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Relief for Winter/water dry skin!
on November 30, 2012
I'm a Pharmacist by training and have always suffered from dry skin, especially in the Winter when the relative humidity drops or after having my hands in water for extended periods. As a Pharmacist, I had access to and tried virtually every OTC moisturizer and skin remedy. None really worked OR they made my hands greasy all day. Also as a Pharmacist, I had access to non-prescription ointments and creams generally unknown to the public but used to "compound" dermatological prescriptions. I tried a cream then called "Acid Mantle" and now sold as Amantle Skin Restorer (available through Amazon.com for $87/pound). It is a wonderful product that simulates natural sebum (your own skin wax), plus it is slightly acidified that is protective to human skin. Best of all, it becomes invisible on your skin ... it does not feel greasy after a few minutes. BUT $87/pound is a lot of money! The price had nearly doubled a few years ago.
While searching Amazon's site, that provides a wealth of free information, I came across this product as an alternative, and at about 40% the price of Amantle/Acid Mantle. I tried it and found it to be 95% as good. I subtract the 5% because Risabal appears to be slightly "thinner" to me.
If you suffer from dry skin, give this stuff a try! It does NOT require a prescription and your drug coverage may or may not pay for it (unless your doctor will prescribe it for you), but the relief is worth the price. REMEMBER, this product is not designed to be antibacterial. If your skin is cracked and/or bleeding, you need to address the issue of infection FIRST, before using this cream. I find that a one pound jar lasts me 12-18 months. I generally apply it liberally all over my hands at bedtime, and as needed after washing or cooking during the day.
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT WORK FOR ANY COMPANY AND AM NOT BEING PAID TO RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT. I AM SIMPLY A SUFFERER WHO USES IT AND FINDS IT BENEFICIAL!