It’s no secret that Eucerin makes some of my favourite products from body lotions, to hand creams & facial serums. I’ve been featuring a few of my favourite’s over on Instagram & Facebook for the past month, and though I’d do a roundup post on all of them, explaining why I have so much love for them.

Eucerin UreaRepair Plus 5% Urea Hand Cream (R142.99 for 75ml)

As a beauty writer, I’ve tried my fair share of hand creams over the years. There are a few that have impressed, but the one I love the most & always recommend is the Eucerin Urea Repair Plus 5% Urea Hand Cream

What sets the formula apart from the others is that is manages to be ultra-nourishing without being greasy or oily. I’m not kidding when I say that you can literally open a jar straight after applying it, that’s how quickly the formula absorbs into the skin.

My hubby, who has super dry hands and is the BIGGEST critic of hand cream formulas only uses this one.

The formula itself is just superb & contains the following ingredients:

UREA: Binds moisture to the skin, has a gentle exfoliating action and contains anti-itch & anti-microbial properties. Urea soothes & smooths the skin’s surface.

CERAMIDES: Prevent moisture loss & strengthens the skin’s barrier.

NMF: Natural Moisturising factors are found in healthy skin. They include amino acids, inorganic salts, lactate & urea. These are replicated in the Urea Repair Plus range for optimal hydration.

As with all Eucerin products, this hand cream contains no fragrance or artificial colours (biggest irritants in skincare). The formulation is so clean it’s recommended for those with Xerosis, Psoriasis, Diabetes & mature skin.

Eucerin Intensive Lip Balm (R79.99 for a 10ml tube)

I have a bit of a subversive view on lip balms. I think 90% of them don’t work. Think about it, how often do you apply a lip balm, only to have to re-apply it half an hour later because your lips are dry? You don’t apply your moisturiser every half hour, so why is this happening with lip balms?

I recently asked a few people (men & women) what they want in a lip balm – every single one mentioned these two things:

1. A nice smell – preferably minty

2. A Cooling feeling or tingle on the lips

Fragrance is the biggest irritant in skincare & ingredients like menthol, mint, peppermint, cinnamon, Linalool are terrible irritants but are often found in lip products because they cause a tingle. These ingredients are also VERY common in lip plumping product (they don’t really plum the lips, BTW), they irritate them, so they feel fuller.

How do lip balms work?

Lip balms work by sealing in moisture, preventing evaporation in cold air. Now remember, the skin on the lips is thinner, more sensitive & has fewer sebaceous glands.

So, what ingredients should we be looking for in a good lip balm? You want soothing, nourishing and repairing ingredients.

The Eucerin Intensive lip Balm contains:

Panthenol to moisturise & provide anti-inflammatory benefits

Evening Primrose oil to regenerate the lips protective barrier

Licochalcone (a derivative of lycopene from the tomato) to calm irritation & reduce redness

Glycerol to intensively moisturise

Unlike typical lip balms which just sit on the surface of the lips, this one has a thinner, almost fluid like consistency, meaning it penetrates into the lips, addressing dryness & irritation. You don’t need to constantly re-apply it, because it starts working after the first application. It can also be used around the peri-oral area (around the lips) if you’re battling with very dry, red or inflamed skin there.

I have never found a lip balm as good as this one, and that the absolute truth!

Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 5% Urea, (R185.99 for 250ml)

When the skin on my body is really dry, I find the only moisturiser that really hydrates and conditions it, is the Eucerin UreaRepair Plus Lotion 5% Urea. This body lotion has been my favourite for over 10 years – as a beauty editor, that’s quite something.

What causes skin to become dry?

Dry skin can be caused by internal factors such as a genetic predisposition; hormonal influences; biological skin ageing; as well as diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, diabetes or ichthyosis. External causes can include heat, cold or humidity; UV-induced skin ageing; frequent washing; insufficient fluid intake and extreme medical treatments such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy or dialysis.

To make matters worse, dry skin is also often itchy. The condition, termed xerosis, is extremely widespread, affecting approximately one-third of working adults between the ages of 16 and 70. With increasing age, it becomes even more prevalent.

The fragrance-free, super gentle yet hydrating formula used in the Eucerin Urea Repair Plus 5% urea Lotion contains Urea, amino acids, lactic acid and ceramides – all proven to alleviate and soothe symptoms of dry skin for up to 48 hours. It also repairs the skin’s natural ability to fight dry skin in 3 different ways by binding, then locking, then distributing moisture effectively in the skin.

This body lotion can also be used by those suffering from skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and diabetes – it’s that gentle & carefully formulated. Noticeable improvements can be seen even after six days of application. Those who suffer from dry skin can finally feel comfortable in their own skin. Noticeable improvements can be seen even after six days of application – although when I use mine, my skin improves almost immediately.

