First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Is Better Than Eucerin
Move over, Eucerin. There’s a new cream in town and it’s not greasy. It’s not heavy, nor does it feel like an oily mess that’s going to rub off on everything from your hair to your pillow case. It’s made with colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and eucalyptus oil.
I got a generous sample of First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream from Sephora after a sales rep recommended it for my eczema, which was flaring up again thanks to stress, caffeine, and my inability to find a suitable daytime moisturizer with SPF. Fun times.
Anyway, the eczema hasn’t cleared up over the course of a week, so I can’t say the cream’s a complete miracle worker, but it’s close. It does soothe my skin. I can feel my face drinking it in and it’s such a relief after washing my makeup off or rinsing my face in the mornings.
The bright red splotches with huge flakes have calmed down into a lighter pink rash with less noticeable flakes. I think it’s making progress, but it’s not as powerful as a prescription cream would be (but it doesn’t have the scary warning label that Elidel, for example, did, either).
Additional perks to this non-greasy cream outside of helping get eczema under control:
- No parabens, GMOs, sulfates, synthetic fragrances or dyes, pthlalates, or triclosan
- Very light, neutral scent that reminds me of Cetaphil
- The colloidal oatmeal is good for eczema
- It can be used on the face or body
- It can be used on keratosis pilaris, atopic dermatitis, allergic eczema, and irritant eczema
- The price isn’t too off-putting, though Eucerin may be less expensive. It’s $12 for two ounces or $28 for six ounces.
If other over-the-counter skin treatments aren’t cutting it for you or your child, or they just feel too greasy and uncomfortable, this one may be a good one to try.
Photo credit: Sephora