I have various body care products in my stash. Body butters, body creams, oils, you name it I’ve got it or had it! All serve different purposes but mainly to moisturise my skin. But occasionally I need something more or should I say my skin needs something more. One product that is religiously to hand to use is my Aveeno Moisturising Lotion.
The backstory. I’m a psoriasis sufferer and my daughter when younger had severe eczema. My skin issues have pretty much been mild and manageable whereas my daughter’s journey with her skin has been much more difficult. So skin conditions and treating them is something through trial and error I’ve learnt about. My skin issues have always been on designated areas on the body, but years ago I found my face was extremely dry and no matter what I put on it that’s how it always felt! ( although didn’t look it ). A chat with my doctor made her suggest using this and I’ve been using it ever since.
What is this designed to do? This lotion is designed for sensitive and dry skin. Suitable for babies from 3 months old right up to adults. Created to provide long lasting moisture to the skin. And helping to stop moisture from going out of the skin by giving it a protective barrier.
Packaging. This lotion comes in different sizes, mine is 500ml. Housed in a slightly curved cream coloured plastic bottle with green flip top lid. I mention the colouring because it fits in well with the idea of it being nourishing, wholesome, even natural to a degree. All the information you would expect is on the front and back.
How to use. Apply straight after a bath or shower.
Consistency & Scent. Off white in colour and typical lotion texture. Smooth, not runny but loose enough to use. There’s no real scent to this so another plus point for those with sensitive or problematic skin.
On the skin. I literally use this all over. Sometimes from my face right down to my feet. You don’t need to use too much of this. If you do it may take awhile to sink into the skin and you have to rub it in more than usual. But I use a generous blob for my whole body, and it takes very little time to work its way into over my body.
It leaves the skin looking matt but you can feel there is something on it. If I touch my arm as an example, it doesn’t feel sticky or greasy but there’s definitely a light layer on there. This makes my skin feel soft, smooth and moisturised. And because of this, I can throw on my clothes straight after application. Overall my body rarely feels dry and I put it down to using this constantly. The only areas where I can feel or see it is, is if I have psoriasis patches. But that’s expected and these areas are extremely small and localised anyway.
On the face. Every so often I will use this as a face cream not just as a body lotion. Recently my face has felt very dry regardless of the good quality face products I’ve applied to it. So I’ve gone back to basics and use this as a facial moisturiser. No shine on my face so completely matt, but doesn’t look dull and lifeless which is perfect for a face cream. Does my skin feel less dry and tight? Totally! I’ve used this day and night on my face for the last couple of days and I really can feel my skin feeling much more normal and hydrated.
Does this improve my skin condition? The best way I can describe this is it doesn’t improve my skin condition as such but it definitely hydrates my skin and importantly provides quite a long lasting barrier to keep moisture locked in. This is why I use this on my daughter as well as her body lotion morning and night. It doesn’t irritate my skin ( or hers ), it keeps it supple and smooth and this feeling is long lasting. My problem areas tend to need a steroid cream to keep it at bay but this lotion plays a massive part in keeping my skin healthy.
Recommended? I can’t recommend this product enough! What’s important to say is if someone is wanting to use this because they have a skin condition, it may or may not help control it. We’ve all been down the road of trying various lotions and potions and what works for one may not work for another. I don’t use this to get rid of my psoriasis, I use this to make sure my skin doesn’t dry out or be irritated and that works. For someone who suffers from dry skin they will love this, especially if they don’t like heavy and greasy textures.
It’s not the cheapest body lotion on the market, but it’s worth every penny! It’s available from many places such as supermarkets, chemists, discount stores etc. On average for the 300ml bottle, this costs just under £8.00. To get the best value I would suggest checking out a discount store that stocks this as it does tend to be a few pounds cheaper!