Daily Protection Face Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Eucerin's Daily Protection Face Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a good, inexpensive option for everyday sun protection, though it would be a lot better with a more robust mix of skin-defending and anti-aging ingredients.
This fragrance-free lotion comes in a plastic bottle topped with a pump-style dispenser. It's lightweight yet feels moisturizing, making it best for those with normal to slightly dry skin. We like that this sinks into skin quickly without leaving a greasy sheen.
As advertised, this includes broad-spectrum SPF 30. Proven hydrating ingredients are also present, so this protects and moisturizes as claimed.
The reason this doesn't rate higher is that it lacks an array of antioxidants to protect skin against environmental damage and give the sun protection an added boost, which is so important for the face. Also missing are more modern-day replenishing and restoring ingredients which today's best daytime moisturizers contain.
As it stands, it's a good daytime moisturizer with sunscreen, but your skin needs more than what this relatively bare bones formula provides.
- Feels lightweight and moisturizing without a greasy feel.
- Provides broad-spectrum SPF 30.
- Moisturizes as claimed.
- Fragrance free.
- Lacks antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients beyond the sunscreen actives.
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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