I have been using this on my 8 year old daughter since it became available on the market. She has sensitive eczema prone skin, and this is the only lotion that keeps her skin from looking scaly. I use it on myself as well. I especially love that it does not have an overpowering scent to it- some fragrance-free lotions can still carry a strange odor.
This stuff is HG for me. Works super well and keeps your skin so soft and moist. I even use this as an eye creme in the morning as a prep for my eyemakeup since the skin around my eyes are very dry and flaky at times. i wont use this all over my skin for fear of breakouts, but it says you can if you wanted to. LOVE IT
I have really dry legs. I have tried nearly every lotion out there, including Aveno, Nivea, Bath and Body, Olay, Jergens, etc. This version of Curel is the only thing that keeps me from wanting to take a cheese grater to my legs.
Its a tad pricey, but it works.
I bought this yesterday while shopping for lotion. I have severely winter dry, itchy skin and have tried everything to heal my skin. Eucerin, Aveeno, Olay, you name it, it wasn't helping the dryness of the itch which was now causing me intense pain. I heard Curel was good, well, I heard raves about continuous comfort so decided to give this a shot. The lotion itself is fairly light, with a very nice creamsicle smell that fades quickly. It did the job of moisurizing my skin pretty well. No greasy feeling left behind, though if you use too much it takes a while to absorb. I would buy again.
I love how creamy and moisturizing this is, but it is WAY overpriced for a lotion. I mean it used to run 5-7 for the larger bottle, and now it goes for 9+, the cheapest one is at W@lM@art for $9.97. Because of this I am looking for alternative products to replace this. I may have to rob a bank otherwise, I do use this constantly, hence the reason I dislike the price.
I used to use this version of Curel before they made the changes, but for some reason, I find that it now seems to be very plastic-like in texture. My skin just feels like it's suffocating when I've used it. I do like the smell very much, but I think after a while the eucalyptus and orange oil, started to irritate my skin. Also, I finally figured out that they added shea butter, and unbeknownst to be, I'm allergic to shea. So I switched to the Continuous Comfort Unscented (which is the replacement to the old green cap version) and am much happier. It has very little silicone, no harsh oils, no shea butter, and just seems to moisturize better for me. So if you have sensitive skin, I think the Continuous Comfort would be a better choice.
I think it might be better than Cetaphil if you don't slather on too much. Cetaphil is a bit runnier and this has an Orange creamsicle smell to it that disappears quickly. This is a bit creamier and like the packaging material says, "velvety". It really is velvety. Unlike Cetaphil, it doesn't make you feel like your arms and legs are stuck in a humid rainforest, but feels just like lotion. Very good for dry, flaky patches on elbows and knees. Out of desperation, I even put this on some flaky patches on my face. No allergic reaction and the flakes disappeared. This really is gentle enough for my sensitive skin face. And it's a lot cheaper than Cetaphil. Definitely body lotion HG!
I LOVE this lotion. I have never gone back to any other lotion and probably never will. I used to have dry scaly legs but ever since I started using this product, I've never had that problem again. Even my mum had the same problem until I introduced her to Curel... and now she's hooked! I have to send her a bottle every few months because she can't live without it (she lives all the way across the other side of the world in china). Anyway, I think it's one of the best body lotions out there. For me, it absorbs pretty easily and leaves me with soft, scale free skin and it has a faint, pleasant citrusy smell. Did I tell you that I LOVE this lotion?
I was a Curel lotion fan for years (the fragrance-free white bottle with green cap) until the manufacturer decided to change the formulation (silver-y blue-colored bottle). WHY, Curel, WHY?!?!? To me, the new version is SO greasy and sticky and slow absorbing. Even a dime size amount for both hands was too much for me. When the lotion seemed to finally absorb into my skin, it left a sticky, greasy feeling behind. So disappointed. I threw out the full bottle, and bought Eucerin Daily Replenshing instead. What happened to you, Curel?!?!
Undoubtably my HG body lotion, have been using it a long time. Actually, it's the only one I can use because i'm allergic to every other one i've used. My dermatologist recommended it because my old lotion (can't remember what it was, was like 10 years ago) was making my skin super itchy, red, and scaly. I use it everywhere except my face and it does a great job moisturizing. Definitely doesn't make me feel greasy or oily afterwards, and absorbs very well. Even on my extra dry areas (elbows and knees for me) they stay soft for days after using it (and conversely, when I forget or run out, my elbows and knees will be rough, dry, and cracked). Wish it came in a nice, fruity, tropical scent of some kind, but then i'd probably be allergic to it so beggars can't be choosers. I get the big pump bottle, and love it. I repurchase every time I run out.