12.18.2014
60
Daily Protection Face Lotion SPF 30
4 fl. oz. for $8.99
Expert Rating
Community Rating (7)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:12.18.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

The two things this daytime moisturizer for normal to dry skin has going for it are its in-part mineral sunscreen (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide with other actives) and a fragrance-free formula. The synthetic sunscreen actives, while important, don’t qualify this product as non-irritating, so this isn’t a surefire bet for those with sensitive skin or rosacea. It is also disappointing that antioxidants are completely absent. Still, this provides reliable broad-spectrum sun protection in a creamy base and ends up being an affordable, though unexciting, option.

Community Reviews
Claims

Eucerin Daily Protection Face Lotion SPF 30 combines intensive moisturization with SPF 30 in a lightweight, non-greasy formula. Microfine zinc oxide and titanium dioxide provide physical blocks against UV induced skin damage. Easily-absorbed formula provides 24 hour moisturization. Fragrance-free, oil-free, non-irritating, non-comedogenic (won't clog pores).

Ingredients

Active: Octocrylene, Octinoxate, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Ensulizole, Other: Water, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasioxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, EDTA, Alumina, Simethicone, Sodium Hydroxide, DMDM Hydantoin

Brand Overview

Eucerin At-A-Glance

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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Eucerin At-A-Glance

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.