I have suffered with very dry skin and eczema for my whole life. This time of year it gets particularly bad, with the chill outside and the heating inside. Throw in multiple hand washes during the day whilst I clean up from messy play, craft, or meal time with my sons and my hands are worst hit. In fact, they get so bad that my finger tips crack and bleed, pretty gross as the 1990s version of me would say. So I was intrigued when Cetraben got in touch to ask if I’d like to give their lotions and creams a whirl.
I was sent three products: Cetraben Cream, Cetraben Lotion and Cetraben Daily Cleansing Cream. I started using them straight away, using the Cream on my hands, and the Daily Cleansing Cream (in the shower) and the Lotion (once dry) on my arms and legs. The latter two seemed to make a difference very quickly. They helped to hydrate my dry skin, absorbing easily and not leaving a sticky residue which meant that my clothes weren’t covered in moisturiser.
The Cetraben Cream, to be honest, took a lot longer. Used regularly however it has made a difference, as you can see from the before and after photos below. My thumbs (which always seem to be the worst hit) are not completely recovered, but they are certainly much better.
Unlike other creams that I have used none of these stung. In fact they felt extremely gentle on my sensitive skin. I haven’t tried them on my boys who also suffer with eczema, but having used them with success on my own skin I would be willing to try them out on my children too.
Cetraben Cream and Lotion use three key ingredients which are listed on their website:
Not only are they gentle and easily absorbed, but I was also pleased to note that Cetraben do not test their products on animals or use ingredients derived from animals.
In an easy to dispense container, the smaller pots happily slip into a handbag or glove box of a car, or can be discreetly placed near the sink to be immediately on hand when required. The packaging is quite neutral though, so they’re not something that you might feel you need to hide away out of sight.
All in all I would happily use this product again, try it on my boys and recommend it to others. Do let me know what you think if you try it a go!
N.B. I was sent these products free of charge in exchange for an honest review. For more information, please visit my disclosure page.