Our family has always struggled with sensitive skin and boy is it frustrating and uncomfortable!

Both myself and my eldest son Oliver have especially sensitive skin with some areas of eczema (elbows in particularly). We also frequently suffer from urticaria too – a hive-like condition – that can frankly be brought on by anything and seems to have some correlation to hay fever.

What can I say…we’re a bunch of sensitive souls!

While I can just about handle dealing with uncomfortable, itchy skin myself, watching my son in discomfort is heartbreaking, which is why I am always looking for products that can moisturise and soothe dry and sensitive skin.

I avoid chemically-laden creams like the plague, instead seeking out creams that contain natural ingredients and which are specially formulated for sensitive skin.

This is where AVEENO® Cream comes in…

Aveeno creams

Clinically proven to hydrate and soothe dry, sensitive skin, we noticed incredible improvements to our skin from the first day of using it.


I even popped the products in my bag on a recent day out in the countryside.

using Aveeno

Using AVEENO® Cream has helped to soothe irritated skin and worked to help prevent flare-ups too.

Its key ingredient is the naturally active colloidal oatmeal (for more information on its benefits click here) which helps restore the skin's natural barrier. So gentle, it can be used from just 3 months old and is suitable for even the most delicate and sensitive skin.

Aveeno creams

The product itself is non-greasy and quickly absorbed, making it perfect for active kids like mine who won’t sit still! Simply apply the cream and then they can be off playing within a minute.

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We use the cream alongside the AVEENO® Bath & Shower Oil which is also formulated with naturally active colloidal oatmeal and softening oil.

Aveeno shower gel and moistouriser

I find a lot of shower gels can be pretty aggressive on my skin and had led me to use baby bath products until now, so it’s wonderful to find a shower gel for adults that actually agrees with my skin.

Pretty amazing huh?

If you’d like to try it out for yourself you can claim your own free samples via the Aveeno

Facebook page.

If like our family, you and/or your kids suffer from dry, eczema-prone skin, you can follow these simple tips to help:

1. Try adding an emollient bath product specifically designed for sensitive skin to help

protect your skin barrier.

2. You can use a moisturiser, emollient cream or lotion after the bath. This “soak-and-seal” approach is particularly recommended for dry skin.

3. Applying an emollient cream all over your body twice a day helps keep dry skin under control.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored blog post for the AVEENO® brand.

I have received a payment incentive and samples but all opinions are my own.

AVEENO® Cream can be used from 3 months old and is also suitable for eczema-prone skin.

For more information on AVEENO® products visit


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4 Responses

  1. Ménesa

    In our home, Aveeno has been a God send. The entire family uses it to ensure skin is always moisturised and comfortable.

    My two young lads are prone to eczema-like symptoms. Fortunately, Aveeno has made their lives much happier. Now they can get on what being kids without the incessant discomfort and interruptions of irritating, dry skin. Thank God for Aveeno!

  2. Rosemary Rowe

    I have Palmo-plantar Pustular Psoriasis on my feet (and occasionally on my hands) and my GP recommended Aveeno to me. It will never go away and the skin literally falls off my feet when they dry out… yuck! So Aveeno really helps as it absorbs so quickly. There’s no cure unless I live beside the sea and walk along a sandy beach in salt water every day (I wish!), so discovering Aveeno has helped me a lot.

    • Honest Mum

      Aw sorry there’s no cure but great to hear how much Aveeno has helped, we feel the same, super brand that works

  3. Mel

    We tried a dozen creams claiming to relieve eczema, and Aveeno is the only one we stuck with, after the lovely ladies at the National Eczema Society recommended the cream to us when we were at our lowest (by that, read “angry, sore skin, cranky girls”). The girls both use the pump themselves now and it’s so much more hygienic than the huge pot of emollient (and a lot less greasy) we also use at home. They even have a pump bottle of Aveeno at school and moisturise every time they wash their hands (driest part of their body).


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