Eucerin • 5 percent Urea Hand Cream • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Blue
Useless product. My hands were bone dry and stinging again two minutes after application. Back to Cetaphil Ultra Hydrating Lotion.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Amazing, amazing cream for dry hands. Properly moisturises, without leaving any residue. Which is genius.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I live in Holland and I think this Urea Hand Cream is the same as the Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Hand Cream (which is sold in the US).
I love that this hand cream is fragrance free and I love that, like a lot of Eucerin moisturizers, it doesn't leave a heavy/oily layer on the skin.
It does a good job and is not too pricy (7 euro).
I have the feeling that the Hemp hand cream from the Body Shop is a bit more repairing, so for wintertime I think I will buy the Hemp one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
This is a really great hand cream. I live in a big city and take public transport frequently throughout the day, so I'm constantly washing my hands. As a result I have very dry skin - particularly around my knuckles. This cream repaired my hands after just 2 uses and unlike other heavy creams (such as the new Neutregena intensive) this cream does not irritate - even for sensitive skin. Highly recommended. It might be a little on the pricey side for a drugstore brand, but it lasts forever and it's actually quite cheap when you compare it to other beauty/spa brands.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
My hands are extremely sensitive to different lotions/creams (i.e. Vaseline, Aveeno, Lubriderm, etc.), and often require medicinal cream to heal it's itching or cracking. With this cream though, I haven't had to use the prescribed cream from my doctor for at least a month now! (For reference I've used this hand cream for about 2 months. If any changes come up I will update this.)
[ PROS ] - does not irritate my skin; easy application; leaves my hands silky smooth; heals chapped skin fully after 1 day's use (results appear after 1 application)
[ CONS ] - a little pricey for the amount ($12.99 CAD for 75 ml)
For the results I reap from this product, I will definitely repurchase it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a review for the Eucerin 5% Urea Hand Cream. I thought about placing this review with the Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Hand Creme (available in US only), but judging from an MUA member's review of that product I don't think it would be too appropriate. The ingredients of the two hand creams are only slightly different, and most of the results of the US cream are in line with what I've experienced with the 5% Urea Hand Cream, but I'm a stickler for orderliness!
I love Eucerin 5% Urea Hand Cream! It's suitable for day use b/c it's not greasy. The cream goes to work immediately, making my hands feel soft and hydrated. And amazingly, this hand cream helps to heal cracks! For this to happen I have to apply the cream after every handwashing for about 3 to 4 days. For less severe cracks it takes less time of course.
Before going to bed I'll sometimes apply this hand cream over Avon Moisture Therapy Hand Cream. If I use Eucerin by itself at night I notice that my hands feel much drier when I wake up.
I've been using Eucerin 5% Urea Hand Cream for about 3 or 4 years now. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's getting harder to find. I used to buy it at Wal-mart and Shoppers Drug Mart, but now I have to resort to my local grocery store!
Eucerin 5% Urea Hand Cream is available in a 75 ml tube and sells for $11-$13 CAD. As mentioned earlier, Eucerin in the US sells a hand cream called the Plus Intensive Repair Hand Creme. The ingredients are similar. What's different is that the US version doesn't have cyclomethicone, but have added cyclopentasiloxane and cyclohexasiloxane, and xanthan gum is ahead of phenoxyethanol.
The European Eucerin hand cream is also called 5% Urea (well, Germany, England, Italy, and France for sure. I'm not going to click on every European country on Eucerin's website!). Asia and South American sell a different Eucerin hand cream called pH5 and its ingredients are completely different.
I ♥ this hand cream! I once stocked up on it when I thought it was going to be discontinued in Canada. Hope that never happens!
Ingredients: WATER/EAU, GLYCERIN, UREA, GLYCERYL STEARATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CYCLOMETHICONE, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, SODIUM LACTATE, DIMETHICONE, PEG-40 STEARATE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, LACTIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, XANTHAN GUM, PROPYLPARABEN.
EDITED 5/17/09: Okay, I just found out that cyclomethicone is a mixture of cyclotetrasiloxane, cyclopentasiloxane, and cyclohexasiloxane. All siloxanes are harmful to wildlife, and when you see that any one or all three of these chemicals are widely used in skin and hair care products, it should scare you.
I don't think I can stop myself from repurchasing Eucerin b/c I can't deal with chapped hands that are bleeding from cracks (and I admit I'm being a horrible selfish person here), but I can at least stop buying Dove anti-perspirant and refrain myself from buying hair styling products with siloxanes.
More info on siloxanes from the Canadian gov't: http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/interest-interet/siloxanes_e.html
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the best hand cream I've used! In winter, my hands are usually red, chapped, and very dry. This is the only product which makes my irritated, dry hands soft and diminishes redness within a few days. Surprisingly, it is not heavy/sticky at all. If you have dry hands, a must try! In Germany, it retails about €6-7.