This Vaseline- and mineral oil-based moisturizer that comes in both squeeze tube and jar-packaging is not only as boring as it gets, but it also contains the sensitizing preservative system Kathon CG (methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone). This blend is contraindicated for use in leave-on products (Sources: Contact Dermatitis, November 2001, pages 257–264; and European Journal of Dermatology, March 1999, pages 144–160).
Eucerin Original Lotion and Creme provide long-lasting moisturization to relieve extremely dry, sensitive skin.Rich, soothing formulas seal in moisture to help heal very dry skin. Create an occlusive seal that protects skin impaired by disease (atopic dermatitis, diabetes or psoriasis) and even enhances the absorption of topical medications.
Water, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Ceresin, Lanolin Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
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.
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