Average Rating 4.3/5
Review by Hedonic_Devotion
BEST. STUFF. EVER.
i have allergic contact dermatitis (in english: i'm allergic to almost every product that touches my skin), but now i take claritin to control my allergic reactions. before the claritin, though, this stuff was a godsend in terms of managing my allergies...i (literally) have tried nearly every drugstore lotion on the market, b/c after a few months i would eventually become allergic to each and every one (curel, cetaphil, eucerine, lubraderm, keri, you name it). without my allergy medication, i used this stuff for 3 years, and never ONCE had an allergic reaction to it!!! this is perfect for super-sensitive skin!
it's unscented, so you can either add perfume oil or just leave it as it is.
in the wintertime, the backs of my hands get so dry that they literally crack open and bleed everywhere....and NOTHING except this lotion has ever helped to heal them...not even my Philosophy body lotions. also, it doesn't burn/sting raw skin...whether you're raw from a sunburn, or from dry, cracked skin, or even if you've had an allergic reaction and have scratched the crap out of your skin (which was the story of my life before claritin), this stuff is very soothing and it WORKS.
it's got like 3 or 4 main ingredients in it...i believe they are glycerine, oat flour, and dimethicone (which is actually the 'active' ingredient in the lotion)....it helps calm down dry, itchy skin, and so does the oat flour. well, those are the ingredients i can remember off the top of my head. i know there's no mineral oil....
anyway, i've got both my husband AND my mom hooked on this stuff!
initially, i was super-annoyed that such a small-ish bottle of the aveeno was like, $8.50 a bottle, but then i tried the generic version that wal-mart makes. i've checked - it contains the EXACT same ingredients as the aveeno brand name, listed in the exact same order. it's only $3.88. do NOT buy the CVS generic brand of this lotion, b/c it is a COMPLETELY different formula with totally different ingredients, and it's nothing like the original -- also, it's twice as expensive as the wal-mart generic version!!! ok, gals, for $3.88, you've gotta try this. mm'kay??