Christine Koh

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Exederm Eczema Relief

exederm-1.jpgToday, Heather shares a review of Exederm’s sensitive skin care products, which she tested out to help treat her son Will’s severe eczema. Read on for Heather’s review, as well as to learn how to win a collection of baby skin care products from Exederm.

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From Heather:

“My 2.5 year old son Will suffers from severe eczema. I have to be so very careful with any product that touches his sensitive skin -- everything from laundry detergent to body care products. I recently tested some great products from Exederm, a company that offers goods for people with ultra sensitive skin.

Exederm's philosophy is simple; they avoid irritants that trigger eczema and use the mildest ingredients possible. Their products are free of fragrance, color or dyes, parabens, lanolin, sodium laureth sulfate, propylene glycol, formaldehyde, or phthalates; basically, they avoid ingredients that may irritate and cause a rash on sensitive skin or trigger eczema flare-ups. Exederm has received multiple 'Seal of Acceptance' honors from The National Eczema Association.

With Will, I tested the Baby Eczema Wash, Baby Eczema Shampoo, Baby Eczema Oil, Baby Eczema Cream, and Baby Eczema Lotion, and really liked these products. They are odorless, gentle, yet effective, and most importantly, non-irritating. The eczema wash and shampoo are great. They lather well, clean without irritating or stripping the skin, and rinse clean.

The body oil is my favorite. I use if faithfully right after Will’s bath. It goes on smooth and immediately absorbs to seal in moisture. I was pleasantly surprised that there was no residual slippery, greasy feeling; just baby soft skin. I also loved the intensive eczema cream. It goes on light but works like a heavier cream without leaving skin greasy. It worked really well on Will’s problem spots. The eczema lotion also works well, although I prefer the intensive cream because I found that I could go longer before needing to reapply the product.

I highly recommend Exederm for infants and children with eczema. The products are a bit pricey but I can completely justify it given that they worked so well and made Will more comfortable. At the moment, Exederm only is available online (though they do currently ship free on orders over $50 in the US and Canada); I hope they’ll land in local stores soon!”

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Congrats to winner Shauna!
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Now, want to be win an Exederm gift set? Here's how:

  • Click over to the Exederm product page, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘Exederm’ in the subject), and name a product you’d like to try for yourself or on your little one.

  • One entry permitted per person; US entrants welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Thursday, September 24, 2009.

    *One lucky winner (drawn at random using Random.org) will win a gift set from Exerderm including the baby wash, baby shampoo, baby oil, moisturizer, and lotion (value = $60).


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