“The unique, hypoallergenic, soap-free formula blends powder-fine oatmeal, natures own gentle cleanser, with a skin-softening moisturizer.” –Aveeno
PRODUCT RATING:★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)
PRICE DETAILS: About $3.29 for 3.5 oz. (♦♦♦♦♦)
PRESENTATION: Standard rounded bar soap
SKIN TYPE: All Skin Types. Especially beneficial for dry/sensitive.
KEY FEATURES: Oatmeal based – Soap free, paraben free.
QUICK REVIEW: My drugstore go-to for when my skin is irritated. Also works well on eczema.
the REVIEW (Original Post: 04/10/09): For me, when it comes to face washes, form does not always follow function. I love fancy face washes…with a pretty bottle, luxurious texture and scent. Unfortunately for me (but fortunately for my wallet) I have come to terms that the cheap stuff without the bells and whistles work best for me.
My pregnancy skin has been my normal skin ramped up a few notches. Its oily with a dry surface, prone to breakouts, rash and redness. In a desperate attempt for relief after a weekend of sunscreen (I’m allergic…) I bought a bar of this cheap soap because Aveeno products works wonders for my daughter’s eczema prone skin.
It is not a pretty bar…it doesn’t foam a lot…it doesn’t smell good (smells like plain oats). But in a few days my skin is as close to normal as it gets. I use this only at night in the shower because the lather is minimal and hard to use at the sink without getting white spots on my clothes. Cetaphil bar soap is my cleanser of choice in the AM. It isn’t glamorous, but it works. Sometimes just being pretty isn’t enough…a lesson you learn as you get older and realize what’s important. My skin is calm, clear and comfortable once again.
4/20/09: I still love this soap…I did purchase the Rx for Brown Skin Bright and Even cleanser (it was part of a set) today to supplement this basic bar. The main benefit for me is that it doesn’t over strip my skin or irritate it in any way.
5/03/09 : Still love…switching this to my morning cleanser since its so gentle. I’m using the Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Cleanser and the Rx for Brown Skin Bright and Even cleaner as my PM routine. The Aveeno will be a staple in my regime, even through our humid summer.
3/10/11: I might not use this bar too often – luckily my skin has become less reactive after having baby #2. However, I always have a bar on hand just in case. This is really one of the few cleansers I can use when I get an allergic reaction to cosmetic products. It also works great on my daughter’s eczema. Great choice for dry skins who don’t need any bells and whistles. Just store it on a pretty soap dish to add a little aesthetic value.
AVEENO MOISTURIZING BAR FOR DRY SKIN DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: “Fragrance free. Dermatologist recommended. Aveeno Moisturizing Bar for Dry Skin looks and feels different because it contains oatmeal to cleanse and gently exfoliate your skin. The unique soap-free formula blends powder-fine oatmeal, nature’s own gentle cleanser, with a skin-softening moisturizer. The natural oatmeal absorbs dirt and oil then gently rinses away, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth. The Aveeno Moisturizing Bar is fragrance free and dye free, so it is gentle enough for even sensitive skin. The Aveeno Brand has been dermatologist recommended for more than 60 years.” -Aveeno
AVEENO MOISTURIZING BAR INGREDIENTS: Oat Flour (Avena Sativa), Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Water, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil.
Source: Drugstore.com & Aveeno.com