I mentioned in an earlier review that our youngest daughter recently developed a case of eczema on her skin. She’s perfectly healthy but, depending on the weather or a couple other factors (like what she eats), she will break out in a red rash that causes her to itch.
When she was first diagnosed with this, we were told to pick up Eucerin Body Lotion for her. And, that product does help her. However, it is a bit expensive and has a really strong smell to it that bothers both us and her.
This is why, when my parents were out shopping and came across Gentle Naturals Baby Eczema Cream; we were more than willing to give it a try. And, so far at least, we have no complaints.
Because of the heat, my daughter has broken out several times; especially around her ankles. So, we have had plenty of opportunities to use this product.
We normally apply this whenever the breakout seems really bad or if she is scratching at it. And, every time we use it, we see immediate results. If she is itching, the cream stops it. I never see her scratch at her eczema once we use this product.
As far as the breakout is concerned, the cream doesn’t work nearly as fast on that as it does the itching. But, usually within an hour or so, the redness isn’t as bad and, as long as we apply this product to the breakout a couple times a day, it usually disappears within a matter of days. It’s roughly the same results we get when we use the Eucerin.
In addition to the fact the cream works, there are also a couple other things I like about it. First, it is much more affordable than the Eucerin. This is very important considering money can get tight depending on the time of the year.
Another thing I like about this cream is, unlike the Eucerin, it doesn’t have a strong smell to it. In fact, there isn’t much of a scent to it at all. I know I appreciate this (especially since the smell from the Eucerin would stay on my hands all day) and I’m certain my daughter does too.
If you have a child that suffers from eczema or some other skin condition and you’ve been using Eucerin and getting results, I would recommend giving this cheaper product a try. Chances are you’ll get the same results without having to spend as much money.