A good body moisturizer is always important in our body care routine and for those of you who have or are facing a very dry skin, I tried the Eucerin Complete Repair Moisturizing Lotion, an intensive moisturizing lotion with 10% urea and I’ve been loving it!
I have been really liking Eucerin products for a few years now, since some years ago when I first tried a cleanser for rosacea or reddish skin that I really liked. But returning to this moisturizer review, Eucerin’s Complete Repair Moisturizing Lotion is one of those lotions with a more consistent texture and it really moisturize the skin very well, after all, it’s a product to dry skin.
The Eucerin Intensive Complete Repair moisturizing Lotion has 10% urea and aquaporin technology, I believe that among the two of them, urea is more famous in general. Urea is a component that can bring the water present inside the blood vessels into the skin cells, meaning that it has a strong hydrating action on our skin and it’s an important ingredient in many body lotions.
But the aquaporin technology was new to me and I went to give it a little research to understand it better. Aquaporins are channels that are on the cell membrane and have the function of driving the water molecules in and out of these structures, as well as blocking the passage of other substances.
Therefore, the use of this technology in cosmetics has the function of activating the production of aquaporins, as a result, they increase irrigation in the skin region and it can improve hydration capacity by up to 50%. That being said, the combination of this technology with urea actually creates a very strong moisturizing product to our skin and the results are visible.
In practice, I found that the intensive moisturizing lotion is really intensive and it’s great for dry skin or for when your skin gets drier during the cold days. After you apply the product, the skin is already soft at the time, of course for long-term results, you need to apply it everyday.
On the instructions it says you should apply the product as many times as necessary during the day, as my skin is not usually very dry, but since here in Italy we are in the winter season, my skin ends up getting drier, but still, I applied it only once a day, after a shower. And it was great to my skin.
Another interesting thing about this body moisturizer is that it actually leaves the skin moisturized for long hours, it is not one of those lotions you apply on the skin and shortly after the skin has the same dry texture as before. It actually leaves the skin softer and moisturized for a much longer time.
• Ingredients of Complete Repair Eucerin Moisturizing Lotion:
* I received the product from the brand, but my reviews are always my real and sincere opinions on the products I try.
I tried out the Dermadoctor’s body scrub, the K P Duty Body Scrub, do you know when you use a product and you’re all excited and wondering where it’s been all your life? I have been using this body scrub and it was like that, I am loving the product and considering it to be the best body scrub I have ever tried!
I got to know the brand Dermadoctor during the Cosmoprof, it’s an American brand, and I have been trying several products of them and I’m really liking all of them! I will publish a video talking more about them and showing the products I’ve been using soon, so I’ll update the post later, but let’s go back to the review of the body scrub I liked so much!
[To see the video about the launches and products that I met in Cosmoprof here in Italy, check out: Cosmoprof 2017.]
• K P Duty Body Scrub from DERMAdoctor (review)
The K P Duty Body Scrub is a chemical and physical body scrub, it does not only perform an exfoliation through the grains in its texture, but it also works by chemical agents in its formula.
Another difference I saw in this exfoliant and that I had not used a product like that before was the way of using it, it says to apply the product on the dry skin before your shower. I used to use only scrubs that you just apply on the wet skin, and this one really made a difference.
The skin gets SUPER soft!
It is very simple to use: you apply it on your dry skin before your shower and massage it gently, then just rinse during your sure and you’re done! Your skin will look and feel super smooth and soft.
It has a texture in which you feel and can see the little grains, since they are not so small. You should use this body scrub once or twice a week, according to your skin. I usually use this type of product once a week.
Seriously, I felt in love with this product, I love bath/shower products and body scrubs, but this one has gained a special place in my list of favorite products and I’m already feeling like I need to stock it up for it’s finished. [laughs]
Two other important things about it: it’s a product without parabens and the DERMAdoctor brand is cruelty free. Check out the full list of ingredients at the end of this blog post.
Another thing, it is just a body scrub, it’s not suitable for facial use. Never forget your face skin is always very sensitive and you should use only adequate facial products!
• Where to buy the Dermadoctor K P Duty Body Scrub scrub?
