Did you know that this week is Eczema Awareness Week? Yep, it’s true from 2nd to 8th September 2013. Anyway, I have been a long-time sufferer of eczema with patches behind my knees, inner thigh, elbow, face and hands. Sometimes I will be eczema free for months before a sudden flare-up…which is what happened to me a few months ago. Instead of using the smelly Ego Pinetarsol Soap Free Cleansing Solution, I continued using my normal yummy-smelling Palmolive shower gel and slapped on moisturising creams targeted at eczema instead.
Here’s my reviews of the 3 eczema moisturising creams I tested out :-
Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Moisturiser
Likes : I was super pumped to see the pump dispenser 😛 The moisturiser is non-greasy, light and absorbs quickly. It’s also fragrance-free, very moisturising and great for dry skin.
Dislikes : As for treating the eczema patches I had, it didn’t relieve the itching immediately 🙁
Overall : Best suited for mild eczema and for moisturising maintenance during the eczema-free stages
Derma E Psorzema Creme
Likes : Quick and effective results. Soothes itching immediately – which is a big WINNER! I had a really dry, cracked and slightly weepy eczema patch in between my fingers which was irritating me constantly, but within 2 days of using Derma E Psorzema Creme, it cleared up!
Dislikes : It’s in a jar so not as hygienic. Slightly thicker than the Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Moisturiser and leaves behind a non-sticky but balmy film.
Overall : Love it! Great for mild-moderate eczema. Also fantastic to use before bed as it relieves itching so you won’t find yourself scratching those itchy patches whilst you’re sleeping.
NS-21 Skin Repair Treatment
Confession : My acute eczema flare-up got cured from Deram E Psorzema Creme so I didn’t get a chance to trial this!
However, I believe this is a more potent moisturising cream for eczema… in fact, it isn’t even a moisturising cream but a “Treatment”. Not only can NS-21 Skin Repair Treatment be used for eczema, but it can also be used for those who have undergone radiation therapy and even 2nd degree burns!
If you’re an eczema sufferer, please don’t scratch till you bleed and douse yourself with steroid cream like I used to!!! Nowadays, there are so many different non-steroidal moisturising eczema creams that work wonders. There is no “best eczema cream” out there but just keep trying them out until you find one that suits you and moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. Of course, seek your dermatologist’s advice first! For further information about eczema, check out http://www.eczema.org.au
All the featured products were kindly provided for consideration to help treat my eczema and it worked a treat! Thank you 🙂