While I generally prefer the 5% Urea version, there’s also a Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 10% Urea, (R219.99 for 250ml) for super dry skin that’s prone to eczema & psoriasis.

Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash 5% Urea, R205.99 for 400ml

This gentle, fragrance free body wash has been proven to have excellent skin tolerability on even extremely dry, itchy skin. In fact, using it actually prevents the skin from drying out, even with regular washing.

My family & I love it, especially in between seasons when our skin seems to be drier. It has a light later, gently cleans the skin and leaves it hydrated. Often when I use this, I don’t even need to apply a body lotion after.

The formula contains 5% Urea to bind moisture to the skin while gently exfoliating it.

Ceramides prevent moisture loss & strengthen the skin’s surface and “Natural Moisturising Factors”, or NMF’s, are replicated to ensure optimal hydration.

This product is my dermatologist’s top recommendation for people with very dry, eczema prone skin, or those with atopic dermatitis.

To learn more about Eucerin products, follow the brand HERE on Facebook.


How could I possibly sing the praises of all these outstanding products and not give one of you the chance to win them?

I have a hamper valued at over R800 containing all the above products (hand cream, lip balm, body lotion – both the 5% & 10% & body wash)

To enter, leave a comment below this blog post telling me which of the above products you would most like to try & why.

Please include your email address (only I can see it), so I can contact you, should you be the winner.

I will announce the winners name on Facebook this coming Friday 11th September 2020 on In My Bag’s Facebook page (Follow HERE).

This giveaway is only open to South African residents.

*This blog post is sponsored by Eucerin*


Would love to try the Eucerin UreaRepair as my skin is very very dry. Turing 49 on the 9th of sept means i need to look at my skin

I’d love to use the Urea Repair Lotion because I have winter hands and nothing normally helps. My skin gets so dry it cracks open.

My skin is all over dry even my lips and following your posts on Eucerin – I am aware of the benefits of this brand . I can’t use any kind of body wash or cream on my skin lately I get little rashes / like scaly spots and would love to try and see if it will assist in getting rid of the dryness and these awful little visitors .

I would love to try the intensive lip balm with it being summertime an good balm is needed to moisturize and nourish

I would love to try the intensive lip balm with it being summertime an good balm is needed to moisturize and nourish and soothing

I would love to try the Eucerin Lip balm, because you really hit the nail on the head with how you described the problem with most Lip balms, trying to find one without irritating ingredients is just about impossible.

Definitely the handle cream as I’ve been trying out so many different hand creams but nothing seems to work on my skin and this sounds like a nice hydrating hand cream. Thanks for the nice info it really helps to learn more about a product you are aware of but not certain to use.

I would like to try the Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 5% Urea, but i would actually really like my husband to try it because he suffers from dry skin because of his job being alot outdoors.

Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 5% Urea will be a absolute delight and pleasure to try this amazing product which is much needed as I suffer with skin dryness and it’s more excessively dry in the warmer months. This product hydrates and moisturizes and it’s perfect for me.
Thank you for a lovely review and giveaway

Eucerin UreaRepair Plus 5% Urea Hand Cream, cause JHB hasn’t been kind to the skin on my hands… they make me look 10 x older

I need to try the hand cream, all the alcohol sanitizer and washing of hands has left my hands extremely dry and also the Lip balm as my lips has crack in them, luckily the mask is hiding my lips lol, 🙁 this would be amazing and a great reliever

Would love to win this prize. My daughter has Pilaris Keratosis(don’t ask:) and Eucerin is one of the product ranges that has been recommended for it. I would love to try it on her skin and the whole family.

I would love to try the Eucerine UreaRepair plus lotion 5% Urea, I would love to try it for my skin especially my face. The hand cream will definitely come in handy for my dry hands, I’m a cleaner and I work with water. It will keep my hands moist.

I would love to try the lip balm as nothing works for me at the moment

I would love to try the body wash as since starting menopause my skin is terribly dry

I would really love to win this awesome prize. The lip balm is very much needed now that we permanently have to wear face masks. My lips are cracked & flaky from the cold winter months and this will be the perfect treatment for me. This Eucerin lip balm contains ingredients such as panthenol , evening primrose oil, which will replace the moisture , regenerate & protect & the glycerol will help with dryness & irritation. The best. The intensive lip balm will help me smile with confidence ☺ again.

Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash cause my super sensitive skin doesn’t need normal soap to irritate or dry it out even further

Would love to try the Intensive Lip balm………currently using Labello but I have to slather it on as it doesnt really help much. I have the worst dry lips season through season and I have tried everything. Hopefully if I win this it would be the product i needed my whole life.

