Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm: Caring for Your Family’s Skin
Do you have a different skincare item for different parts of your body? I know I do & each one takes up valuable space in my house. Add into the mix my husband’s creams & then the kids, my bathroom cupboard is completely overflowing. With this in mind, I am always happy to find a toiletry that is suitable for the whole family & multi-purpose. Being a family of dry skin & eczema sufferers we all rely on a range of moisturisers, especially during the winter months.
I have seen Eucerin products in the shops for a while now, but have never tried them. A couple of weeks ago, the lovely people at Britmums kindly sent our family a sample to try & I was super pleased to see that, firstly, the cream is designed for all over body use. I suffer from dry skin on my feet, my husband gets severe eczema, Charlie gets dry skin patches on his arms & legs & Sophie’s hands are currently very dry & sore. As you can see – we all need it!
Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm: What Is It?
- Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm gives dry to very dry, cracked and irritated skin the SOS care it needs
- Formulated with only seven ingredients, Aquaphor is gentle enough to be used on highly irritated skin as well as on sensitive baby skin and also in the nappy area
- Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm protects the skin by creating a breathable protective barrier, allowing oxygen and water vapour to circulate to and from the skin, allowing the skin to ‘breathe’ and strengthen its natural barrier function
- The Eucerin Aquaphor formula was first introduced in the US market in 1925 and has been a household staple ever since – long trusted for its effectiveness in repairing a wide range of skin SOS cases
Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum, Cera Microcristallina, Ceresin, Lanolin Alcohol, Panthenol, Glycerin & Bisabolol
The soothing skin balm is really easy to apply & is completely fragrance-free. This means I can apply it on sensitive skin, including baby skin like Charlies. The bottle is still going strong as you only need a small amount applied to the problem areas of the skin.
After using the cream for 2 weeks we are a very happy family! The Aquaphor cream sits in our bathroom basket ready to be applied after each bath or shower. It isn’t a miracle cure for my husband’s eczema (which it never claims to be!) as he needs strong steroid cream, but it has taken the edge off. As for me & the kids, it’s been fantastic. Sophie’s hands are back to normal, as are my feet & Charlie’s patches. When you apply the thick balm, you can literally feel your dry skin soaking up all the moisture!
10 Other Uses for Aquaphor
Thinking that this skin soothing balm is specifically for people with dry skin problems I had a quick search on Google to see if there are any other uses for Aquaphor. Quite frankly, I’ve been AMAZED by what I’ve found! So much so, that I just had to share…
- Lip balm – soothes cracked, chaffed lips, acting as a lip balm
- Make-Up Remover – apply a little Aquaphor to your face & then use a tissue or cotton wool to rub off makeup
- Keeps lipstick off your teeth – swipe a dab of Aquaphor on your teeth before applying bright lipstick
- Dewy Skin – put a very small amount of Aquaphor on your cheekbones to make them shine!
- Make perfume last longer – put Aquaphor on your wrists before applying perfume
- Helps dry cuticles – apply to nails to help with problem cuticles
- Keep your eyebrows in place – rub Aquaphor across your eyebrows to tame any stray hairs
- Even self-tan – apply to drier areas of your body before applying tan e.g. knuckles or knees so the self-tan goes on more evenly
- Smooth out split ends – help split ends lie flat by rubbing it between your fingers with some Aquaphor
- So this one isn’t to do with your body BUT you can use it as shoe shine! Buff your shoes with a dry cloth with Aquaphor on.
Do you have any other uses for Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm?
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