For as long as I can remember I’ve suffered with the occasional eczema breakout. This includes mild symptoms of irritation, itching (severe) and dry/scaly skin rashes on my hands and feet. While it can be found other places on the body, those are my trouble spots especially during the dry winter months. It usually starts out as very itchy spot on the palms of my hands that when left untreated (or scratched beyond belief) becomes red, scaly and bumpy. Doesn’t sound fun does it?
My usual treatment plan involves soaking my hands in cold water for extended periods of time which is clearly inconvenient and only soothes the immediate burning. Fortunately, I got the opportunity to review a new over-the-counter treatment pack from Neosporin, the brand I usually turn to for treating cuts and scrapes. The created the Neosporin Essentials pack that includes: Moisture Essentials Daily Body Wash, Eczema Essentials Daily Moisurizing Cream and Eczema Essentials Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream.
I was really surprised that I liked this set of products as much as I did (and still do). The body wash which I use on my hands first thing in the morning and throughout the day is gentle on sensitive skin, fragrance-free and leaves my hands feeling soft. The moisturizing cream, unlike many hand creams I’ve tried, doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue and absorbs completely, especially when my hands are already dry. I’ve found that when I’m in the habit of using it daily, I don’t even get eczema breakouts. However, my favorite product of the essentials set is the Anti-Itch cream. While it does leave behind a greasy feeling that I’m not comfortable with, it’s worth getting immediate relief of the itching and burning sensation. One little dab on the palm of each hand and the discomfort is gone within minutes which is a far cry more comfortable that dipping my hands in cold water.
One thing I do want to stress is that this product line is for those of us suffering from mild eczema breakouts. If you have a severe form of eczema, you should seek the help of a physician.
NEOSPORIN® ESSENTIALS™ products are available in the First Aid aisles of food, drug and mass market retailers. Prices below are estimates and may vary by location. However, you can visit Neosporin Essentials online and download a coupon to save on the trial kit set.
|ECZEMA ESSENTIALS™ Daily Moisturizing Cream||6 oz.||$13.99|
|MOISTURE ESSENTIALS™ Daily Body Wash||10 fl. oz.||$9.99|
|ECZEMA ESSENTIALS™ Anti-Itch Cream||1 oz.||$8.99|
|NEOSPORIN® ESSENTIALS™ Trial Pack||1.8 fl. oz Wash, 1.5 oz Daily Body Moisturizing Cream, 0.3 oz Anti-itch Cream||$13.99|
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.