I would most definitely try the Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 5% Urea, i suffer from very dry skin and it is very embarassing coz sometimes my skin itching so much then I scratch but people look at me like I have some kind of deadly disease . I think the Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 5% Urea will help me allot

I would personally love to try the Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 5% Urea as I suffer with genetically dry skin! In all honesty though, I would love to win this hamper for my father. He has worked as a manual laborer mixing cement and using harsh chemicals and supported myself and my siblings as a single parent for 19 years. Due to all the harsh substances he comes into contact with, his body has actually developed an allergy towards it and his hands crack deeply on the tips of his fingers every winter and every time he comes into contact with the same substances. I would love him to try the hand cream so he can have a chance to alleviate the pain caused by this as he never spends money on himself. He would rather suffer in silence and work hard for the family. He truly deserves it.

UreaRepair lotion

The Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash for my super sensitive skin

I have very dry skin, and at 66 really need a good moisturizer,

Would love to try the Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash 5% Urea

I actually went out and bought the lip balm because of your last post about it! Loving it so far. I also use the 10% cream as recommended by my dermatologist. This whole line is just great.

Would love to win this. Menopause has resulted in my skin being dry.

I love Eucerin but have never tried the Intensive Lip Balm, but really all their products ate fantastic!

Love the sound of the Eucerin UreaRepair Plus Lotion 5% Urea, it sounds ideal for my dry, itchy skin (thank you JHB Winters!)

There is nothing I am scared of like getting wrinkles and aging, I have seen how Eucerin works wonders in my friends skins and fell inlove with it. Hoping it would help revive, keep my skin firm and look as beautiful as ever and younger always .

Eucerin UreaRepair Plus Lotion 5% Urea
I have incredibly dry skin so this would really help with nourishment and hydration

Urea Repair Plus Lotion would be my choice, if I absolutely had to make one… because I like the fact that it helps repair the skin’s natural ability to fight dry skin! Prompting my own skin and body to react in its best possible way. Also the fact that it’s a fave of yours says a LOT. 💛💛💛

I would love to try the hand cream. My hands are so dry and I have tried numerous products before without success.

I would love to try all the products but especially the lip balm as i have very dry lips most of the time. I have been retrenched recently and need to save every cent as far possible as i can. This would really help me take care of my skin without having to spend money that i can’t afford to.

Eucerin Intensive Lip Balm would be the first one I would love to try. Always trying to find that perfect lip balm…still looking 🙂

I have used the body lotion and it is brilliant. I am so keen to try the body wash

I would love to try UreaRepair plus lotion because I have dry itchy skin

The body wash cause my skin is dry and my current one is not cutting it

I would absolutely love to try the 10% Urea Lotion and the body wash! I have been using Eucerins Aquaphaor on my lips for a little over three months and it has absolutely changed my life! Since starting roaccutane, my skin has not been in tip-top shape and the winter weather hasn’t helped! Seeing how the Aquaphor saved my lips, I can only imagine how the lotion and body wash would save the rest of my poor dehydrated and cracked skin! It would be such a spoil x

would say the Eucerin UreaRepair Plus 5% Urea Hand Cream because as a house wife my hand get dry from washing cleaning every day and the Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash especially in between seasons when our skin seems to be drier. It has a light later, gently cleans the skin and leaves it hydrated

I can’t wait to try the Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 5% Urea because winter has left my skin so dry and in need of love 💙

Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash

Winter has sapped all the moisture from my skin and my lotions aren’t seeming to cut it.

The body wash sounds great! Love that you don’t need to apply body lotion after using it.

I would definitely love to try the Eucerin Urea repair lotion. I have suffered terribly with extreme dry, scaly skin this winter. I have tried just about everything and unfortunately nothing really helped. Menopause does not help this situation either 😂 so maybe this would be the lotion that sorts out my problem 🙏

The lip balm sounds great because really it is a real hassle when you buy something for your lips and it just doesn’t last or feel great on your lips. I don’t really wear a lot of lipstick so lip balm is the next best thing because lipgloss is also no good.

Most definitely because the lip balm. The change of season from winter to spring has affected my lips. Cracked and peeling which is a big NO NO! Plus everyone wants soft supple lips💋

Urea Repair Plus lotion 5%

Urea Repair Plus lotion 5 %

I really would like the EUCERIN UREA REPAIR PLUS LOTION 5%. Had been experiencing really dry skin. I’ve never used this product before and would love to try it on my skin🤗🤗❤

The Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Replenishing Body Wash – my daughter struggles with very dry skin in winter and so would love to try this out!

In desperate need of a good hand cream after all the sanitizer, would love to try that!

