one at work and one at Home just in case!
***Where Can I Buy it From?***
You can buy it in larger Boots stores and specialised pharmacies but it is also available online.
***And How Much Does It Cost?***
The Aveeno products can be quite expensive and you can end up paying about £5 for a 100ml tube of the cream. However, if you do suffer from eczema or dry skin then go to your doctor and ask him to give you a prescription as I got 800mls of it for £6.50 (that was the price of prescriptions then, it may have gone up slightly) so did save myself a lot of money. I have since been back and asked for another prescription which he was happy to do. The cream does last quite a long time depending on how often you use it and if you use it all over but I use it all over my body and the Lotion usually lasts at least a couple of months.
***Any Bad Bits?***
When you first start using the Lotion, I did find the smell a bit off putting as it does smell of oats and it wasn't very nice. However, I have got used to the smell now and the Lotion/Cream doesn't smell when it is on your skin, it is only in the bottle so don't think you will be walking round smelling oaty!
Overall I think this is a fantastic product range which really does help me out with everyday life. I know that seems like a strange thing to say and a bit of an exaggeration but when you have really dry itchy flaky skin it can really make you down and I was always embarrassed about wearing skirts because of the red dry patches on my legs but now thanks to this cream I don't have to worry about things like that and the dry patches have all cleared up.
I would recommend this product range to anyone that suffers from dry skin and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as it really has helped me. It doesn't contain any steroids as most eczema creams do and is completely natural.
Thanks for reading.
Prescribed by my GP I have found Aveeno Cream very helpful for my itchy legs. It has moisturised both legs and feet reducing the scratching I was doing. I would reccomend this cream to other diabetics who suffer from dry skin and itching.
A couple of years ago, I discovered the wonderful powers of Aveeno Cream when a friend who suffers from severe Eczema gave me some to try. I don't suffer from eczema, but one of the side effects of my general ill health is very dry skin on my face and torso, which can get really uncomfortable. On this occasion I had forgotten to pack my normal E45 cream, so after being assured that it wasn't eczema specific and didn't have any nasty steroids or other drugs in it, I gave it a whirl. Within a couple of days I couldn't detect the dry patches the E45 cream had been barely keeping under control for years. I was then pleased to discover that, although you can get it on prescription from your doctor, you can also buy it over the counter from most pharmacies. It comes in a 100ml tube, though when you look for it on the shelf you will find that the tube is further packaged in a box. Both are distinctive in the yellow and green colours of the Aveeno range, and the description "Moisturising Cream with colloidal oatmeal" in no less than 7 languages. Colloidal? Oatmeal? Colloidal just means that it has ultramicroscopic particles of one substance suspended in another substance. In this case it has ultramicroscopic particles of oatmeal suspended in a moisturising carrier. Oatmeal (Avena sativa - hence the name of Aveeno) has long been used in homeopathy to prepare skin moisturisers, and one of the old home remedies for relieving eczema was to bathe in a tepid bath which had been run through a muslin bag filled with oatmeal, so the water was all white and starchy. Strange as it seems, oatmeal is well known as an effective treatment for dry, flaky skin conditions. The other active ingredients are Glycerin and Allantoin. Glycerin attracts water to itself, so when it is worked into the skin it helps to retain moisture there. Allantoin is an astringent, which also breaks down certain proteins. It is used in Aveeno to break down the excessive
amounts of the protein Keratin which occur in flaky skin conditions like chronic eczema. This results in a softer, less flaky, more pliable skin surface, with less inflamation and itching. Even better, this then allows other eczema treatments to be absorbed more effectively into the skin, so Aveeno can safely be combined with steroid based treatments, and even increases their effectiveness. Unlike many moisturisers Aveeno doesn't contain any nut derivitives, so it is safe for people with nut allergies too. The science is all very well, but will you go around feeling like you've been plastered in porridge? There is a faint oatmeal smell from the cream, but no worse than cosmetic products like oatmeal scrubs and soaps. I find it quite pleasant. The cream itself is white, with a light, non-oily texture. A little goes a long way, and it is absorbed quickly into the skin. Tight, dry, itchy skin is relieved almost immediately. There is no limit to how much of this you can slabber on (unlike steroid creams) so repeated applications throughout the day are no problem. You won't feel the need to wash any excess off your hands (as I do with E45 cream), but will rub it in to give yourself lovely soft, supple hands too. Don't get too carried away though, as the price is a bit steep at £6.66 for 100ml. If you are exempt from prescription charges it's well worth asking your GP to prescribe Aveeno if you suffer regularly from dry skin or eczema. Otherwise, you are as well to buy it over the counter. Over the last few years, with changes in the price of Aveeno and prescription charges, it's been six and half a dozen whether you pay the prescription charge or the cost price. Sometimes one has been cheaper than the other, but it's normally been a matter of a few pence difference either way. Even for a cheapskate like me, it's well worth the money. I can't recommend it highly enough. POSTSCRIPT: Rydelle's brand was boug
ht out by Johnson & Johnson in 2002, so if you are searching for the product to buy online it comes under J&J. Other products in the range are lotion, bath oil, and soap, all with colloidal oatmeal, but I haven't tried any of those.
This beats E45, aqueous cream and diprobase hands down. A miracle for sensitive, dry skin. I have had eczema since childhood and find it really difficult to find any lotion or potion for my hands which are dry and allergic to everthing. I have recently discovered Aveeno cream – hooray. On application it feels really mild and not greasy, so you don’t really think it’s going to moisturise. However it seems to sink deep down and keeps my hands soft for hours (a miracle for me). It contains ‘colloidal oatmeal’ (whatever that is) and is so mild and gentle that it’s even suitable for children. It’s available from Boots or on prescription from the doctor but doesn’t contain any active ingredients or steroids. I feel really evangelical about this because it has taken me years to find anything that doesn’t make my hands itch or crack. I hope someone else finds this as good as I have.