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Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Relief Hand Cream, 3.5 Ounce

This unique, non-greasy and fragrance free hand cream is specially formulated with ntense Relief Hand Cream and rich emollients to help heal dry skin and form a protective glove against the elements. Unlike ordinary hand creams, Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream protects and moisturizes skin for 24 hours and even lasts through hand washing.

Key features

  • Lasts through handwashing
  • Moisturizes for 24 hours
  • Non-greasy
  • Contains skin relief hand cream
  • Hypoallergenic

Honest reviews


Ingredient List

Based upon the ingredient list alone with SLS as the fourth ingredient, I can’t help but wonder why they call this “skin relief” and give this product 3 stars because Aveeno should know better. For those suffering with skin problems, steer clear of this drying, itch causing chemical detergent (also used in car washes!).Water, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Glycol Stearate, Sodium Lauroampho PG Acetate Phosphate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PEG 20 Glycerides, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, PEG 150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG 120 Methyl Glucose Trioleate, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, PEG 6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Quaternium 15, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Extract, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamon) Seed Extract, Conmiphora Myhrrha Extract, SD Alcohol 39C, May Contain (+/-):, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid

Jenifer New Germany, MN

Thought this was something good.

I read all the time about Aveeno being good for your skin and having locally grown ingredients in & wanted to try it. I was surprised when I received this and you can clearly see it is just Vaseline coming out of the tube and that is exactly what it is. Will never order again because I could have just went to the dollar store and got a tub of Vaseline for $2.00

Kimberlee Farmington, MO

Was not expecting it to work so fast

This is the first winter of my life that I have had my skin dry up so fast like it has been. I concocted a mixture of Shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter oil, vitamin e oil and have been putting it on my skin just for my skin to suck it in and be dry and itchy in about 2 hours. Yesterday, I bought this product, along with the matching body wash. No dryness, no itching. I slept without scratching all freaking night for the first night in a month or so. What a relief! This is my new wintertime lotion.

Annette Genesee Depot, WI

Nothing special so far…

I really need a body wash for my very dry , itchy winter skin. The reviews lead me to purchase this one, but so far it has made no more difference than my other regular body washes. I don’t get it’s appeal. I think I will maybe try something with ceremides perhaps next time. There are limited choices for extra dry skin from what I can see. I don’t think I will repurchase this aveeno not to mention it is NOT sulfate free and I think it’s the sulfates that keep my skin so dry after a shower..

Lauren Shauck, OH

Perfect Hair and Body!

My hair is completely damage because of I straightened way too much! I started using Aveeno and OH BOY! what a difference it was!, my hair has gone back to it’s black, soft, natural, and beautiful look! A MUST HAVE PRODUCT!I use the body wash and conditioner as well, and OMG!

Sheena Weston, CT

It Works!

If you have problems with extreme dry skin, please buy this product. A friend has chemo and the hands were really feeling awful and flaking and painful. Applying this balm solved the problem! It works:)

Iris Red Jacket, WV

This stuff is wonderful

I have very dry skin after chemo and have tried so many OTC and even expensive prescriptions but this has worked the best for me. It soaks in and I don’t scratch. I don’t feel like I’ve got lotion layering on my skin. I’m a picture so if I feel a bump or scratch or rub and it moves I unintentionally dig and this stuff has soaked in, a rarely scratch and then its usually about time for the evening application. When I apply at night, even with the mild hot flashes it keeps me from scratching, a nice lubricating product that doesn’t layer on top, it really soaks in.noknots

Kathi King George, VA

Out of sight out of mind.

I brought this product for my husband and he loves it. Works well no complaints. Will order it again. It feels great when applying it to your body.

Faye Harviell, MO

I’m still a bit itchy

I really hate smearing lotion on myself, it’s just not my thing, ya know… it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a "film" of slime like a lot of other lotions do. I think I’m a special case when it comes to dry skin… I probably don’t drink enough water, in fact, I know I don’t!

