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From a young age, i have suffered with a small amount of Psoriasis on my elbows. I tried all sorts of different creams and treatments, but all they seemed to do is either make my skin more itchy, or just make the area sting.
Recently, i started using Allergenics Non-Steroidal Emollient Cream, and i can't believe how good it really is! The no steroids approach has worked much better for me, as steroids in creams can cause skin to thin over time. Steroids also tend to only offer a temporary solution to the problem, covering up the discomfort of itchiness, instead of actually dealing with the underlying issue.
The cream contains; Aloe Vera, Pure Shea Butter, Natural Vitamin E, and Moisturising Plant Oils, and is 100% Natural.
Within 2-3 days of me using this cream regularly (i used it 3 times a day), my Psoriasis was almost completely gone. Most of the lumps had vanished, and the itchiness was gone completely. After a few more days of regular use, the lumps had also vanished completely. I'd recommend this cream to anybody with dry skin conditions such as Eczema and Dermatitis.
* I COPIED THIS REVIEW FROM MY CIAO ACCOUNT WHICH IS UNDER THE SAME NAME*
Having had times when I needed help with dry itchy red skin, I have at times turned towards Allergenics Natural Emollient Cream. Its something that you can apply to your skin and will really help to soothe and take down itchy feelings and ease sore reddend skin. As it works so well I thought it was worth telling you about it.
I have found it to be very effective at helping me when I have used it and its something that I would recommend to anyone who is able to use the ingredients within the product safely. The Allergenics Natural Emollient is a non steroidal cream, so it can be used without worry that it will cause thinning of the skin or unwanted side effects associated with such products.
I have found that the Allergenics Natural Emollient Cream comes in two sizes. You can get a larger 100ml size from £8.99 and the smaller tube which contains 50mls of product can be found for £4.99 plus. Obviously best value is from buying the larger tube of cream, but this is only beneficial if you feel you will need that amount of the product.
The Allergenics Natural Emollient Cream comes in a simple cardboard box which has a tube of the product inside it. I find its easy to use and I can squeeze out as much or as little of the product that I need to use. As its a nice texture it goes on very well and I find I don't need to over apply it to the skin. In fact less can be more, as even a very light film of this will help to ease and soothe.
Allergenics Natural Emollient can be used for general itching and redness but it can also help with skin conditions such as Eczema or Dermatitis. The ingredients within the product are 100% hypoallergenic and contain no artificial perservatives. This should minimize the risks of any adverse reactions to the ingredients.
There is borage, rose oil, zinc oxide, aloe vera and shea butter in the product. The aloe can help to soothe and calm and the shea butter makes the product go onto the skin with ease and leaves it softened and hydrated. Even the PH level of the product has been thought of, as its close to the bodys natural PH level, so as not to cause any problems with your skins natural balance.
I have found this to be a very helpful product and its one I would recommend and use again. Its something that works well and can stop you itching the skin and causing further redness and swelling. As its not a steroid based cream it can be used without any of the side effects associated with that type of product.
To rate the product I feel it ought to get 5 stars, as its been a great help at times and is something that does what it can to help when you need it most. It feels gentle when on the skin and thats what makes it so good. I haven't found any side effects with this and it seem to work very well.
Not part of the review, but ingredients are listed here as it may be helpful to anyone thinking about using the product.
List of ingredients:
Aloe barbadensis, cetearyl alcohol/ from palm and coconut oil.
Borago officinalis/ borage oil. Cera alba/ beeswax, glycerin/ vegetable source.
Prunus dulcis/ sweet almond oil, Butyrospermum parkii/ shea butter.
Cetearyl glucoside/ from glucose, soy sterol/ soyabean source.
Zinc oxide/ mineral source, capryloyl glycine/ from palm and sunflower seed. Rosa moschata/ rose oil, tocopheryl acetate/ from cereals.
Glycyrrhetinic acid/ from licorice root, hyaluronic acid/ natural mucopolysaccharides, xanthan gum/ natural, citric acid.
I suffer realy badly with patches of my skin flaring up constantly with dermatitis and two of my children suffer with eczema, i was looking for an alternative to the steroid cream my doctor prescribed us when i spotted this cream, we usually use a cream from the doctor but this looked like it could be a better option.
This cream is good for your skin and contains aloe vera, shea butter, vitamin e and plant oils which have a moisturising property, it is specially designed for people like us with skin complaints and is supposed to be very gentle to the skin.
The cream is available in two sizes, 50ml which costs £4.99 or 100ml for £8.99 from amazon.
This cream is designed to be used in between using the steroid cream from your doctor, i use this cream once my skin has cleared up using the doctors cream to prevent it re flairing up again, it works realy well for me and my children and a little does go a long way, it is a great size to carry in my bag so if i start to itch i apply it streight away and it soothes my skin instantly.
I would recomend this to anyone as a alternative to aqueous creams
Since going to university I decided to take up scuba diving, however since I went on the Easter trip to qualify I discovered I was allergic to something in the neoprene gloves. After a week of diving my hands had a lovely lumpy, itchy, red rash on that needed soothing and healing quickly. I decided to buy Allergenic Emollient Cream as it was steroid free and 100% natural.
The cream contains Aloe Vera (know for it soothing properties), Shea Butter (good for moisturising), Vitamin E (helps keep healthy skin) and plant oils, such as rose and Borage oil which contain zinc oxide (again known for its skin healing properties). According to the packaging it is hypoallergenic (useful when I have already got an allergic reaction), dermatologically tested, microbiological tested and has a pH of 5.5 (apparently the pH of skin, but this is new to me as everything seems to pH balanced/neutral?).
