Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Foot Creme
Plus Intensive Repair Foot Creme is similar to Eucerin’s Plus Intensive Repair Hand Creme. As such, the same basic comments apply: this is a good though rather basic foot cream whose urea content is capable of providing intense softening of dry, cracked skin (think heels and soles). The emollients blend isn’t too oily or greasy which makes foot cream pleasant to use, and the fragrance-free formula is great for anyone struggling with dry skin on their feet. Without question ongoing use will make your feet look and feel much smoother and softer.
Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Foot Creme is clinically proven to help heal extremely dry, rough feet within two weeks. It combines non-irritating alpha hydroxy to smooth skin and intensive moisturizers, such as urea and glycerin. Your feet will look and feel noticeably softer and healthier.
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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