Winter was not good to my skin, this past winter I really struggled with extremely dry skin and loads of eczema flare-ups, my skin is currently trying to recover with the constant change of weather but with the help of the new Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Range the dryness and flare-ups are not as bad as it was prior. I have been using the Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash 5% Urea, Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 5% Urea, Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 10% Urea and Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Hand Cream 5%.
Eucerin has provided an effective solution for people like myself who suffer from extremely dry and sensitive skin, with the Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS range.
The UreaRepair PLUS range provides immediate and long-lasting relief of dry skin signs such as roughness, scaliness and flakiness, providing moisture and strengthening the skin barrier. This makes the skin more resilient and delays the recurrence of dry skin.
Dry skin can be caused by internal factors such as: genetic predisposition, hormonal influences, biological skin ageing as well as eczema, psoriasis, diabetes or ichthyosis. External factors such as heat, cold or humidity, UV-induced skin ageing, frequent washing, insufficient fluid intake and extreme medical treatments such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy or dialysis. My dry skin is definitely a result from both internal and external factors.
The skin acts as a protective sheath with a complete balance of water, fat and moisture binding substances, protecting us from weather and dryness. Extremely dry skin needs care that balances both lipids and moisture. These strengthen the skin’s resilience. The Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS complex contain lipids and moisturising ingredients which are proven to alleviate and soothe the symptoms of dry skin and provide 48-hour protection.
How does it work? The UreaRepair PLUS complex works to repair skin’s natural ability to fight dry skin in three different ways:
To Bind moisture into the skin:
- Urea is reduced in dry skin. The Urea in each product helps improve the moisture binding capacity and replenish skin’s moisture.
- A Natural Moisturising Function Complex (NMF-complex) made up of Urea, Amino Acids, Lactate and PCA, ensures a balanced moisture level, thus supporting the barrier function of the skin. Supplementing the NMF-complex promotes skin regeneration and Filaggrin breakdown.
- Filaggrin is a type of protein found in the skin, that is formed during the process of keratinisation (when keratin is deposited in cells and the cells become hard). A mutation of filaggrin gene can interfere with the skin’s ability to act as a barrier. When this happens, water is lost from the skin and bacteria and other substances can enter, possibly leading to allergies, irritation and infection.
To Lock moisture into the skin:
- Ceramides 3 assist with barrier repair and reduce moisture loss.
Improves Moisture Distribution in the skin:
- Gluco-Glycerol activates the skin’s natural moisturising network (Aquaporins), ensuring moisturisation in the deeper epidermal layers.
Now that I have explained how the ingredients in the Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS range works I can finally tell you how it has worked for my skin. This range is created for dry skin, contains a new product and is available in all new sizes.
Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash 5% Urea
The body wash recently joined the UreaRepair PLUS range, it comes in a convenient 400ml pump bottle which is easy to use especially in the shower. It provides gentle yet effective cleansing.
Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash is for everyday use for extremely dry and ageing skin. It can be used on the body, face, hands and intimate areas. It is made with 5% Urea and Lactate.
The body wash has a gel texture, it is clear in colour, only a small amount is needed, when a small amount is rubbed in wet hands it foams up a bit, using too much product doesn’t allow it to foam up quite well. Rather than using a loofah I use my hands to wash with this product as the hands are much more gentle and won’t break and irritate the skin and works a lot better with this body wash. The wash has really helped my extremely dry sensitive skin become soft and smooth and also hydrated. It soothes my skin, my skin does not feel tight after rinsing it off and it is very effective, my body feels clean even though it is mild, gentle and does not foam up as much as a soap or normal body wash would.
I found that when using the Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash my skin doesn’t get dry as quickly as it would with the use of any other product. I continue using this wash as it has become my favourite product and really does the job without irritating my skin. The 400ml bottle lasts for a couple of months which I love, it retails for R179.99.
Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 5% Urea
The Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion with 5% Urea, Ceramides and NMF’s is suitable for extremely dry, rough and tight skin. My skin is always tight and dry regardless of the season and I often find it difficult to find a lotion or cream that helps soothe my dry itchy skin and that keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day.
I often use creams as I find that they are thicker and richer for my skin, so I was excited to try out a lotion that is suitable for my skin.
The lotion is white in colour and thin in texture which makes it spread quite easily, a little goes a long way and it is also lightweight on the skin. It immediately soothes and hydrates my skin and is easily and quickly absorbed into the skin. I do however find that the hydration does not last all day so I have to reapply the lotion twice a day, because I have to reapply the lotion the 250ml does not last me as long as I would hope it would, but overall I love how soft, smooth and hydrated this lotion makes my skin feel.
The Urea 10% lotion can be used when dry skin is severe, alternating with 5% when the condition is less severe. The Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion Urea 5% retails for R169.99 for a 250ml bottle.
Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 10% Urea
This lotion contains 10% Urea, Ceramides and NMF’s. It nourishes dry, rough and tight skin and is recommended for people with ageing skin, diabetes skin or psoriasis. The 10% Urea contributes and binds intensive moisture and strengthens the skin barrier. It also gives the skin long-lasting resilience.
This is the perfect product for flaky, extremely dry and itchy skin. The lotion is white in colour like the 5% Urea lotion but the texture is a lot thinner and slightly runny. Only a small amount of the product is needed as it is thinner it absorbs faster.
This lotion has an oil finish but does not leave the skin feeling uncomfortably oily and greasy, I find that the 10% Urea is a lot more hydrating and moisturising and both the hydration and moisture lasts longer compared to the 5% Urea lotion which means I do not have to apply it as often which makes the 250ml last longer. My skin really loves this product as it becomes soft and smooth and because my skin is hydrated it is less itchy and eczema flare-ups are minimal.
The Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 10% Urea 250ml retails for R189.99.
Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Hand Cream 5% Urea
I am always washing my hands as I am a bit of a germaphobe and I always apply a hand cream after as I can’t stand the feeling of dry hands. After using all the above mentioned products in this range I knew that this hand cream was made for me☺.
The Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Hand Cream 5% Urea is suitable for extremely rough, coarse and dry skin, itchy and flaky skin and diabetic and psoriasis skin. It is made with 5% Urea, Ceramides and NMF’s.
I use this hand cream after every hand wash. It is white in colour, has a slight scent and it is slightly thick in texture. I get immediate relief from this hand cream, it softens and hydrates my hands and only a pea size is needed. It absorbs quite quickly and easily, leaving my hands feeling smooth and soft with long lasting hydration. This has to be one of my favourite hand creams and it is small enough for my handbag. This cream is also perfect to use on dry feet before going to sleep.
The Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Hand Cream 5% Urea 75ml retails for R129.99.
All the products in this range are fragrance free and contain no colouring agents which is what I love about Eucerin products, it is really the perfect brand for anyone who suffers from skin problems or who just has extremely dry skin and is in need of skincare products to help alleviate the dry and itchiness. I highly recommend this range it has worked well for my dry eczema prone skin and is definitely a range that I will be repurchasing.