I do love that we have changing seasons here in the UK but one of the things I really hate about Winter is all the bugs that go around. Just before Christmas Rose got a really bad virus and it was around this time that she started to develop some skin problems. In particular a patch of eczema on her cheek but the worst affected area was her poor little feet. They suddenly became chapped and were so red sore and dry they were cracked and bleeding. Of course we can’t be 100% sure that her eczema was caused by the virus, it could have been environmental or even down to diet but whatever the cause Rose was so uncomfortable.
Numerous trips to the Doctor and various lotions and potions later but all to no avail. My poor little baby was really suffering and I was coming to my wits end, unsure what to do or what best course of action to take. By complete coincidence I had an email from Mahi Naturals Ltd* introducing me to an award winning brand called Hope’s Relief. A range especially designed for the topical treatment of eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and sensitive, dry, itchy skins. Popular among mothers because of the natural ingredients and suitable for use during pregnancy as well as on new-born babies and infants.
Hope’s Relief has been formulated over 35 years of research and originally created by a Naturopath for her own daughter. It’s actually Australia’s No 1 selling natural eczema cream. Willing to try anything and hopeful it would give my little Rose some relief I immediately agreed to a review.
I got chatting by email to Lindsey Miller the commercial director of Mahi Naturals, and also a medical herbalist. She was so kind and informative when I explained to her the problems that Rose had been having with her skin and really tried to help me get to the bottom of her issues. I really am so grateful for the time that she spent helping and listening to me. She advised us to try the award winning Intensive dry skin cream and also the goat’s milk body wash by Hope’s Relief.
The body wash smells incredible, and is very moisturising with lovely skin nourishing ingredients. Only a very small amount is needed on a sponge to wash the whole body, as you can see from the photograph we’ve been using this three weeks now and still have loads left. Lindsey had already told me that it was important not to over wash eczema as this can exacerbate the symptoms and so armed with this knowledge I gave Rose a gentle wash daily and afterwards applied the Intensive dry skin cream. The cream didn’t smell as great as the body wash, it has a very distinctive smell that I can’t quite put my finger on but is not at all unpleasant. It rubbed into Rose’s skin easily and didn’t leave any sticky greasy residue. It immediately soothed her cracked bleeding skin. I don’t think they could have chosen a better branding for these products, the best way to describe the after affects is that they relieve symptoms so Hope’s Relief is a brilliantly descriptive brand name. I also love the imagery of the goat on the body wash bottle and so does Rose!
I’m happy to report that the patch of eczema on Rose’s face has completely disappeared after three weeks use. Her feet are no longer cracked or bleeding. You can see from the picture below that they are almost completely smooth again. I can’t tell you how delighted I am with the results and wholeheartedly recommend this brand of skin care to you.
Lindsey has written some super articles on the subject of how to help eczema which are definitely worth a read, she’s an absolute skin guru so I’m sure anyone suffering will find the articles really helpful. She also has a Youtube channel that can be found here with other useful tips and information.
Top tips to battle eczema
I have very kindly been offered a special 20% off discount for Mr and Mrs T plus three readers. Just enter HOPE20 at the checkout for your discount from all Hope’s Relief products (excluding saver packs)
*We were gifted the Hope’s Relief body wash and cream for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and words are as always my own.