Eucerin Ultra Sensitive Cleansing Lotion Review

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They say:

Eucerin® Hypersensitive Skin Ultra Sensitive Cleansing Lotion instantly calms and soothes hypersensitive and redness-prone skin for long-lasting comfort. Its innovative formula contains active ingredient SymSitive to provide immediate relief from effects of hyper-responsive sensory fibres, including burning, stinging and tingling sensations. SymSitive prevents over-reaction of the skin and works effectively to increase skin tolerance over time, helping to improve the skin’s resistance against stressors. The lotion gently cleanses skin, yet powerfully removes make-up and impurities to leave skin restored and hydrated with reduced irritation. E.N.

All products in the Hypersensitive range use anti-contamination packaging to protect the formulas from impurities and oxidation. The valves have sterilising filters, the connections are ultra-welded for tightness and the dispenser is tightly sealed.

Paraben, preservative, paraffin, fragrance, colourant and alcohol free.


Aqua, Glycerin, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cetyl Palmitate, Methyl Palmitate, Olus Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Sodium Polyacrylate, 4-t-Butylcyclohexanol (Trans-Isomer), Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol.

I say:

Firstly, I don’t know about all this *SymSitive nonsense. Have they just made that up? I can just imagine a bunch of advertising executives sitting around a big table in a boardroom, trying to come up with scientific sounding terms.

What about Sensitiviotion?  Oh yeah, that’s good.

Or SensitiveSkinSenseSavvySalveSolver?  Not bad.

I’ve got it – Smoothywoothysillybillybumbum?  Ooh, so close.

SymSitive?  That’s the one!

Anyway, moving on.

I often use this in the morning or as a second cleanser in the evening. It’s not going to win any awards for removing makeup, which is why I use a more effective cleanser first, such as Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm and then the Eucerin to gently remove any residual dirt. It’s extremely mild and hydrating and doesn’t leave the skin feeling tight or dry. It doesn’t sting and I’d say it’s a pretty good bet for a sensitive/rosacea complexion. Though I ain’t making no promises; you get me?

It comes in a plastic tube with a pump top and I use between 2-4 pumps depending on how grubby my skin is. I give it a good massage into my face and neck and then rinse with cool water. You can wipe it off with cotton wool, I just prefer the feeling of washing a product off my face. It does leave a slight residue on the surface of the skin, which I remove by using a mild toner on a cotton pad.

The cleanser is white and has the consistency of a light lotion. Although it’s fragrance-free there is a slight whiff to it, but it’s faint and inoffensive.

There’s not a tremendous amount more I can say about Eucerin’s Ultra Sensitive Cleansing Lotion. It’s not particularly sexy or flashy, but sometimes you just want a simple, pleasant, kind product. Well, this is it. It’s like a boyfriend that you know your mum would like and that you probably should marry, who’s never going to give you multiple orgasms, but is a whizz with a screwdriver and a hammer (in a D.I.Y, not a psycho killer way).

And that’s all I have to say about that.

Eucerin Ultra Sensitive Cleansing Lotion is available online at or in store for £11.50

*If SymSitive is a real ingredient, then, Eucerin, I sincerely apologise and please don’t sue me. Thank you.

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  1. Luxe Ford
    13th March 2017 / 1:51 pm

    SymSitive is a patented blend of Pentylene Glycol and 4-t-Butylcyclohexanol. I don’t know *how* it works but was tested on skins after having applied capsicain (the stuff that burns in chilli) and relieved burning sensations to non-detectable levels within minutes.
    I’m not affiliated with Symrise but just wanted to add some information.
    Oh, and they won a prize for it.

    • 14th March 2017 / 5:42 pm

      Aha! Brilliant; thank you for sharing. I should have done some more research…

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