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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Face Cream Review


When I first started having issues with my skin going dry I think I tried every cream with 'dry' in the name, well it felt like it! Although I initially wanted to try Oilatum after seeing Pixiwoo rave about it, I was persuaded by a sales consultant to try the Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Face Cream as it includes 5% Urea levels, urea is what helps our skin retain moisture naturally so I thought I would give it a try!

The cream is suitable for those with dry to very dry skin. The tube contains 50ml and it's available for £11 from Boots. The tube is quite small and compact, it has a cap that unscrews and you squeeze out the cream.

The cream feels quite light when you squeeze it out and it doesn't feel gloopy at all. However, once applied on the face it feels considerably thicker, almost balm like. I feel like I have to really work it into the skin and it leaves my skin feeling quite sticky and tacky. Whilst Eucerin claims it's readily absorbed I found this not to be the case at all. In fact there's no way you can do your makeup within 10-15 minutes of applying this, I found that my concealer went quite blotchy if I applied it over the cream before it had dried. This is quite a negative if you're always in a rush in the morning like me (it's a rule of mine to always get up 20 minutes after the alarm!).


When it has finally absorbed my skin does feel a little softer, however when my skin was really playing up it didn't really smooth over the dry patches fully, nor did it completely eradicate the itchiness (which was the worst of it).

In terms of lasting hydration I would go about half a day before my face started feeling a little tight again. Although I didn't notice any long term effects from using it for months (the tube is now nearly empty) which is a shame as I thought the Urea content might help my skin retain moisture in the long term.

Overall, whilst the cream might provide some short term relief I don't think my skin was much different than when I was using creams not focused on dry skin. I also don't think it was worth the £11 price tag as I have fared better with much more affordable creams from Superdrug's own ranges. However, I am still continuing my quest for the perfect dry skin cream!

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46 comments:

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    1. It's good it worked for you, however I haven't seen much of a difference in the long term :)

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  2. I have the aquaphor one for dry skin, but I thought I'd want to try this next, but when I googled the ingredients, it has parabens! Darn it!

    Ayre

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    1. I haven't heard of that one so thanks for the recommendation :)

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  3. This sounds quite good, it's a shame it wasn't your perfect dry skin cream, but I hope you find one soon!

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  4. It's too bad it didn't work for you. I think I tried a few samples of the brand but it never was right for me either. I have a normal to dry skin and my favourite cream is the Clarins HydraQuench for normal to dry skin. It's expensive but, so far, I haven't found something that came close to it! Xx

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    1. I was really hoping it would help as it's so annoying to constantly have dry skin no matter what I use! Glad I'm not the only one as a lot of people think it's brilliant, and yet I didn't see that. xx

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  5. Sounds like a great product - I will try it out!
    Love Emina

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    1. It was good for the short term, however in the long term I didn't see an improvement :)

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  6. OH I've tried Eucerin a few times and I work in healthcare and we use this on a few patients because it's just SO good for them, so it's a shame it's not work out for you! Hopefully you'll find something soon lovely xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. Arghh why won't it work for me too! I must have really troublesome skin, thank you :)

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  7. Not sure how I feel about having urea on my face lol But I use foot creams with urea and they're usually great for softening the skin. x

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    1. Haha don't worry that type is completely man made :) Atleast it's proof it does work x

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  8. Great review, I think I might skip this! I need something super hydrating now because my skin is going through a dry spell!

    Jenan
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    1. Thank you! Same here, as soon as I wash the moisturiser off the dryness is back!

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  9. I often find dry skin creams make makeup go blotchy as well! I apply my moisturiser straight out the shower, but if this takes 10-15 minutes to sink in that wouldn't even be enough time!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. It sort of makes your concealer stick to some parts more so it doesn't blend out properly. Agree, I normally do it all in one go too so I just go for it!

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  10. Eucerine is a lifesaver! Love it!

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    Molly
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    1. I found it was a bit hit and miss for me :)

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  11. I have the night cream and it's amazing, shame this is only okay and thames a long time to absorbs. And by the sounds of it, I don't think this is enough for my dry skin. Great review though!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. The night cream sounds much better, I might have to compare them in boots. Thank you :)

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    1. I found it was a bit hit and miss for me :)

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  13. wow! amazing blog post ! had a good read :) I just love blog like this !!! thanks for sharing keep up the good work

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    Jade

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  14. Love how honest this was, I think it's so important to talk about products we don't love as much as those that are great! Clarins do an amazing night cream that is so hydrating, it's quite thick so not the best before makeup but it's lovely for moisturising at night!

    Chloe x
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    1. Thank you! I like a mix too, especially if it helps someone else who might have been thinking of buying it. That's the second recommendation for Clarins so if I ever pull myself over to their counter I'll have a look :)

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  15. I love the way you've reviewed the product, so sincere and honest, really helpful for your readers!
    It's a shame that it didn't work for you. I have combination to oily skin, so this wouldn't work on me either, but I was thinking that Urea might helped you, but I see it really didn't.
    I hope you find your perfect cream and that dryness disappears! Have an amazing week! xx

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    1. Aww thank you so much! I'm really glad you find it useful. Hopefully sometime soon before it drives me crazy ;)

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  16. I've never tried Eucerin products.. and I'm not interested now ! thanks :)

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  17. I really like this cream and the night version as well, I find my skin really appreciates it! Thanks for the article!!

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    1. I'm glad it works for you, however I didn't see much of an improvement in the long term :)

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  18. Oh no that sucks especially for the price, but I will try some superdrugs own brand stuff now! xxx

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    1. I did expect a lot more so I spent more than I usually would, but I don't think it was worth it :)

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  19. I've heard a lot of great things about this cream before, I need to try it!

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    1. I found it was a bit hit and miss for me :)

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  20. This cream is amazing, always works well :)
    Svetlana
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    1. I found it was a bit hit and miss for me :)

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  21. My skin is more combination, so I don't think I can recommend a good cream, but have you tried hydrating serums or oils (at night)?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation! I've tried the Superdrug serum which helps, however I haven't found a good face oil yet :)

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  22. Urea on my face, loooool I'm not very comfortable with the thought of that on my face! I love superdrug own brands too, they make really good skincare products for a fraction of the price <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    1. Haha don't worry this one is completely man made :) Completely agree, should have just brought more Superdrug products instead :)

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  23. I always thought of Eucerin as a more pharmaceutical brand so I am surprised to hear it was a bit of a disappointment. Definitely sounds like something to be kept for night use only. Have you tried face oils to moisturise your skin? I love using them in the evenings mostly but sometime I will also add a tiny drop in my morning routine x

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  24. Such a bummer to hear you didn't love it, especially for the price :(

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