Hopefully you’ve read the odd ‘desi boy’ review on my blog. Well, here’s another one, this
time it’s a Salcura’s Zeoderm Moisturiser review, an intensive cream for seriously dry skin. This is the latest in a range of creams my husband has tried, and I’ve also got involved to offer a girl’s perspective.
Hubby’s used the Salcura Zeoderm Moisturiser a few times now, and his thoughts are as follows:
“As it says on the label, Salcura is a heavy-duty moisturiser, which helps relieve eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other similar skin conditions. While my skin is pretty dry, especially now it’s winter, I don’t suffer from any of the above. As a result, it may be a little too ‘intense’
Our desi boy continues: “It certainly lived up to its moisturising promise, my dry skin was sorted after one application. But, as I guess you’d expect with a cream aimed at those with severe skin problems, Salcura felt pretty heavy-duty too.
It came on like an emollient (similar to Vaseline or cocoa butter) and didn’t easily absorb into my skin when I applied it to my face. This made my skin feel slightly greasy. However, I did find that it worked really well on dry areas such as my elbows and feet, which are usually neglected. In fact, it probably had better results on these parts than any other cream I have used, so I would definitely use it for this.”
To see for myself, I tried the Salcura Zeoderm Moisturiser last night. Over winter, I do suffer from dry heels (not quite at cracking point -eww – but when the skin slightly hardens). Anyway, regular body moisturiser or oil doesn’t seem to cut it, so I decided to test out Salcura’s
I applied a fairly generous lump to my heels and feet before bed, and found that they were super soft in the morning. This is quite a feat for one application, especially considering I hadn’t used a pumice stone or exfoliated my heels beforehand. My husband did the same (copying me, I might add) and saw similar results.
However, when I applied the cream to the rest of my body, I have to agree with the boy, it was just a little too greasy. My skin felt sticky against my clothes, so I wouldn’t use it as a regular cream. But that’s more because it’s not aimed at my skin type.
My younger sister has eczema, and a lot of her lotions and potions have a similar consistency, which makes sense as they are meant to do the same thing. So I don’t think it’s really fair to knock Salcura too much, as we simply aren’t the intended audience.
BUT I will still be suing this daily for my heels elbows and knees, as it has achieved results much more expensive products haven’t.
Salcura costs £8.99 for 40ml and is available in Boots, Major pharmacies and online at www.salcuraskincare.com.