This is a very basic body moisturizer for normal to dry skin. It contains skin-soothing oatmeal, but lacks antioxidants or any other interesting ingredient for skin. It’s cheap, but that’s not enough for skin. Plus the DMDM hydantoin preservative isn’t the best for sensitive or eczema (atopic dermatitis)–prone skin.
Soothes and moisturizes to help prevent the very dry skin that can lead to itching. Ideal for the dry, itchy skin associated with atopic dermatitis or cold winter weather. Fragrance-free and fast absorbing formula with soothing oatmeal and moisturizing glycerin break the bothersome cycle of itching and scratching. Also appropriate for children.
Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Palmitate, Mineral Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, DMDMHydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
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.