I don't know about you but my skin quite dislikes winter. And transitional weather in general. I'm talkin' eczema, dry patches, sensitivity... the works. Since November '13 my skin has been acting a little cray. Just sporadic eczema patches, awkward sensitivity rashes. When I went on holiday recently? It actually took a turn for the worse; my chest was literally ablaze and it hurt. A lot...
Thankfully the new Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion* landed through the mail and I have to say; it's love at first application and here's why...
Now let's get it out of the way; menthol. It's one of those scents you either love or hate and I'm actually one of the latter, however the scent wears off after ten minutes and I only truly noticed it if I physically sniffed my arms... the cooling sensation from the menthol? Well that was absolute heaven for my skin - I can't even tell you. It was also pretty darn swish on some remaining sun burn...
I've previously discussed my love for Aveeno (a very old post with hilariously blurry photos, be warned!) and what I dig the most is that when you have dry/sensitive skin this is the brand that just brings it time and time again. The naturally active Collidial Oatmeal in their products has a few key benefits for sensitive skinned gals like myself; gently cleansing, soothing and moisturising.
Since using this; my light eczema has disappeared (if you also suffer from eczema/skin condition always do a patch test or consult your doctor before use!) and my skin feels hydrated for the promised 24 hours. Usually I have to top up moisturisers (knees, elbows, random dry patches,) but with this I haven't had to at all. Score.
Overall verdict? I'll be keeping this on hand year round for the foreseeable future just because of the amazing results I've had - it might sound ultimately corny but it has been a hugely successful skin relief for me.
I don't have a link for this product yet - but it will be available in Boots for RRP £7.50.
Would you try the Aveeno Skin Relief with Cooling Menthol?
*PR Sample. To see my full disclaimer, you can see it here.