Myself and the girls suffer with dry skin of some sort or another.
My oldest girl suffered with awful eczema when she was a baby and toddler in all the usual places back of knees, inside of elbow, wrists and at its worst on her poor little face. I tried every lotion and potion and the minute something started to work and things where improving it would stop working!!! The frustration and feeling of helplessness looking at her scratching away and bleeding and trying to get something to work………the doctor started off with aqueous cream which actually irritated her more and so it began. One day I was at a conference and somebody was there from AVEENO and gave me some samples, I left it a few days thinking ‘what was the point it wont work anyway’ but after a few days using it I started to see a difference so kept with it and after a month she had really improved!
My 3rd daughter, Emily who is 4 has always had beautiful skin but since the summer she has suffered with very dry skin, it actually feels like there’s sandpaper all over her legs and arms! I was in the chemist and saw the original AVEENO cream and beside it was the AVEENO Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion with Menthol for very dry skin so I reached for that, her skin needed something more I felt than the original. The colloidal oatmeal hydrates the skin whilst the menthol soothes the irritation caused by very dry skin.
This is a thick lotion when you put it on the skin it spreads really well and the menthol scent is actually very subtle and she loved it. I thought it might sit on the skin but it absorbed really well, didn’t feel greasy at all which I like. I would suffer with very dry skin on my legs and very rarely get time to put cream on because I’m always rushing and I forget! I’m lucky to remember to get dressed some days! One evening though my legs were so bad I couldn’t stop scratching so I said I’d give the AVEENO a go and wow wow wow it stopped the itching straight away! I couldn’t believe it and again the scent was actually quiet soothing it sold me, if it worked at soothing my itching I knew it was working for the girls and Emily’s skin is getting better every time I use it, some evenings its like a conveyor belt in our house between brushing teeth and creaming everyone!!
So all in all I have found the AVEENO Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion with Menthol a really great purchase it cost under €10 which in comparison to some of the dry skin products out there is very reasonable and it can be bought in supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide.
Let me know if you have used it yourself and what you thought.