Eucerin is one of my favorite brands of lotion for taking care of pesky, dry skin, of which I tend to have a lot. Even in the middle of the horrifically humid summer, I somehow manage to develop alligator skin. Now that fall is almost here and winter is coming faster than I’d like to admit, it’s only going to get worse, so it’s time to break out the big guns. I was given the chance to try out some Eucerin Plus Smoothing Fast-Absorbing Essential body lotion, and I’m happy to say that it works fantastic. The “fast-absorbing” part is really important to me, because it’s not fun to have your pajama pants and knee-socks get stuck to your legs after putting on lotion before bed. Yes, knee socks. Every night, even in the summer. I have issues, I am aware of this. Even better than being merely fast-absorbing, this stuff really does smooth your skin and make it much less reptilian. It has alpha hydroxy in it, so it helps buff away those nasty dead skin cells that create a dull, cruddy feeling and complexion. Just keep in mind that those AHA’s also increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so follow up with sunscreen if you use it on parts of your body that will be exposed while outside. The lotion isn’t very thick, so you don’t need a ton of it to get the job done.
I also received Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Hand Creme, which I desperately needed because my hands are a mess. Most of that is my fault, I bite my nails and the skin around them like crazy. Plus I spend all day typing, which you wouldn’t think would be as hard on the hands as actual manual labor, and okay, it’s not, but I still get dry spots from resting them on the keyboard and washing them constantly. The creme is kind of thick, but it still absorbs pretty quickly and leaves your hands feeling like they have a lovely. I suggest using less than you would think you’d need. I used a little more than a dime-sized amount and it was enough to cover my hands and halfway up to my elbows.
Both products work quickly, with noticeable results within a few days of using. For maximum benefits, though, it’s always best to give a new lotion or skin care product a few weeks before deciding if the effects are dramatic enough. As always, if you have any sort of skin condition that requires a dermatologist’s care, talk to your doctor before using any new skin care product.
Note- I received complimentary products to help me with my review. My opinions are my own.