Judging from the ingredient list, "Aveeno - Skin Relief Intense Moisture Hand Cream With Oat" works well for improving skin hydration To work well, any moisturizer needs to include a combination of water-binding and emollient ingredients. Aveeno - Skin Relief Intense Moisture Hand Cream With Oat ticks this box. Avena sativa kernel flour and glycerin in this product (humectants) attract water molecules to the upper layer of the skin (the water comes from the outside air or from the deeper layers of the skin if the air is dry). Petrolatum, avena sativa kernel flour, dimethicone, cetyl alcohol and isopropyl palmitate in this product help decrease the water evoporation from the skin, so that it stays hydrated for longer. These ingredients also soften the skin and take away the feeling of tightness and dryness.
This moisturizer contains some common irritants, including those without a benefit for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be low. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here
You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.
The product retails for 7.99CA$ in Canada, for 8.29$ in the United States and for 13.69£ in the United Kingdom.
This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.
The first type is called “humectants”: these ingredients help attract water.
When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from
within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job:
avena sativa kernel flour, glycerin.
This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses
moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels
less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job:
dimethicone, avena sativa kernel flour.
The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with
the hydration level: petrolatum