“ Brand: Hopes / Type: Skin Care / Dosage Form: Cream „
I suffer from patches of eczema that are really irritating at times, especially at night and I am reluctant to use steroid creams, so when I saw this product advertised on the Hopes Relief web site I though it might be worth a try.
I ordered it and within a couple of days received a round, 60g plastic pot with a blue label. It wasn't much for £13.95. According to the labelling this contains natural ingredients.
Contents include: liquorice, calendula, Manuka honey, gotu kola and aloe vera.
I have heard of aloe vera and even tried an aloe vera lotion to soothe my eczema but it had hardly any effect. Liquorice is used to lighten skin and has an anti inflammatory action and calendula is supposed to restore and condition the skin. Manuka honey has been used in the cosmetics industry for years and is said to be a good healer and to contain an anti biotic. Gotu kola has been used in Asia for thousands of years to treat psoriasis.
Reading this list of ingredients and finding out about them all made me suspect that I had paid a lot of money for a little pot of moisturiser. Anyway, I tried it out and it was cooling and soothing at first, but any moisturising lotion would have done this for me.
About ten minutes later my skin started to tingle and sting. I have no idea which of the ingredients caused the problem and I guess that it could have been any of them because eczema seems to be a skin condition that reacts and behaves differently in different people.
So, it's back to my Aveeno cream which eases the problem considerably.
I thought this cream was a waste of money. It is sold for eczema and psoriasis but it aggravated things for me. Maybe it is worth a try if you don't mind losing £13.95 (postage is free) because I have heard of people who say it helped them. I do wonder if a good skin moisturiser would have done the same thing though.