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Start moisturizing before you step out of the shower: Treat your skin to C.O. Bigelow Derma Remedy Intense Dry Skin Body Wash.


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Rough, flaky skin is no picnic, so to nip the problem in the bud, you’ll want a product that combines short and long term remedies for an all-around solution. This therapeutic lotion tackles dry skin from two fronts: Essential oils provide an instant infusion of moisture (improving hydration by 75 percent in just one use), while vitamin E and borage oil target the problem at its source, reducing the entrenched signs of severe, chronic dryness in as little as three days.

How it Works

Botanical oils like evening primrose and lavender moisturize tired skin, while lactic acid and Vitamin E block free radicals for long-term health and hydration. Borage oil serves as another heavy-hitter in the fight against dryness: On top of restoring your skin’s natural moisture and smoothness, it can even relieve the symptoms of chronic conditions like eczema and atopic dermatitis.

How to Use

Massage a small amount into damp skin immediately after cleansing.

Water (Aqua), Lactic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Hydroxide, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Urea, Paraffin, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocpherol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Soybean Glycerides, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ceteareth-20, Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, Polyquaternium-51, Chamomilla REcutita (matricaria) Flower Oil, Ilex Paraguayensis Oil, Trehalose, Xanthan Gum, Arachidyl Glucoside, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Linalyl Acetate, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methyldiydrojasmonate, Ethyl Linalool, Arachidyl Alcohol, Magnesium Alumium Silicate, Phenoxyethanol.

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I bought this because 1. I liked the way the packaging looked and 2. I wanted a good lotion for the dry Arizona heat. I only used this lotion once. I hate the way it made my skin felt. It was like some kind of disgusting film was on it and I couldn't get it off. It doesn't sink into the skin. I eventually had to take a shower just to feel clean. From now on, when I really need heavy moisturizing, I just use Eucerin cream.

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I bought this product because I thought it would be a miracle worker for my incredibly dry skin.

It did make my skin softer, but it also made me break out in hives. For something that is supposed to be for intense dry skin- you'd think it would work well on sensitive skin, but that clearly wasn't the case.

Also- it smelled like chemicals. Not overwhelmingly so- but it isn't what I was looking for.

Sadly, I'll have to return this.

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Improvement in 3 days

I was skeptical, but my skin feels far less irritated and itchy after just 3 days of use of this lotion paired with the matching body wash. I don't usually like lactic acid based moisturizers, but this one doesn't sting on application like the others I've tried. The scent is slightly medicinal, but light and not objectionable.

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Combined with the matching body wash, my skin feels hydrated all day, which is a feat considering I have eczema that gets worse in winter air. The bottle says to apply right out of the shower to slightly damp skin. I agree, that's how it works best. Don't use on broken skin, it might burn a bit. Anyway, this stuff is a lifesaver, love it

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It works

The smell isn't the best but it works like a dream. When combined with the C.O. Bigelow Derma Remedy Intense Dry Skin Body Wash it keep my skin soft and hydrated all day long. Highly recommend it. This is my 2nd bottle.

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Seriously Great for bad skin!

This product was surprising. I couldn't believe how well it made my skin feel. I have bad skin and am prone to acne and itching. This product helped both in less than a week! If you have bad skin and plan on buying body lotion...this is what you want!

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