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As I said in my review for the bath additive my daughter has suffered with patches of eczema on her arms and wrists for a few months. This is made worse by the fact that like most toddlers she has little folds of skin on her arms and also by her constant sctraching which can cause it to bleed.
I was given Diprobase on prescription which is a similar type of emollient cream however we found this didn't work and in fact it made her skin a pinky colour and even drier. Apparently this is a common side effect. In desparation one day I picked up a bottle of this in Asda it cost £5 for 350ml instead of the usual £8.
The bottle comes with a handy pump dispenser. This also has a small plastic clip you can reapply when not in use to stop the pump from accidently dispensing cream.
The bottle states that the cream controls itch, soothes irritation and provides long lasting moisture. The Oilatum I bought was the junior version. I am not sure what the difference is between this and the normal at a glance it looked like the packaging.
The cream can be used for eczema, contact dermatitis and dry sensitive skin. It leaves a protective film which prevents moisture loss and soothes sore itchy skin.
To use the cream you apply to the affected area using a downward stroking action leaving a thin glistening layer to soak into the skin. You can use this as often as required.
The cream is creamy white when it is dispensed and you only need a small amount to cover a large area. It smoothes on well ans leaves a slight sheen to the skin. The cream doesn't feel greasy and rises off your hands without leaving a layer.
After using this my daughter's skin felt less dry and she didn't scratch as much. It was long lasting normally halfway through the night when her eczema is bad she wakes up crying and scratching this didn't happen and with regular use her eczema is undwr control.
Oilatum Natural Face Cream penetrates deeply to rehydrate facial skin relieving tightness and irritation and leaving it feeling smooth.
I have been suffering with dry skin all my life. I have always struggled to find a moisturizer that hydrates my skin enough. I watch 'pixiwoo' on YouTube, which is basically two make-up artists, who are sisters. They have loads of videos discussing skincare products and make-up. Whenever they highly recommend a product I tend to use it, as I have never bought a product they have recommended that I haven't liked. On the last video I watched they recommended the 'Oilatum natural repair face cream'. I googled it and was pleasantly surprised it wasn't that expensive compared to their normally recommendations and it had the plus side of been available at boots.
The oilatum moisturizer is £7.65 for 50g. Which isn't bad at all considering the prices of moisturizers these days.
The moisturizer comes in a medium sized plastic tube, which is my preference for packaging, as I hate carrying heavy products around in my handbag. The packaging is white with the logo 'Oilatum' and a blue oval shape round it, which really stands out on the white tube.
The tube also mentions the name of the particular moisturizer, which is 'Natural repair' and states that it is facial cream. The plastic tube also comes in a cardboard box with the same colours as the tube. I quite like this packaging it is simple but effective at standing out. However, it by no means looks like a 'luxury' product like a 'Dior moisturizer' which to be quite honest saves a lot of money on packaging anyway and fairly pointless really.
The moisturizer has a thick consistency and is as expected white. Despite the moisturizer been thick it does sink into your skin really nicely and after applying the product to your skin after only a few minutes you can apply your make-up. The moisturizer even states that it is fine to apply make-up afterwards.
Due to the moisturizers thick consistency you can really tell that the product will hydrate your skin. I applied the moisturizer the night I purchased it, as it was incredibly dry, I woke up the next day and no exaggeration my skin felt so soft and hydrated. I couldn't believe it. If you have read my 'Liz Earle facial moisturizer' review on here, you will of got the impression from that review that I probably would never find a moisturizer I liked as much as that. I genuinely thought it would be impossible but I can honestly say now a week in from using the Oilatum moisturizer that I'm converted.
The moisturizer is used a lot for people with skin problems, I guess you could see it as a more expensive version of 'E45' but I would say much more effective. I did a bit of research on this product before I bought it and noticed the amount of people with Rosacea who loved it, individuals who really struggled to put anything on their skin before because it stung and saying how much they love this product and have no irritations with it.
I think if you do have problem skin like rosacea I would recommend you really did try it or at least have a look at some of the reviews of the people who have it and see what they have to see, as it does seem to be a godsend especially for them people.
'Oilatum Natural Face Cream penetrates deeply to rehydrate facial skin relieving tightness and irritation and leaving it feeling smooth.' I definitely in this case agree with the claims of the company. My skin feels like it is deeply hydrated and like I said before those with irritations have claimed it doesn't leave their skin irritated so as much as I don't know fully if this is true as I don't have irritations thankfully I can kind of agree with this claim as I have seen so many reviews saying that it is great with their sensitive skin.
