A few weeks ago, I was approached by the people from Aveeno to see if I'd like to review their Daily Moisturising Lotion for a couple of weeks and report back. Now while I'd heard of the brand, I'd never used it before but clearly I was out of the loop here because as soon as I shared the product on social media, I was inundated with comments from readers:
'Excellent lotion. Motorising cream is terrific. I use it for my son's eczema when it flares up. The only cream that doesn't leave me with big greasy hands!!', Diane
'Really great lotion... my daughter has eczema and this is great on her skin.. I use it too!', Celine
'I use this as a hand cream - it's AMAZING', Fiona
'Love it! Use it on myself and my girls. All of the Aveeno range is fab', Kimberly
'It's the best moisturiser in my opinion', Suzanne
'I love #aveeno I use it all the time, and have it at work and in every room of the house!, Caroline
'I use this moisturiser every day faithfully, one of the best', Geraldine
'I have used it for years. It has really helped my skin and that of my family. Our doctor and dermatologist recommended it. We all suffered from horrific eczema and using the oil and cream daily has meant we have not had an eczema attack for many years. I'm so thankful for Aveeno - the products changed my life and that of my family', Nicky
'Can't live without Aveeno', Lyn
and the ladies of Avenue 57 love it too...
'Been using it for years, love it!', Ellie
'It's brilliant. I have eczema and this stuff stops dryness and calms irritation almost immediately. There's no sting and no grease - feels lovely. Can't recommend it enough!', Ruth
'I've used this on and off for about five or six years. Very good stuff', Tracey
I could go on and on - that's just a taster. I soon realised that I've been missing out on an amazing product and a budget one at that. It comes in 2 sizes - the 200ml has an RRP of £5.10 & the 300ml has an RRP of £7.14...though you'll often find them on offer, I'm reliably informed by another reader :)
It's difficult to find a non-greasy lotion that actually moisturises. Well Aveeno has this nailed - it soaks in fast and leaves skin feeling soft and soothed but you can get dressed pretty much straight away without risking greasy stains on fabrics....and the pump dispenser makes it so simple to use.
Two weeks on, I'm completely sold and can see why you guys all love it. It's a pleasure to use and my skin feels softer and healthier. The annoying bumps I get on my upper arms are less obvious and my knees are super smooth. It's been fantastic for my summer fake tan regime too, ensuring a less streaky and patchy bronzing experience....and the tan is lasting longer.
As part of this review, I was asked by Aveeno to share my #AveenoSkincareSecrets....mine is as simple as it gets but it works like you wouldn't believe. Drink more water! I never used to - I always found myself in the car on the school run realising I was parched with thirst. I'd been running around all day and hadn't stopped to take a glass of water.
A suggestion from a friend back a few months ago, led to me buying an 800ml reusable flip top water bottle that I fill in the morning first thing and bring with me in the car. This means that every time I'm stuck in traffic or about to park up, I drink from it. Once I am back home, it sits on the kitchen counter or beside my computer and it gives me the constant hydration that is more beneficial to skin than gulping down full glasses at longer intervals apart. So simple but it works!
And because the best skincare secrets come from friends, I'm tagging my friend Nic over at Strawberry Blonde Beauty Blog because when it comes to beauty, she knows her onions.
Disclaimer - this post was sponsored by Aveeno - all words & views are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog...and for supporting this blog in the first place!