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Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream

Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream

Best forFamilies looking for an effective moisturizing cream

Top BenefitsSoothing, absorbs quickly, long-lasting relief from dry skin

ConsiderationsSlightly runny texture that could spill

Bottom lineAveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream applies easily and absorbs quickly, plus it gives long-lasting relief from dry skin


well.caCAD $19.29


  • Dermatologist recommended
  • Fragrance- and steroid-free


Finding time to protect your skin ( not to mention your kids') can be a constant challenge. That’s why a daily moisturizer that is both easy to apply and quick to absorb can be a real time-saver. Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream prides itself on being a 24-hour moisturizer, and it lives up to its promise. All of our parent testers agreed that their skin felt hydrated and softer after using this cream, and all found it felt soothing on their skin. Offering deep hydration in one easy-to-apply, fragrance-free formula, the Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream proved ideal for busy families looking to avoid itchy, dry skin.

This cream was so easy and smooth to apply to my kids after their bath, and they were able to get it from the container themselves, which is great.” —Sarah, mom of three

In our lab, we put numerous body creams to the test, looking at everything from ease of application to how it felt on our skin. Our parent testers did the same, testing which creams worked for them and their families. When all was said and done, the creams that received at least 80 percent approval from both our lab tests and parent testers were awarded our Today’s Parent Approved seal.

While the Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream is a fragrance-free body cream, some testers did not find the smell neutral. However, during our lab tests, we found the cream had virtually no scent when applied to the skin. This makes it a great option for those with skin or scent sensitivities. All parent testers rated the ease of use and quality of the Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream as good or very good, and most told us its value falls between good to average. Despite their lukewarm feelings on its value, every parent tester said they would purchase the Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream for their family, and they were all overall satisfied with the product.

The consistency of the Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream is more liquid than some other creams we tested, which all of our testers liked since this makes the cream super easy to spread over skin. It comes in a sturdy, cylindrical tub with a wide opening, so it’s easy to dispense the desired amount of cream. If you do happen to take a little extra, scraping some cream off your finger on the inside edge of the tub is easy enough. (Just make sure to wash your hands before you moisturize, so you don't risk introducing bacteria.) We really liked the secure feel of the lid—it’s easy to open and close, which helps to prevent any unwanted spills (with the cream's less solid texture, a tipped container could result in wasted product).

When applying the cream during our tests, we found it really easy to spread and didn't take long to absorb, which is great for on-the go application. In our lab, we made note of how our skin felt one minute, two minutes and six hours after application. After just two minutes, we found that the cream had completely absorbed (quicker than other creams we looked at) and left a nice, cooling sensation on our skin with no scent. After six hours, our skin felt smooth with no hint of residue. Each parent tester reported similar results, sharing that the cream performed somewhat to much better than other creams they'd tried in the past.

Final Word

Parent testers were impressed by the 24-hour power of Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream, and like that it comes in a secure container that kids can easily help themselves to. All of our parent testers would recommend this cream to others, and award it the Today’s Parent Approved seal. Its ability to spread easily and absorb fast make an the ideal cream for daily use. It’s a great option for families who need an easy-to-apply cream that works all day, because while skin care is important, so are the 100 other things on your to-do list. Because it helps achieve long-lasting soft skin in a snap, we believe the Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream is worthy of our seal.

Ingredient lists on skin creams can sometimes look like a load of gobbledegook. Health Canada regularly reviews these ingredients to make sure they are safe. Learn more about common skin cream ingredients here
This article was originally published on Nov 22, 2017

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