The other day I popped into Boots to top up on some skincare needs. Here is what I bought…
Aveeno Cream – £13.99
It’s well known that oatmeal is highly moisturising and soothing, so is fantastic for sufferers of eczema, and dry or sensitive skin. This Aveeno formula contains oatmeal, resulting in a calming cream which absorbs quickly but leaves a lasting feeling of hydration. It irritates me (no pun intended) that Aveeno charges so much money for its products, but I have not yet found a daily body moisturiser I prefer. (I’ve tried E45 but I find it too greasy to deal with.) I also use it on my face at night and wake up to glowing skin.
My go to facial moisturiser is Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, which is light but rich, and a great base for makeup. When I found this Oilatum moisturiser a while ago I was thrilled to have found a relatively inexpensive equivalent. At £0.15 per ml, it’s much more affordable than Embryolisse at £0.27 per ml, and is just as rich and fast absorbing. Unfortunately it appears fairly hard to find in your average Boots, so when I saw it the other day I had to pick it up again. I can’t recommend this enough for dry and sensitive skins.
I use a cream cleanser and washcloth in the evenings to clean my face, but when I’m in the shower I want something that takes less time. I’m keen to avoid products containing sodium laureth sulphate (SLES), a cheap foaming agent which can strip your skin of its natural oils – something you want to avoid if you have sensitive skin like me. I picked this product up as soon as I saw the word ‘cream’, and as suspected, there is no trace of SLES in the ingredients, and as an added bonus it contains salicylic acid, a mild chemical exfoliant.
A word of caution though: this product does ‘tingle’, so if you think that will irritate your skin, steer well clear.
I hope this was useful! Have a great week.