I recommend applying this moisturizer on a night and then if needed in the morning. The reason I say apply on a night is because then you have all night for it to penetrate deeply to hydrate your skin. To be quite honest you may find that you don't need to moisturize in the morning when using the product. I used to moisturize morning and night but with this product I don't tend to even have to do the morning unless I have been out in the cold for a good few hours the day before and then I tend to do it in the morning in case its dried my skin out more because there's nothing worse then thinking your skin looks hydrated then applying foundation on top and seeing where all the dry patches are and having to remove and applying moisturizer and put it back on again! Oh it's hard work for us women!
FANTASTIC. Best moisturizer I have used ever! No exaggeration used. It is genuinely so amazing, it feels like you have had a facial after you have applied it, I can't stress how much it hydrates and makes your skin feel so soft. I love it.
Definitely one of my best skincare buys! 5/5
I caught a really bad flu a week ago and it completely drained me. I was so sick I didn't want to eat or drink anything and was living on tea and toast and medicine. It wasn't pleasant at all since I had things to do, I couldn't afford to stay in bed! It really drained me and I felt severely dehydrated inside out.
Due to blowing my nose and constantly rubbing tissue over it, my skin started to flake a lot and it really wasn't a pretty sight. I slept with baby oil over it thinking it was mild and wouldn't irritate my peeled skin but it didn't help at all. I needed something much stronger. My collection of other creams were not the option since they weren't formulated to the severe dryness I had. I just had to get out and find something that would sort it out. I couldn't find anything on the shelves of Asda until I asked the pharmacist at a local boots store who instead of a medicated cream, advised me to try Oilatum face cream which is for flaking skin and very dry and sensitive skin. I was so pleased even though it set me back by 7 pounds. It was a relief that she was aware of something that would really work for me.
The cream is a light weight cream and has a really smooth texture. It is packaged a little like a medicated cream because it comes in a simple white tube, with a few things written on the front and the back but the major concern was if it would work for me. I piled a thick layer onto my cheeks and all around my nose and massaged it in gently. I slept with it on in order for the cream to really sink into my skin and when I woke up it really felt repaired and hydrated. I keep reapplying it as much as I can and now my skin is so much better. I still suffer from dryness but only about 20 percent. I don't think I can expect 100 percent in this cold weather.
It is one of those products that isn't at all about smelling nice or looking nice, It really is just made to work. I haven't heard much about this cream and to be honest, it deserves a lot more recognition that it gets.
Even for everyday use, this cream will ensure your skin looks it's best and it is money well spent.
My 15 month old daughter has shown no signs of eczema since she was born until the last month where she had a little bit of eczema at the base of her neck. Both my husband and I had mild eczema bouts as children but never anything serious so I kind of expected my daughter to get some milk eczema as a child as well. My daughter is not a dribbly baby but after a bad cold, where she was breathing through her mouth, particulary at night, I suspect the dribble gathered. For the first couple of weeks I tried sudocrem and then moisturiser to ease it, but then my daughter started scratching it, and I knew I needed something more and started to suspect it was eczema.
It was actually my mother that picked up this Oilatum cream for my daughter. I previously had only heard of Oilatum as something to add to a child's bath to help fight eczema etc but I didn't realise there was a cream version. My mother picked this up in Boots, and for the 40g tube that she bought, it cost just over £2.50. I like the fact that this cream is fragrance free, as I don't like using things with perfume in them on my daughter's skin.
THis cream also aims to relieve itching, as well as soothing, softening and rehydrating the skin. This is an emollient which is suitable for eczema, dermatitis and dry sensitive skin. As well as using on a child;s skin, this cream is also ideal for adult skin, and it is suggested that this product is particulary useful after the skin has been washed, although it can be applied as and when on the skin, as opposed to a limited amount of times in one day.
I had actually already made an appointment with the doctor to see if I could get some cream for my daughter as the eczema simply was getting worse rather than better. When my mother gave me this cream, I started using it anyhow rather than the sudocrem as I awaited the appointment with the doctor. Within a day of use, I couldn't believe how much better the affected area was. It looked much less red and inflammed, although my daughter still scratched a little at night. I used this over three days before the doctors appointment, and it got to the stage where the eczema had nearly cleared. The doctor gave my hydrocortisone gel to help clear it up completely, which it has done now, but I really feel that this Oilatum did the hard work in advance and was really impressed with its effectiveness, especially being an non prescription cream.
All in all, even though I have hydrocortosine to use on my daughter should it flare up again, I think I would probably use this if I started noticing any early signs of scratching or redness etc. It is a great product.