Review of Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion by rickisyed
I went to my dermatologist to get a rash looked at and she sent me home with a sample of this lotion, and an oral medication. I found her really annoying vowed to never go back to her again. Then I used this on my rash only to have soothing sigh of relief that I nearly melted. I went straight to Ulta and picked up 3 bottles, one from home, one for office, and one for travel. I love how this spreads and doesnt leave streaks on the legs, really soothes dry skin, it doesnt moisturize like I imagined, but its not sticky or drying, its very inbetween, so this can be a HG for summertime. In summary, this is a great non-eczema body lotion, of course, if you have eczema you will need steroid based eczema prescription.
Its incredibly confusing to buy aveeno, there are alot of lotions by them, with slight difference, if you are wondering the same thing, here is the breakdown of their offerings
---Moisturizing Cream Oil > for normal skin > that want a really light moisturizing lotion with a fully-absorbed matte finish. This smells amazing! and the cleaniest feeling in the aveeno line. however on me, I have to reapply this more often than not. If you are breakout prone or cannot stand the sticky feeling from a lotion, this is truly the cleanest moisture.
---Daily Moisturizing Lotion > for normal skin > provides moisture with oatmeal formula and dimenticone. Absorbs quickly but leaves a satin finish (not like cream oil), and also offers spf 15. SPF 15 is not the same texture as the regular version. The SPF 15 lotion leaves white streaks since its sunscreen. I actually like the regular version better.
---Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion > Dry to Extra Dry Skin > This also has dimethicone to stop the irritation combined with oatmeal. This is longer lasting on the body than cream oil or daily lotion. This is probably the best tetxure out of all aveeno lotions because it provides a very soft supple finish without the greasiness. Very multipurpose: Thick enough to moisturize hands, but thin enough to provide slip to spread on body. I like this alot.
---Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion with Menthol > Dry to Extra Dry > this treats as above but with menthol, which is soothing but in the long run not recommended since menthol is an irritant. I actually didnt like the smell of this, but hey if you want some temporary relief, knock yourself out. I know how annoying itchiness is. The large size is being discontinued, but I think you can still find this in the smaller size.
---Eczema Therapy Cream > already Comprimsed skin > this has oatmeal 1%. This has a thicker base than Skin Relief lotion so this is sits on the skin. Of course, cream will always be thicker than lotion. This has no steroid so it will not treat your eczema, only protect the skin's natural barrier.
---Anti-Itch Concentrated Lotion > already Comprised skin > itch relieve with medicication for non-eczema, weepy rashes and skin irritations. THis contains calamime, camphor and pramoxine. Works great as a spot treatment to serious itching. Works better than hydrocortisone.