Way back when before this crazy cold weather hit us I was sent some products by Polysporin to check out.
Who doesn’t have crazy dry skin in the Winter time? The Polysporin Eczema Essentials line contains 3 products: the hydrocortisone anti-itch cream, the daily body wash and the daily moisturizing cream.
I actually had a few people try these out for me as I do not have eczema and I would say my dry skin issues are normal and not extreme.
My father tried this line out and he has extremely dry and itchy skin all year round. He is constantly applying body cream but always feels the itch. He didn’t use the hydrocortisone cream as he felt it wasn’t needed but used the body wash and moisturizer daily and after only a couple of days he said he felt a huge difference! I loved hearing that it worked well for him since we’ve been trying out many different types of creams over the years and nothing provided him real relief.
I also had my brother try it out. He suffers from occasional eczema flare ups but they aren’t usually too painful. He also liked using the body wash and moisturizer daily and he had to use the hydrocortisone cream a couple times to help manage the itching so it wouldn’t get worse.
Lastly, I had my friend “O” try it out as she suffers from really painful eczema flare ups on her hands. Unfortunately when she got a flare up these products didn’t really work for her so she has to resort to her prescription creams to relieve and heal so she feels these products would be better suited to those with less severe eczema or just really dry/itchy skin.
I personally tested out the cream only. I’m pretty sensitive to wool but one of my favourite sweaters (coincidentally gifted to me by “O”) is wool so I have to wear it with long sleeves under it by my neck is always still exposed. Just a small bit of the moisturizer on my neck gave me the relief I needed for the entire day!
Although these products might not be for everyone I’d still recommend giving them a try if you suffer from mild eczema or extremely dry and itchy skin. You might just find the relief you’ve been searching for!
***Disclosure: products were sent to me for review/editorial consideration***