16 July 2013

Review: Aveeno Stress Relief Body Wash & Moisturizing Lotion

Having a wedding in less than 7 months can be quite stressful. Not only is planning stressful (even though my future mother-in-law is doing more than her fair share of it), being in between jobs and not having the funds to pay for it doesn't exactly help the stress levels. Furthermore, I can't turn to retail therapy for some stress relief since I'm broke. Therefore, when I was offered to try out the stress relief body care range from Aveeno (a body wash and a moisturizing lotion), I was excited (perhaps maybe even a little too excited) and jumped at the chance.

L-R: Aveeno Stress Relief Body Wash; Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion

Aveeno stress relief works by promoting relaxation and calmness with lavender, chamomile and ylang-ylang essences.

I have used this body wash a handful of times and I am in love. I felt so ridiculously calmed and relaxed after using it that I wish I had this when I was a university student stressing and cramming for exams and finishing assignments.

I absolutely love the smell of this body wash, which is quite floral. I'm usually into more fruity scents than floral, but I think this has changed my preferences!

I also love how creamy and rich this body wash lathers, when used with a pouf. My skin felt really smooth and soft after using this. I just noticed on the back of the bottle that you can use this as a shaving lotion too! Talk about a multifunctional product! I'm so going to try using this as a shaving lotion. I don't know about you but I hate leaving shaving foam cans in my shower, as it rusts and creates disgusting marks not only on the can but on the shelf as well. Also being a forgetful person, I don't always remember to bring the can in until it's too late, so I think it's really handy that this body wash has the potential to double up as a shaving lotion!

My mum also gets quite stressed sometimes and suffers from dry skin. After using this lotion once, I took it to the living room and left it there so that we both can use it. I'm guessing she really loved it, as it was gone the next day. I found it on her bedside table! So sneaky!

This moisturizing lotion smells really similar to the body wash. When used together, the smell lingered on my skin for hours! I have slept like a log after using these two products, and have been waking up fresh and (still) relaxed.

I also love that this moisturizing lotion is not only true to its name, that is, it is a really good moisturizer but also it is not at all greasy and absorbs into my skin quickly. This is such a perfect body lotion, especially to soothe dry skin caused by the cold wintery weather.

L-R: Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion; Aveeno Stress Relief Body Wash
As you may be able to tell, both products are quite thick in consistency but work surprisingly well in their unique ways - the moisturizing lotion absorbs quickly but leaves the skin so soft, smooth and moisturized, whilst the thick consistency of the body wash can be worked into a thick, rich lather. I think the consistency of the body wash would be perfect as a shaving lotion as mentioned above.

I highly recommend checking out these two products, if you're in the market for an amazing body wash and moisturizing lotion!

Have you tried the Aveeno Stress Relief range? What are your favourite body products?

These products were provided for my consideration.


  1. I love Aveeno's products.
    Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to try the Stress Relief range but this sounds like it was made for me! :p

  2. Very Nice blog and well written Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I have really dry skin. Soaps are my worst enemy and I've used all kinds of body washes to soothe the tightness I get from showering, but nothing ever worked... Until I discovered this! This makes my skin feel so moisturized. It's like I never had dry skin! Even on days when I dont apply body Moisturizer / lotion, my skin feels so soft and smooth. I highly recommend this body wash!