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Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:18 pm      Reply with quote
I posted a little while ago about trying to rehydrate my very dry under eye skin that has suffered from my retin A attempts and never properly re hydrated.

I thought urea sounded great, and ordered some Balneum plus as I'd seen it talked about on the forum. Unfortunately is made my eyes even more dry, and really sore Confused . I'm assuming it's the extra ingredients that I must be super sensitive to.

Can anyone in the UK recommend a very gentle urea cream that's going to hydrate and not irritate?
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Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:03 pm      Reply with quote
I use a prescription based 40% urea cream for chronically dry feet. It's a very strong cream and acts as an exfoliant as well as a hydrator.

I believe there are weaker based creams out there, like a 20% urea cream. These should not need a prescription.

But, I'm not sure that this is the type of cream you want to use under the eye area. The skin is so different there than on the heels of our feet. It's no wonder you're experiencing some negative effects from it.

Have you looked into other creams specifically for the eye?

I love using copper peptides and they make a really good one for the eye that actually did some remodeling for that area for me.

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Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:23 pm      Reply with quote
Crying or Very sad Was it definitely Balneum Plus that was recommended and that you purchased? I know I have suggested Balneum Cream (urea and ceramides) recently, but have always stated not the Plus. The Plus contains a local anaesthetic that may not be suitable for the eye area plus a ton of silicones.

Please do not use anything other than a 5% urea product on the eye area without the specific advice of your GP or a pharmacist or in a specific eye care product. Foxe is correct that urea can encourage exfoliation at higher percentages.

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Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:32 am      Reply with quote
Ah you know that's probably exactly what happened.So I found Balneum thought oh good, that's what was recommended, then wait! There is a Balneum plus oh that must be so much better, I'll get that! Obviously completely forgetting there was also a part where you advised against it. Sigh I surprise myself with my idiocy sometimes. I will try the Balneum on it's own, hopefully that'll solve the problem Smile
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Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:27 pm      Reply with quote
Oh that is not idiocy it is a natural mistake, and I bet more than one pharmacist/ counter assistant will be caught out because B+ has been around for YEARS. Google suggests Balneum Cream is called Balneum Intensiv in some parts of Europe ... why not the UK I have no idea. Rolling Eyes

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