The skin on my face is oily/combination, however, the skin on my body is dry thanks to years of childhood eczema. Cuderm is the new kid on the block when it comes to treating dry, sensitive and eczema prone skin and I was happy to give them a try.
Dry skin can be caused by numerous things, these can include: excessive sun, cold winter winds, overheated rooms, low humidity and either cleansing in too hot water, or just using soap and water. Dry skin can cause you to feel itchy. You may notice a tightening of the skin, it may be scaly or flaky. Scratching just makes the problem worse, the key is good hydration.
Cuderm uses Colloidal Oatmeal in their products. these are oats that have been ground into a finely milled powder. Colloidal Oatmeal offers the following benefits:
- Moisturises– Restores moisture to dehydrated skin
- Soothes– Oatmeal has soothing action on sensitive skin
- Protects– Creates a protective film on uppermost layer of skin
- pH– Restores the natural pH of skin
- Cleanses– Oat particles adhere to dirt and dead skin cells allowing them to be washed away
Colloidal Oatmeal has been clinically proven to help relieve dry and sensitive skin, also eczema prone skin. In fact, when my son had chicken pox back in March we were told to add oats to his bath water as it would help with the itching and also soothe the skin. So the idea of using oats in a dry skin treatment makes perfect sense when you think about it.
Cuderm products are cruelty-free, their parent company doesn’t engage in any form of animal testing. They also avoid animal derived ingredients so their products are suitable for vegans and vegetarians, they are also Halal certified. The Halal certification is new to me as I had never really thought about it before, but it is good they are inclusive of all cultural beliefs.
I was sent a mix of the lotions, creams and the hand cream to try. There are various sizes so you can have something portable, or a larger bottle to treat the whole family. As myself and my son both suffer I wanted to try it out on both of us, but I always see how I react before I try any products on him. I tried both the lotion and cream. The lotion is slightly thinner so good for everyday moisturisation after bathing. The cream is slightly thicker so good for those intensive moments, such as using on heels, elbows etc.
The range all seems to be scented the same, in that there isn’t really a scent. The absorption of both products was good; I wasn’t left feeling sticky or tacky, they absorbed quickly. The hand cream also absorbed quickly. A huge plus is that my hands were not left feeling greasy or sticky- a real pet hate of mine with hand creams. My husband has incredibly dry skin on his hands and he also noticed an improvement after using the hand cream for 10 days.
Once I knew that the products were effective I tried them out on my son. He had developed a nasty patch of dry skin after sufferingfrom prickly heat. I have added photos of it on day one and day four of using the cream. I used the cream as I wanted a thicker product to work on the scaling and itchiness.
Having been using these products for a few weeks now I am happy with how our skin has responded. I have been using it daily after bathing. I’ve also used on my son nightly as he spends a lot of time outdoors at school, and I think I’ve lost the hand cream to my husband now!
I like the fact you can buy the lotion and cream in different sizes as it makes it a family friendly product. It also keeps the cost down as we no longer have to buy multiple products for our different needs. You can find Cuderm online here
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