Why TikTok Derms Obsess Over This Drugstore Moisturizer



First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair® Cream Intense Hydration, $38, needs no introduction, especially if you’re on #SkinTok. Although it launched wayyy back in ’09, the gigantic tub has thousands of glowing reviews from skincare lovers and TikTok derms, not to mention one is sold every 10 seconds! So, we had to ask: why’s it so special? Keep reading to find out!

The Full DL on the Ultra Repair® Cream Intense Hydration, $38

What it is: A vegan, unscented cream with a whipped texture that moisturizes, relieves itchiness, and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles all over the body.

What it does: Provides MAJOR hydration with skin-repairing ceramides, moisturizing shea butter, and calming allantoin alongside colloidal oatmeal that helps soothe eczema-prone skin.

Suitable for: Normal, dry, and combination skin types.

The receipts: According to an independent study with 21 participants, hydration levels doubled after just one application. After a full two weeks, ALL the participants confirmed that it helped soothe and moisturize their skin.

Why derms love it: “When the humidity drops, you need a great moisturizer that prevents water loss,” says @dermdoctor. That’s where this drugstore moisturizer steps in – it contains colloidal oatmeal, an emollient bursting with fats, vitamins, and minerals that seals moisture into the skin. Even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) vouches for its anti-inflammatory abilities and calls the hero ingredient a “skincare protectant.”

@dr.mamina #ad The @firstaidbeauty Ultra Repair Cream is the ultimate fix for dry skin #firstaidbeauty #dermatologist #skincare #dryskin ♬ original sound – Mamina Turegano, MD

Despite the rich texture, @dr.mamina confirms that “It’s very lightweight, it provides intense and immediate hydration, and absorbs instantly,” making it a tall drink of H20 for thirsty, dehydrated skin. And just like @dermbeautydoc, we love a moisturizer that nourishes without that greasy finish. We can understand why she constantly repurchases this formula…

@ultabeauty Have you fall-proofed your skincare routine yet? @dermbeautydoc (she/her) shares hydrating picks your skin is craving 🤗 #ultabeauty ♬ original sound – Ulta Beauty

Disclaimer: Are these A+ reviews #ads? Maybe, but it’s worth noting that dermatologists – who have studied skincare for years – understand ingredients and products far better than the regular TikToker. We mean, why attach your hard-earned reputation to something that doesn’t work? On that note, we trust their recommendation on this one, but we’ve still double-checked our facts – as always. Plus, you can literally see the results…

@cappybears Vulnerable moment with the cappybears. My skin is healing and I’m so happy i found fab 💖 #vulnerable #acne #cysticacne #firstaidbeauty #repair ♬ _Cute – Gabe Lost

Our Thoughts

We see why derms are SO obsessed. The rich formula turns the hydration UP with skin-loving ingredients that soothe and nourish all year round. Plus, she’s easy on the bank, too, considering the size of the tub. #Love.

While we’re on the subject, have you tried this derm-approved secret to juicy hydrated skin yet?

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