Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion19:16
For as long as I can remember I have always struggled with dry skin, which is why I'm always on the hunt for the perfect moisturiser to combat this problem. A problem I find a lot harder to tackle in the winter. We all know the cold winter weather can be harsh on our skin and all those extra layers keeping us warm gives our skin less chance to breathe. I also find that I drink a lot less water in the winter which also won't help in my mission to keep my skin hydrated and combat the dryness. So I thought I'd give a new moisturiser a try to keep my skin hydrated over the winter.
Aveeno is a brand that I've always been aware of but never tried before and whilst I was browsing Boots for a new moisturiser to try, this one caught my eye, mainly the promise that it will moisturise dry skin for 24 hours and I was intrigued by the use colloidal oatmeal. I've heard that if you add oatmeal to your bath it really helps to soothe and hydrate your skin, now I've never really fancied giving that a try but the addition of it to a moisturiser is something that really appealed to me. Now I know this isn't really a completely natural formulation but I like the idea of natural ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal, which is a finely milled oatmeal that has been proven to restore the skin's natural barrier and prevent water loss.
The Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion has a nice thick texture but is not too creamy. I'm not really keen on the thick creamy moisturisers that you have to rub and rub into your skin. This one soaks into your skin really nicely and leaves it feeling nice and hydrated without leaving it feeling too greasy. I also like that this moisturiser is fragrance free as I'm not really into fragranced cosmetics or skincare, although this does have a slight oat-y smell to it which doesn't bother me too much as I don't find it overpowering and it doesn't linger for too long. Although I think this is a great moisturiser and that it really does a great job of moisturising my skin, I don't think it quite meets it's promise of keeping skin moisturised for 24 hours. It may do on people that don't have quite as dry skin as me, but I do start to feel my skin drying again towards the end of the day. I think this is a pretty big promise to make though and I still prefer it to a lot of other moisturisers that I have tried previously. The final thing that this moisturiser promises to do is significantly improve the condition of dry skin in 2 weeks. I have been using this moisturiser for longer than that now and I have definitely seen an improvement in the condition of my skin and have a lot less dry patches than before. How significant this improvement has been, the jury is still out. It is, however, a great moisturiser that I would definitely repurchase.
What is your favourite winter moisturiser?