I have recently been told that I have eczema so I have started to use a range of simple Derma products to help soothe and re-hydrate my skin. The Simple derma range is aimed at people like me who suffer with eczema and very dry skin. I decided that I would try the Simple derma shower cream to see if that would help re-moisturise my skin, I was impressed with the product but I will be looking to try other shower creams aimed at people with eczema, to see how they compare.
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The simple Derma shower cream comes in 200ml and can be expensive if you don't look around to see if you can get in any cheaper. I purchase mine for £4 from my local boots however I believe if you look around you may find it cheaper elsewhere.
The actually bottle is very similar to other Simple products; it is white plastic with green writing detailing the brand. The shower cream has a handle (hook) attached to the top of the bottle which allows you to hang it in the shower. The handle is also the lid of the bottle so if you knock the bottle you can sometimes be left with the handled still attached and the shower cream bottle on the floor. If this does happen the bottle is designed so that you don't lose any of the cream as you have to squeeze the bottle to get the cream out. This can be quite difficult sometimes when you are coming to the end of the cream.
This shower cream is non-foaming, so don't expect any bubbles or even any sign of it lathering up and becoming soapy in the shower. I found the shower cream quite unusual to use as I was not use to the cream not becoming soapy. The shower cream is easy to apply to your body and rub into your skin as it does not slide of your skin straight away. Unfortunately it was not easy to judge how much cream you needed as sometimes I was using not enough or too much.
As the shower cream is aimed at people who suffer from eczema and dry skin it doesn't have any smell to it as it is none perfumed.
As mentioned previously I was using this shower cream in conjunction with other Simple derma products, and I can happily say that over the past month my skin has become considerably smoother, re-hydrated and moisturised. I am able to visual see the difference in my skin. This may be due to the fact I was using both the shower cream and body lotion.
When using the shower cream it is clear that it does not dry your skin out, after using it you can feel that your skin is moisturised. I wouldn't use this product all the time, as I am use to using shower gels that lather, however I would definitely use it if I felt my skin was beginning to feel dry from other shower gels, or simply alternate between shower gels every now and then.
As this was the first time I had used a shower cream aimed at people with eczema, I did not know what to expect I was pleased with the product, but I will be looking for a different shower cream aimed at people with eczema so that I can compare the products and see what is best.