Our daughter suffers very badly from eczema, and she has done since she was a tiny baby. Before we discovered the ‘miracle cream’ that we now regularly use on her (Aveeno) , we went through all types of other creams as recommended by our GP and also dermatologists at hospital appointment’s. It was suggested that we use a water based cream and we tried them all, I believe. One of the latter ones we tried was by Boots and called Skin Therapy Emollient Cream I have no idea how much this cost to buy as we used to get it on prescription for Sarah. I do know that it came in two sizes, however, a larger 500g tube or a smaller sized 100g tub. We always got the larger one on prescription and we really needed it as we used to go through masses of this stuff.
It’s only available from Boots (as it is a Boots product). The packaging is really very plain and simple with just words on a plain white background. The tub is made from recyclable plastic with a lift off lid. The cream itself is white and very thick and not unlike any other type of aqueous creams we have used over the years on Sarah. This cream used to feel quite oily on application and as it was so very thick it never sank into her skin, but rather sat on the upper layers for hours.
I do believe it used to do some good in terms of preventing her from scratching at the eczema but it needed to be reapplied quite frequently. We also used to use this cream with water to bath Sarah in as we have always been unable to use strong (or sometimes even mild) soaps on her skin as this aggravates the condition and makes it a hundred times worse.
The cream has no smell at all that I was able to detect and I do believe it soothes her skin to some degree, especially as I used to keep this on the top shelf of my fridge. I have used this cream on myself lots and lots of times and if my hands are feeling particularly dry or chapped, as they can do during really cold weather, then I find that applying just the tiniest amount soon eradicates the problem,. I have also used it on severe sunburn on my own shoulders and it seems to really hydrate the area and helps to not only soothe and calm the skin but it also helps the healing process to.
I suffer with severe dry skin on both my ankles/feet and I am constantly plagued by nasty looking feet. This is caused by eczema and I have tried a variety of products over the last couple of years with little or no difference in the dryness and the sore looking skin.
I was browsing Boots recently and I have about £4.00 worth of points and wanted to buy something for my feet that would be reasonably cheap and hopefully work (why else would I buy it?!).
Anyway, the product was around £3.50 and whilst I can't find the actual size that I brought online there is a smaller product (as per the Dooyoo picture) for 97p. The size I have is 300g and the product differs slightly from the picture above. It is in a white tub with a screwable lid and it has two labels advising what the product is for (dry skin conditions such as dry eczema, chapping, nappy soreness and sunburn) and how often to use it (2 to 3 times a day).
Upon unscrewing the lid there is no wildly overpowering smell but I can slightly smell the almond oil that this product contains and a slightly creamy medicinal smell. The cream is white and fairly thick in consistency. I ensure my hands are clean and then dip my finger in to the pot and then apply some to each sore area on my ankles/feet. If I have had a bad day and have been stressed I often scratch my foot (habit unfortunately) and I do find that this may sting a tad if I've been making my foot raw beforehand, however, if I have not scratched my foot since the last application it does not string at all and it makes my skin feel much smoother and softer from just one application.
I have been using this product for a little over two weeks now and the difference to my eczema is very clear and I couldn't be happier with this product. It is by far the best improvement that I have ever seen in such a short space of time and this is one of the cheapest products that I have ever tried out. I have only used around 1/8 of the pot also so it's a very long lasting product.
I would definitely recommend this product to anybody with a dry skin condition who is getting no relief from other methods as it's even helped reduce the amount that I scratch as I'm applying it at least twice a day and it's keeping it soft and smooth for hours and by the time it begins to irritate again I just apply some more cream. I am rating this product 5/5 as I can find no bad points about it at all.
A rich, soothing cream to relieve a wide variety of dry skin conditions such as chapping caused by the weather or water, nappy soreness, dry eczema and sunburn /