Eucerin – Dermo Purifyer Cleanser
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When I was asked by Escentual if I wanted to try out this Dermo Purifyer Cleanser* from Eucerin I jumped at the chance, I’ve been hearing really good things about this German brand recently particularly for those with sensitive or problem skin. Not only did I receive the cleanser, but a whole host of mini Eucerin skincare samples to try out as well (as you can see from the image below)!
I had assumed that this Dermo Purifyer Cleanser would be a creamy wipe-off cleanser, but it’s actually a foaming wash-off cleanser, so I’ve been using it every morning as I like to use a wash-off cleanser after I’ve got up to quickly cleanse and freshen my skin (quick and easy to use in the shower too). It’s a clear soapy liquid with no fragrance, once mixed with a little water and rubbed in the hands it foams well and it easily removes make-up too. The product is aimed at those with acne or problem skin as it helps to eliminate sebum and oil. The front of the bottle says ‘Soap & fragrance free’ so I was surprised to read that one of the main ingredients is sodium laureth sulfate which is one of the main ingredients in soap and a common skin irritant – so unfortunately I wouldn’t really say it is soap free and I’d really like Eucerin to re-develop this product using a more natural soap alternative.
Eucerin is a well-developed brand that base their skincare on ‘basic skin science’ and many of their products are aimed at those with sensitive skin or acne. However when I looked at the ingredients for a lot of their products many of them do contain parabens and sodium laureth sulfate, and I think that if I had sensitive skin I would definitely avoid these chemicals and choose a more natural alternative. Overall I think this is a good wash-off cleanser in a nice sized 200ml bottle at a good price, but it’s no miracle product. I do suffer from breakouts and at the moment am battling a cluster of spots on my cheek – unfortunately the Dermo Purifyer Cleanser has done nothing to tackle these.
I decided to also do a mini-review of three of the other Eucerin samples that I was sent, they’re all moisturising products – two for the face and one for the feet…
Eucerin Anti-Age Volume Filler Night Cream – this is a rich night cream that contains hyaluronic acid, amongst other ingredients, that targets diminishing skin volume and aims to help your skin feel plump and smooth. I have been applying this before bed, after cleansing, but I do find it a bit too rich for my combination skin and it leaves my face feeling a bit sticky (sticking to the pillow is never a good feeling….). It’s also fairly fragranced which puts me off a bit, however it does leave my skin feeling nicely hydrated in the morning and with no dry patches, so if you do suffer from flat, dull, dehydrated skin it might be worth a go.
Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Adjunctive Hydrating Care – phew, that’s a bit of a mouthful for a product name! This is a moisturising day cream specifically targeted at those who are undergoing treatment for acne which is leaving their skin dehydrated and sensitised. It’s a thick yellowy coloured cream (looks a bit like cottage cheese….) but it does sink into the skin really nicely. I have dry patches on my cheeks where I have been applying benzoyl peroxide cream to target breakouts, and this Eucerin moisturiser has definitely stopped them looking quite so dry. Overall though this is also a bit too rich for my skin, particularly my chin and nose. I do love the fact that it contains SPF30 though, all skin should wear an SPF during the day, and acne treatments can make the skin super sensitive to the sun’s rays.
Eucerin Intensive Foot Cream – this one does exactly what it says on the tube basically, it’s a rich creamy moisturiser for use on the feet. It’s really easy to massage into the feet and it has a very feint menthol scent. I’ve been applying it before bed every night and it leaves the feet feeling really soft under the covers. You can concentrate on applying it to any dry rough patches too, such as heels. A really nice treat for the feet!
Overall my experiences with these Eucerin products have been mixed. I was expecting more from the Dermo Purifyer Cleanser, although I do like it and will continue to use it up. The two moisturisers were too rich for my skin, but they do seem to do what they are supposed to so I will try some of the other mini-samples to see if I can find something more suitable. And I love the foot cream, really rich and moisturising, to help get my feet ready for those Summer sandals.
Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Cleanser is priced at £9 for 200ml and is available from Escentual. Escentual stock a wide range of Eucerin products including the other three that I have tried out, check out their full range here.
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