A few weeks ago I was sent a package containing various skincare products from AveenoÂ®, a brand under Johnson & Johnson’s to review on my blog. I wasn’t quite sure what the products were or what I’d be getting but when the package arrived I was shocked, I knew I was getting samples to test but I never realised I’d be getting the actual market sizes of each, an added bonus! In the package were 3 different items; a 200ml bottle of Daily Moisturising Lotion, 100ml bottle of Cream & a 50g sachet of Colloidal Bath Powder.
Before I give my review on the products, here’s a little background information on the brand:
AveenoÂ® is a range of skincare solutions containing naturally active ingredients, designed specifically for all types of dry skin â€“ from mild to extremely dry. The makers of Aveeno have uniquely captured the benefits of naturally active ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal and shea butter, to give you beautiful, soft and healthy-looking skin.
The Aveeno range has been recommended by dermatologists around the world for 60 years for the management of dry skin and associated conditions such as eczema, and provides an effective way of undoing winter weather damage.
When I read all the gargon that came with the products, I was happy because lately I’ve been suffering from really dry skin mainly due to the Implanton implant in my arm to help ease my stomach pains, but as a result I’ve ended up with really bad skin which I hate! I previously used E45 cream to help but I found it too oily & thick on my skin so I didn’t use it on a daily basis and was always on the look out for another product to try.
The first product I tried (along with my mom, the guinea pig) was the Cream which I’ve been using daily ever since I recieved it. The cream is fragrance free which is good because sometimes if you have sensitive skin plus it has some tiny microbead size Oatmeal bits acting almost as an exfoliant at the same time. When rubbing the cream onto my hands & face, they both instantly felt smoother, softer and absorbed into the skin quickly without any oiliness which is something that I’ve found hard to find in other creams. From using it on my face the most, it’s extremely soothing and I have noticed that various blemishes have reduced dramatically. The cream almost acts like a barrier as well to protect the skin & I have been using the cream under my makeup as a base which helps stop any skin from flaking off. I would really recommend this cream for daily use & was my favourite from the items recieved. I will be buying it again once this tube runs out!
I then decided to try out the Colloidal Bath Powder where you had to sprinkle the sachet into warm running water. When I opened the sachet, I was met by a heavy smell of oatmeal which I really didn’t like (maybe since I can’t stand porridge oats!) but I went ahead with the testing. The powder floated on the surface of the water leaving an oily residue and when coming out the bath, bits of clumped powder was left on my skin. All of the above factors ruined the product for me which was a shame as I had high expectations after good results with the cream. I personally wouldn’t buy the Colloidal Bath Powder again, I’m more a bubble bath kinda girl but everyone has their own preferences.
Lastly, I tried the Daily Moisturising Lotion which is supposed to moisturise dry skin for 24 hours. I found this product very similiar to the Cream but with a thinner consistancy, which means it will last longer. I tried it on my arms, neckline, stomach and legs and noticed a difference after a few days of use. Like the Cream it made my skin softer, smoother & dried into my skin quickly without any oiliness. It would be a good product to use after a bubble bath and waxing/shaving. I’d probably buy this product again and use it in conjunction with the Cream as I found that they really do work as all the research & documentation says.
AveenoÂ® can be bought in Large Boots Stores (in the UK) & Independant Pharmacies (in the UK and USA). To see information on a research study trial between AveenoÂ® and Netdoctor into dry skin conditions, you can read all about it here.