One of the most memorable conversations I've ever had is with this lifestyle writer. He was a famous socialite in the 80s and 90s, and he told me all about his life in Europe. He also shared some of his beauty and health tips - I just HAD to know, because he looked 40 when he could've been pushing 50 or even 60!
I remember that he had this off-shoulder blouse on (we're Facebook friends, it's like his trademark look). He dared me to touch his shoulder. I did, and I swear he had the softest skin I've ever touched. Softer than mine, at any rate! Of course I asked him what his body lotion was. He said that he has been using Physiogel religiously for a long time.
I keep meaning to pick up a tube of the stuff but I'm very rarely in Mercury. Good thing Sample Room sent me one!
The Physiogel Intensive Cream (P574.50) is a heavy moisturizer specifically formulated for moderately dry to dry skin. It smells like a blend of coconuts and butter - not too overpowering but you won't miss the scent. The texture is very creamy and is absorbed by the skin easily enough. However, you just have to remember to use a tiny amount if your skin isn't very dry to begin with.
This cream can feel greasy when applied on normal skin. It's really best for dry skin or skin suffering dehydration in cold weather (says so in the back and I agree!). It's also great for those who are sensitive. It's like a VMV Hypoallergenics cream for less!
Personally, I prefer this on my hands, elbows, and knees. Sometimes on my legs when I forget to moisturize for a few days. This stuff works! It keeps my skin from looking older before its time due to the intensive moisture it provides. It can get greasy but I find it manageable. It's just not something I would use on a hot, sweaty kind of day.
Overall, I highly recommend the Physiogel Intensive Cream to those with dry, sensitive skin. Even if you don't have that skin type, this makes for a verrrry nice hand and foot cream.
What do you think? Have you tried Physiogel before?