When I was asked by Lee to review Exederm, a product that provides relief for children’s eczema, I was eager to give it a try. After watching my son suffer from eczema with no relief until he finally grew out of it, you can imagine how awful I felt when my daughter, Jenna, at 6 months old was diagnosed with eczema. For two years I have dealt with the itching and flare ups. I tried just about every cream her pediatrician recommended and then some.
I was excited once the package of Exederm arrived, upon reading the literature Michelle sent I saw that Exederm doesn’t contain so many of those “added” ingredients that so many other products have. I was also impressed to see that Exederm held many honors with the National Eczema Association. I couldn’t wait to get started and did so the very first day it arrived.
It was a little overwhelming at fist since I had 5 products to use for her which included: Baby shampoo, body wash, baby oil, hydrating lotion, and the intensive moisturizer. But once I figured out when I would use each one, it became second nature. I used the Exederm shampoo and body wash during bath time and was impressed how well it lathered considering it didn’t contain the extra ingredients most baby products use to create lather. The actual texture of the soaps was a little different than I was used to; it had sort of a clear lumpiness to it. The only issue at hand at that point was that the shampoo wasn’t tear free, but I was extremely careful and we never had an issue with it getting in her eyes. After bath we used the baby oil that is supposed to lock in moisture into her skin, and it certainly delivers! The next step was the intensive baby moisturizer. I personally found that using the intensive baby moisturizer right before I put on her pajamas and put her to bed gave us the best results. During the day I kept the baby lotion near her diaper changing area and used it when I changed her diaper.
The results were amazing! Her back and chest were no longer scaly feeling and the raised bumps on her arms and legs, were not completely gone but were almost reduced in half. She never once asked me to scratch her back or acted uncomfortable in any of her clothes. This end result was way more than I could have ever imagined! Even with the humid Florida weather and several trips to the pool, beach, and park during the week with the slathering of sunscreen (which has always caused flare-ups) we never skipped a beat.
I would recommend Exederm to any mom or dad that has a child who suffers from eczema or even sensitive, itchy skin. I also want to add that my hands have never been softer!! Thank you Michelle for the opportunity to try out such a wonderful product on my little Jenna.
Jennifer is mother to 4 1/2 year old Bryson and 2 1/2 year old Jenna. She spends her days playing in the sun with her cuties, studying to become a nurse, recruiting members into our local Moms Club and last but not least teaching power weight lifting classes at our local athletic center (hence the mention of her hands being so soft).
Luckily right now one MySentimentExactLee winner will win a set of Exederm to try on their little eczema sufferer. All you need to do is follow the directions below and be sure to leave an email so Lee can contact you if you win.
To Enter(One Mandatory Entry):
Visit www.exederm.com and tell me one thing you learned from their site that was not mentioned in the review above. Be sure to leave an email!
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This contest is open to US Residents and Canadian Residents ages 18+ only. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize. Contest ends 09/14 at midnight EST.
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Timestamp: 2009-09-21 03:11:54 UTC