I never thought I would be reviewing another eczema-related product. But after all these years of dormancy, my eczema flared up again since January 2020, on my right hand fingers.
I went to a dermatologist recently, expecting how the German dermatologists approach eczema. In India, either a Homeopath could help you or you end up using and suffering with Cortisone creams. I vowed, never to use steroid creams again. German dermatologist at my city gave me several samples to use on my hand eczema alongwith a cream that contained anti-bacterial agents alongwith steroid. I did not buy that cream obviously.
One such sample was from Cetaphil. The last product from this brand I used was a facial cleanser long time back, which did not help at all with my acne and oily skin that time. That caused me to have presumptions that Cetaphil is not for me. But I know the products from Avène and La Roche-Posay are quite expensive, even though they work better than most common pharmacy products. So I gave this a try. For all the official description about it, click here. So here are my thoughts on it.
Price: € 7,95 for 50 ml. Atleast that is what is available here in Freiburg, Germany. I use it whenever my hands feel itchy or dry and after washing my hands (Corona situation nowadays), so based on this, this is going to last 1 and half months usually. I do squeeze the life out of it and try to use, every bit of it. 😀 The pricing is very affordable.
Packaging: The cream comes in a paper cardboard box with the description in detail. Quite informative, I must say. Due to its small tube size, it fits your bag easily. Very much portable indeed. It has flip-top cap, so no leakage.
Texture: This is white in color, with light texture. It absorbs readily and not so much product is required. My eczema is concentrated only on the right hand, on forefinger, middle finger and the little finger. I don’t know the reason of this peculiarity. 😀
Overall verdict: Whenever I itched a lot, my dry eczema turned to weeping eczema, which is even worse. It increases more itching and leads to the never ending cycle of itch and weeping. I came to know that weeping eczema is due to infection, so for that reason, it is better to dry out your eczema. Ofcourse, all types of eczema are a torture for the sufferer. 😦 It all depends on, how to make it bearable. From the first day of usage, I noticed a drastic improvement. It indeed controls the itching and moisturizes at the same time. Within 2-3 days, my weeping eczema was gone. I forgot to take before & after pictures for this. :-\ I am still using this as my staple go-to handcream. For me this is definitely a thumbs up and I hope this is able to help you also.
Let me know through comments whether you have tried this. 🙂
Take care and stay safe!