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Entries by Julia Simmonds

Which natural skincare ingredients are in our products?

In formulating our skincare range we spend a lot of time and resources researching and evaluating the properties of natural ingredients which are going to offer the most benefit for our children’s itchy, dry skin. Each natural ingredient is assessed for its ability to intensely moisturise, hydrate, soothe and protect the skin. So what are […]

Holiday packing when your child has eczema and itchy, dry skin

Sounds strange but I always find myself delaying our family holidays and when we finally book a holiday feeling anxious in the weeks leading up to it. Why? Eczema. Flare ups can be unpredictable and when we are headed somewhere new with different weather, different triggers and restaurants which I haven’t spoken to about food […]

What is the difference between atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis?

When your child has eczema we are often so absorbed in finding the right products and introducing a skincare routine into our already busy days, we sometimes don’t know that there are different types of eczema. The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis, but depending on the type of eczema your child has […]

Is stress a trigger for my child’s eczema?

Stress. Why is it that on the days my little boy went to daycare his skin always seemed worse? So many people told me it was the sandpit, but it even on the days there was no sandpit play his skin was still affected. So what was causing his eczema to flare up while he […]

What is the Atopic Triad and why is it important for eczema?

What is an Atopic Triad? So, you have found out your child has eczema, so it’s the right time to let you know that eczema is commonly associated with asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and food allergies and the Atopic triad refers to the genetic likelihood of developing these conditions together. Children who have eczema […]

What type of pets are good for children who have eczema?

Can children with eczema have pets? We all love pets, especially children. They are a great way of passing time and having fun, while at the same time helping your child learn responsibility. Choosing a family pet when your child has eczema has comes with extra considerations, this is because pet dander and other allergens […]

It’s just OATMEAL! How can an oatmeal bath help my child’s itchy, dry, eczema skin?

I know, I get it, and I thought the exact same thing – oatmeal is oatmeal. How is it going to help my child’s itchy, dry, eczema skin? So to satisfy my scientific pharmacist self, I started researching the clinical evidence and research available (that kept me busy for awhile!) and after those late night […]

My child has dry skin – what can I do to keep their skin healthy?

Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition where the skin becomes itchy, scaly and starts to crack. Looking after your child’s skin may take a lot of time and can be stressful, especially seeing them in pain from scratching so much. It can happen for a number of reasons, but it is important to remember that […]

Can iron deficiency cause itchy skin and trigger eczema?

Is there a link between Eczema and Iron deficiency? We like to keep on top of what’s happening in eczema research and share anything that might help to manage our children’s eczema and itchy, dry skin. New research has shown there is a link between Eczema and Iron deficiency. Being deficient in iron means there is […]

My child has baby acne – what is it and how do I treat it?

If your baby has tiny red pimples on their face or body, they might have baby acne. Baby acne mostly appears on the cheeks, chin or forehead, but might also affect the eyelids and chest. This common skin condition affects more than 30 percent of newborns. What causes baby acne? There is no clear answer […]