In a previous coffee chat post, I shared my personal skin condition story and which ingredient strategy and products I used to overcome it.
If you missed this post check out: Coffee Chat: My skin condition story which can happen to you!
The main cream that helped was the Dermalex Eczema Treatment Cream even though I do not know for sure if my issue was Eczema and it didn’t really matter in my case. The ingredients in this cream are nutritious for the skin regardless but it’s worth mentioning that the brand classes this product as a medical device. If you have a skin condition consult with a medical doctor first.
So, without further ado, let’s have a look at the Dermalex Eczema Treatment Cream in detail.
This cream comes in two sizes, 30 and 100g, both of which come outer packaging. The packaging and in general, design of the product looks more medicinal than beauty but that’s absolutely fine and within the brand’s look.
The cream itself comes in a tube with a similar, medicinal looking, design. The product looks and feels more serious than the more beauty branded creams and in some ways, ingredient-wise, it is more serious than many.
A 30g tube costs £11.99 whereas 100g cost £24.99. Large size being cheaper per g makes sense, it’s always the case with products.
This product is not the cheapest moisturiser but neither the most expensive out there. However, in terms of what ingredients it actually contains, the price is good as there are many much less nutritious creams that cost the same or more!
This cream has an off-white thick but easily spreadable texture.
This product does not contain fragrance and it also doesn’t smell of anything. Although this might sound boring, it is an important element of good skincare, especially if you have a skin condition or sensitive skin. Fragrance doesn’t increase the nutritional level of the cream and a lot of perfume molecules can actually irritate it!
This cream doesn’t contain SPF protection so if you use it during the day on skin that is exposed, make sure to use an SPF product too. Although bear in mind that if you are using this cream because you have a skin condition it might be beneficial overall, to not expose that part to the sun for a while.
This product lasts for 6M and is suitable for all skin types.
It is steroid free and dermatologically tested. Do not use this product on children under the age of 6, on intimate areas or on open wounds.
Here’s what the brand says about this product:
“An effective treatment for the most common type of eczema. This rich, non-greasy cream is clinically proven to intensely hydrate the skin while replenishing moisture levels. It also supports the skin’s own repair mechanism to strengthen and restore the skin barrier, leaving it stronger, smoother and more supple.
- No steroids
- Appropriate for long-term use
- Safe to use on the face
- This product is a medical device
HOW IT WORKS
Dermalex Eczema Treatment cream is specially formulated to treat atopic eczema. Uniquely, it works in two ways:
- Restores the skin’s barrier function
- Prevents irritants and allergens from entering the skin
HOW TO USE
You can safely use Dermalex Eczema Treatment cream for as long as the symptoms persist. Both adults and children from the age of 6 years can use it.
Apply it to affected skin 2 to 3 times each day, after cleansing the area – being careful not to use it on any open wounds. Always re-apply the cream after showering or bathing. Dermalex is perfectly safe for use on your face and over large parts of your body.
For external use only
For single patient use
Do not use on severe open wounds
Keep out of reach and sight of children
It is advised to use the products on children (above 6 years old) only under parental guidance
Do not use in case of known allergies to one of the ingredients
In the unlikely event of any adverse skin reaction or allergy, discontinue use
Always wash your hands before usage
Do not use on intimate area
Do not expose the product to a heating source, extreme cold or direct sunlight
Store at room temperature
Not suitable for children under 6 years old.
As a possible side effect, a slight stinging sensation might be noticeable during the first few applications. This is normal and transient.
Please consult your healthcare professional in the case of the following:
Product will be used in combination with other treatments
Severe, hyper-acute symptoms of eczema
Side-effects or allergic reactions occur
In case of discomfort or adverse skin reaction
Pregnancy or breastfeeding
Symptoms don’t improve after 4 weeks of treatment
Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, rinse thoroughly with water.
Please read the full instruction for use before using the product.”
Practicality of use – user experience
This cream is very easy to use. It comes out of the tube without trouble and it spreads easily and quickly. It gets absorbed fully without leaving residues behind and the skin is left moisturised and soft.
After just 2 days of usage it already helped with my dry, red skin spots and it almost instantly stopped my itching. For more information on my skin condition and what happened check out: Coffee Chat: My skin condition story which can happen to you!
If you have a skin condition always consult with a medical doctor first.
I’ve seen results fairly quickly, only after a couple of days of using this cream. My skin feels deeply moisturised, thicker, healthier and more jelly-like.
I notice a huge difference when I forget to use this cream and that doesn’t happen often with cosmetic products.
