Tuesday, 6 December 2016

All I want for Christmas is... FrezyDerm

Winter is one of the worst times for me when it comes to my eczema - a mixture of cold weather, wind and central heating makes it all go a bit haywire, and I know I'm not the only one! When a brand called FrezyDerm got in touch to see if I wanted to try something from their Atoprel range, I thought now would be the perfect time.

The range has about 5 products in, and they're all aimed at people who suffer from eczema and other skin conditions. Now, I've tried a lot of emollient creams over the years; Diprobase was always the one I had as a kid, and it's SO THICK and smells a bit like glue, but not even in a nice way. I currently have Dermol on prescription, which is a lot thinner and I don't find it to be as moisturising. Now, the FrezyDerm Atoprel Emollient Cream is what came through my door and truth be told, I love it.

It smells nice - nothing distinctive or overpowering, just nice - which is good because anyone suffering from eczema will tell you, scented skincare products aren't really our jam. Again I wouldn't say this is scented, but it doesn't smell like all those creams the doctor gives you. It's also middle of the road in terms of how thick it is - thicker than Dermol, not as thick as Diprobase which will mean nothing to you if you don't have eczema/haven't tried those, but it's the only way I really know to describe it!

I've used this on my body, and it's definitely calmed down some redness and soothed some itchy dry patches; I've also used it on my face, and it hasn't given me spots or irritated my skin and it sinks in quick enough and nicely enough that you can use it under make up too!

The downside is the price - it's £17.99 for 150ml, and although a little goes a long way, that's still expensive compared to getting 2x500ml bottles for whatever the current prescription price is (around eight quid, I think). I don't think it's something I could afford to buy regularly, which is sad because I do love it.

All in all I'm loving this emollient offering from FrezyDerm, and I'm dying to try something else in the range. If you've tried anything from them, be sure to let me know.

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