Dermatique Recuperating Cream Review On Psoriasis - Day 7
A while ago I blogged about T having psoriasis (you can read my blog post here) and how it feels to see your child suffering with it. Since it all began approximately 4 years ago we have tried many, many different creams which have all promised wonderful results but rarely have they delivered on that promise.
When I heard about Dermatique I was curious, particularly because the brand was created by a mum and dad who wanted to help their child who was suffering with eczema (something I can totally relate to).
To help people with psoriasis, dry skin, eczema and chronic sensitivity they combine the latest scientific research with the best raw minerals and plant extracts. No harsh ingredients mean that their products are suitable for any age, something that many skin creams cannot offer and something that is important for me due to T being a child.
They create products which moisturise, nourish and protect troubled skin and they are so confident that their products will work, they offer a 30 day money back guarantee!
Dermatique kindly sent me a pot of their Recuperating Cream to try and I must admit that I was a little bit sceptical because I've heard it all before but I'm always willing to try something if there's a chance it'll help my son.
The main points that you should know about this cream are:
- Soothing relief for irritated, itchy and dry skin.
- Instantly begins to calm discomfort.
- Free of steroids and fragrances.
- Friendly to allergy-prone skin with no mineral oil, parabens or peanuts.
- Universally formulated for adults and children and for all skin types.
- Ideal for psoriasis, eczema, redness and dry skin.
It can even be used to soothe sunburned skin!
T has psoriasis patches in lots of places but for this review I'm concentrating on the largest patch which is in the crease of his left elbow.
Our body constantly produces new skin cells, which replace the old ones within a 3-4 week cycle. In a psoriasis sufferer, the skin produces new cells within 3-7 days. This results in a buildup of skin cells which are not fully mature (ready to leave the skin), causing skin to become sore and irritated.
You can see from the above photo how dry T's skin was before we applied the cream.
When his skin is that dry it becomes very itchy so he did feel instant relief after the first application. You can actually see how moisturised his skin looks in this photo.
We use the cream twice a day - in the morning and again in the evening after his bath. After a few days we noticed that the patches were fading and the itching had stopped completely. After 7 days it still doesn't itch and we can really see the difference, his skin no longer looks dry.
The pot of Recuperating Cream I received costs £29.00 which might seem a lot but in the troubled skin world it seems you have to pay a higher amount to get quality products. You can buy cheaper alternatives but they never work quite as well. The pot is quite big though and you don't need to use too much when you're applying it so I have a feeling it will last a while.
Dermatique sell a Psoriasis Starter Pack which gives you the three essential treatments for your skin - Recuperating Cream, Recuperating Lotion and Recuperating Hair & Body Complex. I'm particularly interested in the Hair & Body Complex because T often has flare-ups on his scalp which can be tricky to shift.
I will be sharing the final results of this trial after 30 days of using the product so watch this space...
I received this product for review purposes. I am always honest in my reviews and all opinions are my own or that of my family.