My Monthly Eczema Product Review
As an eczema patient, I have developed a monthly task of updating my eczema product regimen. One thing I experience is the skin product review. I am fortunate to receive gifts and samples from thoughtful family and friends who like to help me become aware of new products. I also enjoy reading and researching new products online or visiting local stores. I wanted to share some of my experiences and opinions when reviewing my current supply on the counter. This month's three products are Aveeno Skin Relief Hand Cream, CeraVe Itch Relief Moisturizing Cream, and Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.
Did the Aveeno hand cream help my eczema?
The first product is a sample of Aveeno Skin Relief Hand Cream. I like that the sample was not in a small packet like most sample sizes, and the texture felt good when applied. I used it during the first week of the month. However, by the third day, I had developed a rash and stopped using it. I reviewed my health records. Apparently, I did not like that there was an ingredient in there that I did not know was on my allergy avoidance items. Now that I have my list to consult, I will be sure to read the label to avoid using that item for my personal use in the future.
Did the CeraVe moisturizing cream relieve the itch?
Next, the CeraVe Itch Relief Moisturizing Cream is showcased in a nice jar, which was given to me as a gift. I like it for my skin because it has a smooth texture of the cream. Due to the current winter/dry weather conditions, I had some dry patches causing a constant itch. Upon using it since this month, I find it is easy to apply and gives immediate relief. The one item I did not like for my own use is that it does not come in a pump, as it would make for an easier application. So, I will check to see if I can get it in a squeeze bottle.
Was the Cetaphil cleanser gentle on my skin?
Third, I purchased a Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser travel-size bottle at the local retailer, as I often see the advertising for it. I am very particular to face cleanser products as I have gone through a couple of changes in recent years. I like that it seemed very gentle for me and seemed to do the needed cleaning without the residual burning or redness. The one thing I do not like for me is the price is higher than the one I used to use. However, I am sure I can locate a coupon or deal online somewhere.
What was my overall product review?
In conclusion, this month, I found two new products that I like: the CeraVe Itch Relief Moisturizing Cream and the Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser. I had high hopes for the Aveeno Skin Relief Hand Cream, but I will enjoy it from afar for my own skin safety. I learned the following items this month for my use:
- Read the label and ingredients to avoid allergic reactions.
- Given the product, depending on the need, try a small area of skin initially and see what reaction I get.
- Buy new products in smaller sizes and look for deals.
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