Intense Skin Repair Ointment
By far this is Lubriderm's most intriguing product. It is a concentrated specialty skin-care product with a thick, ointment-like texture. It also contains a high amount of glycerin along with other ingredients that help repair the skin's surface and prevent moisture loss. These positives make it all the more disappointing that the preservative methylisothiazolinone was added. Methylisothiazolinone isn’t recommended for use in leave-on products due to its sensitizing potential.
- Rich, balm-like texture with skin-repairing glycerin and cholesterol.
- Contains the sensitizing preservative methylisothiazolinone which is generally not recommended for use in leave-on products.
Clinically shown to protect and moisturize all day, so skin can heal itself like healthy skin does naturally. It helps soothe and relieve dry, chapped or cracked skin by providing long-lasting skin protection.
Strengths: Inexpensive; some fragrance-free body lotions; Lubriderm provides complete product ingredient lists on its Web site.
Weaknesses: Mostly outdated formulas that lack a range of skin-repairing ingredients; the body lotion with SPF 15 does not provide sufficient UVA protection; not much distinction between formulas, especially in the Daily Moisture range.
Among body lotion brands, Lubriderm is recognizable at drugstores and grocery stores around the world. Unfortunately, most of their formulas are about as exciting as watching grass grow! Instead of providing dry, itchy skin with a range of state-of-the-art ingredients proven to offer lasting benefits, Lubriderm stops short at the basics, with formulas that echo back to the 1960s.
What Lubriderm leaves out are the ingredients that would supply your skin with a healthy dose of antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients, or cell-communicating ingredients. All these types of ingredients can actually "repair" skin, not just put a Band-Aid on the problem of dry skin.
Lubriderm products are not bad, but it's like using a typewriter instead of a computer. Simply put, science has advanced skin care far beyond what Lubriderm formulas provide.
Lubriderm's price point is attractive, but saving money isn't always the end game. Besides, there are other inexpensive brands whose impressive body moisturizer formulas mean you dont have to settle for less.
For more information about Lubriderm, call (877) 543-8477 or visit www.lubriderm.com.
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