A Psoriasis Blog written by a 22 year old girl living in England. I write about my experiences with psoriasis and different psoriasis products and psoriasis treatments that I have tried. All of my psoriasis product reviews are completely independent and only my own experiences and opinions!
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Aveeno Cream; Product Review
So one of the latest products that I have been using is the Aveeno Cream with Colloidal Oatmeal. It is for dry and sensitive skin (two words that scream the definition of psoriasis). It does say on the bottle "suitable for adults and babies from 3 months who may be prone to eczema"
This non-greasy cream from Aveeno, formulated with colloidal oatmeal, helps prevent water loss from your skin by rebuilding the skin’s natural barrier. Aveeno Moisturising Cream has a fast absorption time that makes it convenient for use during the day.
Aveeno Cream helps soothe and hydrate dry skin and is suitable for every part of the body. It contains refined oatmeal that is proven to rebuild the natural skin barrier and is free from parabens. The active colloidal oatmeal in Aveeno Moisturising Cream acts as a moisturiser for dry and sensitive skin with effect for 24 hours.
Usually for these type of cream I will just use it all over twice a day; morning and evening.
I started off using it all over at night and then only on my body in the morning (makeup didn't sit well on top of it). It is a smooth cream to apply but I wasn't overly fond of the way the product felt once on my skin.
£9.45 for 500ml bottle (you can use my 10% discount code below)
10/10; Kind of sweet? I can't really place the smell but it is a subtle but nice one...
5/10; whilst I agree that it isn't "greasy" I found that it was weirdly sticky...kind of tacky to the touch even after it had been on for a while. You get used to it but it is weird at first. It does also feel that it sits on the skin and isn't absorbed very well.
10/10; great bottle, kinda big for travelling but you can lock the pump so it doesn't go everywhere.
6/10; I found the waiting for it to absorb was a little annoying when in a rush
In all honestly, I wasn't impressed with this product;
No real difference to my psoriasis after a good months use,
Did settle the flakes a little but not enough,
Pso patches still red and raised,
Tacky texture which I wasn't a fan of,
Sweet smell is nice however,
It may just be that this product is actually more suited to eczema or people with sensitive skin/dry skin, rather than someone with psoriasis.
One thing to note is that you may react to this product in a different way to me!!
A gift for you: 🎁
HelloSkin have been kind enough to offer my readers a 10% discount for ALL products on their website...who doesn't love a discount!
Use the discount code HELLOKARA at the checkout to get 10% off any product on their website!!!!
They have a beautiful website to help people find products that best suit them; to treat their skin condition. Their website it pretty ingenious as it takes you through questions before displaying the products, so that what you're looking at will help you the best. You can follow them on Twitter and Instagram.
As always, I love to know what people think, so get in touch and leave a comment with your views on ointments and/or the product in general.
Love and kisses,
**HelloSkin gifted me this product, for the purpose of a rewiew. My post are, and always will be, my personal opinion on products that I have tested; regardless of them being gifted or self-purchased. My blog is to honestly review products for the treatment of (my) psoriasis; my passion**
So, I know that Bio-oil is most commonly used as a product to help
with stretch marks and uneven skin tone, but I thought that if it would/could
help with that, then maybe it will help with the roughness of my skin that is
caused by psoriasis. I also have un-even skin tone where the areas of psoriasis
are redder than my very pale skin. When an area of psoriasis starts to get
better, I also end up with a silver tinted skin patch which looks the same as a
scar; therefore, I decided to see what bio-oil does to my skin condition and
whether or not it helped. Info: You can buy Bio-Oil in most places. I found this specific one
from Costco but I am sure that they are everywhere (Boots/Tesco/Superdrug) or
somewhere online. A description of their product that they have online: “Bio‑Oil is a specialist
skincare oil that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and
uneven skin tone. It is also effective for ageing and dehydrated skin. Bio‑Oil
has won 167 skincare awards and has become …
It's cold in England at the moment (shock😂), even my family members with "normal" skin are finding that theirs is dry. I've stuck to the same products recently, and am in need of a switch up...
The beautiful people at HelloSkin contacted me, and asked if I would test some psoriasis products for them. I chose the Epaderm Ointment as I have previously used the Epaderm Cream; with great results!
I personally feel that ointments are better than moisturisers when it comes to treating my psoriasis. Normally, if my skin is tolerable, I don't use them as much because of their greasy-ness. When my skin flares up badly, I will use an ointment...always. I was drawn to this ointment because of the different ways you can use it...which i have put below...
So where is my Psoriasis bad right now?! Well I used this awesome form that I found on twitter, from Psoriasis Awareness, to show you guys where I am suffering at the moment and where I will be using the ointment:
So, saw this article in the Daily Mail titled; “Coal tar shampoo was a standby for
psoriasis and eczema. So why HAS this trusted skin treatment disappeared?” and I got a bit
worried. I really hope that tar shampoos are not going to disappear. They may
not completely clear up psoriasis but for me they really help with controlling
my scratching and of course they do help with psoriasis symptoms – less flakes,
less bleeding, less pain, less itchiness. Plus, personally, I really like the
smell of them.
I tend to get really bad psoriasis in my scalp. I think I
make it worse as I am really bad when it comes to scratching it. However, the
worst part is that I don’t realize I am scratching it until it’s too late and I
have already made it worse. I guess it is one of those bad habits you develop
over the years and just become oblivious to.
At home I have always used some kind of tar shampoo and I think
I always will. Over the years I have enjoyed using them. They stop the scalp