New Eucerin UreaRepair Plus

Eucerin is one of my favourite skincare brands. I have used quite a few of their facial products and they are all top notch. I am a bit new to their bodycare products as, let’s be honest, they are not exactly cheap. But in this post I am going to tell you why the new Eucerin UreaRepair Plus range is worth its weight in gold. If not more!

New Eucerin UreaRepair Plus

New Eucerin UreaRepair Plus

If you have sensitive, very dry or eczema-prone skin like I do, please take note: this range is life changing. Let me start off with this… last year I wrote a post ‘There’s urea in my body lotion?’ that you can check out HERE . Now that you know what urea can do for your skin, let me tell you more about Eucerin UreaRepair Plus.

A New Kind of Freedom for Dry Skin When your skin is dry and irritated: Eucerin® UreaRepair PLUS provides immediate relief and 48 hours of protection.

With over 25 years of expertise in skin care, Eucerin is the most recommended brand by dermatologists for dry skin. The products come with proven effectiveness and skin tolerability and have been clinically tested on skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and people living with diabetes, as well as the aged with thinning skin.

Suffering from medically dry skin is not only uncomfortable, itchy and sore, but the effects go beyond the physical symptoms, often leaving people feeling frustrated, helpless, emotionally drained and tired from lack of sleep. Eucerin® has provided a comprehensive and effective solution for people suffering from extremely dry skin, with the Complete Repair Range. This year Complete Repair becomes the Eucerin® UreaRepair PLUS, with vitalized new packaging and a new product, the UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash. The Eucerin® UreaRepair PLUS provides immediate and long-lasting relief of dry skin signs like roughness, scaliness and flakiness, providing moisture and strengthening the skin barrier. This makes skin more resilient and delays the recurrence of dry skin. The new UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash, in a convenient 400ml with pump applicator, provides gentle, yet effective cleansing.

All of that sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? But does it really do all that it promises? I put away all of my other lotions and potions to really put this range through its paces and this is what I discovered:

New Eucerin UreaRepair Plus lotion

The Eucerin UreaRepair Plus lotions, both 5% urea and 10% urea, are amazing. No more dry, flaky, dull, scaly tight-feeling skin. These lotions provide relief from the moment it comes into contact with your skin and the feeling lasts the whole day. And if you suffer from eczema, I highly recommend that you give it a try. I have not suffered any breakouts or sensitivity since I started using this range. I first finished the 5% urea lotion. I savoured every single drop. It applies like an absolute dream. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth with absolute no residue. Eczema sufferers will know all too well that some lotions, creams or butters may feel great when you apply it, but if it leaves a heavy/greasy residue on your skin, it may just irritate it more. The 5% lotion is definitely my favourite of the two. I am currently using the 10% lotion. It is recommended for extremely dry, rough and tight skin. The product is also recommended for people with ageing skin, Diabetic skin or psoriasis. It is amazing! The only thing that I don’t really like is that fact that it doesn’t apply as well as the 5%. It feels as though there is a bit too much ‘slip’. I don’t know how else to explain it. It doesn’t feel quite as ‘creamy’ as the 5%. 5% retails for R170 and the 10% for R190. Both come in generous 250ml bottles.

New Eucerin UreaRepair Plus handcream

This is what Eucerin says about the Eucerin UreaRepair Plus Handcream:

For daily use on dry and strained hands. To care for contact dermatitis, psoriasis, diabetes and for accompaniment of therapy. Made with 5% urea, ceramides and natural moisturising factors. Immediate relief and long-lasting protection for smooth and soft hands. Gives the skin durable resilience and protection from dryness. Rapidly absorbed. Without fragrance and colouring agents.

What do I say? Yes, yes, a thousand times YES! This hand cream is a must-have is you suffer from eczema on your hands. It does all it promises, and more. It retails for R120 for 75ml.

New Eucerin UreaRepair Plus bodywash

I was keen try give the Eucerin UreaRepair Plus Replenishing Body Wash a go, but I was not overly excited. I don’t always believe the claims that a wash can change your skin, as it isn’t in contact with your skin for very long. If a wash leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and clean, and it doesn’t cause any irritation, I’m happy. The replenishing body wash did that. Nice. But why would I pay R180 for 400ml of soap? Because this stuff changed my skin! It is a miracle product. Used with the lotion, my skin is softer, smoother, plump, glowing and less irritated than ever before. EVER! I want to shout it from the rooftops. My skin not only feels wonderful, it also looks fabulous!! Even a bit younger, dare I say?

The new Eucerin UreaRepair Plus range isn’t a skin treat, it’s a TREATMENT. No wonder dermatologists recommend Eucerin.

Come on Clicks, bring on that 3 for 2! I need to stock up.


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Skin Conditions: Psoriasis vs Eczema

As you well know by now, both my little girl and I suffer from eczema. Eczema is a condition that I’ve lived with my whole life.

There are two main types of eczema or dermatitis.

The first is Contact Eczema. In this case skin inflammation is caused by a trigger or irritant from outside the body. This can be anything from grass, fabric softener to sea water (as in my case). This type of eczema can be controlled to a certain extent if care is taken to avoid these triggers.

Atopic Eczema is the real bugger. In my opinion at least! This is caused by a problem from within the body. Cara’s eczema will flare up if she eats foods that contain dairy or eggs, therefore she does not eat those foods at all. My poor child. My eczema will flare up when I have hay fever, when I drink too much white wine, when I am stressed… not quite so easy to control. I know I can cut out the wine, but let’s stick to the point of this post ;)

It seems that my husband has developed a mild case of Psoriasis. Luckily the flare-ups have been few and far between. We only realised that it is Psoriasis as his late father suffered from the condition.

How do you tell the difference between these skin conditions? I found the below article on Skin Online and I thought that you may find it of use. Original article can be found over HERE.

Skin Conditions: Psoriasis vs Eczema

Skin Conditions: Psoriasis vs Eczema

Skin conditions such as Psoriasis and Eczema are often confused or even referred to as the same thing, this, however, is not true at all.

Let’s explore the differences between Psoriasis and Eczema

Psoriasis is characterised unpredictable flare up’s which consist of an over production of skin cells resulting in irritated red patches with a silvery crust , here are a few things to look our for:

Psoriasis is often found on the knees, elbows, palms or scalp, it is accompanied by painful dry silvery scales and inflammation. The skin usually remains red, dry and doesn’t normally have any oozing or breaks in the skin. Psoriasis in more common in adults and is usually the result of either a compromised immune system or possibly hereditary.

Eczema on the other is a term used to explain a group of conditions which cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated and is often linked to secondary allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever. One huge point of difference is that no matter which part of the skin is affected, eczema is always itchy and often the itching will start before the rash even appears.

Here are a few things to look out for with eczema: Found on back of knees, hands, cheeks,chin and inside of the elbows.

It is usually found on the back of knees, hands , cheeks,chin and inside of the elbows, it proves to be extremely itchy. Often it is accompanied by oozing, crusty sores, thickened skin and pimple like breakouts, which start from early infancy or childhood. This condition usually flares up in response to external factors such as sun , grass and detergents or cosmetic preparations.

In order to treat a skin condition, it is important to determine what is the root cause of the concern, in order to treat these conditions holistically it is best to consult a functional medicine doctor.

It is through function medicine that you will be able to treat the ‘actual’ cause of the conditions, through correct diagnosis, medication , lifestyle changes and nutraceutical support. Always consult your healthcare practitioner, do not self-medicate.

I really hope that you found this useful!