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Old 14-09-2019, 05:33 PM   #7
alcestis
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Hi guys, i got eczema, and have tried those regular brands like Aveeno, Cetaphil, etc but not much results :/ Did some research and saw about Atopalm and Derma.E for eczema! Anyone got use them before?
I have eczema on my body which gets worse due to enviroment (heat/haze). I've tried many brands so the following are my experiences with them.

Aveeno - I've tried their Body wash, lotion, balm and cream but find the texture of everything super thick. The lotion/cream/balm doesn't help with itching and felt like a sticky layer on top of my skin which was very uncomfortable.

Cetaphil/Eucerin/Curel - tried their cleansers and lotions but didn't really do much for my skin. Cleansers felt like didn't clean my body well, lotion wasn't moisturing or soothing enough. Also too pricey in stores.

Atopalm - I really like the Atopalm Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam, very gentle and cleans very well. If it were cheaper I'll use from face to toes.
The Intensive Moisturizing Cream has a middle texture, not too rich or heavy. Has a slight medicinal scent. It moisturised my skin well and was very soothing, but tingles when applies on broken skin/cuts. Not bad for mild eczema/facial use.

Cerave - cleansers are not bad, texture is similar to Cetaphil but cleans better I think, skin also feels less dry after. Lotion is good for milder eczema/day use, provides a better skin barrier against irritations. Cream is very rich, better for drier skin/night use, more soothing/repairing than the lotion. Eczema Creamy Oil didn't work for me, made my skin more sensitive and I really didn't like the smell.

SuuBalm - Moisturising cream is lightweight, soothing and is best for immediate anti-itch! But burns abit if I have broken skin cuz of the menthol. I tried a sample of the Body wash and it was very cooling and soothing with the methol. I quite like both products but it's very expensive so I use sparingly and stock up during Guardian/Watson promos. You can request samples from their official SuuBalm website or try out testers in Watson.

Derma E - I love the Psorzema Cream, it has a slight cooling effect upon applying, moisturises my skin without feeling too sticky and really calms down the redness. Only bad thing is that I wish it came in a bigger size. I usually buy from iherb and stock up on this.
The Sensitive Skin Cleanser was not bad but very expensive for a small amount, so I prefer Cerave.
I also tried the Skinbiotics Rescue Cream, it's similar to the Psorzema cream but has tea tree and oregano so it's better for inflammation. But I really didn't like the smell of this so I gave up using this after a month.

This is what I currently use:
-Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser as a body wash, texture similar to Cetaphil but cleans so much better. Skin also feels moisturised after washing.
-Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser for face which is less sensitive; doesn't break out my skin but it's soso only. Might go back to Atopalm cleansing foam after I finish this.
-Cerave Daily Moisturizing Lotion during the day because it really sinks in and doesn't feel icky in our hot weather. It's very light but keeps skin very well hydrated. I apply more layers if I've having a really bad flare up.
-Derma E Psorzema Cream for night use and really bad flare ups. I think this is best at healing/reparing my skin overnight.
-Silver Biotics Silver Gel for wound healing. I apply mostly on broken skin to help it heal faster/reduce scarring. So-so only but gel is a nice texture.
-Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner for my face. It has 91.3% milk vecht root extract which is very good for inflammation and hydrating. The 200ml bottle quite cheap online so I also apply on my body before going over with a lotion/cream.
-A'pieu Madecassoside Cream (tube form). I use this when I need to reapply when outside. It moisturises well, creates a barrier against irritants. It's soso but very cheap on shopee $6 to $8 and the small tube is so convenient to bring out.
-Suu Balm Moisturising Cream for days when it's so itchy I cannot help but scratch until I break skin, leaving scars This really helps reduce itching but is super light on the moisture.

Everyone's skin is different so there's still alot of trial and error when trying products. Hope this helps!

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