So far we’ve been very fortunate and unlike myself and my husaband as children, our son doesn’t suffer from any major allergies. He does however get the occasional bout of mild eczema on his cheeks and chin.
The problem is, because his eczema is so sporadic, when the bouts hit, I don’t always have have a soothing solution at hand. Fortunately when the most recent outbrake left me rummaging through my mass of beauty samples in search of something for his inflamed itchy skin, I happened across Eczema Cream by Graham’s Skincare. A brand I was yet to familiarise myself with, a quick scan of the tube and the words natural and eczema convinced me it was worth a go.
Australia’s best-selling of top-to-toe treatments for sensitive skin conditions Grahams Skincare was born out of a fathers’ love to ensure his son did not have to suffer from the same debilitating eczema he endured as a boy.
“After living with eczema all my life and having one of the worst cases of infantile eczema medics had ever seen at the Royal Children’s Hospital at Melbourne, I simply couldn’t bear to watch my son, Ryan, as a young toddler in such pain with intensely itchy skin head to toe and bandages over his red, weeping skin on his ankles and feet,” explains founder Geoff Graham.
His solution? To create a range of natural kids products especially formulate for babies and children affected by local inflammation.
Suitable for little ones from as young as 6 weeks, Grahams Natural Kids Eczema Cream with Colloidal Oatmeal, provides a hydrating and protective barrier on the skin, replenishing moisture levels and preventing further moisture loss. Containing unique anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic properties, it works to reduce the itch and inflammation associated with eczema.
But have the Australian public got it right, is Grahams Natural Kids Eczema Cream really worth it’s salt? While I can’t say if it works on severe cases, I can say that within one application my son’s eczema had lost it’s scales and beetroot colouring, and following a couple more daily applications, had all but ceased.
Now removed from my mass of samples and placed in the bathroom cabinet to be found again, this is one cream I shall be keeping on stand by.
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