1 Week of Aqueous Emollient Cream

Tuesday, February 4th 2014 0

The soap substitute challenge

Recently, I was invited to take part in a challenge that involved swapping my usual shower creams for Care's Aqueous Emollient Cream. This formula, often favoured by those who suffer with eczema, is completely SLS and fragrance free, ideal for hydrating sensitive or irritable skin.

At first the scent (or – I should say – lack thereof) was a little off putting. This thick, white formula looks and smells a little like PVA glue. But once you’ve got this on your skin, that won’t matter because you’ll be won over by the texture. Soft and rich to the touch, it leaves a balmy residue that keeps your skin hydrated all day. I didn’t need to moisturise after showering, and my skin felt soft and supple. For busy girls who need a small range of multi-use products to tailor to beauty needs, this one is a wash and moisture-lock in one.

Where this really helps you out is pre-tan. Paying particular attention to knees, elbows and ankles when using this, I found that by the time I came to tanning I achieved even, streak-free results.

After a week of use I definitely felt a difference in my skin. It was softer to the touch, plumper and generally felt as though I’d been using a moisturiser every day, when in actual fact I’d dropped it altogether.

Will I use it every day? I’m afraid I’d miss my scented shower gels too much to do that. What I do know, however, is that I’ll be reaching for this pre-tan for a hydration boost and post-tan to lock in moisture and avoid tell-tale patches.

Give this a go if you have any hint of dry skin – it’s simple, effective and completely family friendly. I bet this would be great to take on holiday to keep hydration levels up after days in the pool and sun, too.

Care Aqueous Emollient Cream SLS Free is available from just £2.95 here.

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