The product comes in a plastic, squeezy tube, within cardboard packaging. The tube contains 50ml, a typical size for this sort of product. The product cost £5.49, which also convinced me to buy it as it was in the mid way price range so thought it would be decent. The box and the tube have the same patterns on, blue grid like pattern. The product claims to be good for dry itchy skin, perfect for what I was suffering.
Like most creams it does not have any particular smell, seeing as it contains nothing that would give it a scent that comes at no surprise. The cream is the usual thick consistency you expect and rubs in easily. The product is not too greasy, which in my eyes is good provided it still moisturises. However, I didn't find the cream very effectively at all, I know much better cream for moisturising and it didn't seem to sooth my skin too much and help heal the lumpy, red rash.
Overall I was disappointed with the product and did go back to the shop to buy a weak steroid cream, which definitely helped sort my hands out. The packaging and rice makes it seems a great product but it is not. Do not bother buying.
I have suffered with eczema for as long as I can remember, and part of the treatment for this distressing condition is the use of steroid creams, such as hydrocortisone. These creams are designed to calm the skin and relieve the inflammation. They do an amazing job, but the relief comes at a price; they thin the skin after prolonged use.
All eczema sufferers are looking for some kind of Holy Grail eczema cream which delivers the results of the steroid creams without the risks. One cream that makes such grandiose claims, is Allergenics steroid free emollient cream. The fact that it calls itself "non steroidal" somehow gives the user the impression that the cream does the same sort of thing as the steroid creams, but without the associated dangers that come with using steroids.
The cream is full of natural ingredients, and the list of goodies is quite long. The cream contains Aloe Vera and Shea butter, which are well know skin friendly ingredients. The cream contains Sweet Almond oil, another well known soother, rose oil and liquorice root. It has been designed not to irritate skin and to keep it soft and moisturised.
The cream comes in a small plastic tube and is dispensed through a very small hole in the tip of the tube, which I suppose has the upside of not contaminating the cream in any way, but the downside of being a bit awkward to squeeze out of the tube. The cream has no scent, which surprised me for a cream containing rose, as I would have expected it to have a slight rose scent. The cream feels quite waxy, which was not how I expected an emollient cream to feel, as creams I have tried in the past with this label, have felt a lot thinner and lighter.
The cream tends to sit on the skin, rather than being absorbed with no residue, and leaves a light waxy residue on the skin. It is very moisturising, and a little goes a long way with this cream. I made a big mistake when I used this cream. I put my faith in its claims. I put a thin layer on my face and was horrified when, within about five minutes, my skin was itching like mad and turning a very irritated red colour. This also happened when I used it on my arms, with hives appearing on the skin. Obviously one of the ingredients, however natural, didn't suit me!
I did find a good use for the cream in the end. It made a really good foot and heel moisturiser, and this was the only part of my body that could tolerate the cream. I'm sure that this cream would suit a lot of people, and for some, it may just be the Holy Grail that they are looking for, but I have learned that just because something claims to be "natural" does not mean that you won't develop an allergy or reaction to it. I would recommend patch testing on a small area of skin first!
I've got very dry skin which is prone to flare ups of cracked and sore areas so I'm always on the look out for creams that may help with this. I don't like to use steroid creams as I'm aware they thin the skin and I usually find they don't work particularly well either so when I spotted this Allergenics Emollient Cream online I decided to try it.
The Allergenics cream has no steroids in it, it is 100% natural and contains Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Vitamin E and moisturising plant oils. The only plant oils I can spot in the ingredients are Rose and Borage oil and it also contains Zinc Oxide which, as most people know, is supposed to heal skin. It is hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested, microbiologically tested and has a ph of 5.5 which is supposed to be the ph of skin. However palm oil is mentioned in the ingredients as is alcohol. There are no parabens however.
The tube I bought is 50ml and it cost me £5.49 but I notice Amazon have it for £4.99 so it's not very expensive wherever you buy it from. It claims to be good for dry itchy skin and those of us prone to eczema and dermatitis which would be me!
The tube and box look pretty much the same and have a blue grid pattern on them that fades and the word Allergenics in large blue letters. The cream itself is white and doesn't really smell of anything I can pinpoint, it's quite a bland non-descript scent. I expected it to smell herby but it doesn't. The cream is basically cream consistency and squeezes out easily.
As this is for dry skin conditions I hoped it would be a bit on the oily side, especially as it has the emollient in the name. It isn't particularly oily however and when rubbed onto the skin most of the cream disappears quickly leaving behind only the faintest hint of an oily layer. That oily layer is easily washed and rubbed off too which doesn't suit certain areas of my skin as they need longer protection from irritants than that.
As for healing dry areas, well I'm a bit disappointed to say it didn't manage it on me. I suspect this is the lack of oil again as I tend to lean towards oily products that will really moisturise the skin. On skin that's only slighty dry and not actually got out of hand this is a pleasant enough moisturiser but it doesn't work any better than a moisturiser designed for dry skin.
I was a bit disappointed by this if I'm honest, it isn't the fabulous product the packaging would have us believe it is, or at least it isn't on my skin! It is an effective moisturiser if your skin is just dry and hasn't got to the problem stage yet but it doesn't help once you've reached cracked and sore skin.
It's not one I'll buy again as I can pick up a moisturiser for dry skin for a lot less than this with alot more product to go at. I think for some people with only a few dry areas this might be just the thing but for most of us dry skin creatures it isn't the best way to go about moisturising. As for dermatitis and eczema, I'm better off applying oily products to those so this wasn't a very practical purchase for me.
2 stars from me.