The body wash as my eczema is falling and Eucerin is always my go to but haven’t tried the body wash

The urea repair plus Body wash for my very dry and itchy skin !

I would love to try the Eucerin UreaRepair Plus 5% Urea Hand Cream. To be honest id like to try all the products but at the moment because of l the sanitizing my hands are suffering. I desperately neec an ultra-nourishing crwam that isnt greasy or oily. I have super dry skin and my hands are even worse. My hands have turned yellow from all the sanitizing and are super dry. I need something that absorbs and prevents moisture loss & strengthens the skin’s barrier.

The Hand cream. I have heard so much about this product . I would love to try it as my hands are dry and need the moisturising this product can offer.
The body lotion. My legs and my arms are extremely dry eventhough I moisterise them well.
I use Eucerine face moisteriser so I am very keen to try their other products . Thank you.

I would love to try all the Eucerine products in this giveaway but definitely most excited to try the body lotion. Especially after winter my skin is so dry and itchy.
Thank you 🤞🏻💕

I’m excited to try the handcream. Due to all the sanitizing of my hands, especially when I go out to pay accounts and do shopping & every shop has a different sanitizer, my hands are now dry and rough ☹️ Would love to have baby soft hands again 🙏🙏

Eucerin Urea plus dry skin. With winter gone my skin. Has really been very dry would love this to add life and replenish my skin

I would love to try this amazing products, especially this summer to replenish my skin and help my daughter with her skin since she’s experiencing skin problems which includes dry skin

lip balm because Got some Eucerin and my lips are soft. You wanna try?

I would definitely like to try the Eucirine handcream, because I got very dry hands and sometimes they are burning and itchy. I know it will work for my hands.I use the body cream,it’s amazing.

I would like to try the Eucerin UreaRepair Plus 5% Urea Hand Cream, to improve the dryness due to all the sanitizing and hand washing.

You were the one who recommended the Eucerin hand cream to me and I have never looked back! I would most like to try the body wash, as moisturising after showering can be a chore and this would help skip that step. Thanks for such awesome content x

Dear Candice,

I have tried every product but the body wash and would love to give that a whirl, but I have to come back to the winner that it the lip repair. My husky ate it and I keep forgetting to replace it and curse the loss of it every time I enter into the lip balm dry lip cycle of hell because they do not work! I need my Eucerin! I only use Eucerin Face Products and my bod deserves the same.

I would love to try all the Eucerin products but my first choice would be the Intensive Lip Balm – as you say, 90% of lip balms don’t work and my winter-chapped lips need major moisturisation!!! 💋💋💋

I would love to try the Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 5% Urea.. Not only for myself but my daughter too.. The school sanitizer is drying out the soft skin on the top of her hands, it looks like a slight burn but it feels like excema. Normal hand creams haven’t helped at all.. Hoping this will.

Hand cream to heal from the damage from all these horrible sanitisers…especially for the little ones with sensitive skin

Urea Plus hand cream. My hands are so dry and damaged from years of washing dishes without wearing gloves. My face and feet are looking good as I take great care of it. However, I’ve always neglected my hands. I hide it in photos and when someone looks at it. So I would love to win this prize.

I forgot to add that I’m diabetic and have bad spells of itching hands. It is also damaged from all the scratching. I’m allergic to dishwashing liquid which also causes my hands to itch terribly. So I need a good hand repair cream.

I would love to keep a tube of the Eucerin UreaRepair Plus
5% Urea Hand Cream by my basins for use after all the hand washing and disinfecting

Would love to try the repairing lip balm as my lips are always so dry

I would love all the above as all of the! Sound so good and it’s difficult to choose ,my skin need this so badly as I have very dry skin problems. also I know it’s a trusted brand ❤❤❤

I would love all the above as all of the above sound so good and it’s difficult to choose also I know it’s a trusted brand and I have very dry skin problems and my skin needs them badly❤❤❤

Am most wanting to try the Eucerin Urea Repair Plus 5% Urea Hand Cream because my hands are in urgent need of some love and care. Sanitizers, although great, do dry my skin out.

I would firstly like to try the body lotion because I have this weird dryness from my insulin resistance. This sounds like it could help and I’ve been dying to try thier products

I am so glad to find this article. Nature of my skin is dry and I can take its best care by following this article. I will definitely follow your article. Thanks a lot for sharing.

I would LOVE to try the hand cream. Have had my eye on it for a while. Between all the sanitizing and baby bottle washing, I have definately worn down my skin’s barrier.

I would love to try this product.
Thank you ❤ for my ecxema and dry skin .It’s very bad in summer

I hope Nivea’s body-lotion will stop my search. I’ve tried many types of lotion, but it just don’t give me the moisturising my skin needs. It has a tendency to be very dry.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.