Monday, 6 February 2012

Eczema Relief from Cetaphil

Ever since my 9 year old daughter Kizzy was a baby, she has been plagued with eczema.  Although she has thankfully grown out of the angry, bleeding skin troubles she had when she was younger, she still has very dry, itchy patches on her belly, arms and legs.  We have tried all manner of potions and lotions on her, with varying degrees of success. 

When I was sent some Cetaphil Restoraderm Body Wash and Moisturiser to try out, I hoped it would be good for Kizzy's ongoing skin problems.  It is clinically proven to reduce the dryness, redness and irritation of dry, senstive and eczema prone skin.  It is suitable for adults and children over 3 months old.   The therapeutic skincare range can be used daily and is hypoallergenic, preservative and fragrance free.

The soap-free wash gently foams to a lather which is nice.  A lot of eczema washes don't lather up, and we all love bubbles!!  It contains skin nourishing oils to restore and preserve moisture in the skin.  The moisturising cream has a pump dispensing top, so Kizzy found it easy to dispense it into her hand to rub liberally over her skin.  It spread really well and absorbed easily and left no greasy residue.  A little goes a really long way.

After using both products for a few days, Kizzy says that her skin feels softer and less irritated.  She also says the soreness and itchiness goes when it is applied.  That suggests to me that it is definitely having a positive effect and I'll encourage her to keep slathering the cream on both morning and night.  The products don't sting her sore skin which is something that she has experienced before with other creams and washes.

Cetaphil is available to purchase from Boots with a 295ml bottle of moisturiser selling for £19.99.  The Skin Restoring Body Wash is £15.99.

I am really pleased with the results from using the Cetaphil products, I hate to see Kizzy's skin all sore and itchy and it really does look a lot better already.  It is early days, but the Cetaphil range definitely seems to be addressing the problems associated with eczema prone skin.


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