Friday, March 26, 2010

Review : Aveeno Hand Cream & Daily Lotion.

Aveeno is a new brand that I have recently been seeing all over my TV screen and my local Superdrug, and when I was offered some for review purposes I accepted, I love trying new creams and lotions and these sound wonderful.

I was sent the Daily Moisturising Lotion and the Hand Cream

I'll start by talking about the lotion first.. This is what Aveeno say :
  • Combines the concentrated goodness of finely milled naturally active colloidal oatmeal with rich emollients.
  • Clinically proven formula goes beyond 24 hour moisturisation to replenish the skin’s natural barrier function.
  • Significantly improves the condition of dry skin in just 2 weeks.
  • Absorbs quickly and leaves skin looking and feeling soft, smooth and healthy.
I really enjoyed using this cream, It is a nice thick consistency that just glides onto the skin, it smells divine, To me it smells natural and healthy, like a sweet oaty almond scent which I think smells god enough to eat!

This lotion melts into my skin almost instantly and leaves me feeling soft and smelling fresher, It has really helped on my drier areas too (Knee's & Elbows.. You get the idea?)

I love the idea of using it from the pump bottle (which it is also available in) and I would definitely prefer that for ease of use. I actually quite fancy trying the creamy oil .. ;)

This has been the first thing I have been reaching for after baths and showers recently, just because it smells so good and sinks in quickly, It's a really nice product.

Next up we have the Hand Cream.

They Say :
  • Formulated with naturally active Colloidal Oatmeal. Moisturises dry skin for 24 hours.
  • It forms a “protective glove” which lasts through hand washing.
  • Absorbs quickly and leaves dry hands looking soft, smooth and healthy.
This stuff is strange, but in a good way! I have never used anything quite like it before! It has a lovely texture that soaks into my skin within a 2 or 3 minutes and the same luscious scent that the lotion has. It feels like a normal hand cream when you apply it, soft and creamy, but after it has soaked in my hands feel so amazingly soft still and so silky, almost like an invisible layer of silk is covering my hands... I know, it sounds crazy right? But it really does feel like it creates a barrier from everything and my hands just stay lovely and sweet scented.

I wasn't sure about the 'lasting through washing' thing though, and couldn't wait to put it to the test.. It seems to be true, although I'm not sure about 24 hours! I do wash my hands quite a lot though (OCD, anyone?)

After a couple of washes I can still smell the scent and they still feel reasonable soft (I don't have very rough or dry hands anyway - *touches wood*) I have been using this quite frequently though, and chucking it in my handbag to put on throughout the day, especially after I use my alcohol hand stuff, because that really seems to dry my hands out.

Check out the Aveeno Discoveres Programme, where you could try some of their stuff too!

I can't wait to try some more products from them! What do you like the look of?

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1 comment:

NtN said...

Colloidal oatmeal is amazing stuff, almost as good or better than lanolin. Aveeno's got an amazing oatmeal bath too.