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I first became familiar with the Aveeno range of products a number of years ago. My daughter suffered very badly from eczema as a baby and she was prescribed a lot of products including Diprobase and E45 creams and topical steroids. I didn't like to use too many steroids on her delicate skin so trued to use them very sparingly for fear of thinning her already young and delicate skin. Nothing much seemed to work until a locum doctor at our surgery one day prescribed Aveeno bath lotion together with an all over body lotion from the same brand. We noticed an immediate and sudden drastic development in Sarah's skin condition and to this day we use prescription Aveeno products on her skin and the eczema will only now flare up very very seldom - mainly if she is feeling poorly. It's really been a godsend to us as a family and especially for my daughter.
It was for this reason that I bought some Aveeno hand lotion from the same range for myself from Boots. As I already was familiar with the products in this range and knew how well they work for my daughter, I didn't mind handing over £3.59 for a 75ml tube of hand cream, after all, I had actually paid double this amount for the same sized tube of cream made by Clarins. My fingers and knuckles can suffer from extreme dryness from time and as I'd been helping out with some home decorating and my hands had been wet with wallpaper paste and water over a long period time, they were really beginning to suffer the effects.
This hand cream is just as lovely and works just as well as the bath lotion, the bath oil and moisturizing lotions and the tubes of moisturising creams I use for my daughter. The packaging is quite plain and is coloured in cream. It stands in a stand-on-its-head type bottle with a flip top lid. I have been using this hand cream now for well over a year and I would say that I use it just about every night after I have had a shower, and I also use it a couple of times during the day. It's what I call my 'rescue' hand cream because it works where other creams just cannot hit the spot. It does absolute wonders for my dry ad cracked knuckles and it seems to add moisture instantly to my dry and parched skin. Not only does it add moisture, but it also seems to have an almost healing effect on my skin and if there are any raw areas, it really helps to clear these up very quickly indeed.
It's a rich cream and quite thick consistency. It's cream coloured and has very little smell though I can detect a very slight aroma which smells exactly the same as the other lotions and creams in this rage. As it contains oatmeal, it's kind and gentle to my skin and I believe it does contain healing properties. I use only a small blob on the ring finger of my left hand and then I take my other hand and gently massage the cream into the hand and fingers and even the nail and nail bed area. I think it also softens my cuticles and seems to add moisture to the nail area itself as I have also noticed that my nails have been far less prone to dryness and flakiness since I have used this product.
It sinks into my skin in an instant and immediately it firms the skin, hydrates it and also seems to make it look plumper. My skin is most certainly softer and smoother since using this gorgeous product and I have also noticed a difference to the quality of my nails. It's really impressive. It doesn't feel sticky at all and sinks right in without leaving any feeling of greasiness on the skin.
As a range, I really do highly recommend the Aveeno range of products. I just knew that I'd love this hand cream before I even started to use it as we've had such positive experiences with the range on our daughter's skin. It might be slightly more expensive than some of the other products I've used and not such a well known brand, but it does wonders for my skin.
I highly recommend it.
In an attempt to keep my hands hydrated through the colder months, I always have a good selection of hand creams dotted around the house, in my handbag, my drawer in work, and basically anywhere I'm likely to be on a regular basis to remind me to apply it. I get very dry hands in winter, especially between my fingers where it starts to go flaky if I don't keep hydrating it.
This isn't a brand I was familiar with, until I read a favourable review of their body moisturiser on a reviewing website. It was only after this that I even noticed the brand to be honest, as the packaging is fairly uninspiring and not exactly eye catching, being a beige colour with green writing and lid. After reading up on the packaging about what the product contains, and having my interest raised by reading that it claims to moisturise your hands even in between hand washing, I parted with £3.40 for a 75ml tube.
The product claims to moisturise for 24 hours, by forming a protective layer around the skin which means it still moisturises even after your hands come into contact with water. This was a big selling point for me, because one of the reasons my hands get so dry is because I either forget to apply hand cream, or get a bit lazy and can't be doing with the hassle of removing my rings, applying the cream, waiting for it to sink in, then put my rings back on. I'm always paranoid I'm going to lose my rings as a result of doing this, especially in work. So, this promise was a big plus for me.
The hand cream claims to be fragrance and paraben free, and so it is suitable for the most sensitive of hands. It contains colloidal oatmeal, which apparently are finely-milled, naturally active oats with rich emollients. I must admit, this is the main ingredient discussed on the packaging, and I was a little apprehensive about buying a product which didn't contain anything I'd heard of such as Vitamin E or shea butter, but as I love trying new products I didn't ponder for too long before buying it.
In use, the hand cream reminds me a little of the Simple range, being white in colour, and unfragranced. Well, I say unfragranced, but it does smell of something that I can't really put my finger on, almost like marzipan I'd say. But, it isn't fragranced with anything artificial or overpowering, I think the smell is just produced by natural ingredients.
The consistency of the cream is quite thick, so it doesn't come out runny but it's more liquid than butter in consistency. It doesn't take much to cover both hands, maybe slightly bigger than a pea sized amount is adequate for each use. It sinks in reasonably quickly, but the only thing I'm not keen on is the so-called "protective glove" which is supposed to keep moisturising for 24 hours, as for me it just feels like I've constantly got a film of grease on my hands. If anything, this makes me want to wash my hands MORE frequently, which obviously defeats the point!
