Earlier this month those loverly people over at FuelmyBlog sent me another product to test.
I am really getting into this kinda treatment... it is great.
This time is wasn't something to consume but something to pamper myself with.... fantastic... hey we all need a bit of pampering :-)
The products were provided by Aveeno ~ 'Discover Nature's Secret for healthy, beautiful skin'.
I must say I have never heard of the company but they are part of Johnson & Johnson which is a household name ... so I knew I was in good hands.
The first product I tried was the Daily Moisturising Lotion with Colloidal Oatmeal, known for its soothing properties. It said on the tube that it 'moisturises dry skin for 24 hours.'
I have used oatmeal products before and I appreciate the magic it has.
Well I couldn't wait to try this. My hands aren't particularly dry but they do get a bit that way through the winter months (as I am terrible at remembering to wear gloves when it is sub zero!!) and when my hands are in and out of water during my domestic goddess moments (& terrible at remembering to wear gloves when using cleaning products).
Well I can tell you I was very impressed indeed as it quickly absorbed into my skin and left it feeling really soft. I applied it up my arms and around my elbows and yes it does what it says on the tube .... thoroughly recommended by 70s. I have taken this product into work to apply through the day after I have washed my hands
The next product was the Aveeno Cream
This product like the Daily Moisturising Lotion has oatmeal in it too. This cream has some texture to it ... you can feel a bit of grittiness from the oatmeal.
I used this product on my legs that have not seen day light since maybe September 08...
Being someone who likes to contast and compare I put the Aveeno Cream on my left leg and another moisturiser on the my right leg. All I can say is that the Aveeno 'leg' is far softer and smoother than the non Aveeno leg ... a great product I must say.
What struck me with both products was the fragrance free aspect. Far too often the products I have bought in the past have such a high fragrance thing going on ....which has my teen says 'oh you smell like Nana'... lovely in one respect but I don't want to smell like a 78 year old pensioner!!! Plus it clashes with any fragrance I wear.
The complete fragrance free effect along with its great moisturising properties also means that men should not be afraid to use it ... really there is no 'after draft' from it.
Now for the final testing product ... the bath powder.
I shower daily and rarely get a chance to 'lush' in a bathtub. This weekend I finally found the time to bathe. Well this was an experience indeed. I opened the packet and smelled porridge oats. It was a shock after the non fragrant products I had been testing.
I poured half of the powder in the bath under the running water .. and said 'oh!'
I am used to this when I bathe... loads of bubbles and pure indulgence.
But was met with this !! An oil slick that smelt like as I said ... porridge oats !!
Ok I stood there looking at the non inviting warm bath that was awaiting me .. and said to myself 'come on 70s you know you can do it, you are doing market research!!'
Although not inviting at all the smell when submerged was actually very relaxing ... and I am now a covert as my skin on exit from the bath felt smooth and had that protective layer feeling... it was actualy really good.
So the conclusion to this testing is .. the products from Aveeno are really good & would recommend you go out and buy them. In the UK they are available on the High Street and if not you can get them on line.
Have a go ... you know you want to ;-)