After struggling with my eczema and dry skin for several years my GP introduced me to Aveeno Cream. I have now been switched to Aveeno Lotion (I’m not really sure why, I can’t really feel any difference between the two products). Aveeno uses Colloidal Oatmeal to naturally moisturise dry and easily irritated skin which provides 24 hours moisture. I have been using Aveeno products for about five years and would recommend it to people with eczema! If like me you search for products for your eczema and dry skin you have probably come across many forums and blogs talking about how effect Aveeno is. My skin is extremely sensitive and I am dubious about products which are recommended online but as I said it was my GP who introduced me to it and it’s available on prescription.
I started using this when I was about 16 and I intend on using it every day for the rest of my life. At the age of sixteen I was really bad for controlling my skin and maintaining its moisture as I was extremely fed up using all of tick greasy ointments my doctor was prescribing me. This cream/lotion absorbs really quick giving you 24 hours moisture and it is not greasy and is perfect for me!
This product will not cure your eczema, I think people have really high expectations with Aveeno and people need to remember it is just a moisturiser not a miracle. During my time using Aveeno I have still had to use steroid creams such as Fucibet and hydrocortisone to calm down breakout and use ticker more greasier products such as Diprobase ointment for really stubborn dry patches. I would recommend this as a great everyday moisturiser for people with eczema and dry skin as it doesn’t leave me feeling like I am treating my skin condition, It soothes my skin while providing moisture and I don’t have to worry about getting my clothes all greasy. The packaging is pretty basic (which I like) it says it provides 24hours moisture and a prolonged soothing action which leaves skin softer and more supple, also with regular use, it helps prevent skin irritations caused by dehydration. I use the 400ml bottle which you can get on prescription or buy over the counter for around £11 which is really reasonable (if you are from Scotland you can get it for free on prescription).
If anyone knows what the difference is between the cream and the lotion let me know please! I just seen the cream is more expensive and I would love to know why! Maybe this is the reason my GP is now prescribing me the lotion rather than the cream.