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Aveeno’s First Ever Facial Moisturiser Is Changing My Skin For The Better

Every so often, a simple, affordable and effective skincare brand comes along to shake things up. Dermatologist-adored CeraVe is one of them (no #shelfie is complete without the Moisturising Cream), as is Glossier (for obvious millennial pink reasons) and French pharmacy favourite La Roche-Posay. Among them sits high street hero Aveeno.

If you have very dry, itchy or sensitive skin, no doubt you’ll have tried the brand’s Lotion with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal, £13.79, or the Skin Relief Moisturising Body Wash, £9.99 — both of which have five-star reviews all round and a ton of celebrity fans. Aveeno’s credentials? Taking parched, dehydrated skin and transforming it with ingredients like moisturising glycerin, repairing ceramides and soothing oat extracts. Officially a body care line, skincare enthusiasts soon started using the products on their faces to sort dryness and flaky patches. Fast-forward to this month and the brand has added a dedicated face care collection to the lineup.

In true Aveeno fashion, everything is straightforward and can be tailored to all skin types, whether dry, oily, combination or in between. Products are hypoallergenic (if that’s what you’re looking for in skincare), non-comedogenic (less likely to clog pores and cause spots), fragrance-free (better for those with sensitive, reactive skin) and tested by dermatologists. Dr Cristina Psomadakis (aka Dr Soma on Instagram and TikTok) is already an advocate of the range.

So what should you spend your money on? As a beauty editor who swears by the body care (and the hair products, too), I couldn’t miss out on the new skincare. Here’s what to buy (and what not to).

This is my new favourite cleanser — I’m already on my second bottle. If you’re a fan of CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser, £9.50, for its ultra gentle, very moisturising skin benefits, you’ll love this just as much. Though it doesn’t lather up, the fragrance-free gel-cream melts away makeup, oil and daily grime in one go, all without stripping skin of moisture, making it feel tight or stinging eyes. The star ingredients are nourishing oat and glycerin, which make skin feel soothed and soft. It’s simple but does the job perfectly.Aveeno Face Calm and Restore Nourishing Oat Cleanser, $, available at Boots

Since coming to the end of Oskia’s Rest Day Comfort Cream, £56 (so good), I’ve been looking for a moisturiser that smooths over flaky patches, soothes redness, doesn’t break me out, makes skin appear plump and dewy and sits beautifully under makeup. I don’t think that’s asking for much… Anyway, I’ve found it in Aveeno’s Calm & Restore Oat Gel Moisturiser. At £10.99 (currently on offer for £7.33) it’s the cheapest product in my skincare routine but arguably one of the best. A light layer quenches skin but doesn’t exacerbate oil or shine. It absorbs quickly and works well with SPF. My skin is a lot clearer and smoother since using it.Aveeno Face Calm and Restore Oat Gel Moisturiser, $, available at Boots

I’m not much of a toner person and didn’t notice a difference using this but if your skin is very dry and in need of a moisture boost ahead of winter, or if you wear heavy makeup and want to make sure your skin is squeaky clean before applying products in the evening, give this a go. The star ingredient is moisturising glycerin, which has a softening effect on rough skin. Top tip: if dryness is your main concern, a moisturising toner like this primes skin to absorb products a little better.If your skin is on the oily side, or prone to breakouts, skip this and try something like Pixi’s Glow Tonic, £25, which boasts exfoliating glycolic acid, or Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Toner, £21, with niacinamide to reduce oil.

Aveeno Face Calm and Restore Toner, $, available at Boots

This serum is featherlight in texture and affordable but I’d say it’s on par with the luxury hydrating serums always recommended by skin experts, from brands like SkinCeuticals and iS Clinical. Try it if your skin is on the dry side. The main ingredients are oat oil and oat extract, which have been shown to soothe and protect skin.If your skin gets oily quickly, you’ll do better with a moisturising serum containing niacinamide. Try Typology’s Unifying Serum, £23.50, or Beauty Bay’s Skinhit Soothing Serum with Niacinamide & Copper, £5, if you’re on a budget.

Aveeno Face Calm and Restore Oat Serum, $, available at Boots


Credit: Original article published here.

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