I recently checked out a line of unique skincare products called Theraplex for dry and sensitive skin. There’s a lot beneath the simple packaging “under the hood.”
Each of these products addresses the needs of very dry skin. My experience with very dry skin products in the past hasn’t always been so positive, because while they’re emollient, they can also be greasy or leave an icky, sticky feel on your skin.
Theraplex products, don’t! They have a pharmaceutical grade, unique petrolatum that protects the skin’s barrier combined with an activated hydrosilicone delivery system.
In lay terms, this means that the products penetrate deeply into the rough, dry skin you want to soften and protect, Impressively, the products seal in moisture with not a trace of “icky sticky” residue!
There are products for the face and products for the body. Having tried them all, it’s easy to understand why Theraplex is dry and irritated skin’s best friend!
The products are good for sensitive skin, acne-prone skin and any skin type, but there are differences in the products that focus on specific skin issues. Theraplex Barrier Balm Moisturizer, Emollient Moisturizer, Eczema Therapy Moisturizer, HydroLotion Daily Skin Moisturizer and ClearLotion Moisturizer have all earned the National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance™.
Theraplex® Barrier Balm soothes, relieves and protects dry, chapped skin even if you have sensitive or eczema-prone skin. It’s a big jar of relief.
There are places on your body that just won’t get relief from a basic mositurizer. Theraplex® Emollient Moisturizer really works wonders on very dry skin and especially on hands feet, elbows and knees. Apparently, it is also a relief for those suffering from chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, xerosis and ichthyosis. This one has Theraplex’s highest concentration of special petrolatum and trust me, it lasts even through a shower! IT’s really Great Stuff!
To soothe skin irritants and itching from eczema and rashes try Theraplex® Eczema Therapy Moisturizer has soothing, natural colloidal oatmeal.
Theraplex® HydroLotion Daily Skin Moisturizer is a lightweight, non-greasy daily moisturizer for the face and body and it’s especially great if you have acne-prone or sensitive skin; i
Oil moisturizers are trendy and effective. The Theraplex® ClearLotion Moisturizer is a lightweight, fast penetrating emollient oil moisturizer that makes skin feel amazingly soft if you use it on damp skin right after showering or bathing. Many of these types of products get sticky or won’t absorb in time for you to get dressed in a flash, but this one has a special petrolatum and natural jojoba oil that really absorbs in less than a minute.
Theraplex also offers two gentle facial cleansers: The one I liked is the Theraplex® Gentle Cleanser. In my tests it effectively and gently removed all dirt, oil and makeup except for the most stubborn long wear lipstick. it has essential oils of rose hip seeds and exotic loquats with the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of seaweed. Although the packaging is simple, the cleanser feels very luxurious.
There is also the soapless Theraplex® Clean ‘N Treat Cleanser featuring the exfoliating benefits of glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids. If you have sensitive skin you can still use this cleanser without fear of irritation.
Theraplex Barrier Balm Moisturizer $16.50 (6oz tub); Emollient Moisturizer $21.00 (6oz tub) ; Eczema Therapy Moisturizer $18.00 (4.5oz tube) ; HydroLotion Daily Skin Moisturizer $16.50 (8oz bottle) ; ClearLotion Moisturizer: $18.50 (8 oz spray pump or pour cap) or $8.00 (2oz travel size spray bottle) ; Gentle Cleanser $12.00 (3.7 fl. oz bottle); and; Clean ‘N Treat Cleanser $15.00 (3.7 fl. oz bottle)
The Bottom Line:
Some products don’t seem very glamorous, and then you try them and you wonder how you ever lived without them. Theraplex is one of those brands. Simply put, it’s great, affordable skincare for everyone, and especially for those with dry and/or sensitive skin!