So today, it's back to skincare. In general, my skin is typically "normal" but at times it can sometimes feel quite dehydrated. I had ran out of my previous moisturiser so I popped into my local Lloyds Pharmacy and saw these Eucerin ones on sale. Initially, I just bought the night time one, but was so impressed, I returned to buy the day time moisturiser and lip balm also. Here's a round up of of each.
Eucerin is a German brand founded by a pharmacist, so all products in the brand are scientifically & clinically tested & proven. They have a range of products, but the line I purchased all contain... wait for it!..... urea! Ring any bells? You might recognise this word as being pee BUT fear not, there are different types of urea, and the one used in skincare, isn't actually urine, as it's made from a synthetic sources! Phew!!
The sciency bit!!
Urea exists in all body fluids & tissues & is an important part of skin's natural moisturising factor. In many dry skin conditions, natural urea levels are reduced, leading to further moisture loss. By replenishing this active ingredient, urea effectively relieves itching &skin dryness. Unlike many other skincare "miracles", once applied to the skin, it doesn't just lay on top. It actually penetrates & is absorbed so that it can retain water &then increases the capacity of the skin to hold moisture and rehydrate.
The day time Eucerin face moisturiser isn't overly thick, so it works well under my make up, but still gives me enough moisture so that any dry patches are concealed.
The night time version, however, is different story. I was really impressed with this one. It's much more rich & a lot thicker in consistency - something that I love in an evening moisturiser as I feel it seeps into the skin as I sleep. When I woke up the next morning, my skin was noticeably softer & felt really hydrated and smooth.
I'm a big matte liquid lipstick lover, so I apply lip balm every single night before bed to keep my lips moisturised, This one is also nicely thick &a little goes a long way. I tend to get cracked lips at the corners of my mouth & this worked a treat at easing the sting.
In the above image, you can see the consistency of each product. From left to right, starting with the night moisturiser you will notice it is much thicker than the 2nd daytime moisturiser, with the last lip balm being more of a gel balm. Overall I'm thoroughly impressed.
As an added bonus, Eucerin products won't break the bank:
Eucerin Smoothing Face Cream 5% Urea - €9-€10 (currently buy 1 get 1 half price in Boots >HERE< or get it for 25% off on Feel Unique >HERE<)
Eucerin Smoothing Night Creme 5% Urea €10-€11 (but still €6.69 in Lloyds at the moment >HERE<)
Eucerin Intensive Lip Balm - €7 from SamMcCauleys >HERE< (€4.50 currently out of stock on Inish Pharmacy >HERE< but keep an eye out as it's the lowest price I've seen).