Since I couldn't find an ad for the 'Fragrance-Free' Lotion I've used this one to write my review since the size is the same & it is for Itch Defense.\n\nI purchased this lotion on a 'whim' after spending better than a half hour looking at the various lotions on the shelves. There are SO many it can make ones head spin, but since I've already used Cetaphil, Dove, Suave, Aveeno, Olay body quench, Tea Tree Oil repair foot balm & Gold Bond Ultimate Soothing fragrance free, with NONE of them working, I figured 'why not' & bought the only bottle of the product on the shelf. Usually I start with a smaller size, to see if it's going to work, but decided $9 wasn't a bad deal for 20 oz & off I went to finish the rest of the shopping.\n\nNow... here's the deal on my skin. First, I live in the desert & no matter the season it's dry, dry, dry & so is my skin. I drink a ton of water, try to minimize the amount of salt in my diet, eat as healthy & natural #fresh produce, meats, fruit, etc.# a diet as possible, use sun screen with the highest protection when I'm outside, apply lotion like there was no tomorrow & my skin is still visibly dry & itchy! SO frustrating.\n\nTo make it worse my poor feet always seem to feel like sand paper. The skin is cracked, rough to the touch & can be very tender. Not good when you walk an average of a couple of miles a day for exercise. Absolutely NOTHING works on them even when I apply Vaseline directly & put on socks. They are just an absolute mess no matter how often I apply any of the lotions!\n\nThe first time I used the Curel was after I had cooled down from my last walk of the day. Temperature was around 83, the sun was actually hot & I had worked up a good sweat making my skin some what oily from the sunscreen that had been applied prior. My bath soap is Dove Sensitive Skin, which seems to work, but I might change to a Curel brand based on how well the lotion worked.\n\nOnce out of the shower, I lightly patted myself dry & then smoothed on the lotion. It's fairly light weight, soaks into the skin instantly & leaves no oily residue on the surface. It simply leaves the skin feeling hydrated & soft with no fragrance of any kind, opening the door to use any of your favorite colognes with no worries. A wonderful plus indeed. I noticed dry patches had disappeared #I have mild eczema# & the skin no longer felt stretched & itchy.\n\nA real PLUS, PLUS was the results after applying on my feet. They were immediately softer, the heel area looked less cracked & they were less tender when walking.\n\nI am now going in to day two of using this lotion. I have showered for a 2nd time & notice that my skin feels even more supple than it did the day before. The backs of my hands are smoother, my elbows are no longer rough, dry spots are smoothing out & looking much better, feet are softer, cracks & rough spots are gone & itching has completely come to a stand still.\n\nI notice this product has been granted the 'National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance' which is awesome because it means it has passed some pretty rigorous tests to get the title. Way to go!!\n\nIt may not work for everybody but it has certainly worked for me & I'm seriously thinking of purchasing another bottle to ensure I have it on hand since I don't seem to be able to find it on Walmart.com, but only on the shelf.\n\nPS - I really LOVE the wide base on the bottle. It keeps it steady when you are using the pump to dispense the lotion making it much less easy to turn over.
Best lotion for dry sensitive skin and mild eczema
This is the best lotion I've ever used! I have very sensitive dry skin and mild eczema. This works better than any other lotions I've tried, and I've tried them all from cheap to very expensive. Doesn't sting or burn like some other brands I've tried for sensitive skin. My skin feels soft and moisturized and like normal skin, not like dry tight skin with a greasy film on top of it....like some other brands for dry skin feel like to me. Also the best facial moisturizer I've ever used! Doesn't clog pores. It's just perfect for all over use!
This is the best lotion I've used, and I've tried everything, from cheap to very expensive. Nothing else I've used - including lotions at $25 for 8 oz - prevents my split elbows and cracked heals, but this totally does the trick! It's amazing. I thought nothing would help those areas, but they're 100% different since using this, so now I can't live without it. It really does keep you feeling moisturized until your next shower. I love it!!