I was very happy to receive this parcel of goodies from Aveeno because I’m already a big fan of their products. I discovered them in an earlier pregnancy when I had dry skin, and they are now a pregnancy essential for me. They are also suitable for children because all the products are unfragranced and very mild. I might consider sharing them with my children, but I think I won’t let them get their hands on them straight away! The bath oil and the lotion are ideal for every day use whatever your skin type, and the cream is particularly good for dealing with dry skin.
The products are also perfect for those who may be prone to eczema, and this is the focus of Aveeno’s new campaign. They have teamed up with acclaimed children’s author Penelope Harper to create a series of books following the adventures of Ellie (a little girl) and Eddie (a gecko) who both have dry skin. It’s available as an eBook and can be downloaded here. I was a little unsure about the idea of reviewing this book when it was discussed at Britmums Live in June. I think it’s pretty hard to write an interesting children’s story on the subject of dry skin, but the author has done a reasonable job. It’s a simple story, and though it’s not very exciting it reads quite well, and both Rabbit and Tiddler enjoyed it. At the end of the book, there’s a colouring page which Rabbit had fun doing.
I would recommend the book for children who have eczema, especially if they are reluctant to have cream put on when their skin is dry and painful. The products are so versatile that I would recommend them for anyone.