This week I am setting a challenge, pitting two big brands against one another, CeraVe and Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel.

Recently I have struggled with dry skin and so far have found nothing that really works. So, I am going to try two products at a time, until I find one that works.

CeraVe is developed with dermatolosits and is advertised for dry to very dry skin. It is made for both face and body. Bio-Oil Gel states it is suitable for sensitive skin. I have tried its sister product Bio-Oil but the gel version promises to be less messy.

CeraVe will be used on one leg and Bio-Oil on the other, I'll use both until gone to see which performs best and lasts the longest.

Over the next couple of weeks I will try the products and let you know how I get on. If any of our readers have any recommendations for other creams or lotions, particularly creams for hands, I would love to hear from you, drop me a line at