Overall, this cream in combination with the hyaluronic acid product I’ve been using has cleared out my skin condition completely. For more info check out: Coffee Chat: My skin condition story which can happen to you!
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This cream contains 22 ingredients of which 14 will offer you some skincare benefit (of course some more than others), 3 potential negative and 6 potential irritants.
This cream contains Magneolite® complex which can help with the restoration of a healthy skin barrier.
Even more importantly though, this cream doesn’t just contain one ceramide just to be able to claim that it contains a ceramide. It contains a few of them as well as cholesterol, which is great as our skin doesn’t only need 1 lipid and the balance between the different ceramides can also be very important for our skin. For all the details check out: What are ceramides and do they work in skincare?
To keep this article short, I am only listing the skin nourishing or skin positive/negative ingredients and ignoring the ones that only play formulation purposes. For the full list of these product’s ingredients scroll down to the “full list of ingredients” section.
- Water (Aqua)based formulation.
- Glycerin – Found naturally in the skin so can be seen as a skin replenishing ingredient. A skin conditioner that helps improve and smooth the appearance of skin. A good moisturiser that is almost always present in moisturising products.
- Glyceryl Stearate – A lubricant giving smooth and soft skin appearance.
Easily penetrates skin, slows water from escaping by forming barrier, anti-oxidant.
- Cetyl Palmitate– Conditions, softens and smooths the skin.
- Magneolite® complex contributes to the normalisation of the ionic environment in the skin by increasing magnesium levels and accelerating the skin barrier recovery. A clinical study showed that Dermalex Eczema (containing Magneolite®) was as effective as a 1% hydrocortisone, after 6 weeks of use in the treatment of atopic eczema.
- Cocoglycerides – Skin conditioner, emollient and thickening agent.
- Cetyl Alcohol – Conditions and softens the skin. It is a fatty alcohol and so it is not perceived to be as damaging to the skin as others.
- Ceramides – Naturally occurring lipids in our skin and therefore, a skin replenisher compound. Can moisturise the skin, improve elasticity and even reduce lines and skin irritation. Check out: What are ceramides and do they work in skincare?
- Phytosphingosine – A complex fatty acid alcohol with water binding properties.
- Cholesterol – One of the main lipids in our skin other than ceramides. A good skin conditioner and replenishing compound that can help maintain the skin’s healthy feel and appearance. Our skin naturally contains cholesterol, it works by strengthening the outer structure of the skin and protecting it from dehydration.
- Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate– Can help moisturise and enhace the delivery of other ingredients. Can be used as an acne agent due to its anti-microbial properties
- Xanthan gum– Skin conditioner. Holds water and improves the shelf life of the product.
- Ethylhexylglycerin– A weak preservative and skin conditioner that is often used in ointments for eczema.
- Isopropyl Myristate– A skin conditioner and fragrance.
- Ceteareth-20– Might enhance the penetration of some ingredients. However, this is not always a negative.
- Ceteareth-12– Might enhance the penetration of some ingredients. However, this is not always a negative.
- Dehydroacetic Acid – A preservative, fungicide and bactericide killing off and preventing the growth of microorganisms. Controversial reports, some classify this as toxic and others as safe.
Ingredients that can cause irritation to some:
This is actually really case specific, as different people have different sensitivities and allergies. Just because a compound has been reported by some to cause sensitivity, it doesn’t mean you will have an issue. “Sensitizer” compounds being present is not a negative in my opinion, as this is the case with pretty much everything out there and funnily enough I’ve seen products that are targeted specifically for sensitive skin, containing some compounds that have been reported by some, or are known to be, sensitizers.
If you have sensitive skin or you are prone to skin sensitisation and unwanted reactions, try a little bit of this at the back of your hand first and consult a medical doctor if you are concerned.
The following compounds present in this cream have been either proven or claimed by some to be sensitizers, irritants, allergens etc: Cetyl Palmitate, Cholesterol, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Myristate, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide.
Full list of ingredients:
Aqua, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Ceteareth-12, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, MagneoLite® (Modified akumino-silicate minerals + alkaline earth mineral salts optimized for atopic eczema treatment), Cocoglycerides, Cetyl Alcohol, Skin Identical Ceramide complex (Ceramides, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin), Isopropyl Myristate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide.
The Dermalex Eczema Treatment Cream worked wonders for me. It contains skin nutritious ingredients while being relatively simple ingredient-wise, which is exactly what you would need as a starting point if you have a damaged skin barrier.
For all the information on why I used it and how it worked out check out: Coffee Chat: My skin condition story which can happen to you!
I highly recommend this cream.
I am not affiliated with any company or brand. These are my views and experiences.
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