Every morning, I start off the day with a bowl of Greek yoghurt, berries and nuts sprinkled with coconut flakes.
It’s a delicious breakfast that gives me all the energy I need until lunchtime without reaching for a cookie (or two, or three – once I start, I can’t stop). Added bonus: it helps my digestion, too.
Lately, I’ve started slathering yoghurt all over my skin, too.
Ok, I’m not using the real thing. Aveeno has jumped on this healthy trend and put yoghurt powder in a new range of body moisturizers. Was it a good idea?
I’ve put Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Yogurt Apricot & Honey to the test to find out:
- What’s In Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Yogurt Apricot & Honey?
- How To Use It
- Performance & Personal Opinion
- Who Is This For?
- Who Is This NOT For?
- Does Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Yogurt Apricot & Honey Live Up To Its Claims?
- Price & Availability
- Do You Need It?
- Dupes & Alternatives
What’s In Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Yogurt Apricot & Honey?
YOGHURT POWDER TO EXFOLIATE SKIN?
When yoghurt is added to cosmetics, it’s usually in powder form. This powder is a source of lactic acid, an exfoliating acid that doubles up as a humectant.
In lay terms, lactic acid dissolves the glue that holds skin cells together, so they can slough off and reveal the brighter and smoother skin that was hiding underneath.
As a humectant, lactic acid attracts moisture from the environment into the skin, keeping it soft and hydrated. It’s so gentle, even sensitive skin can use it.
The catch? There isn’t a whole lot of yoghurt powder here. Don’t expect it to do much exfoliation…
Related: Glycolic Acid VS Lactic Acid: Which One Is Right For You?
AVENA SATIVA (OATS) TO SOOTHE SKIN
Oats are Aveeno’s thing.
In skincare products, they hide under the name of colloidal oatmeal. Colloidal oatmeal is a source of vitamins and enzymes with antioxidants and soothing properties. They alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema and irritations.
Plus, colloidal oatmeal is so gentle, even babies and ladies with the most sensitives of skin can use it to get some relief.
Related: Why Oats Are A Must For Sensitive Skin
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GLYCERIN TO HYDRATE SKIN
Let’s start with the basics. Glycerin is in pretty much ALL skincare products for a reason.
It’s a wonderful humectant: that’s a fancy way of saying it draws moisture from the air and locks it into your skin. Once there, this extra moisture softens, plumps, and brightens your skin.
That’s the base you want to build the rest of your skincare routine on.
Related: The Complete Guide To Glycerin In Skincare
PETROLATUM TO MOISTURISE SKIN
Petrolatum isn’t as bad as you think. Yes, it’s derived from petroleum. But it’s NOT petroleum. Before it’s put into the cream, it undergoes a strict purifying process to remove all toxins. So, no, it won’t give you cancer.
Instead, it creates a protective barrier on the skin that slows down water loss to keep your skin soft and hydrated for hours.
Related: 7 Skincare Ingredients With An Undeserved Bad Reputation
It’s not thin, but not thick either. Somewhere in between.
I’ll come right out and say it: I don’t like the scent. It’s lovely, sweet and all that. But, I don’t like the scent of apricots (yes, I’m a weirdo). Do you see the problem there?
How To Use It
Apply it all over your body as you get out of the shower.
Performance & Personal Opinion
Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Yogurt Apricot & Honey is very rich and moisturizing, yet its texture is fairly lightweight and glides smoothly on my skin.
It does a great job at keeping my skin soft and moisturized for most of the day. I only have to reapply it in the evening, which is cool with me.
Again, keep it mind my skin is VERY dry. For any other skin type, its moisturizing effects will last much longer.
If your skin is itchy, this also helps soothe it a little, too.
Who Is This For?
Who Is This NOT For?
Oily and/or acne-prone skin.
It used to come in a jar, but now it’s housed in a yellow and green tube.
P.S. The formula inside hasn’t changed at all.
Does Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Yogurt Apricot & Honey Live Up To Its Claims?
|The cream saturates your body with nourishing moisture and is clinically proven to moisturise normal to dry skin for up to 48 hours.||It doesn’t moisturise my skin for 48 hours, but then mine is very dry. Everything else is true.|
|Its rich, creamy formula improves the skin’s natural balance for healthy looking and more resilient skin from 1st use.||True. But you could argue that anything moisturising does this.|
Price & Availability
£6.50 at Look Fantastic
Do You Need It?
If you’ve got dry, itchy skin, this is a good option to consider.
Dupes & Alternatives
- Korres Yoghurt Body Milk (£11.00)
Aqua, Glycerin, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Avena Sativa Kernel Flour, Yogurt Powder, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Lactic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Chloride, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum.
Hahaha, at one point, I was washing my face with yoghurt. 🙂 It seemed to work, with cleansing, but I didn´t like it (cold since it has to be stored in the fridge). No particular reason, just didn´t enjoy it. OCM is more my thing. But it does remove make up!
Barbara, hahaha! Yeah, it doesn’t sound very appealing but glad it worked!