Aquaphor Healing Ointment

by Eucerin  Aquaphor
Price:
$5.99 - 1.75 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Retinol Products > Body Lotions/Creams/Balms/Butters
Last Updated:
3/28/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

There isn't much to this classic ointment, but without question it's a gentle formula that does a formidable job of protecting skin that is dry, cracked, or irritated.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment may be used anywhere on the face, including the lips. It is excellent for severely dry hands and feet. The price and size mentioned in this review refers to the tube. Aquaphor also comes in a larger jar, but this tends to be messier and is unsanitary. This deserves our highest rating due to its value for compromised skin and as an aid for sensitive skin. It is a dermatologist favorite for good reason!

Aquaphor Healing Ointment protects skin to help enhance the natural healing process. Non-irritating and fragrance-free, it is dermatologist recommended for: cracked, dry or chafed skin; and chapped lips and minor cuts and burns; sensitive skin; skin irritations from laser treatments and radiation therapy.

Active: Petrolatum (41%), Other: Mineral Oil, Ceresin, Lanolin Alcohol, Panthenol, Glycerin, Bisabolol

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, even their latest 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. 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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  2. Was this product a good value? (4 = Best)

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  1. Vicki C
    Reviewed on Friday, March 07, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Where have you been all my life?
    • I have extremely dry hands, and they have left my cuticles a mess. I have tried everything, but nothing seemed to help. On a whim, I decided to try the Aquaphor, and I have noticed an immediate improvement! What sets this product above all others is that it it highly moisturizing, sinks into the skin fairly quickly (it is a gel, so it take a little longer than a lotion), but most important, it's non-scented. That makes a huge difference for me. Also, it's great on the lips, so bonus!

  2. SJB
    Reviewed on Sunday, December 15, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Best stuff ever
    • Almost embarrassed to admit it, but I discovered this product when I got a tattoo--my first and only. The tattoo artist recommended it as part of the care routine to prevent scabbing, drying and peeling, which means you have to go back for touch-ups. My little tattoo healed perfectly and beautifully and in the process I started using it on my lips, on my cuticles, elbows, feet--any place I had dry skin. It's not greasy and it really works.

  3. Jeremy B.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Can't live without it
    • First line of defense for superdry lips, hands and feet. Great for use when traveling by air or to arid climates. Almost complete healing overnight. Generic (Walgreens, Target, etc) brands of this probably yield similar results for less $$$.

  4. LL
    Reviewed on Saturday, February 09, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Simply the best for severly dry cracked skin
    • Vaseline & Neutrogena's Norwegian Formula Hand Cream are no match for Aquaphor..It is by far the best to protect skin that needs TLC. Love that it is economical as a little goes a long way.

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