What is it?
An ‘unscented, non-greasy and hypoallergenic body lotion guaranteeing relief for extremely dry, itchy skin’.
Who is it for?
Anyone experiencing itchy, dry skin, or in my case, anyone that likes a good daily body moisturiser that leaves your skin feeling as moisturised at the end of the day as it was after application in the morning.
What’s in it?
Aqua, Glycerin, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Distearyldimonium Chloride, 1,2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyquaternium-10, Diazolidinyl Urea, Beeswax, Butylene/ Ethylene/ Styrene Copolymer, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, Disodium EDTA, Ethylene/ Propylene/ Styrene Copolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate
Suitable for skin conditions?
O’Keeffe’s is safe to use on skin impacted by eczema and diabetes.
How does it smell?
Fragrance free and hypoallergenic.
How do you use it?
Apply a small amount to dry skin – it’s all you need. Reapply as needed throughout the day.
How long did I test it for?
I first picked up some O’Keeffe’s Foot Cream in the States a few years ago for Mr Hirons, who has Type 1 diabetes and suffers from the dry skin associated with it. We’ve had the products in the house ever since so maybe 3/4 years on the initial products and about 6 months for Body Repair.
Unbeknownst to me when I first purchased O’Keeffe’s, Bill O’Keeffe was also a diabetic, who suffered with extremely rough and dry skin on his hands and feet as a result. Fortunately, his daughter Tara is a pharmacist (lucky him) and witnessing the discomfort caused by his chronically dry skin, decided to make something for him.
Tara and Bill spent years testing formulations mixed in her kitchen until she developed a product that worked better than all the others he had tried over the years. This was the basic formula for what has become O’Keeffe’s Working Hands and, several years later, O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet, O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair and O’Keeffe’s Skin Repair.
What’s good about it?
A lot. Clinically proven to provide instant relief, Skin Repair moisturises and protects against dryness for a full 48 hours and lasts even if you shower during that period. It does exactly what it says on the bottle, absorbs well and quickly, and is totally non-greasy meaning you do not have to wait to get dressed, always a must for me.
A dry, (especially itchy) skin, usually means a compromised skin barrier, something that Skin Repair helps to address by not only sealing-in moisture, but by drawing moisture down into the skin. The protective barrier is clinically proven to seal in that moisture for up to 48 hours, reducing the rate of evaporation, thus offering relief and protection.
On the cosmetic side, it is also unscented, causing no conflict with any fragrance you plan to wear.
Would I purchase/repurchase?
You need this if:
You suffer from dry skin, or eczema or diabetes and the dry skin that so frequently accompanies it.
O’Keeffe’s Skin Repair is £10.99 for 325ml/£8.99 for 190ml and available from Boots.com
More information on O’Keeffe’s can be found here: okeeffes.co.uk
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