I received a sample of the product reviewed, but all opinions are my own.
When it came to reducing my baby boy’s chances of getting eczema, I thought I had done everything right.
I eat (mostly) plant-based with the exception of fish. I try to make sure that I drink plenty of water. I continue to take my prenatal vitamins, as well as an additional vitamin D supplement and probiotics (though I fell off and am back on track). I also stopped wearing perfume (oh, I really miss my Tom Ford Black Orchid and Nirvana Black by Elizabeth & James).
I even make sure to wash his clothing and linens in detergent that is free of harmful dyes and chemicals. When it comes to his skincare, my son’s products are formulated with natural and organic ingredients. Yet, he still ended up with a small patch of itchy, red skin along his upper neck.
Watching him scratch it with his pointer finger in discomfort made me want to go the ends of the earth in search of a remedy that would get rid of the eczema. It turns out that I didn’t have to travel too far, as The Honest Company co-founder Jessica Alba recently invited a group of beauty editors to a New York City event where she unveiled the brand’s new eczema collection, which includes a balm and wash.
I’ve had family members, caregivers and doctors recommend using cornstarch or Vaseline as a solution to eczema. However, The Honest Company Eczema Soothing Therapy Balm contains no petroleum and is free of steroids. Instead, it’s formulated with classic colloidal oatmeal, soothing shea butter, coconut oil and sunflower oil (which is full of fatty acids that work to repair the skin barrier). There’s even prebiotics to feed good bacteria that lives on skin, according to manager of research and innovation at The Honest Company Mallory McMahon.
The balm boasts a rich texture that melts right into the skin, which makes it perfect for post-bath massages. I’ve been using this product on my son for over a month now, but after just four days of continuous use, I noticed a dramatic difference. The inflammation went down and he stopped scratching at the skin on his upper chest. I was worried that he’d have the hyperpigmentation for much longer, however, the dark patches are virtually gone.
For any mother out there who is struggling with finding a skincare product to get rid of your baby or toddler’s eczema, I strongly recommend giving The Honest Company Eczema Soothing Therapy Balm a try. My son’s smooth, even skin is proof that it really works!
Hey Beauties: Do you have eczema? Are you a parent to a child with eczema? What have you tried that has worked? Tell me more in the comments section!