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Daily Moisture Lotion SPF 15
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13.5 fl. oz. for $8.49
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Body Lotions/Creams/Balms/Butters
Last Updated:03.26.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This body lotion with sunscreen was reformulated to include avobenzone for sufficient UVA (think anti-aging) protection. Although that's a step in the right direction, the lightweight base formula remains below average. Despite being inexpensive, the formula is dated and does not at all represent what current research shows dry skin needs to truly improve. Yes, this provides broad-spectrum sun protection but so do many other sunscreens that also treat your skin to a range of other beneficial ingredients. Besides, with the reformulation came the addition of a preservative (methylisothiazolinone) that is generally not recommended for use in leave-on products because it is a frequent skin sensitizer.

Pros:
  • Inexpensive.
  • Provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
Cons:
  • Overall formula is dated and below average, leaving dry skin wanting (and needing) more.
  • Product doesn't feel non-greasy as claimed.
  • Contains the sensitizing preservative methylisothiazolinone.
Claims
Go beyond moisturization and protect your skin from the sun. Lubriderm Daily Moisture with SPF 15 Lotion contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen to provide everyday, dermatologist-recommended protection from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays. And unlike many normal sunscreens, this fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula feels great on skin.
Ingredients
Active: Avobenzone (2 %), Octisalate (4 %), Octocrylene (3 %) Other: Water, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteareth-20, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Fragrance, Acrylates, C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Benzalkonium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone.
Brand Overview

Lubriderm At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; some fragrance-free body lotions; Lubriderm provides complete product ingredient lists on its Web site.

Weaknesses: Mostly outdated formulas that lack a range of skin-repairing ingredients; the body lotion with SPF 15 does not provide sufficient UVA protection; not much distinction between formulas, especially in the Daily Moisture range.

Among body lotion brands, Lubriderm is recognizable at drugstores and grocery stores around the world. Unfortunately, most of their formulas are about as exciting as watching grass grow! Instead of providing dry, itchy skin with a range of state-of-the-art ingredients proven to offer lasting benefits, Lubriderm stops short at the basics, with formulas that echo back to the 1960s.

What Lubriderm leaves out are the ingredients that would supply your skin with a healthy dose of antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients, or cell-communicating ingredients. All these types of ingredients can actually "repair" skin, not just put a Band-Aid® on the problem of dry skin.

Lubriderm products are not bad, but it's like using a typewriter instead of a computer. Simply put, science has advanced skin care far beyond what Lubriderm formulas provide.

Lubriderm's price point is attractive, but saving money isn't always the end game. Besides, there are other inexpensive brands whose impressive body moisturizer formulas mean you don’t have to settle for less. At the drugstore, check out the options from CeraVe, Olay, and St. Ives or online from Paula's Choice for stellar inexpensive examples. Actually, the previously mentioned are some of the best examples around because even the expensive body products often omit the advanced ingredients.

For more information about Lubriderm, call (877) 543-8477 or visit www.lubriderm.com.

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