Rene Myrtle Beach, SC

great stuff

Love this lotion. I think it is the best out there. I don’t use any other lotion out there this is the best.

Carla Oakland, MS

Beats regular bar soap

My skin is very sensitive. My family uses dove soap but I still get irritated. Overall, this product works well for me.

Francesca Lennox, SD

Best hydrating lotion that I’ve found.

I have really dry skin. It runs in my family and I’ve had to deal with it all my life, so I have experience with all kinds of lotion since I was a little girl. For dry skin I’ve mainly stuck with oil-based deep moisturizers. I tried “water-based”-feeling type lotions before and they were always so lightweight. But then I discovered Aveeno moisturizing line, specifically the 18-hour and now it’s all I use. I have need for nothing else. What I like most about it is that it PENETRATES and HYDRATES from within (rather than sits on top of skin acting as a sealant). It hydrates within and how long it lasts (staying power) is the best I’ve seen. Also, I’m NO LONGER left with an oily or “smudgy” body (I’d leave smudges everywhere I touched due to the heavier, less effective lotions of the past). I feel deeply moisturized and non-oily – can’t beat it. I’m a customer for life!

Darlene Deerfield, OH

maybe a little greasy

To me, the only way that this product could be better is if it was made in the USA (but I’ll take Canada over China any day!). Anyways, this moisturizer is a little thin so you may want to wait a little while before you hold anyone’s hand. 🙂 My husband said that it felt greasy, but the product just needs a few minutes to absorb fully into your skin. My hands and elbows feel great!

Agnes West Topsham, VT

An Amazing product

I love the way it makes my skin feel; and it last a long time after applying it. This lotion works wonders for itchy dry skin, I will buy again.

Beatrice Baldwin, MI


I am a daily swimmer, both in pools and the ocean, and my skin becomes parched, not just from the salt and chlorine but from the sun. I needed something serious to put on my skin to rescue it.This is the best thing I’ve tried yet for my skin, since it soaks in and softens and smooths my skin. I put this on as soon as I get out of the pool, when my skin needs it most, and rub it in and my skin actually glows and feels wonderful. And it does work for 24 hours. I wake up the next morning and can still tell that my skin has been pampered with this. There is still a smoothness and softness, and no sign of the dry tight feeling I usually have when I don’t use this. I even use this on my face without any bad reactions. It seems to soften lines near my eyes too. I don’t ever want to be without this. It has no scent, which I like also. Of all the drugstore moisturizers I’ve tried this is the best

Earlene Vining, MN

My favorite

I swear by this stuff for pro youth (anti aging) skin maintenance. It moisturizes and holds its moisture better than any other lotion I have tried, and I have tried more than a few. If you are wanting luscious skin (face and body) I highly recommend exfoliating often and using this. It really does what it claims to and has even made my eczema patches a thing of the past.

Maxine Pleasanton, NE

Best lotion

This is definitely my favorite lotion.I apply this at night after I shower and my skin is still silky smooth the entire next day.Does not feel greasy or oily.Recommended!

Stefanie Wolf Lake, IL

great product

I always have good result with Aveeno products. This fragrance free body wash is great for my skin. I feel that it keeps me moist and soft and prevent from drying out too fast. The price is good as always on

Beverley Sidman, PA

Silk In a bottle

I used to have extremely dry skin and everyone noticed, it was awful, i hated it so much. Finally a friend who also used to have dry skin recommended this product to me. She has a huge bottle of it at home and during the day she brings a small sample sized bottle of it with her in her purse and she let me try it. That afternoon i drove to the store to buy it.How did i live without it.My skin is no longer dry, its soft and i am so happy. Everyone now asks me now what product i used to get such soft skin. It Is Honestly Silk In A Bottle!!!! I highly recommend this product!!! If you try this product you wont regret it.

Bette High Ridge, MO

Best out there!

I have suffered with skin problems all of my life. Sometimes worse, sometimes better, but I always seem to return to the Aveeno. My worst skin problems are always taken care of quickly by this lotion. Definitely would recommend!

