I’ve talked a lot about how pregnancy has caused my childhood eczema to flare up with a vengeance, so when I saw the call on Twitter by Purely Natural for sufferers to volunteer to try their products, I jumped at the chance! I asked to try the Eczema Moisturiser (£7.95 for 50ml)
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This moisturiser is specially formulated for eczema sufferers and contains the wonder ingredient du jour, Argan oil. The other ingredients are walnut oil, sunflower oil, beeswax, jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil and jasmine oil. Although that’s a lot of different types of oil, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it soothed my skin, rather than made it break out.
The texture is kind of half way between a face oil and a cream. Purely Natural recommend using this once or twice a day. I used this mainly as a night cream, due to its oil-based formula and found that my skin felt wonderful the next morning- although make sure you wash your skin thoroughly with a gentle cleanser before going about your morning routine! I did wear it under makeup though and found it to be fine. I think if you have oily skin though, you would want to try another product from the range, as this might exacerbate your problems. However, Purely Natural was started as a company making natural products to treat acne, I’m sure you would find something to suit!
What I really like about the product is that a little goes a very long way- and as it’s a 100% natural product, there’s also a use-by date, which helps me keep track of my usage. I found that if my eczema was flaring up again, a little extra dab of this on the spot helped to soothe the angry skin. Oh, and it smells AMAZING. I just love scent! It must be the jasmine oil.
Overall, this is brilliant if you have issues with atopic eczema on your face- don’t be put off by the oils in the ingredients; it works.