Aveeno Eczema Therapy Complete Care Kit Review

Aveeno Eczema Therapy Complete Care Kit Review

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It’s Eczema Awareness Month, and we’ve got a wallet friendly solution

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I developed mild eczema while doing my undergraduate work. It appeared as red, scaly patches that developed on the back of my upper arms, and in the form of bumps along the sides of my fingertips. It limited my choices in clothing, especially when I wanted to wear sleeveless tops but wouldn’t dare to show off the red patches.

Once I got the chance to see a dermatologist, I was instructed I could keep it at bay by using a quality lotion along with a steroid cream during flare-ups. Ideally, I wanted to avoid flare-ups and having to use the steroid cream altogether.

While I have found lotions for my normal dry skin, I had yet to find a lotion that would successfully thwart flare-ups during the changing of seasons. That is until I had the chance to review Aveeno’s Eczema Therapy Complete Care Kiticon ($13.99). Tucked in this one box is one of the best lotions I’ve used for my hands and arms, the Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream.

Aveeno uses active naturals which translates into “really nice stuff for skin”, including colloidal oatmeal; a finely milled powder of oats. Refining oats to a fine powder allows for more absorption into the skin to combat irritation, roughness, scaling and itching. Aveeno’s Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Creamicon is clinically shown to reduce symptoms in 4 weeks, which has helped earn it the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

Aveeno is known for its excellent lotions, and this cream is the best I have tried. It leaves my hands feeling so soft and removed those pesky little bumps from my fingertips. Working in a healthcare setting, my coworkers and I wash our hands and use sanitizers often. This tends to dry out our hands. We used this lotion and it helped soothe dry hands and soften them. It is perfect for office settings due to it’s fragrance-free formula. This lotion sinks into the skin quickly, offering slip-free typing. I think it will become a staple in our office from now on.

This kit also contains the soothing Eczema Therapy Bath Treatments that allow you to soak your dry skin away. The bath treatment comes in individual packets that simply dissolve into warm water. The faintly oatmeal scented powder easily dissolves and does not require rinsing, making my skin super soft without any stickiness, slippery tubs or mess.

An added bonus to using the Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream and bath treatments, is a noticed reduction in my keratosis pilaris. I tend to have kp along my upper arms as well, and now they are smooth and bump free!

Overall, I was very impressed with this budget friendly kit. At under $15 each kit, I can afford to use the Aveeno Eczema Therapy Complete Care Kiticon year round.

we heartsters and Testers – Do you suffer from Eczema? Has the Aveeno Eczema Therapy Kit helped to make you skin happy too?

Lucy loves Lady Gaga, lattes, trashy television and anything zombies. She’s a geeky girl who likes tech gadgets, reading tons of books, playing with gender roles and is constantly surrounded by a small army of cats.

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14 thoughts on “Aveeno Eczema Therapy Complete Care Kit Review”

  1. @lucylemonade , I second your love of this kit! I first discovered the soothing powers of Aveeno’s colloidal oatmeal products when I got chicken pox in college (don’t ask– it was ugly!). I’ve been using their regular lotions ever since, because not only do I have occasional flare-ups of itchy eczema on my hands and elbows, I also have skin that gets super-dry in the winter.

    Even though I already knew how great Avenno’s products are, this kit shocked me with its effectiveness. Just one soak in the lovely Aveeno oatmeal bath followed by a little cream, and my skin felt soft, smooth and absolutely un-itchy for days. The one-two punch of this duo is going to get me through the winter itch-free, I just know it. And you don’t have to have eczema to benefit; anyone with dry skin would love this kit. 5 stars!

    1. I feel your pain @turboterp – chicken pox during collage sounds terrible. I somehow came down with chicken pox’s sister virus, shingles, during my sophomore year. It was terrible. I bet this kit could have helped my poor itchy skin.

  2. I received Aveeno’s Eczema Therapy Care Kit to test. It was tested out as soon as I got it and for good reason.. Short true story.. My neighbor’s dogs had a bad case of the fleas and evidently they liked coming over to my yard as I worked in the garden to bite my legs to pieces.. I had no idea this was happening ether.. The weather had been so hot and humid that I think they were double fold in numbers.. There must be a stronger word than “itchy” it was horrible, nothing was easing the intense itch fast enough.. I used everything I could think of like Calamine, Cortisone cream and took Benadryl.. I needed soothing treatment fast. So I took a warm (not hot) bath with the Bath Treatment the following morning and I thought my skin felt clean and soft. I soaked in it for 20 minutes, got out and layered my skin, mostly legs with the Therapy Moisturizing Cream.. It really did help stop my excessive scratching and itching.. I felt like I could relate to the dogs now on a whole new level.. I still have marks and hopefully no scars from all the bites and itch everyday.. The world does not need fleas in it; like why are they here anyway!? EWWW! More important, I love this product! I have used it before when I have had rashes or an allergic reaction to other things. Yes, I even have used it on my own dog when she had skin issues years ago.. The oatmeal really does help. I went thru the box within the week.. I have already gotten another box! Thank you AVEENO!! Your product has been a lifesaver.. Five Stars!

