Review of Aveeno Aveeno Diaper Rash Cream by edie4711
I've debated whether to review this product here for a year now. Obviously, diaper cream is not a make-up product or even designed for adults. Clearly it is not designed for use on the face. ;) But I've decided I must review it and risk the backlash in case it helps somebody like me. *donning kevlar vest and protective eyewear*
I'm a 36-year-old PPP with cranky rosacean skin. In October 2004 I began using Retin-A Micro, eventually building up to nightly applications, which is where I am now. Mostly this has been positive, but occasionally, especially in the winter, my skin gets really irritated and upset.
Aveeno Diaper Cream came into the picture because I work out often and hard, and I sweat buckets. If my skin is irritated, the sweat burns my skin and makes it [even more] heinously red and inflamed. I had to do something--it was becoming painful to work out.
I noticed that Olay Complete moisturizer, which contains zinc oxide, was a big help--I could even put it on during my workout and it would cool my skin off somewhat. It occurred to me that my skin was experiencing irritation similar to diaper rash, and it responded well to the ZO, so since I am an adventuring sort, I started searching for diaper creams.
The Aveeno is the only diaper cream I found that does not smell--of anything. It has no smell whatsoever. Yes, it is SOLID WHITE, and requires a light hand if you are in a public place. (I lay it on if I'm at home.) But it instantly cools my face down, I mean instantly, and it brings on the healing so much faster.
I keep a tube of this in my gym bag, not only for the face but also for those times when seams of my workout wear rub me the wrong way. I find the cream just takes care of any kind of irritation caused by abrasion+moisture.
I hope this helps somebody! Do read the ingredients list and test it in a little place before you go crazy--I am no dermatologist and this cream may well contain some occlusive or otherwise adverse ingredients--but if you're at your wits' end as I was, give it a shot.