I've actually bought this a few times. This is a great, basic drugstore lotion. Very inexpensive for what it can do. Moisturizes, but dries fast enough. My biggest gripe is the scent/hypoallergenic abilities. First, it's a strong scent. I find this true of all Jergens lotions though. I don't mind a strong scent if it dissipates fast. Jergens scents will cling on to your clothes. The other thing I noticed is that if I have reactive skin at all, it will irritate it very much. I actually got a chemical burn from this on my hands BUT my hands were incredibly raw when I used it which I would normally never do with a lotion anyway. So for being hypoallergenic, not so much. Otherwise, great lotion.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Dry Skin Therapy PLUS Intensive Repair Lotion
classygirl 2/25/2008 9:09:00 AM
Ok, let me start by saying that I LOVE Eucerin products. I use Aquaphor, Eucerine cream, Calming cream and Eucerine sensitive anti wrinkle face cream once a week to almost daily. I got an idea to get something with AHA's in it. Now, I LOVE their AHA hand cream. So,I thought I'd try this. Well, I vaguely remember trying it when it first came out and thought I didn't like it back then. Bought it anyway. Well, here's my verdicts- took the entire night to dry on my legs. I am not kidding. I could feel the lotion still at 3am. It is very sticky and greasy. And last, but not least, it didn't make my legs soft and smooth- it actually irritated them. I couldn't believe that after enduring the night of wet legs, that I didn't get a good result. Had itchy legs the next day. I will stick to the calming cream for my legs- fantastic moisturizer and dries normally. Will not repurchase. Oh, and I have very dry skin btw.
Just bought my second bottle. FTR, I've tried high and low end foundations. I have the combo/oily colorstay. I have problematic skin. I have huge pores, scars, acne and slight wrinkles (33yrs old). I get dry patches and eczema as well. I react to many things. I do not react to this product. Plus, it's fantastic coverage. I wear Physicans Formula mineral powder over. Almost completely flawless. My only negatives would be the bottle. When you get to the end, it's tough to get out. Smells kind of like paint???but goes away asap. If you get it on your clothes, it's tough to get it out. Othewise, this stuff is fantastic. Edited to add- use a sponge with this. I apply with fingers, but use a round sponge right after application. The wedge sponges work great for right to application. I use Target sponges.
Just bought my second tube. I can't believe I hadn't tried this product earlier!!! First, I have reactive, eczema, itchy skin. My hands crack and peel easily. They got so bad this winter, I was desperate. Aveda Hand cream is my HG. Well, that caused much burning. The only 2 creams that worked were Eucerin cream in the jar and the Vaseline Creamy formula. I use this cream about 3 times a day and the Eucerin cream at night. Cured my red, peeled hands and for the first time, no more cracks on the fingers! I have tried EVERYTHING. (FTR, Eucerin and Vaseline alone, didn't work for me either. I have to use both daily).This stuff works a touch BETTER than the Aveda plus it's fragrance free and CHEAP. $2.98 at Target. Seriously. I prefer this much over Aveda and I never thought I'd say that. Aveda was my HG for years.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Dry Skin Therapy Calming Creme
classygirl 1/17/2008 11:38:00 AM
I usually wait until I'm done with an entire product bf reviewing. I just repurchased this lotion. I love it for my legs and arms. It is just a touch more moisturizing than Cetaphil cream. I have eczema and itchy skin. Cetaphil wasn't cutting it and Eucerin cream in the jar is FAR too thick for my legs. After trying many lotions, this was the best. I have 2 complaints though- 1. packaging. I can't stand the tube and it's tough to get out once you're near the end of the product and 2. my second daughter used this when she broke out with eczema. It made her VERY red and irritated. Some of the reviews on here talk about skin irritation, so beware. That being said, I have reactive skin and this stuff worked wonderfully for me. It did NOT do anything for my eczema, but got rid of my leg itchies easily.
Literally has saved my eczema skin. I use this primarily on my face. I have eczema patches on my eyes. This lotion is one of the few that don't sting or irritate the patches. The cream looks whipped in the tub, but is thicker than your average lotion. It seems to hydrate hours later. Not greasy at all which I love for my face. It is a touch more moisturizing than Cetaphil cream which has been a HG for me for years. The only issue I have is it's availability. It's hard to find. It's more costly drugstore cream for the most part as well-but def worth it if you have problematic skin. I get blackheads and acne from a lot of things and this hasn't broken me out once. I used to use Cetaphil cream on my face, but it would break me out occassionally. This doesn't at all.
