Eucerin Aquaphor – My Holy Grail Product for Chapped Lips!

If you’d mentioned Eucerin Aquaphor soothing skin balm to me a few months ago, I’d of shook my head and said “Sorry never heard of it”, but now after a few weeks use I’m raving about it to anyone that will listen – it really is amazing and has revolutionised the dire state of my cracked, dry, chapped lips at this time of year, something I’ve unfortunately suffered from since I was old enough to remember.

Aquaphor is a soothing balm that you can literally apply anywhere, hands, nails, lips, face, body – wherever you need it basically and it’s even gentle enough for babies.

  • 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 vapor to circulate to and from the skin, allowing 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

Thinking I’d probably use this on the dry areas on the front of my shins, I was surprised when I saw the consistency of the product, a transparent, thick emollient type of balm.  With my lips feeling really sore due to the colder weather, my usual lip balms just weren’t cutting it and I was reapplying every hour or two.  I decided to try some Eucerin Aquaphor on my lips when they were feeling really sore one day and wow – it was like a velvety smooth, really soothing feeling.  Non sticky and staying put, my lips felt totally protected but oh so hydrated, the feeling was amazing – something my lips have been crying out for!

It goes without saying that now Eucerin Aquaphor lives by my side now, whether that’s on my bedside table at night or in my handbag during the day – I have found my holy grail in lip care and will definitely be purchasing this in the future to help restore my lips to the glory they deserve.  That’s not to say you can’t use the Aquaphor ointment elsewhere, I have tried a bit on my dry shins, my elbows and the kids dry patches and again it’s great but I must put emphasis on those that suffer from chapped lips – YOU’VE GOT TO TRY THIS – its utter bliss for those dry, chapped, cracked lips and will feel like all your Christmases have come at once!!!

This post is an entry for the BritMums #MyAquaphor Challenge, sponsored by Eucerin. Discover the benefits of Eucerin https://www.eucerin.co.uk/products/aquaphor/soothing-skin-balm-45ml

Cetraben Dry Skin Cream Review & Giveaway

Cetraben is an emollient cream which can be used to help treat dry and sensitive skin.  It used to be prescription only but now is available to buy whenever you or your child’s skin needs something a bit richer whether it’s due to dry patches or eczema related issues.

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Both my children have suffered with dry and sensitive skin in different ways since they were born and I also have a particularly dry itchy patch of skin on my leg that ordinary moisturisers don’t really help with.  We’ve been prescribed creams in the past but it’s great to know you can buy one when you need it.

Cetraben has created two different formulas, a cream and a lotion with the lotion being a lot lighter in texture than the cream which is great when you don’t want to be rubbing heavy creams in to your skin.

Both the cream and lotion contain three key ingredients:

  • Light Liquid Paraffin – replaces lost skin oils
  • White Soft Paraffin – forms a protective barrier on the skin surface
  • Glycerin – brings moisture up from deep down in the skin

I’ve tried out both textures and find they both absorb really quickly and easily leaving little greasy residue.  They are pleasant to use and have really helped with the dry patches on my leg and my little boys patches on his back.

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The product comes in large style pump bottles (200ml) as well as handy smaller (50ml) bottles which are ideal for travel or keeping in your handbag.

I have two full sets of both the lotion and cream in both sizes available to giveaway to two lucky readers.

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Scholl Foot Products Review and Giveaway

I never used to pay too much attention to foot care when I was younger and easily managed to wear ridiculously high heels, strappy sandals etc, but now I notice the aches and pain more now along with dry skin on feet especially around the heels.  A range that you can always rely on for great quality footcare is Scholl and I was please to try out some of their products below.

SchollScholl Fresh Step Spray is a simple to use spray that you use in your shoes to eliminate odour.  You can use the spray before or after wear, just let the spray dry first before wearing and it should keep them odour free for 24 hours.  I find this great to spray in shoes at the end of the day to freshen them up ready for the next time you wear them.  I tend to use this more in trainers, especially after a trip to the gym!

Scholl Dry Skin Instant Recovery Cream is just what I need for my feet.  It pushes moisture deep into the skin to really hydrate them and leave them soft and smoother.  I find that although it’s rich it really sinks into the skin and used daily, you soon notice much softer skin all over.  It also has a pleasant gentle fragrance which leaves the feet fresh.

Scholl Party Feet are a girls best friend for high heels.  Even though I don’t wear high heels as often as I used to, I do have some heeled boots which these are perfect in as the balls of my feet tend to get a bit sore by the end of the day.  I also find these usefull for weddings and functions where you can be standing around chatting.  These are a new slimmer version but still do the job.  I find it useful to have several pairs and keep them in the shoes you wear most often.

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Footner Exfoliating Socks – Review

Footner is a revolutionary new way of combating hard, dry skin on the feet and they have come up with some exfoliating socks to leave your skin feeling baby soft.

My feet have really suffered over the last couple of years since having children.  I have given them minimum attention and worn flip flops regularly over the last few summers which has led to dry skin and painful cracked heels that are hard to get rid of so I was eager to try Footner and see if it lived up to it’s claims.

footner 2The socks come in a sealed packet which you cut open just before use then sit with your feet in them for 1 hour.  This allows the solution within the sock to soak into the feet.  It is suggested to soak your feet before applying them which I did.

Footner 1When I took them off, my feet felt a little softer due to the moisture that they had been soaking in, but then you have to wait for approximately five days for the magic to happen!  I checked my feet eagerly over the next few days and actually wondered if anything would happen, then I noticed the skin starting to dry up slightly, before a few small areas starting to peel.  Thinking that would be it, I woke up in disbelief a couple of days later to find skin literally dropping off my feet!!  This was the most unpleasant few days of the treatment as I had to cut away large pieces of skin and empty my socks after a day at work!

footner 3Once I’d shed what seemed like an incredible amount of skin, I was soon able to see the new skin on my feet.  So was it worth it??

footner 4Well I did ashamedly have some deep cracks on my heels and Footner does say that it may not be able to remove very hard skin and this may need a further application, leaving at least 3 weeks between treatments.  I can still see my deepest cracks although they have now come lot nearer to the surface which is good but overall my feet do feel softer and have lost that dull, lifeless look they had before.  I am going to try a second treatment in a few weeks in a bid to get my feet summer ready.  They feel softer and less dry and definitely have baby soft feel in areas that were only slightly dry beforehand.

Being a home treatment, you can use Footner when you want and it requires minimum effort and no wasted time going to a salon or being sat at home filing your own feet.  Ideal for me, being at home with two children and never getting a minute to myself.  I could just relax in the socks then wait the 10 days until the peel was over.

I decided to get a second opinion and held my feet up for my husband to see, bearing in mind he had told me to keep my feet away from him over the last week due to the excessive peeling.  His reaction was instant, with his eyes wide open, he said with an almost shocked expression “OMG, they are a hundred times better”.

Well I think that says it all, although were my feet really 100 time worse before? Lol

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write the review.