  3. I have dry, sensitive skin during the winter months – but according to my derm it’s not eczema. However I am ready to run out and buy one of these kits for the possibility of it working on my KP. Hate, hate, hate those little red bumps on my arms! I purchased a number of expensive lotions and washes that claim to rid skin of KP to no avail. The thought of making them vanish for under $15 is awesome. Thanks for including that tidbit of information in your review @lucylemonade – you’re a lifesaver!

  4. I love Aveeno! I don’t eczema, but I have hypersensitive skin which is a lot like eczema. I break out in hives and rashes when the weather changes, when the tree pollen is through the roof, or just for no reason! Some days, I may have no rash or hives, but my skin feels like a million daggers are impaling my skin!

    Aveeno is essential to my skincare because it has really helped my skin. I use the soothing bath treatments and the skin relief bath treatments (whichever happens to be on sale) when I’m really broken out because they take down the pain and usually break the hive and rash cycle when I have a cycle.

    Every day, I use the daily moisturizing lotion as it contains the colloidal oats like the eczema lotion. It’s very soothing, and it usually makes rashes go away! I <3 Aveeno! It may be more expensive than other lotions, but oh is it godly! Oh, their chapstick is good too! I use it on my nose when I'm sick instead of on my lips! Ha ha ha ha ha!

    (And I may just need to check out the eczema stuff for winter. I get more hives in winter than anything else.)

  5. My itchy dry skin is primarily from sensitive skin, allergies and super hot baths. I want to tell everyone out there–stuff packs a soothing punch. It is true this stuff works even better than many of its expensive department store counterparts. It is a must have in my winter arsenol.

    5 Stars!

  6. I had a friend in college who had REALLY bad eczema. His doctor had him on steroidal creams, but he didn’t like using those frequently, nor did he like using them on his face (the active ingredients in these products are small and easily absorbed, so it’s important to follow the directions!). I saw this Aveeno Eczema lotion at a Walmart and bought it for him. He said it worked just as well as the prescription creams he was on! It was a little hard to find at the time–hopefully it’s more widely available now, because it’s an affordable, effective, and steroid-free treatment option for eczema.

  7. I don’t have eczema but when I do have a rash or other irritation I always visit the box of Aveeno oatmeal bathsoak in my cupboard…it’s always there (like Epson Salts were always in Mom’s). It’s one of those simple, inexpensive things that really work at soothing and moisturizing irritated skin–every time.

  8. I tested out Aveeno’s Eczema Therapy Complete Care Kit and you can count me as another convert! I have eczema, but mostly on my scalp. I use a medicated cream when it gets really bad, but I like to try and keep it in check with stress reduction and diet.
    Anyway, pregnancy and all these hormones in addition to the change of seasons has my skin all in a tizzy! My eczema isn’t spreading but man is my skin stretched and dry. A nice long soak in the tub with the bath treatment not only eases my sore muscles but my skin feels so much better! The moisturizing cream is perfect for daily use and soaks into my skin quickly so I don’t have to worry about any residue getting onto my clothing.
    I can’t recommend that folks with Celiac disease try Aveeno because one of the main active ingredients is oatmeal. While I have celiac, I can safely use products with gluten in them on my skin as long as I’m careful not to get it around my mouth. If you have celiac disease and contact dermatitis then avoid this product, but otherwise feel free to give it a shot!
    Overall I’m LOVING Aveeno’s Eczema Therapy Complete Care Kit. It’s inexpensive and it really works! If you have troublesome skin I suggest you run, don’t walk, to the store. 5 Stars!

    1. I believe the oatmeal would help to soothe the burning caused by shingles but I would definitely consult your doctor first just to make sure it is safe to use!

  9. I just want to say thank you very much for sharing this wonderful information, I have been searching for a cure for my dermatitis eczema for a while but everything I found did not work.

  10. I should have found it earlier, I had been looking a treatment to cure this viral infection that causes a painful rush. This shingles made my college days terrible though it only lasted a month but it affected my grades somehow. I have learned that lysine is good in treating shingles and I am still going to have this complete care kit.

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