First up, I want to qualify that my kid and I do not have the worst case of eczema around. Having seen my fair share of friends plagued with this horrible skin condition, I empathise. That said; my kid and I do have certain ‘trouble spots’. Flare-ups that occur when the heat becomes unbearable, pollution sets in, or an adverse reaction to dish detergent (this is for me of course).
So I was excited to be asked to review some eczema lotion/cream. This is my method for the madness. I tested each cream on my kid for a week, followed by a one-week break to avoid stressing her skin.
Made with 100% natural ingredients and certified organic, this Australian-made skincare range smells like a pleasant exotic spa treatment. While it’s a lotion, it didn’t feel sticky to the touch. I would however, apply a modest amount and not slather it on as I did initially as it felt cluggy after. Kid was having a mild flare-up around the back of her neck and was itching a little. I applied Cherub Rubs Skin Soothe on her and while there was no immediate relief, the redness subsided after 2 days or so. With a little patience, this lotion could be a good one to have in your arsenal.
As it is one of the leading brands for sensitive skin, I had high hopes for the La Roche Posay Lipikar Fluide. Following instructions on the bottle, I applied the fluide in circular motion after kid’s two baths. Texture was light to the touch and fragrance-free. Her skin remained relatively supple throughout the day and I noticed the redness around her trouble spots appeared under control. A good option for sure.
This is one brand that needs no introduction and it did not disappoint. Cetaphil Restoraderm Eczema Calming Body Moisturizer was light to the touch and not sticky. Which is so important when you’re trying to soothe flare-ups that happen due to horrible weather. Dermatologist-tested with Filaggrin technology ™ (apparently a key component to maintain moisture in the body), my kid’s skin felt supple and since it can be used when needed, I was free to apply it on her when she was scratching due to skin irritation. If only there’s a travel version.