Jul 172012

Alivea An All-Natural Skin Soothing Cream

Skin care is something that I take seriously. I now read the ingredients not only in the foods that I eat but also in the products that I use. That’s why I was so intrigued when I learned about Alivea All-Natural Skin Soothing Cream. This cream contains only three ingredients: olive oil, beeswax, and water.

Olive Oil, the main ingredient in Alivea contains powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties making it an excellent choice for skin care. Antioxidants help to prevent and repair damage to the body’s tissues making it a natural anti-aging ingredient. The healthy omega-6 fatty acids help your body to produce natural anti-inflammatory agents. That’s why olive oil is used to treat various skin ailments like psoriasis and sun burn. The second ingredient, Beeswax also has some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but it also has antiviral properties, making it beneficial for skin irritations.

Review: Alivea All-Natural Skin Soothing Cream

I always like to give products a scent test because if its going on your skin it has to at least smell pleasant. Right? Alivea has a moderate scent of olive oil, which is to be expected since that’s the main ingredient but the scent fades does away after a few minutes. I tested the cream on the driest parts of my body, my heels and elbows, and the cream absorbed quickly leaving my skin noticeably softer. The cream is extremely rich and thick so you’ll only need about a dime sized amount for your legs or arms. As expected the cream is hydrating and with the combination of the beeswax, not at all greasy. I’ve used olive oil in my hair so I know how messy it can get, this is nice alternative.

There are many brands that claim to be all natural until you read the ingredients. Alivea is authentically an all-natural brand that is safe to use on children, which is important to me as a mother. Alivea can also be used on the entire body including your face because the ingredients won’t clog your pores. The cream feels so good on my dry skin that its now a staple in my gym bag!

Have you tried Alivea? For more information visit www.aliveacream.com.

Disclosure: The product featured in this post was provided for editorial consideration. Receipt of this product did not guarantee review and all opinions are my own.

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