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Sunday, 23 August 2015

Review - Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion - #AveenoSkincareSecrets


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.

Please feel free to share your #AveenoSkincareSecrets on my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feed - using the hashtag. 

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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!
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16 comments

  1. It's my go to moisturiser right now - love the stuff!

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    1. That's great to hear - thanks for sharing! x

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  2. This moisteriser is amazing. I absolutely love it and only discovered a few weeks ago.

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    1. If it wasn't for your and your A57 girls, I'd not have realised how amazing this stuff is! x

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  3. I love Aveeno stuff. And the ladies who commented are all right - it's brilliant.

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    1. We're in good company clearly - it's great to share a product that everyone genuinely finds amazing x

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  4. Thanks for the tag & kind words Avril... I'm a longterm fan of Aveeno for both me & the kids! You must try the creamy oil body wash too, forget exact name but it's lovely.

    Nic x

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    1. Thank you for the recommendation Nic - will definitely look out for that one x

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  5. Another one for me to try! Thanks, Avril. Lynne xx

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    1. You're welcome Lynne - after reading all the comments, it's hard not to want to try it, isn't it?! x

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  6. I am so getting some of this Avril....my hands are awful at the mo, with some eczema on my palms! Sounds like the Aveeno moisturiser will do the trick! Thank you for sharing all this amazing info! xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle - I hope it helps with your hands. Also look to change your hand soap as it can really dry and irritate the skin too. Hope you're well lovely lady! x

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  7. I'm sure this is the same one the GP prescribes for my little granddaughter's eczema and it works!

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    1. I'm sure it is - quite a few readers mentioned their kids being given it by the doctor - wonderful stuff! x

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  8. I went to buy it but tried the tester first....and didnt like the smell!

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  9. My friend swears by Aveeno too but I've never tried it! I will now! You are so right about the water too Avril! I bought myself a bottle a while ago & I certainly drink more since I started using it! Andrea x

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