I have mentioned before how my youngest son suffers for Eczema. Due to his age it becomes embarrassing to him to go to school when he is having a flair up - especially since he is mainly effected ion his ear and the side of his face. Summer months seem to be way worse then those of the winter, but I am always looking for ways to combat and prevent "outbreaks". I was recently introduced to new Neosporin Essentials.
Neosporin® Essentials™ is a new line of skin care, created by NEOSPORIN®, makers of the #1 over the counter topical antibiotic ointments. This new line of skincare products designed for those affected by eczema or atopic dermatitis has a unique RELIPID™ formula, which contains a lipid, humectant, emollient and botanical blend to help retain moisture that is essential for healthy looking skin. For purpose of this review, we tried the trial pack, containing 3 products - 1 product of each available in this new line.
The trial pack included:
ECZEMA ESSENTIALS™ Daily Moisturizing Cream
MOISTURE ESSENTIALS™ Daily Body Wash
ECZEMA ESSENTIALS™ Anti-Itch Cream
In the past we treated with OTC creams but I made the mistake of self diagnosing him and buying creams to treat Psoriasis - since I was sure that is what he had. Unfortunately, I mixed up the symptoms of the two. See, Eczema usually includes crusty sores, scabs, and can easily become infected.. Psoriasis however produces reddish lesions with a silvery scaling that flakes off, causing the skin underneath to bleed. Both conditions are more common however in people with dry skin. The OTC Psoriasis treatments weren't hurting him and where even somewhat effective but because he was more prone to open sores on the effected area they would sting him. And I probably don't have to tell you this did not make him happy.
With the winter months upon us I have been maintaining by just trying to keep his skin hydrated. Ironically, around the time I received an offer to try Neosporin® Essentials™ I could see his ear was slightly inflamed and feared this winter he would be as bad as he was this summer.
As soon as the Neosporin® arrived I set him on a schedule of sorts. He would wash in the morning and use the MOISTURE ESSENTIALS™ Daily Body Wash focusing on the area of his skin that is most effected. Then I would apply the moisturizer day and night. At the present time his skin is doing pretty well, so we were skipped the anti-itch cream since there was no need for it, at the moment. There were two mornings where he awoke pulling on his ear and complaining of an itch. In those instances I would have him wash, apply the anti-itch cream and moisturize at night. Like I said, he only had to use the anti-itch cream twice and his skin hasn’t even looked irritated in about 3 weeks. I will definitely be keeping this product on hand and am hoping by using it daily and keeping on top of the problem, this summer will be significantly easier on him, and I.
I also want to add that when we did use the anti-itch cream, it really seemed to work –according to Jace. It’s not just the look of his skin but how much he itches that makes me feel helpless as a Mom. I can only hope that Neosporin® Essentials™ continues to work, and ease his discomfort when the humidity hits us full force this summer.
"I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Neosporin Essentials and received a product sample to facilitate my review, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”