I've bought 2 of these candles in the past 2yrs. My husband absolutely loves the scent. It is apples and cinnamon for the most part with a touch of possibly vanilla to even out the sharpness that cinnamon can bring.
I've gone through about 4 bottles of this stuff. I use it at night and a half click per arm during the day. I never use the 2 clicks they suggest. That being said, in the summer, I would still be occassionally sweaty. Not stinky though. Now in the fall, it's like super power deoderant. I have tried them all and love this. Certain dry made my pits extremely itchy. I followed the directions to a tee too. The first time I used certain dry-it worked. Afterwards, got horrible reactions. Secret gives me no reactions, leaves me dry and not smelly. I use the clean scented-I didn't care for the powder scent. Update- as with most deodarants, my body gets used to them. I had to switch this to Degree. I do this periodically anyway or it seems the deoderants wont work for me. The Degree works better for me now than Secret. As for the scents, I prefer the clean scent in the Secret. The powder one is very heavy. I recently saw a hypoallergenic one at Target- I will prob try that the next time.
Used an entire bottle of this bf writing the review. I tried this cleanser a few years ago when my skin was more oily. It made my skin overly oily at the time, so I didn't retry. Recently, my skin has been acting crazy- very, very dry except my tzone which is normal to oily and can even feel very tight and itchy with certain products. I tried first Cetaphil-too drying and irritating even as a tissue off cleanser (and I've used that for years without probs), then Cerave- too drying and irritating as well. So I got desperate. I buy Neutrogena's Fresh Foaming cleanser for my neck and just happened to see the Extra Gentle cleanser. It is my staple now. It is the least irritating of the 3 for me. It provides some moisture if used as a tissue off cleanser. My face feels somewhat tight if I wash with water. I use this day and night. Takes of most makeup except some stubborn mascara. I just repurchased. Edited to add- just went through another bottle. The acne on my neck is completely clear! I still love this stuff. My eczema still isn't irritated.
Cleansers -Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser
classygirl 10/31/2007 9:20:00 AM
Dried my skin out horribly. I have finicky skin though. I'm in my 30's with an oily to normal t-zone, but extremely dry skin otherwise. My biggest prob is the redness/reactions I get from products. This didnt' start happening until I had my second child. Anyway, I'm sensitive to everything. Tried this based on recommendations on a skin care book. Dried my skin out terribly and caused to to feel itchy.
I've been using this for years. I use it on my neck. I can't use it on my face bc it's way too drying. I get acne on my jaw and neck though. This is one of the few cleansers that works. It is inexpensive and easily available. Can be very drying and is not good for sensitive types. Takes most makeup off.
I have very, very combo skin. I'm in my 30's, so my skin is starting to "age" a bit. It's very fickle. I have large pores and CAN have oily skin, but for the most part, it's dry and flaky. I decided to go back to Noxema bc I used it years ago and loved it. I used a whole bottle. I had the pump version. It started out lovely. It moisturized my skin while cleaning it really well. My cheeks would feel tight, but not overly. Yet, it left my skin non greasy whereas, Cetaphil can. So, everything was great. Then it exacerbated my eczema. I only have eczema on my feet here or there. I got a patch under my eye. The thing is, I could feel something "sensitive" under my eye right away once I started with the Noxema, just took a few weeks to come out. So this would work lovely for very combo skin that just isn't sensitive.
Found my HG. This is the BEST mascara out there. I used Loreal Volumanous (sp?) for years. However, I just got sick of the clumping and "sticky" feeling the waterproof version gave me. On a whim, I tried this. I will never look back. I'm on my first bottle, but I've been using it for 3months. You can put a layer on, and have a natural look. You can continually layer it for a more dramatic effect. Doesn't clump at all. Stays on all day. This was a prob for me with Loreal regular mascara-reason I went to waterproof. Clinique's mascara is so good at staying put, you don't need a waterproof version.
I've been using Maxxed out for a couple of years now. I've used all diff kinds of hairspray. This one delivers. It is strong holding, but not overly so. Later in the day, it still holds great, but you can even reshape. I love the smell, but I love grapefruit/citrus smells. It doesn't carry the scent throughout the day on me. My only complaint is the bottle- the spout clogs easily. It will seem stiff and sticky if you use too much. If you use the right amount, it's the best hairspray I've used in years.
I've been using this product for about 3yrs now. However, I've been using Voluminous regular mascara for a good 10yrs. The reason I switched- my skin got oily after having my babies. The regular Voluminous would run. This would not. I will say though, it will flake at times, but it is a minor complaint from me bc I typically only get the "flakes" when taking the mascara off. I use Black/brown and have not been disappointed. I've tried lots and this is the best drugstore brand out there.