Review: Aveeno Skin relief Moisturizing Lotion w/ Soothing Oat Essence

/ Monday, August 5, 2013 /
FTC: I received a free sample of this product from my school. I am not paid to do reviews on it.

During a health fair hosted by my school last semester, I received a deluxe-sized sample of this product.

Nice of schools to provide samples of skincare products, right? :) (TY!)
Anyway, I didn't really get around to reviewing this product till quite a bit later, when I was rotating through many other products.

Aveeno is quite famous for its soothing, nourishing, sensitive skin-friendly products. I've reviewed another Aveeno lotion in the past - the Daily Moisturizing Lotion:
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
FTC: I bought this product with my own money. I am not paid to do reviews on it.

As always, here first is the ingredients list:

Ingredients (

Active Ingredients: Dimethicone (1.3%) (Skin Protectant)

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Benzyl Alcohol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Steareth 20, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Chloride

A cursory glance at the ingredients list shows that there are a bunch of oat-derived products, which are meant to be soothing. The dimethicone is used as a skin protectant in many products, ranging from lotions to powders for the face to even sunscreen. Petrolatum, cetyl alcohol (a fatty alcohol), and shea butter are also present.

What I also found interesting was that it wasn't very different in constitution from Aveeno's Daily Moisturizing Lotion, which I previously reviewed. Here's its ingredients list for comparison (source):

Active Ingredients: Dimethicone

Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Oat Flour (Avena Sativa), Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride

As you can see, there definitely are more ingredients in the lotion with oat extracts, including some additional oat derivatives, glycerin, petrolatum, etc. If one were allergic to any of these additional ingredients, one should probably look into trying the original Daily Moisturizing Lotion instead of the one with additional oat extracts.

Here is what I've found:


  • Very soothing, hypoallergenic (to my skin)
  • Great as an eye cream (can double as an eye cream)
  • Didn't make me break out
  • Non-greasy
  • Similar formulation to other Aveeno products w/ oats and dimethicone
  • Decent price ($7.51 for 12 oz on Drugstore website)
Neutrals: None

Cons: None

I've got to say that I really do like this product. I feel that this product works the same way as the Daily Moisturizing Lotion. I would recommend this product to people of all skin types for moisturization.

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