Skinfix is a brand that focuses on products for those with dry, sensitive, and eczema-prone skin, and this is another great entry. Featuring many of the ingredients used in some of the brand's creams and balms, this is a more lightweight formula that still packs a moisturizing punch, which is why it gets our highest rating!
The simply-named Daily Lotion comes in simple packaging as well: A plastic bottle with a pump-style dispenser. True to its name, this product has a lotion texture and spreads easily across skin, absorbing quickly.
As far as beneficial ingredients go, Daily Lotion has a lot that will serve to soothe skin that has a damaged barrier (which is the case with very dry or eczema-prone skin). Among them are an abundance of emollients like glycerin, grape seed oil, sunflower seed oil, shea butter, oat kernel oil, and jojoba oil. There are also anti-irritants like allantoin, calendula extract, and chamomile extract. All of these will serve to soothe and heal skin that's dry or sensitive.
Overall, if your skin is in need of a lot of moisture and you're looking for an option that includes a lot of good ingredients, Daily Lotion is one to consider—and one we happily recommend!
Note: This does contact a small amount of rosemary leaf extract. Rosemary oil is a skin irritant, however rosemary leaf extract poses only a small chance of causing irritation, especially in the amount included in this product.
Canadian-based Skinfix is part of a growing number of skincare brands targeting a particular niche. Instead of trying to solve every skincare issue out there, it has a very specific target audience; in this case, it’s people who have chronically dry, sensitive skin that’s prone to issues like eczema and contact dermatitis.
The brand’s site begins, as many do, with an origin story that relates the tale of Thomas Dixon, who crafted his own healing ointment for dry and cracked skin in England back in the 1850s. The formula was passed down for generations, and the Dixon family continued to make it after they moved to Nova Scotia decades later, where they eventually sold it in pharmacies. Skinfix as a brand didn’t come into being until 2006, when Dixon’s great-great-great granddaughter decided to make the concept into a skincare company, with the focus remaining on treating chronic skin issues and very dry skin.
For the most part, Skinfix gets it right. The majority of its products are fragrance-free and contain beneficial plant oils, skin-identical ingredients, and anti-irritants in rich, thick balms that will serve to soothe and treat cracked, dry skin. The line also includes gentle cleansers that are mild enough even for use on babies and children, whose skin is still developing.
In fact, the only misstep is the inclusion in a handful of products of fragrant tree resins (such as balsam tolu and benzoin) that could irritate very sensitive skin. They aren’t in large amounts in any of those formulas, and those with normal skin should have no issues with them, but for the sensitive skin they are designed for, they are not ideal.
Aside from this, Skinfix is a promising brand, with many products we recommend. The brand is available in the United States at Target, C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries, and diapers.com.
Strengths: Mostly gentle, effective formulas to treat dry, sensitive, or eczema-prone skin; packaging keeps ingredients stable; most products are fragrance-free.
Weaknesses: Some products contain tree resins that could potentially irritate sensitive skin.
For more information, visit www.skinfixinc.com or call 1-866-92-PASTE.
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