Smoothing Repair
16.9 fl. oz. for $11.49
Last Updated:09.21.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Eucerin's Smoothing Repair is a lotion designed to help repair and restore skin's barrier, which, when damaged results in dry skin. It has been reformulated since our original review and we're happy to say that because of a solid formula, great packaging, and a good price, this easily earns our highest rating on Beautypedia!

Smoothing Repair comes in a large, opaque bottle with a pump dispenser. The lightweight, fragrance-free lotion inside provides immediate moisture to skin without being greasy, and it absorbs easily. As for the formula itself, it's not the most state-of-the-art, but it lives up to all the brand's claims.

Smoothing Repair contains a number of beneficial emollients to help restore moisture to skin, including glyceryl glucoside and shea butter. There are also a number of skin-identical and skin-repairing ingredients in this formula, including glycerin and urea. These ingredients help skin retain moisture, which helps repair its barrier. Rounding out Smoothing Repair's ingredients are a handful of antioxidants and even a ceramide. Even better is that because of its opaque packaging and pump dispenser, all the good ingredients will remain stable in the presence of light and air!

Eucerin Smoothing Repair is a great option if you're looking for a lotion to help restore moisture to dry skin caused by a damaged skin barrier. Because of its good formula, great packaging, and a price and size that makes it very affordable, this one definitely earns our recommendation!

  • Fragrance-free.
  • Lightweight lotion absorbs easily.
  • Contains beneficial emollients, skin identical ingredients, and some antioxidants.
  • Packaged to keep its beneficial ingredients stable.
  • Reasonably priced.
  • None.

Repair dry, dull skin with a lotion specially formulated to repair and provide long lasting moisture. This unique, fast absorbing lotion combines Ceramide-3, skin’s own moisturizers, and Gluco-Glycerol to improve the condition of skin and fight dryness at the source.


Water, Glycerin, Urea, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Glucoside, Cyclomethicone, Sodium Lactate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylpropanediol, Octyldodecanol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Tapioca Starch, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Arginine HCL, Sodium PCA, Dimethiconol, Lactic Acid, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Carnitine, Ceramide 3, Mannitol, Serine, Sucrose, Citrulline, Glycogen, Histidine HCL, Alanine, Threonine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine HCL, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol.

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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This is so sticky. I don't mind thick lotions and with all the great ingredients I want to love it, but after wearing it all day my skin is still sticky!

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New formula?

I think this product has been reformulated because the ingredients listed in the review don't match the bottle I just purchased, and urea is now the third item listed. I really like this lotion, but I'd love for you to review it again, if this is a new formula.

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Beautypedia Team Response

Hey there!  Thanks for the heads up -- we'll work on getting this review updated soon.  

9/21/2015 - This review has been revised and because of the new formula, it's been upgraded from our second highest rating to our first! =)

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