Mum’s Secret – A Review for Lucy’s Eczema
My children have all suffered with eczema as babies. Thankfully it has never been considered severe, but it is still hard to watch your baby scratching away at red raw skin, and feeling so helpless because you can’t do anything to ease the itch or the pain.
Recently Lucy had a breakout on her belly and one of her arms. It was bright red and she would start scratching away at any chance she could get. I tried all the creams we had used in the past – including pawpaw ointment, steroid creams, natural remedies, and prescription medications. Nothing seemed to break the cycle – that is to be able to soothe her skin long enough to let it heal.
So I took to the Mummy Smiles Facebook community and asked for some advice. I was absolutely gobsmacked by the number of different suggestions that other Mums had tried for their bubs. It’s quite overwhelming – there are soooo many products on the market and you just never know what is going to work for your child.
I then received a lovely email from Emma at Mum’s Secret. After hearing about the problems I was having with Lucy’s eczema, she very kindly offered to send me some of the Mum’s Secret Soothe & Repair moisturising cream. Made from a unique blend of botanical extracts, pure plant oils and skin enhancing vitamins, it sounded like just what I needed to help Lucy’s skin recover from her latest outbreak.
I wanted to be completely fair and accurate in the review so I took some before photos. It’s not the easiest thing to do when holding up her wiggling arm with one hand, and trying to focus a camera with the other. But you get the idea
When the cream arrived, I was so desperate that I stripped Lucy straight off and slathered it all over her straight away. I was very surprised by the aroma. I am so used to Lucy smelling like a chemist with her conconction of lotions and potions, so to have her smell…. fresh…. was just lovely! The cream rubbed in beautifully and there was no greasy residue, so she didn’t slip through my hands when I picked her up again!
I applied the cream to her affected areas at each nappy change and then after her bath. It obviously soothed her because she started twisting around on the change table to reach into the bucket where I kept the cream!
After exactly one week of use, I am so excited to show you the results! There was a small patch on the back of her shoulder that was so raw that I applied a steroid cream on the spot after her bath on the first two nights, before using the Soothe & Repair cream over the top. Other than these two steroid cream applications on this small spot, I used no other creams on Lucy for the whole week.
As you can see, there was a dramatic improvement, with almost no sign of the eczema that had been so red and painful just a week ago.
Now that the rash has cleared, I simply apply the Soothe & Repair cream all over as a general moisturiser after bath time, which keeps her skin lovely and soft.
A few days ago, I had a small patch of contact dermatitis appear on my hand. It was sooooo itchy!! Normally I just live with it until it clears up but I thought I would try Mum’s Secret and see what happened. The relief was almost instant! Within a couple of minutes the sting was gone. Each time it started to get itchy I reapplied the cream to calm the irritation. I found that by not constantly scratching away it, my skin was able to heal quickly, with no trace after just a few short days.
The Mum’s Secret Sooth & Repair moisturising cream is a collaboration between two Mums from New Zealand. It is free from parabens, mineral oil, propylene, glycol, petrochemicals, fragrance, parfum, nut oils and lanolin. It is also gentle enough to be able to be used on all family members and can be used on a variety of skin conditions.
I am a firm believer that the skin is very clever at healing itself – IF given the chance. What I love most about this cream is that it instantly takes away the burning itch, and lets the skin actually start to recover.
You can buy the Soothe & Repair cream HERE in two sizes. The 50mL tube is perfect for the nappy bag or handbag and retails for $14.90. The larger tube is 125mL is ideal for home use and retails for $29.90. For a limited time, you can get FREE POSTAGE on your Soothe & Repair creams by simply adding the code “mummysmiles” at the checkout!
This cream will definitely be a stayer in our house!