My husband and my two youngest boys all suffer from eczema and for well over a year we had a horrendous time with number three backwards and forwards to the doctors and several hospital stays because of his condition.
I really feel that I’m a bit of an expert when it comes to both prescribed and over the counter treatments for skin conditions as in desperation we have tried anything we could get our hands on.
At first glance of the Skinfix range I was very impressed by the attractive packaging. They have steered clear of the clinical approach and gone for something that is gender-neutral and would look great on any bathroom shelf.
This award winning range that is based around using natural ingredients keeping it free from fragrance, sulphates, parabens and phthalates is mid range in price but with the most expensive product coming it at under £18 I don’t think this is to heftier a price tag.
With my mind racing with all this fresh information we set of home to see how they held up on my itchy little ones.
I tried the soothing wash and lotion from the adult range which unfortunately wasn’t suitable for my husband as it contains nuts but worked really well on my dry hands that are worn down due to the everyday ups and downs of parenting.
The real test was the new baby range that is set to hit the shelves soon.
Number four still gets large areas of eczema that irritate him day and night. After a couple of weeks of using the gentle eczema balm the areas because less red in appearance and the itching was greatly soothed. It was easy to apply and the squeezable tube was much better to use than having to scrape from a large pot that tends to get messy with the thicker creams.
Number five has more generalised dry skin that give him terrible problems with sleeping at night. The gentle lotion was easily absorbed and kept his skin soothed all night.
My favourite product by far though was the hair and body wash. I always found it a struggle to keep shampooing seperate from the bath water. This combination allowed me to bath them so much quicker as there was no separate hair washing to be done.
This range is suitable for day to day dryness of the skin to more serious skin conditions. It really is a fabulous range that I will most definitely be stocking up on!