Clinically tested and is approved for use by the FDA as a safe over-the-counter skin protectant. Colloidal oatmeal has been clinically proven to have an anti-itch affect. It soothes, softens, reduces water loss and moisturises skin thereby reducing redness and irritation. Colloidal oatmeal works great to help relieve dry, skin patches and more importantly Eczema.
Or tocopherol, is well-known for its skin benefits and is easily absorbed into the skin and hair. Vitamin E can potentially help to promote skin cell formation. However, it is highly moisturizing, which makes it an ideal addition to shampoos and conditioners. The vitamin E content also keeps the oil from becoming rancid; thereby increasing a cosmetic or hair care product's shelf life.
Given its high content in anti-inflammatory and healing components, Shea butter helps the healing of skin disorders and problems like eczema and psoriasis.
Has exceptionally high emollient properties due to its source of functinal lipids.
Jojoba oil's resemblance to sebum allows it to easily absorb into your skin, helping making it a gentle, softening moisturiser. It is a treatment for a variety of skin infections due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It may also improve and help relieve an skin conditions such as psoriasis, chapped skin, sunburn and eczema.
Olive oil is an excellent ingredient for those with super dry skin! It brings back the moisture back to the skin while leaving a silky smooth oil barrier on the skin to protect the skin from dry climates & environments.
Vanilla contains a range of complex aromatics that are used for emollients to 'smell good'. We love the vanilla in the Kids Eczema cream as it gives a beauiful yet soft aroma to the cream and to your little one.
Has been clinically tested to treat wounds and aid in the reduction of inflammation.
Potassium Sorbate & Sodium Benzoate
Potassium sorbate and Sodium benzoate are predominatly used as an antifungal preservatives both in food and cosmetic preparations.
These oils are 'medium chain triglycerides' extracted from coconut oil. They have no colour, odour or taste. Their benefits include low viscosity and thus excellent skin penetration enables effective transport of nutrients to deeper layers of the skin. Leaves no greasy film and helps to retain moisture in the skin. Anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Water resistance and spreads very easily and evenly on the skin.
Is a skin conditioning agent. It improves the appearance of dehydrated, damaged skin by reducing flaking and improving suppleness to the skin. Its high panthenol concentration can effectively stimulate and improve the skin's healing.
Is the ultimate natural thickening ingredient, keeping other natural ingredients stable against high heat or any other conditions that usually challenge natural gelling agents, improving the feel of the product and the skin, whilst also improving natural moisture levels.
What aggravates eczema?
Heat, letting the skin get dry and prickle aggravate eczema. Keep your child cool, apply plenty of moisturiser and dress them in loose, light cotton or bamboo clothing and blankets. More information can be found on eczema here.
Heat & Bedtime
Your child will most likely itch more at night as they get hot under the covers and most will get into the habit of waking up. It is best if your child sleeps in their own bed to avoid overheating. Cotton or bamboo bed linen and at most one thin cotton blanket is the best bedding for your child. Woollen blankets, plastic mattress protectors and doonas should not be used. Constant waking and scratching at night and the sign of blood on the sheets the next morning are signs your child’s skin is too dry and more moisturising or oiling needs to be applied. Keeping your child cool helps reduce the itch.
Heat & Bath time
As heat can aggravate your child’s condition we recommend you bath your child once a day in warm (not hot) water adding a capful of Grahams body & bath oil to the bath (using this as a soap substitute). Soaps can dry out the skin. Try and bath your child at least two hours before bedtime.
Dryness & the skin
Keep your child’s skin moisturised as much as possible during the day, this will help with the dryness. Water, air-blowing heaters, cleaning agents, soap, swimming and the environment can all be drying to your child’s skin..
Can my child go swimming?
Yes, but if they are having flare ups your doctor may suggest the swimming stops until the eczema gets better. Before swimming we recommend you apply moisturiser to the skin. After swimming wash the chorine/salt water with cool fresh water apply bath oil, and then apply a moisturiser before dressing.
Is my child allergic to foods?
10% of children with eczema have food allergies. Children who have food allergies may have extremely itchy skin without the redness. Other children may develop a hives reaction to foods straight away or within a couple of hours after food. These reactions generally start in the early months and often your child will grow out of them. If you are worried your child might have food allergies, keep a diary and your child’s skin reaction to these foods to show to your doctor. Foods that cause allergies are; egg, dairy, seafood, nuts, beef, chicken, wheat, acidic fruit and junk food. When you introduce a new food it is best to only give a small amount of each new food. Don’t restrict your child's diet without consulting a doctor.
How will I know if my child's eczema is infected and what should I do if it is?
When eczema gets infected it will crust (normally yellow in colour), it might weep, and is normally a sudden change in the eczema. It might be itchier than normal painful to touch. In severe cases your child might find it hard to extend their elbows or knees. It is common for children with uncontrollable eczema to get secondary infections. The reasons behind eczema becoming infected is usually because the child scratches and breaks the skin. One small infected area can flare other areas of eczema. If you believe the eczema to be infected go to your family doctor and have the infected areas swabbed and treated.