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In this hectic lifestyle made crazy by the shift to digital, how are you coping with your stresses? Do you even have time to relax and recharge? For me, I’m constantly being put under pressure to deliver within tight deadlines not just at work, but also for my blogging. I sometimes find myself really stressed up but with no time to unwind. Do you too?
Thanks to AVEENO® c/o iHerb, I get to relax my senses every single day in my shower with its soothing and nourishing hair and body care range. Shower time has become me-time – time when I thoroughly loosen up and compose myself for greater challenges ahead of my day.
AVEENO® is a U.S. beauty brand with a mission to help inspire you to discover natural beauty and well-being in your life through its effective Active Naturals® ingredients sourced from nature in its product ranges. I first discovered this brand through some of its signature body moisturisers, which contain Active Naturals® Colloidal Oatmeal, discovered by the founders. Colloidal oatmeal is present in almost every product and it’s said to lock in moisture and help prevent dry skin.
Let’s go through my bath routine, shall we?
I always start my shower with a pampering hair wash. The AVEENO® Active Naturals, Nourish + Moisturize Shampoo helps me nourish my dry and damaged hair every night. With a fusion of gentle conditioners and moisturisers, the shampoo is said to help repair damage, provide strength and shine in just three washes.
As with most shampoos, the texture is creamy and lathers really well, but the differentiating factor is the scent and effectiveness of the product in helping to tame my fly-aways. I’m always on a lookout for hair care products that help me hydrate and nourish my really dry hair and this one works great for me!
No hair wash routine is complete without conditioner. To really breathe life to my limp hair, the AVEENO® Active Naturals, Nourish + Moisturize Conditioner does just the job. This award-winning conditioner quenches the driest hair with conditioners and moisturisers together with an Active Naturals® Wheat Complex that targets and fortifies the weakest part of the hair.
Wheat protein has long been used in hair care products but the Nourish + Moisturize Conditioner has got an optimal blend of wheat protein and wheat germ oil that harnesses the benefits of wheat to target damaged areas of the hair. It is said that the unique formula restores strength, softness and shine – all in just three washes.
I personally enjoy the rich creamy texture of the conditioner. It’s not greasy and I feel that it doesn’t just sit on your hair and do nothing like many drugstore conditioners out there. I find that this one really does help in hydrating the hair, especially the hair ends. It also smells nice and too which will turn some heads when you do a hair flip on the streets, teehee! 😉
Moving on to my body care routine. I have a different one for day and night, depending on what I need. Mostly in the day, I prefer something more hydrating while for night, I tend to stick to products that will help me calm my senses after a long day at work.
I’m using the award-winning AVEENO® Positively Nourishing® Hydrating Body Wash in the morning when I prepare for work. It moisturises really well as it contains shea butter (known for its moisturising properties) enriched with natural fig for softer and healthier-looking skin for me to deal with my hectic mornings. In the day, I also tend to opt for milder scents, so this lightly-fragranced body wash is great for me as a morning perk-me-up.
The texture of the body wash is kind of milky yet watery, which is the kind of texture I like other than gel. With such a texture, you know for sure that the product will not dry out your skin.
After a warm shower, I love to slather on some body lotion just to lock in the moisture on my skin for the day, while giving it a nice light fragrance which will help alleviate some stress at work. The AVEENO® Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion has a calming scent of made up of lavender, chamomile and ylang-ylang essential oils, designed to calm and relax.
As you massage it into your skin, you’ll instantly feel relaxed, with a nice velvety touch to your skin. Feeling relaxed is always my preferred way of starting the morning. What’s yours?
You know you just want to indulge in a relaxing shower/bath after a stressful day at work before you hit the bed. Calming scents work best for me to loosen up the tension accumulated in the day. The AVEENO® Positively Nourishing Calming Body Wash is my choice of body wash to help me rid the stresses from my busy schedules before bedtime.
Enriched with lavender, chamomile and ylang-ylang, the body wash has got a very calming scent, which immediately makes you feel that you’re in a spa session. This is my favourite product out of my entire routine because the light scent that the body wash leaves on my skin smells so good that I feel relaxed even before I lie on my bed. Instead of lighting up scented candles to fill the room with a calming aroma, I’ve just been using this body wash lately and it works just as well because I get to smell it wherever I go!
Like the Hydrating Body Wash, this one’s got the same milky texture as well.
To further enhance the spa-like experience, I use the AVEENO® Positively Nourishing® Calming Body Lotion. This one smells way stronger than its counterpart, and envelopes your skin in lasting moisture, which adds on to the effects of the calming body wash.
It’s also formulated with the Active Naturals® Colloidal Oatmeal to help you maintain healthy-looking skin.
So, that’s it for my daily shower routine!
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Disclaimer: Shopped the products c/o iHerb for consideration. The above review is based on my true and honest opinion and experience, without influence from others or the brand. It contains information from the brand.