Skinfix:Eczema And Sensitive Skincare Launch

We were asked along to have brunch at The Riding House Cafe in London the other week to celebrate the launch of the Canadian skincare brand Skinfix in Boots stores.


We were treated to some good food and copious amounts of coffee whilst hearing all about the new range that I was hoping to be of great benefit to my family.


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!  

Looking After My Dancing Feet With Scholl

A night out in this house is now a rarity  and donning a pair of high heels is something I’m a little out of practice with.

When Scholl asked me to try out some of their products I was more than happy to see if they could help me get my unloved feet party ready.

First up I need to tackle the dry skin on my feet.  Gone are the days off monthly pedicures so if there is a product I could use at home it would be fantastic.

I got number three to help me out with this job and got her to set up a mini foot spa where she massaged the cream into my feet concentrating on the really dry areas.

  
My feet felt instantly softer and we’re still silky soft the next day.  

Next up were the Scholl party feet invisible gel cushions.  I have seen these before but was always skeptical about how invisible they would actually be.

  

With open toe, strappy shoes as my choice of footwear I needed something that was going to help me get through an evening out without any pain and without exposing my secret by the pads slipping out and showing.

  

They worked perfectly and got me though my evening completely pain free!

The added bonus is that they can simply be washed and packed away in the pouch provided until the next time you need them.  In my case they maybe in the drawer for a while!

The last product I was sent was not really any use to me but was perfect for my near teenage son.  The Scholl fresh step foot spray is like a deodorant for your feet.  

  
After a long day out taking part in lots of sports my son always comes in and is banished to the bathroom to get rid of his smelly feet before he stinks out the entire house!

I asked him to give this a go before putting on his shoes and socks and it has really helped.  He no longer has the embarasment of smelly feet and we don’t have to put up with the smell!
I was gifted all of the products by Scholl for the purpose of this review and they are all my own honest opinion.