Your probably right, the only thing special about it is the price. I think I'll give the Nivea a go, either that or Palmers Cocoa Butter (just remembered about this classic)I've found that Lancome products are not anything special. They are just high priced so people feel special when they use them. Most of their ingredients can be found in all moisturizers. Nivea is a great choice.
I use Amlactin, but it is not moisturizing. It is okay if your skin is normal and not dry. Otherwise, if your skin is dry, you need to put a moisturizing lotion over the Amlactin.Amlactin is sold without rx now, it's 12% lactic acid. I spent $20 on a bottle from the supermarket, I think costco and walgreens sells it also. It's in the first aid section, not with the regular lotions. I was given a sample of it from my podiatrist, I've been putting it on my face too. A little goes a long way so I don't mind spending a dub, although I would never spend more, especially not some department store expensive fluffy stuff!