Influenster sent me a box that contained a new product from Curel to try out and write an honest review. Its called the Curel Itch Defense Body wash and Curel Itch Defense Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray.
Both of these products are said to be dermatologist recommended as well as a recommendation from the National eczema association .
So lets start with the Curel itch defense body wash. Before we get started looking at the ingredients list , it looks to me that Curel said, forget trying to make something the natural way to stop itch lets science the shit out of dry skin. By the way, the is a quote from the Martian when Matton Damon’s character had to make crops grow on Mars. Ok. now back to the products.
This is what the website says:
Curel® Itch Defense® Body Wash stops the itch before it begins. This soap-free formula is a unique blend of gentle cleansers and skin conditioners that creates a rich lather to gently cleanse and soothe itchy skin.
Relief from dry, itchy skin after just four days*
No added fragrance; nonirritating formula
Soothes eczema-prone skin
Contains hydrating jojoba and olive oils
For optimal results, apply Curel® Itch Defense® Lotion to help prevent itchiness all day long.
The ingredients list for the lotion spray:
Ingredients: WATER, GLYCERIN, PETROLATUM, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETEARETH-20, GLYCERYL STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, MINERAL OIL, ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE, CETYL-PG HYDROXYETHYL PALMITAMIDE, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, OCTYLDODECYL MYRISTATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONE, METHYLPARABEN, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, ISOHEXADECANE, ETHYLPARABEN, ALLANTOIN, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) MEAL EXTRACT, PANTHENOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, POLYSORBATE 60, HYDROXYPHENEYL PROPAMIDOBENZOIC ACID, BHT, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF EXTRACT.
For the Body wash :
WATER, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, GLYCERIN, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, PROPANEDIOL, GLYCOL DISTEARATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, COCAMIDE MEA, BEHENAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIPROPIONATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, CITRIC ACID, METHYLPARABEN, PANTHENOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE.
When I used it in the shower, it immediately foamed and there was a slight fragrance . My Cera Ve which is for dry skin that uses ceramides does not foam and has no fragrance at all so this surprised me when it said that it was soap free. Usually dry skin products have little foam, this foamed a whole lot. When I would get out the shower, I didn’t feel dry or itchy . I was kind of upset when reading the back of the tube that the good oils like jojoba oil were the bottom of the ingredient list and the sulfutes and parabens were at the top. Curel says this is
This is what Curel says about the soothing spray. Curel® Itch Defense® Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray instantly cools, calms, and soothes dry, itchy skin while helping to improve skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Hydrates dry, itchy skin for instant dry skin relief
Proprietary Cooling Complex to soothe on contact
No added fragrance
When I sprayed on the lotion there was a fragrance. There was also a runniness to the spray when I started rubbing it in, and if you shook the spray it would come out in violent spurts , so don’t shake. The smell reminded me of Gold Bond product. I really would prefer if there wasn’t any fragrance and if there was not as many sulfates.I was kind of skeptical to see the eczema association approved this product. It also had petroleum in the ingredient list which isn’t bad but I was always told the “grease” isn’t a moisturizer but a barrier for the skin to keep moisture in. It creates the illusion of being moisturizes but is suffocating the pores.
Would I purchase this with my own money. Yes and no, yes, if I am in a bind and yes, if it were only the body wash I was purchasing. No, if I had a choice. especially with the moisturizing spray.
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Catch Ya later.