This past weekend, I went in the Dollar Tree to get some kitchen cleaning supplies and as I was checking out I saw a tube of Dermasil Labs skin lotion. I opened the top and squeezed a little out onto my hand as the cashier glanced over. I didn’t care. I sniffed the lotion and rubbed it between my fingers. I was pretty amazed that it wasn’t thin and watery and it didn’t have a horrible smell. The cashier noticed my indecisiveness and said, “yeah it’s good! I use it over my tattoos.” Well he wasn’t on commission so he couldn’t trying to up-sell me a product. I put it onto the conveyor and proceeded to check out. Once I got securely in my car, I reached in my bag and lotion-ed my entire hands which were quite dry from the weather. By the time I got home, my hands were still moisturized and they didn’t have the cheap lotion smell. The lotion is sold for absolutely $1 in a 10oz tube. That’s a lot of lotion for buck! What had me smiling was when I flipped the tube over and began reading the ingredients and product information. Cheesing from ear to ear at this point, I think I’ve just struck gold and found a no non-sense hand lotion that is PARABEN-FREE, CRUELTY-FREE, & NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS. It’s also Sodium Laurel Sulfate-free and the main ingredients are Water & Glycerin.
The product claims to be a “powerful dry skin treatment and skin protectant. It claims to also have four systems to control and provide long lasting relief from severely dry skin:
* Occlusives-to block moisture loss from the skin’s surface
*Humectant-to bind water in the skin’s outermost layers
*Skin Lipids-to enhance the skins natural ability to retain moisture
*EFAs(essential fatty acids)-an important of the skin’s moisture barrier
Ok cool, all this sounds fine and dandy but I did a lil’ research and went to the website listed on the bottle and discovered that the Dermasil Lotion has a lil’ history behind itself.
According to Rise International (Manufacturer for Dermasil): “In 1993 Chesebrough-Pond’s USA introduced a remarkable hand and body lotion product Dermasil to the skin care therapeutic market. Chesebrough was innovative in positioning Dermasil as an over-the-counter pharmaceutical brand above traditional moisturizers such as Vaseline Intensive Care. Having acquired the brand in 2002, we at Rise International Group believe that the continued success of Dermasil lies with its original therapeutic dry-skin formulation which accelerates the healing of persistently dry skin. Dry Skin, Sensitive Skin, and Advanced Treatment address the three major skin types that have specific needs. Dermasil, contains high levels of Dimethicone which advances the quick absorbing, less greasy and long lasting conditioned feel onto thirsty skin, while protecting skin from moisture loss. A known and trusted brand for over 20 years, Dermasil continues to be an effective premium product with exceptional VALUE. Dermasil, a non proliferated, value oriented, skin care regimen.”
Hmmmm… well okay!
Here are the Pros:
*It’s only $1
*It comes in big ole 10oz tube so you def get the bang for your buck
*No el-cheapo smell
*Does great at moisturization (my made-up word)
*No oily residue
*Hubby won’t object to using it.
I couldn’t think of any, unless you don’t buy cheap lotion, then by all means swipe your card at Bath & Body Works/Victoria’s Secret
I like this lotion so I’m co-signing!
xoxo, Always Radiant Everyday