This is a series about my eczematic skin issues that have flared up badly over the last year. You can read more about what may cause the issue here, where I detail more on what this series on how I’ve treated my eczema while living in Singapore will cover. You can also see some pictures of what my eczema on my hands looks like at its worst.
EUCERIN ORIGINAL HEALING & ECZEMA RELIEF REVIEW
- Eucerin Original Healing Creme for Very Dry, Sensitive Skin ingredients: Water, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Ceresin, Lanolin Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone Olamine
- Eucerin Eczema Relief Flare-Up Treatment Skin Protectant Creme ingredients: Colloidal Oatmeal, water, glycerin, mineral oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, octyldodecanol, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, cetyl palmitate, PEG-40 stearate, glycyrrhiza inflata root extract, ceramide 3, decylene glycol, 1,2-hexandediol, phenoxyethanol, piroctone olamine, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, citric acid menthoxypropanediol, trisodium EDTA, benzyl alcohol, BHT.
METHODS OF APPLICATION: As I’ve said in my previous posts on my issues with eczema in Singapore, washing my hands or touching water in any way seems to make it much worse. So, I tend to use these products in the following order and at the following times:
- Immediately after showering: I will put on a very thin layer of the eczema relief creme, and then I will wait a few minutes and put on a thin layer of the original healing creme, which is extremely thick.
- Immediately after washing hands: I follow a similar method as detailed above of layering the cremes, but sometimes I’m out and about and don’t have the massive tub of healing creme with me. In these cases, I go with just the eczema creme and then put on the healing creme when I’m back in the office or at home.
- Just before bed: I follow the same methods, doing a layer, just before bed and I let it completely dry before touching anything. This allows the product to work over night, and if you get a great night’s sleep, then it literally sits on your hands all night. Excellent way to get maximum moisture.
TIP: Purchase some travel size bottles for the thick creme. I have only found it available in the massive tub so far, but it’s a vital part of my skin care routine so I need it when I travel, when I’m at the gym, and just when I’m out, I like to keep some in my purse. You can get affordable versions of these travel bottles at Daiso or at Muji, but they are very expensive at stores that specialize in travel products.
Both of these products are the best products I’ve found to treat my eczema so far. When I first started using the flare-up creme, there was an almost immediate, dramatic difference in my skin in the areas where I had applied it. I use the really thick creme on other parts of my body, but it’s not very effective on my eczema without the combination of the flare up creme. I’ve been using both for about a month now, and they don’t seem to have lost their effectiveness. This is a coup for me, as after a few weeks, most cremes seem to stop working for me.
WHERE TO BUY
I have not seen either of these cremes available in store here in Singapore, although I believe you can buy them off the shelf in the US at many drug stores. The National Skin Centre in Singapore at Novena has a huge “Eucerin section,” but even they don’t have these two products.
TIP: PS – If you have skin issues and have not been to the skin centre in Singapore, you should go, even if you don’t have an appointment. On the main floor, they have a pharmacy that carries only products to treat skin. It’s the most moisturizer I’ve ever seen in one place in my entire life.
I felt a little sting of embarrassment at how excited I was to see all of those cremes. I don’t trust them all, as I know the staff members at each brand kiosk are probably paid to push just their products (side note – I hate this!!), and I know that a number of them have ingredients that actually dry my skin out. However, if you are having trouble buying a creme from your home country, I highly recommend going.
National Skin Centre, 1 Mandalay Road, Singapore, 308205
Directions: Take the train to Novena, from there, at the back side of Square 2, there is a shuttle bus that runs from the mall to the skin centre’s front door! Walk into the building and the pharmacy will be on your left.
So, I buy my supply of this stuff from iHerb.
- Eucerin Original Healing Creme for Very Dry, Sensitive Skin: $21.61 SGD – use my iHerb code for a discount: TTN674
- Eucerin Eczema Relief Flare-Up Treatment Skin Protectant Creme: $11.55 SGD – use my iHerb code for a discount: TTN674
Want to see other iHerb products that I love? Check out my review page here.