Daily Hydration Hand Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Daily Hydration Hand Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30 isn't a very exciting hand cream. That being said, it has two strong points, one being broad spectrum sunscreen (and its SPF 30 rating, which is great); the other being its low price. If you're looking for a hand cream that provides sun protection and light, fragrance-free moisture, this is worth purchasing!
The squeeze tube packaging dispenses a somewhat thick cream that, true to claim, absorbs quickly and doesn't feel greasy.
As for what's missing, we would've liked to see some antioxidants, skin-replenishing ingredients and perhaps a barrier-restoring, skin restoring ingredients.. Eucerin added a tiny amount of licorice root extract, but that's little consolation for an overall lackluster formula, sun protection notwithstanding.
One more comment: This hand cream's lightweight texture isn't moisturizing enough for those struggling with hands that have become dry and uncomfortable due to cold, dry climates or skin issues like eczema. See our list of Best Hand Lotions and Creams for richer, more emollient options.
- Provides broad spectrum sun protection.
- True to claim, this is non-greasy and absorbs quickly.
- Fragrance-free formula leaves hands soft and smooth.
- Bare bones formula lacks a mix of exciting ingredients for skin.
- Not likely to be moisturizing enough for uncomfortably dry hands (but it does claim to be lightweight).
Strengths: Inexpensive and widely distributed; fragrance-free cleansers; some good body washes and body moisturizers; widely available.
Weaknesses: Anti-redness products that added questionable ingredients instead of increasing the anti-inflammatory agents; nothing for acne-prone skin; jar packaging; some standard body lotions that are OK for dry skin but "OK" isn't good enough.
This drugstore staple line claims to be dermatologist-preferred skin care, but any dermatologist who recommends this line in its entirety without reservation needs a crash course in what skin really needs to be protected and look its best.
There are some basic products that a dermatologist would want to consider, but Eucerin falls short in products to address acne. Further, their latest facial skincare products aren't keeping pace with what industry frontrunners are doing in an effort to create elegant, effective products. For example, serums from Olay, Neutrogena, and Aveeno have much more interesting formulations, while moisturizers from many other drugstore lines (including Nivea, which is owned by Eucerin parent company Beiersdorf) include a greater complement of antioxidants and ingredients that mimic the structure and function of healthy skin. Eucerin is making some strides here, though, which is an encouraging sign.
A major pro for this line is that all of the products are fragrance-free. Although that's helpful for all skin types, it certainly isn't compelling enough for dermatologists to green-light this line without cautions about which products to avoid.
For more information about Eucerin, call (800) 227-4703 or visit www.eucerin.com.
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