Aveeno is perfume free if you get the right one and some are paraban free as well I have used it for years
I use the moisturising shower wash the Aveeno creamy oil, and the Aveeno moisturising lotion
i am almost 6 months post my DIEP. I have variously used E45, rose hip oil, Boots scar cream and Bio-oil in that order with the most frequently used listed first. The Boots stuff comes in a small pump dispenser and contains silicone which is supposed to be very good for scars. I haven’t got on too well with Bio-oil either since it clogs up my skin. It is useful though for doing abdominal massage if you are a bit swollen still. I did upward sweeping strokes as it seemed to help with the swelling and improved the lymphatic drainage. As I understand that scars can take up to a year to ‘mature’ I still religiously apply whatever lotion or potion twice, sometimes three times a day. My abdominal scar is now lovely and flat despite starting out with a ruckle at one end. It’s also beginning to fade nicely as is the one on my breast.
I hope your recovery continues to go well.
Dear Alison, I used Aveeno lotion and also pure jojoba oil. These are things I would ordinarily use on dry skin - I am sure the Aveeno is unperfumed. I think the main thing is just to find something you like using that doesn't irritate the skin. Other ladies have recommended Bio oil as well - I have tried it but its not for me. Best wishes for your recovery. girly