Tag Archive | dry skin

Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream Review

This is an oldie but goody.  I bought this at Target for less than $14 USD for 16 ounces. Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream .  I recently read an article about this favorite for dry sensitive cream on Allure.com.

I use to use this cream years ago, right after my son was born.  Back then you had to ask for it at the pharmacy.  Given that the tub is 16 ounces, it will last you forever.

My skin gets super dry in the winter, and this thick cream works great. It’s free of dyes, fragrance, lanolin, parabens and formaldehyde.

I had some dry patches on my face that I had  used a great peel off mask I reviewed last week.  While this cream is great for really dry skin, it doesn’t have any anti aging benefits.

I recommend this cream to anyone with really dry skin.

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Freeman Feeling Beautiful Renewing Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask

Freeman peel off masks have been around since 1976.  I have used them off and on for years.  For me there is something very satisfying about a peel off mask, since you can see what is being pulled out of your skin.

I recently tried Hey Honey Take It Off exfoliating honey peel off mask.  I had received a deluxe sample in an Ipsy or Sephora Play box.  I really liked it and went to their website to place an order. Holy cow!  It was $32 for 1.7 ounces. Um, heck no!

I looked for a dupe and came across Freeman Renewing Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask for $4.29 for 6 ounces at Ulta.

Here is the description from Ulta.com:

A super-cooling, skin-quenching mask that gently peels away impurities that can cause skin to be rough and dull. Contains Cucumber Extract and Aloe to soothe while moisturizing, ensuring skin feels soft and silky-smooth after every use. Perfect for normal to combination skin.

Key Ingredients:

  • Cucumber Extract
  • Aloe Vera
  • Vitamin A

My skin is usually normal, but lately I’ve been having some dry patches.  No matter how much I was moisturizing, they just wouldn’t go away.  I’ve been using this Freeman mask  three times a week for the past two weeks, and my dry patches are gone.  I do feel it is just as effective as the Hey Honey mask. And at less than $.72 cents an ounce,  as opposed to $18 an ounce, it’s a way better deal.

Freeman Renewing Cucumber peel off gel mask 1-28-18

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Curel Hydratherapy Review

Happy Tuesday!  Winter is coming to Wisconsin, and I’m not thrilled. Being a menopausal middle aged woman, I have some dry, crinkly, crepey  skin.  My skin literally went from pretty decent overall, to this tissue thin looking old lady crap. It’s bad enough that my muscle tone went to all to heck, now my skin is getting super dry too.

Well dry skin,  Curel Hydratherpay Wet Skin Moisturizer you rock!  I hate putting on lotion after I shower because well, I’m lazy. I finally have my snooze button pressing down to four times, it use to be seven times. (I hate mornings)

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This is a game changer.  You use this lotion in the shower.  You don’t have to rinse it off, nor be careful when you dry off.  You don’t need to use a lot either.  A quarter size will cover your whole body.

Here’s what Curel has to say:

Why Wet Skin?
After showering, your pores are open, providing an easy pathway for moisture to absorb into just-showered skin. Curél® HYDRATHERAPY WET SKIN MOISTURIZER, with Advanced Ceramide Complex, penetrates deeply into the skin’s surface bringing moisture to the source of dryness. It absorbs immediately and with continued use will end your dry skin!

Why Ceramides?
Ceramides, naturally present in healthy skin, are vital building blocks to maintaining skin’s moisture barrier. When ceramides are lost, skin becomes dry and damaged. Curél® HYDRA THERAPY WET SKIN MOISTURIZER, with Advanced Ceramide Complex, penetrates to the source of dryness, helping to replenish skin’s ceramide levels and repair the moisture barrier.

  • Water activated moisture works deep into skin’s surface
  • Helps repair moisture barrier
  • Contains our proprietary Advanced Ceramide Complex
  • Immediately Absorbs
  • Completely Greaseless
  • Skin feels 3x more hydrated instantly
  • Fragrance Free
  • Dermatologist Recommended
  • Received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™
I bought mine at Wal-Mart for $6 for 8 ounces. Their was a $2 coupon attached, so without the coupon it would have been $8.  It is well worth it, and I will purchase it again.
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