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Moisturizing Skin Cream by vanicream

Moisturizing Skin Cream


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this cream is perfect for multiple uses- gentle enough for tender skin on face and even near your eyes, not greasy bc it quickly absorbs leaving dewy soft skin, and is very useful for female dryness (even though it is not recommended, i called pharmacy and the manufacturer who said it is safe for that use, in fact, this is the base cream used when compounding pharmacies make hormone replacement cream)

- Ebay User

this is the richest skin cream i've tried that is completely non-irritating and non-greasy

- Drugstore User



vanicream doesn't leave his skin looking greasy nor does his skin looks dry after a few hours

- Drugstore User

excellent for dry sensitive skin

- Drugstore User


good for acne

i love how hydrating it feels when i wore it overnight and in the morning my face is super smooth :) i have oily/combo,sensitive skin,acne-prone

- Drugstore User

this vanicream was recommended by my dermatologist and i was breaking out and itching from something in the fall-and he suggested to keep myself moisturized so it wouldn't get any worse-and it helped-and my grandson also has ezema-and he is 8yrs old and loves it-he breaks out esp in the winter -esp on face and hands-and he;s requesting more of this from this grandma-since his mom is deceased-who could refuse

- Walgreens User


redness relief

the redness is gone and my face feels so soft and smooth

- Walgreens User

excellent product, and we highly recommend this for irritated, red, dry skin, and rashes

- Ebay User



( lucky me ) i stumbled across this and i love it it's been a week and my skin is even smooth and soft absorbs well into the skin you cant tell it's on and it's very lightweight

- Target User

it is described as a vanishing cream, a really old-time term, but magically, it does "vanish" when you apply it, leaving no greasy, heavy feeling, or smell; just perfectly moist, healthy and smooth skin

- Drugstore User



at night i wash my face with the vanicream cleansing bar, put on my anti-aging products, then put this cream on last to seal in the moisture

- Drugstore User

i have no more redness and my face is nice and smooth with hardly any wrinkles and no more dryness

- Drugstore User
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Target userMarch 29, 2014

Non greasy and very emollient, love it!

Just started using Vanicream and I love it. I have very dry skin that is also quite sensitive. I had been using Amlactin lotion because it was recommended to me for rough, dry skin. While Amlactin did help with the rough texture, it just was not moisturizing enough, especially during the dry winter months. My skin still felt dry, so I wanted something more emollient with longer lasting moisture. I got a free sample of Vanicream to review and I am really happy with it. In looking at the Vanicream ingredients, I was worried that it was going to be like Aquaphor, which I do not care for because it feels like vaseline. Vanicream is the best of both worlds! It is NOT GREASY AT ALL, but is creamy and extremely moisturizing. Long lasting moisture, too. It is thick, but not overly thick so it is easy to apply. It is a little tacky feeling at first, but sinks in to your skin pretty quickly. I love that is fragrance free. It just has a nice, neutral clean, no smell smell. I use it on my hands, arms, elbows, feet, and it is gentle enough to use on my rosacea prone face. « less

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drugstore.com userFebruary 7, 2016

Best choice for sensitive skin!

I have combination, sensitive skin on my face. Most facial lotions have chemicals or added scents that irritate my skin to the point that it looks & feels like I have a sunburn. Even Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Lotion stung. I spent many hours researching which ingredients can cause irritation. I found numerous references to Vanicream, as it is used in the medical profession and by pharmacists as a compounding agent. I checked the ingredient list, and it contained no irritants. In fact, the ingredient list is very short, which is a good thing in the sensitive skin world. Less is more! This cream is very moisturizing, smooth, and makes my skin calm and soft. Some people may find Vanicream to be too heavy, but it is perfect for me. I can't say enough about how this product has changed my life. A must buy for anyone that suffers from sensitive skin. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

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drugstore.com userFebruary 24, 2010