Earlene Comfort, WV

Simply the best

A few years ago I began to notice little red patches all over my skin just as spring and the season of shorts was approaching. One panicked trip to the dermatologist later, I found out that I had nummular eczema, which is basically a fancy way of saying that my skin was a dry, finicky old hag who I needed to start treating with kid gloves: no fabric softener, no perfumed skin products, and lots of daily moisturizing. My doctor recommended that I start using Aveeno products because their natural ingredients are among the gentlest on the skin, and she specifically said that the Aveeno Active Naturals lotions tend to do the best job at moisturizing. $10 seemed a little steep when I bought my first bottle from a local drugstore, but I swallowed my complaints and started applying this daily after my morning showers to help lock in the moisture. Within a week, the eczema had cleared up considerably, and not long after that I actually started getting unsolicited compliments on how soft and smooth my skin was — it had gone from “angry hag” to “cooing baby” in just under a month (Benjamin Button, eat your heart out).Aside from it helping alleviate my skin condition, this Aveeno lotion is also just pleasant to use; it’s unscented and unobtrusive, and it rubs into your skin really well without leaving any funky, sticky residue behind. After a while I started using Amazon’s Subscribe & Save service to stock up, which has saved me money (it’s usually under $8 per bottle) and the worry that I’ll ever run out of this great stuff.In short: Aveeno products may cost more than other brands, but they’re worth it. Take it from a former hag-skinned girl.

Clarice Oakland, AR

Excellent Choice

An excellent product for relieving Eczema! I highly recommend it and will use it on a regular basis! It is a great skin calmer!

Priscilla Cassville, WI

Fragrance free. No nonsense.

This is not easy to find in drug stores. Fragrance free. No nonsense. All their fragrance free stuff is excellent. I think the quality is better than Curel.

Blanca Bemidji, MN

Great for Sensitive Skin

If your skin is sensitive, this is product for you. It’s fragrance free and very gentle. I’ve been using it for years and am very pleased with the results.

Samantha Springport, MI

Very gentle, good for sensitive skin

I ordered this to try because most body washes irritate and dry my super-sensitive skin. This does the trick, it is very mild, and cleans without leaving your skin with that tight stripped feeling. Nice, effective product at a good price. It is not heavily scented or as fancy as some other body washes, no bright colors or gritty beads, just a light natural scent (no added fragrance, which is a big deal because fragrance is a major cause of allergic reactions) and an effective gentle body wash. I highly recommend it, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Latoya Canistota, SD

Not worth the money

My daughter has eczema and I thought I had to buy expensive body wash including this one. But I could’nt keep up so I decided to start buying dove soap I use both the sensitive and the winter care bars and found them cheaper than buying this body wash, and I think the dove bars are just as effective.

Pearl Dinwiddie, VA


this is the only body wash or soap i can use on my “female parts” without irritation. also it lathers very well, and does not dry out my skin. a bit expensive for me but worth it.

Susanna Uxbridge, MA


I bought this product at my local drugstore because my hands are extremely rough and dry. This did not moisturize my hands for 24 hours, like the bottle says it does. After applying, I realized the hand cream wasn’t greasy, but it also wasn’t that moisturizing for my extremely rough and dry hands. It only lasted through hand washing if you don’t use soap. As an Aveeno lover, I am disappointed.

Natalia Valley Village, CA

If you have psoriasis, this is the one to use!

Been a severe psoriasis sufferer for more than 20 years. This is the ONLY bath soap I have found that does not sting – not ever! I’ve tried some of the other Aveenos, and some of them do sting, but not this one. And it lathers up really good and moisterizes. Can’t go wrong with this one!!!

Maryann Elliston, MT

Perfect for full body, even for sensitive users

I am very sensitive and this has given me zero issues. I used to buy a body wash and a separate summers eve wash for sensitive skin for private areas. But this is all I need now.

Stacey Nevada, IA