Well, the brand is american, so if you live in the USA, lucky you, you can probably find it easily over there. If not, don’t worry, I’ve got you too, I have found a few websites that deliver worldwide as well. ;)
Confira onde comprar os produtos da marca online com entrega no mundo todo:
• Nordstrom (This products is not available at this moment, but they sell the brand’s products, so maybe it will be in stock anytime soon).
Prismologie is one of those brands with a packaging that is a work of art of the minimal design and they also have great quality products. I tried out the Prismologie Hand and Cuticle Cream of the Pink O’Clock line with Rose and Pink Quartz fragrance of Prismologie, which has a delicate floral fragrance.
• Review of the Pink O’Clock Hand and Cuticule Cream from Prismologie:
I can’t get enough of looking at these beautiful packaging from Prismologie, I love the minimalist design and they look so beautiful and elegant in any bathroom. But let’s go back to the product’s Hand and Cuticule Cream from Pismologie review, it is a hand cream with a delicious fragrance that leaves the hands more soft and moisturized.
The fragrance of this line is ideal for those who like more floral smells, especially the rose fragrance and sweet smells. I love more citrus and fresh fragrances, but this one does not have a very strong sweet smell and I quite liked it.
I found it interesting that this cream is for hands and cuticles, besides using it as a hand cream whenever I see the need to moisturizer my hands, I have also used it to moisturize the cuticles when I’m doing my manicure.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been doing my own manicure and I do not remove the cuticles (since it’s healthier to leave them there, but very common to have them removed in Brazil where I was born and raised). I have been using this cream after I remove my nail polish, I push the cuticles very carefully, to make the nails more delicate and more beautiful. By the way, whenever possible, I try to stay one day a week without any nail polish, to let my nails breathe.
The product has a slightly creamier consistency than a lotion but is very light one, that leaves the hands with a good smell its easily absorbed by the skin.
The Nivea Creme is one of those products that is very budget friendly and so useful to always have one around, famous for its tin packaging, it’s one of those products that I’m always using and repurchasing it, I use all year round, after all, it is a multipurpose product and a very versatile one.
The Nivea Creme is a body and face cream that’s a more of concentrated moisturizer and is suitable for all skin types. But it’s not that kind of moisturizer you put on the whole body, I use on the parts where the skin is usually drier, like on the heels.
• Nivea Creme: Review and Some Tips
Nivea Creme is no less than 100 years old!
What the brand says:
Its formula contains high content of glycerin and Eucerit, a unique moisturizing natural ingredient for the skin. It has a high level of hydration and is not comedogenic, and can be used on all parts of the body and face by children and adults.
• How I use the Nivea Creme
The brand says that the product can be used on any part of the body or even the face (just be very carefully if you have oily skin, do not put it all across your face!), I’ll tell you a bit about how I use this product and its results.
I advise using it mainly on the drier regions of the body, as it is a more concentrated moisturizer, more like the texture of a butter and not as thin as a lotion.
Another use of this product that I began to make some time ago was to use it on the lips too, I bought here in Italy on a cold winter in which I had just arrived from Brazil and I had forgotten to bring a lip balm. With the cold, my lips were starting to get more dry, when I saw a tin of Nivea Cream on the market soon I thought: I think that’s gonna solve my problem! And I actually really liked the results that I apply it every night until today, regardless of the season, I take a little of the product to apply on my lips before bed or sometimes twice a day if my lips are too dry in the winter.
On that same winter also I decided to apply it in some points of my face, like in the tip of the nose that began to peel a little bit because of the cold weather and in a few days, it had already helped enough to make my skin hydrated and normal again. Just be very careful not to apply this cream everywhere in your face, do not exaggerate and do not apply where it’s not needed, to you can avoid some over hydration and not run the risk of appearing a pimple anywhere.
On the heels I apply this cream every single night, regardless of the season or if I already had a moisturizing lotion after having a shower, I still always apply this cream before bed every night. It helps to keep the heel moisturized and soft, of course if the skin is already too dry, it’s not going to make a miracle and solve the problem overnight, but with a continued use of the product, it makes your skin softer again. If that’s your situation, I recommend going for a feet scrub first and the use the Nivea Cream to keep it soft later.
* This product was bought by myself and here is my true and honest review.