Dermatologist Recommended

I am so grateful to the doctor that recommended this moisturizer to me. Well, she actually recommended the vanicream lite which I use on my face. I was so pleased with the results that I purchased this one also. It is much heavier then the lite and a little harder to spread around, so I only use it on my feet and hands when I go to bed at night. My husband absolutely loves this cream as well. He uses it all over. He has pretty tough dry skin, mine is extremely sensitive and very very acne prone. I thought the doctor was crazy when she told me to put a petroleum based product on my acne prone skin....but it works !!! No rashes, no stinging, no breakouts, and it stays on the skin all night !! This is a household favorite and the price is very reasonable !! I will buy this one forever !! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- drugstore.com
viewpoints.com userOctober 21, 2014

Works wonderfully on Dry SKin

I have really dry skin due to a thyroid condition especially in the winter. This moisturizing cream is one of the best that I have found to work on my dry skin. I have tried so many creams over the years and this one is one of my favorites. The lotion is thick and creamy and soaks into the skin easily. It is dermatologist recommended and is good for people with dry skin or sensitive skin. I think that it would be good for almost any type skin except perhaps oily skin as the lotion is thick and may be too heavy for oily skin It is extremely effective in relieving the itch associated with dry skin and makes your skin feel smooth and not like sandpaper. It has no scent so is good for people who do not like a scented lotion as sometimes that irritates your skin. I recommend this lotion as it is effective, easy to use and works well. It is one of my favorite lotions on the market . I asked my dermatologist about it and she said it was one that was recommended by doctors in her field. I love it, it takes the dry skin away. « less

- viewpoints.com
Target userOctober 24, 2017

I have sensitive dry skin with eczema on my face. I tried this and it sucked the moisture out of my skin. Its heavy, but to the point where it kind of pulls the moisture out from my skin for some reason. It works well for everyone else but its definitely not for me. As I type this, my skin is swollen, red and inflamed under my eyes and cheeks. I felt dry the whole day and by the end of the day, my skin was not protected by the elements nor was it moisturizing, so my skin barrier cracked underneath my eyes and cheeks and let in irritants which caused this outbreak. I didnt add anything new to my skincare except this vanicream moisturizer.

- Target


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Anyone out there know of a good moisturizer for sensitive acne prone skin??
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This product is amazing!! I have struggled my entire life with my skin. I have Eczema, dermatitis, and dermagraphitits. It’s always been difficult for me to find a moisturizer that doesn’t irritate my skin but this product has seriously been a game changer for me I HIGHLY recommend
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Tiffany Michelle Honsberger
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I really really love this one! But I’ve heard the neutrogena hydro boost is really good too :)
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Anyone have good products to help with eczema? My boyfriend has bad eczema all over his body and face too. He also has combination skin, if that information is needed. I don’t know much about eczema nor what products I should give to him, can someone point me in the right direction of what to use to rid of it/tone down the bumps?
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amazing! the one that comes in a tub and has a pump on top is even better, but it’s not on here
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Nashalie Quintana
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Anyone have any recommendations for a moisturizer? I have sensitive combination skin.
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This is the one I use my dermatologist recommended it to me because I have super sensitive combo skin!! It’s so great it’s great for my sensitive skin and it doesn’t leave me looking greasy!!
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I have super sensitive skin and every moisturizer i use burns since i’m on acne meds and have to follow a routine what’s the best moisturizer for sensitive skin with acne?
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I have so many skin conditions and it’s so gosh darn sensitive but this stuff is super great. It’s a little heavy and thick on your face but I promise it is a very small thing because this stuff is super safe for sensitive skin.
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Georgina Meraz
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What’s a really good moisturizer for dry, patchy, flaky skin?
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My skin is the driest it’s ever been and my dermatologist recommended this! I’ve done research and there’s nothing but good reviews. It’s also hypoallergenic (it won’t cause an allergic reaction). There’s also another version with a pump if you plan on using it for your face. Hope this helps!
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Help!!! What are good products to get rid of irritated dry skin? For sensitive skin under $20!!!
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Olivia VanDerMillen
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Try this or Aveeno Daily Moisturizer! My husband has SUPER sensitive skin and they both work well.
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Can anyone recommend a good night time moisturizer that offers a lot of hydration without feeling heavy or greasy, please? Preferably $35 or under.
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I swear by this product I buy the one with the pump but this product is by far the best and I’ve tried high end I have really dry skin where it peels and it stopped just after a week using this it’s AMAZING