Just before I went on my 3 day camping/wheeling trip (I had a BLAST, by the way), I picked up this moisturizing lotion at Walmart.
My skin has been severely dry the last few weeks and nothing has really been able to combat the dryness. I occasionally switch out my moisturizers from Aveeno to Purpose to the e.l.f. Revitalizing Mist (which really isn’t a moisturizer), and I have heard a lot of great things about the brand Cerave. I went to Walmart with the intention of buying the Cerave moisturizing lotion, but it was out of stock, so I found the Walmart brand equivalent. I have to be honest, I didn’t have high hopes that this product would work.
I was wrong.
When camping, I do not wear makeup. I bought some moist facial cleansing wipes and cleansed my face in the mornings and evenings, then moisturized with the Equate Beauty Moisturizing Lotion. IMMEDIATELY, it melted into my skin and WOW. The results blew me away! The product wasn’t greasy or heavy, and it made my dry skin look and feel 100% better instantly. I was so completely amazed. I reapplied it about 2-3 times because I loved the way it felt on my skin. The lotion is gentle, doesn’t have a fragrance and didn’t irritate the fine skin around my eyes. I even applied a bit on a small dry patch I had on my eyelid without any irritation.
The next morning, I did the same. Cleansed my face with the cleansing wipe and then applied the moisturizer. The dry skin patches on my face were gone! The redness, gone. My skin looked amazing. I did this same routine through to Sunday. Still impressed, skin still looking amazing, dry skin and redness still gone.
I do have quite a few fine lines under my eyes, and I have a pretty deep wrinkle in between my eyes from a head injury. Tomorrow will be one week since I started using the product, so it’s a bit too soon to say if it’s helped much in the wrinkle department. It sort of looks like it has, but I don’t want to make any promises. 😉
Overall, I am incredibly impressed with the Equate Beauty Moisturizing Lotion. It is a bit cheaper than the Cerave brand, and I gotta say, I probably will not even bother buying the name brand because I don’t think there is a need. The Equate Beauty brand product sinks into the skin, and moisturizes without greasiness or heaviness. I can apply it to my skin, wait a few and then go on with makeup application. I really dislike moisturizers that take FOREVER to melt into the skin, and just sit on top of my skin like it’s waiting for a damned invitation to do its job.
If you have dry skin, I highly recommend giving this product a try. I have never been so impressed with a moisturizer, and as someone who has suffered from eczema all my life, I’ve tried them all, from top of the line, prescription, to generic. This product will definitely be a go to for quite a long while.