I found this hand cream quite effective on moisturising my dry hands, and in theory the claim about lasting for 24 hours is correct, as I find that even after washing my hands I am still aware of the product being on my hands, as it leaves a slight layer of grease. It isn't the kind of grease that makes me drop things when I pick them up, but rather a film of something which just irritates me because I know it's there. The moisturising effects aren't good enough to balance out that factor for me, so I think once I've used this tube, I probably won't be re-purchasing this one.
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Having suffered from dermatitis and dry skin on my hands for most of my life I think I have tried practically every hand cream out there. Some good, some bad, some made it worse and many had no effect whatsoever.
Up until recently I used E45 cream, though this was not exactly working. Yes, it worked for a while and then I was back to square one, with hands that you could grate carrots on.
Last week I had to go to the doctor's to have my hands examined and saw a different chap to my usual doc and he suggested that I try Aveeno hand cream instead of the E45. He said E45 was OK but that it was waterbased and maybe I needed something slightly more greasy. He said Aveeno was just that and that it also contained oatmeal. It sounded great so I agreed to give it a try.
It's been a week now and I have to say that my hands ARE much softer. I use Aveeno whenever the need arises, especially after washing my hands and it really does put the moisture back and leaves them feeling supple. There is no perfume in the cream and it all seems to be made from natural ingredients, which is a huge plus as far as I am concerned.
I got my cream on prescription, but it is also available to buy over the counter at good chemists. It's not cheap though, at about £7.99 for 100ml tube and if you have very dry skin and use a lot, it won't last long.
I am pleased with it so far though and will continue to use it if it works as well as it has done so far.
If you have dry skin and particularly if you are eligible for free prescriptions, then go and ask your doctor if you can get it on prescription. It does work out slightly cheaper that way.
I have been using this cream for around 3 weeks now (applying it once a day) and the results have been very good so far. The advantage this cream has over creams is that when you apply it, it is not really greasy and sinks into your skin straight away. This doesn't make your skin feel like it has not been moisturised because it slowly releases itself and works in the day (lasts for around 24 hours, as it says on the box).
Don't have the best skin in the world and it is occasionally dry and red and this cream has not caused any irritation (like other creams have done in the past). Even if you are thinking about only using Aveeno on your face, it is a good choice because you will see than large pores are less visible and your skin feels more hydrated and silk like. Also, it isn't too irritable around the eyes, as some creams make skin worse around the eyes and you should avoid too many products around your eyes (as skin is thinner).
The Aveeno i have does not seem to have a fragrance. It is a very good simple cream to use and will be using it on a more long term basis now!
I'm a bit of a fiend when it comes to moisturising my hands, and have tried a lot of different hand creams and lotions. Basically what I look for in a hand cream (and I'm guessing what most people do too!) is that it moisturises without being too greasy, and soaks in quickly. Lots I've tried are either very moisturising but take ages to soak in, so for the next half hour or so I can't open doors and am leaving greasy fingerprints everywhere - or soak in quickly but don't moisturise enough, especially for dry winter skin.
But this one is my absolute favourite. It not only feels light when you apply, but it is seriously moisturising and fixed up my extremely destroyed winter hands in a couple of days - not to mention soaking in in next to no time. It has a very light scent which I think is just 'handcream smell' rather than any fragrance.
It claims to keep moisturising even after you wash your hands. I'm not sure about that as I always re-apply after washing my hands, but it's certainly doing something right! My skin is pretty sensitive but has never been irritated by this cream, and I actually find it provides a soothing sensation.
It seems to be around the £3.50-mark for 75ml pretty much everywhere I've seen it which seems like a bargain to me for such a good product!
What more can I say - I love this handcream and recommend it to everyone (well, people I know anyway)!
Thanks for reading!
Aveeno Hand Cream with colloidal Oatmeal
This stuff is amazing! I've recently had a baby and am washing my hands the whole time, from nappies and milk and all things baby. After a week my hands had started to get dry and cracking between my fingers. i tried using all the moisturisers i had in the house and whilst they all stopped it getting worse to some extent this stuff seemed to mend them over night!
It claims that it moisturises for 24 hours and lasts through hand washing and i guess it really must as it really has fixed my hands fantastically.
It come in a 75 ml tube which has lasted me 4 weeks and I'm using it a lot. It was on special offer in Tesco and cost around £3 so is much cheaper than many others.
It also claims to absorb quickly and leave hands dry and looking and feeling oft smooth and healthy and i really would agree with that.
I don;t like promoting products and hate advertising pushes but this site is fantastic as it lets you now what real people think and i really would not hesitate to recommend his product.
It doesn't claim to be fragrance free but it certainly has no over powering smell.
It doesn't sell it self on this claim but it also appears to have no parabens in the ingredients for anyone for whom that is an important factor.
i love this stuff - so much so i asked dooyoo to include it in it's site.
So if your hands are falling apart, or you wan tot stop them from doing it in the first place then buy this. I'm off to buy their hand wash too so i can have the best of everything. Check them out at www.aveeno.com
Aveeno Hand Cream; with Colloidal Oatmeal moisturises for up to 24 hours, forming a ''protective glove'', and lasts through hand washing. / Absorbs quickly and leaves dry hands looking and feeling soft,smooth and healthy.