Best of Beauty | Curel Intensive Healing

I have mentioned many times that I have the skin of a lizard. It is so terribly dry. One of the reasons I love summer so much is that I get a delightful reprieve from the itchy, flaky, scaly dry skin that plagues me during nine months of the year.

Even with the HINT of fall in the air lately, I’ve noticed my skin already beginning to feel itchy and dry. I can’t believe it’s already time to ramp up the moisture and get more consistent about applying lotion every day.

Enter Curél® Intensive Healing Cream.

The folks at Curel sent me a free full-sized container of Curél Intensive Healing Cream to try in exchange for my honest opinions.

Let me first say, I’ve been buying Curél lotions for years; I currently use their Ultra Healing lotion. I love how it goes on smoothly and easily without a greasy residue, and the scent is mild and pleasant. So I was already a fan of the brand. I was thrilled to hear that they were adding a richer cream to their product line, and I was eager to try it.

This product is definitely different than the Curél lotions I’ve used in the past. It goes on very thick and takes a while to rub in. It’s definitely not the product you want to use when you’re in a rush and you just want to slather something on real quick to cover up your flaky legs.

However, it works great on my dry skin. I have been making a little extra time every morning to apply the cream to my entire body. It goes on thick and soaks in without leaving greasy residue. The scent is very mild — almost unnoticeable, which is a plus in my book. I detest heavily perfumed lotions because they make my head hurt, and I don’t want anything to compete with my perfume.

It does take a while to rub in, but it seems to last longer than the regular lotion, and it feels richer and creamier. My and arms are moist and soft for  hours after applying it. I’ll definitely keep my regular lotion on hand for quick applications, but I’m happy to add this Intensive Healing Cream to my arsenal of skin moisturizing products.