Category Archives: Beauty

Dr. Hauschka Day Cream, Rose, 1.0-Ounce Box


This is as much a treatment as it is a moisturizer.

Because it costs so much more than anything else I put on my face, I primarily use it when there’s something else going on in addition to dryness: windburn, heat on my face, irritation of some kind, itching, or soothing the occasional kitty-kiss-that-became-a-love-bite. Nothing feels more soothing than this very rich, albeit expensive, cream. Most of my moisturizers are freebie samples or basic drugstore creams that I use daily; this costs too much to use every day. If it were more practical, I’d use it every day! Sadly, many stores exclude Dr. Hauschka products from other discounts they may be offering on other things.

If you have dry skin or are prone to sunburn or wind, and want a feel-good cream that smells strongly of fresh roses, and you don’t mind the price, go for it! I know some people say it’s too rich but I have dry skin so it’s perfect. I’m in my 40s.

A bit of trivia: when asked, this is the moisturizer Madonna says she uses. Of course she’s also had a mini facelift or more, but she still looks pretty good in her mid-50s and can afford any cream she wants.

Sun Bum Continuous Spray Sunscreen (Sports) SPF 70 6 ounce


I love the SPF 70 strength. I haven’t tried the others. This is great for those times I don’t feel like rubbing in lotion. There’s no evidence of sun exposure, even after being out gardening for hours. I’m one who doesn’t want any sun to get through, and this achieves that for me. Plus, I’m very vain and this doesn’t make me feel icky/sticky or look slippery. Thanks!

Eucerin Original Healing Soothing Repair Lotion, 16.9 Ounce Bottle



I’ve been hooked on original Eucerin lotion for 18 years, and have hooked others on it too. That’s how great it is for chapped skin and hands that are washed frequently.

I first learned its power when I worked as an infant/toddler caregiver. Some babies drooled so much during teething that they had eczema around their mouths and painful chapping on their chins. Their pediatricians recommended Eucerin. So, parents would bring it and we’d apply it to their children’s faces at every diaper change, both as cure and prevention. It worked beautifully, without prescription and no complaints from the babies! I have suggested it to countless parents who have been very happy with it.

It wasn’t long before all the adults were using it, too. Taking care of kids means a lot of hand washing, and potentially very dry skin. Eucerin got me through many years of full-time childcare duties and helped me maintain very youthful hands. All it would take to turn anyone onto Eucerin is letting them try some. The thickness is like no other lotion. It’s very difficult to settle for anything less. We always have a bottle near the toilet so I can massage it into my hands whenever I sit.

As a frequent litter-box scooper/cleaner with four cats, I use Eucerin every day now into my 40s. My partner won’t use any other kind of lotion on his face unless we’re out of Eucerin (which I am careful about not allowing to happen). It also doubles as a makeup/sunscreen remover for me. It doesn’t break out my very sensitive face and also doesn’t irritate my eyes. We love that it has no scent! I like scents but not near my eyes. It also works for hair frizz!

This is one of my top products that I wouldn’t live without.