Most of you know my story and I’m sure it’s similar to yours. For many years, well ever since my little boy was born nearly five years ago, we have battled with eczema. The emotional ups and downs, well mainly downs, the relentless search for effective products and the ongoing visits to a range of health professionals from naturopaths to paediatric dermatologists, all the while hoping that something, anything, would help.
As a pharmacist and mother I felt so frustrated and helpless that nothing I was trying was making much of a difference. So I was motivated to do something myself and our range of itchy baby bath soaks was developed. Then I started thinking about a moisturiser. What is about many of the creams available for eczema which are stopping me from seeing results? What do most of these eczema creams have in common and what can I change to develop a moisturiser to target eczema which might be different?
what’s in itchy baby co. natural moisturiser?
Itchy baby co. natural moisturiser targets eczema with all natural ingredients. Not mainly natural ingredients, but everything (even our preservative is naturally derived). These ingredients share a range of properties which work together to target the symptoms of eczema. These include intensive moisture boosting, anti-itch and anti-inflammatory properties as well as vitamins to help heal and repair eczema skin.
what’s not in itchy baby co. natural moisturiser?
What’s missing from our moisturiser which is in many creams which target eczema are additives. Some additives, or stabilisers, are included in eczema creams to help them keep their form so they don’t get affected by temperature. Other additives are used to give the cream a nice smell. When these creams are used on sensitive, eczema skin they can sting and cause discomfort.
The other ingredient missing from our moisturiser which is in many creams which target eczema is lots of water. As we know water evaporates with heat and it does the same when it is applied to warm skin. So if you have an eczema cream which has a lot of water in it, it will leave the skin quickly and not be able to intensely moisturise and provide hydration.
why is itchy baby co. natural moisturiser thicker than some other creams which target eczema?
The thicker the moisturiser the more effective it will be in hydrating the skin. This is because thicker moisturisers are the best are stopping water from leaving the skin, keeping it hydrated. Our itchy baby co. moisturiser is thick to keep the skin moist and also mixes with the skin’s natural oils to maintain barrier function to stop irritants from entering through the skin. Although itchy baby moisturiser is thick to come out of the tube once it is on the skin it melts and absorbs easily to provide hydration and protection to eczema skin.
This blog post was brought to you and your bub with love and care by Julia and the itchy baby co. team x
Disclaimer: Information provided is of a general nature only and you should always consult your medical professional