Gold BondUltimate Men’s Essentials Everyday Hydrating Cream
6.5 fl. oz. for $5.6
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First, just to be clear, this body cream isn’t specially formulated for men’s skin. When it comes to dryness, men’s skin doesn’t require a different product than women’s skin. The distinction here is more about marketing, not a special formula just for guys. If a man feels more comfortable using a body lotion with “Men” in the name, great, but guys, you can use any body lotion you like, so don’t feel tied down to those marketed to men.

In many ways, this body cream is similar to Gold Bond’s Ultimate Restoring Skin Therapy Lotion, CoQ10. Either that product or this Men’s Essentials version are great for very dry or eczema-prone skin because each contains a high amount of urea. Urea is an excellent moisture-binding ingredient and, in this amount (likely around 10%), has an exfoliating effect too due to urea being able to break down the protein structure of dead skin cells and encourage shedding. That makes this body lotion a boon for those with uncomfortably dry, flaky skin. Adding to this is the inclusion of an impressive mix of antioxidants, cell-communicating ingredients, and skin-identical substances. It is definitely one of the better body lotions at the drugstore, and the price is great—though note that Gold Bond’s “main line” Ultimate Restoring Skin Therapy Lotion comes in a larger size that ends up costing a bit less.

This contains a small amount of fragrance, too low to be cause for concern when it comes to skin irritation.

Last Updated:03.12.2015
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Tested on animals:No
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Introducing NEW Gold Bond Ultimate Men’s Essentials Cream, specially formulated for the unique needs of Men’s skin. Seven moisturizers and skin-strengthening proteins and minerals replenish and hydrate even the toughest problem dry skin. The 3-in-1 formula also contains ceramides and peptides that improve skin barrier function, firmness and elasticity—making it perfect for use on the body, hands, and even face.


Water, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Steareth 21, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Jojoba Esters, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Silk Amino Acids, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Ceramide 2, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Stearamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Methyl Gluceth 20, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylparaben, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tribehenin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, EDTA, Fragrance.

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Gold Bond At-A-Glance

Gold Bond is a staple at drugstores due to their small selection of body lotions, anti-itch products, and various foot-care products. Though there are a number of Gold Bond products containing the potent irritant menthol (particularly its foot care and "medicated" products), in recent years Gold Bond has taken great strides and now offers some impressive moisturizers that are fairly priced, too.

For more information about Gold Bond, visit www.goldbond.com or call (423)-821-4571.

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