Tuesday Tip: Eucerin Face Lotion

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I’m one of those people who thinks buying skin care is more fun than buying makeup. (I know, weird!)

When I was younger, I would go to the mall and drugstores with friends. While they’d ogle over the lipsticks and nail polishes, I’d always be attracted to the latest skin lotions. The different scents. The brands. Those little capsules that break open and ooze a mysterious gold-flaked serum.

It started when I was about 10 years old and attended a Mary Kay party with my mom and some ladies from our neighborhood. I still remember the Mary Kay representative pulling me away from the cookie table to give me some personalized beauty advice.

“Take care of your skin,” she said intensely peering into my eyes. “It’s the most important thing you can do.”

That brief heart to heart made such an impression on me. I probably went home that very night, washed my face carefully, and started wearing skin lotion religiously.

Don’t misunderstand. I do love sparkly eyeshadows and glossy pink lipgloss too, but something about skin care just seems so much more fundamental to me. In fact,the whole prepping the face for makeup in the morning and then prepping the face for bed at night is just so, well, relaxing to me.

Through the years, I’ve tried my share of skin lotions at high (Creme de la Mer) and low prices (Oil of Olay) with various results. Creme de la Mer is certainly lovely and feels indulgent, but my dermatologist said there’s absolutely nothing special about the ingredients that warrant the high price. Oil of Olay tends to be too greasy for me and causes breakouts.

About 8 years ago, my dermatologist recommended Eucerin as a great everyday skin lotion, and I’ve been using it ever since.

This lotion goes on smooth, absorbs quickly, and offers SPF 30! Best of all, it hovers between $10-$12 in most stores like Ulta or Target (and it even goes as low as $7 on Amazon)

Do you have a favorite everyday skin lotion? When do you remember first learning about skin care?

6 thoughts on “Tuesday Tip: Eucerin Face Lotion

  1. Hello Girl! Thanks so much for sharing this post. Like you, I once tried the expensive Crème de la Mer but couldn’t justify to continue spending so much money on a product that couldn’t provide me amazing results. So glad to know what your dermatologist told you so thanks for letting us know! I love Eucerin and it is the lotion my daughter, who has super dry skin, uses all the time. I am going to start using it too! Thanks so much again for sharing. Have a blessed week! XOXO, Jeannette

    http://www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

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    1. Hi Jeannette,
      Thanks for your comment and the confirmation about Creme de la Mer. I know there’s savvy marketing out there, but it seems like people are still crazy about that stuff, in spite of the high price!

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  2. Thanks so much for this recommendation. I have been using a lotion by Neutrogena with a 35 SPF but I am always willing to try something new. The Neutrogena one I use is not expensive as well. I totally agree you should not pay a lot for skin care. I actually like the lower priced brands better overall to begin with regardless of the price. I find that the higher price ones always seem to have ingredients that irritate my skin.

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

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