A nourishing duo of lightly scented coconut body wash and moisture lotion that won’t irritate sensitive skin. Editor Trudi Brewer shares a seriously good cheeky beauty buy that is backed by dermatologists.
Aveeno Skin Relief Nourishing Coconut Gentle Scent Body Wash and Gentle Scent Lotion, both $20.
What is it?
A body wash and moisture lotion loaded with oatmeal extracts and gently scented with coconut.
What's in it?
The base of Aveeno's body care is finely milled oat-kernel that instantly soothes the skin; glycerin to hydrate and in this new formulation coconut that helps nourish dryness and lightly scents the skin.
How we use it?
The Body Wash is a creamy cleanser that offers a little lather and loads of nourishment. The hint of coconut fragrance is delicious, and the hydrating formula is the perfect calming wash to use when shaving your legs. The Moisture Lotion is brilliant before applying self-tan, being lightweight and gentle on the skin it hydrates instantly without leaving any oily residue - this launch is perfect timing for summer.
Why do we like it?
Most skin reactions are due to fragrances that are loaded in the formulation. Add skin sensitivities to that mix, and you may find highly scented body products incredibly irritating. We asked Dr. Li-Chuen Wong, pediatric and adult dermatologist and co-founder of Sydney Skin Clinic how oatmeal calms the most reactive of skin types. “Colloidal oats offer numerous therapeutic benefits for our skin, and there is a long history of oat baths being used to soothe skin going back to ancient times.” She adds, "Renowned for centuries oat-based products are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and contain natural itch-relieving benefits. I often suggest my clients use oat-based moisturisers, particularly for those with dry or sensitive skin.” And not just dry or sensitive skin will benefit from the calming oats, a change in season, spring allergies and the heat can play havoc on our skin. Dr. Wong suggests, “If you have dry skin, you’re prone to irritation because the skin barrier is broken. It’s important to get moisture into the skin to prevent further allergens from penetrating. Oats help seal the skin's barrier and prevent further loss of moisture.”
Why do we like it?
Aveeno skincare comes with a great pedigree. It’s gentle enough for kids skin and those with issue such as eczema. It’s also great value. We love the lightweight feel and the addition of the soothing tropical coconut scent - what's not to love about a range that keeps your skin looking and feeling good that comes at a very affordable price.
Aveeno Skin Relief Nourishing Coconut Gentle Scent Body Wash, $20 and Aveeno Skin Relief Nourishing Coconut Gentle Scent Lotion, $20.