Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Aveeno Stress Relief Lotion

With winter lurking around the corner, I've noticed my skin has started demanding more moisture. I'll admit, I'm really kind of bad about using body lotion, but when I do use it, I reach for this stuff - Aveeno's Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion.

It has lavender, chamomile and ylang-ylang in it, claiming to both moisturize and calm you with aromatherapy. I'm a little skeptical about the "stress relief" part, considering my day-job is beyond stressful sometimes, but I love how it smells. Normally I stay away from overly-fragranced products because I don't like when it clashes with my perfume. This stuff, however, works well with the soft/feminine/floral notes I tend to wear. And it doesn't linger for very long, either, which is advantageous, as far as I'm concerned.

It soaks in quickly and doesn't leave you greasy or sticky. But the best part? It actually moisturizes! I can put it on, say after a shower, and not have to apply it again for 24+ hours. It keeps my skin comfortable and happy, not dry and tight, or slimy and shiny.

I've already re-purchased this several times, which is a true testament to how much I love it. It's the only body lotion I use, aside from their "regular" formula with the green packaging (which has zero scent, for the fragrance-wary, but delivers the same moisturizing results). I've even expanded out to their body washes and their Intense Relief Hand Cream, which I would definitely recommend for colder/drier months or for people with chronic dry hands.

The store you go to and the size you get will determine the price, but even their largest bottle (18 fl oz, if I recall) is under $10. At prices like that and a formula that great, it really is little wonder that I have tubes and bottles strategically placed throughout my house. :)

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