Thursday, 25 August 2011

My bad case of allergy and what helped me

Some of those who follow my blog may know that I had a bad case of allergy on my face due to a new product which I have been trying. Initially, I was in denial of the fact that it gave me rashes because I adore the ingredients of that product. It all looked very promising. In fact, in the first few days that I used it, it really gave me wonderful plumped up face and it somewhat amped up the radiant look.

To cut the long story short, after trying at least three times on and off again, it is concluded that the product is not suitable for me because it gave me tiny little red rashes on my eyes, chin and nasalabial fold ( near my nose ) area. And it is itchy as well! Not only that it gave me rashes, it cause me to breakouts as well.

This incident brings me back to the same experience I have when I use Dermalogica's Age Smart Skin Resurfacer. It gave me the same tiny little red rashes at the same spot as mentioned above. It was that bad that I had to see a doctor and was given some medication and hydrocartisone cream ( a steroid based cream to reduce inflammation ).

I am not comfortable to using hydrocartisone cream on my face as there are several side effects, which one of them causes thinning and discoloration to the skin. I certainly don't want to see dark patches on my face!
On route to my search for natural based products, I am very thankful that I purchased a great and wonderful cream from Moogoo a few months back and ta-da, this product saved my skin!

MooGoo Eczema & Psoriasis Balm 120ml RM 69.00
( also known as Irritable Skin Balm )


Product Description

Just because you or your children have a skin problem, it no longer means that steroid and chemical based ointments are your only option. This revolutionary cream that took over  a year to formulate and license and is both anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal. It is specifically designed for the symptomatic relief of the following:
- Eczema and Dermatitis
- Infant Eczema
- Psoriasis
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Fungal and Yeast Based Skin Conditions

Active Ingredients: Matricaria recutita (flower extract), Centella Asiatica (herb tincture), Sage Oil (dalmation), Aloe barbadensis (leaf juice). 
Excipient Ingredients: Purified Water, Sweet Almond Oil, Emuslifying Wax, Olive Oil, Olive Squalene, Allantoin, Vitamin E.

My Experience

This semi thick cream comes in a big tube and it have a faint 'fresh leaves' scent to it.  For hygenic reasons, I like to use a cotton bud to apply the cream to my face. Once applied to the problematic areas, it does not sting and it is surprisingly soothing.

When the rashes flared up, I usually apply them twice a day and when it is somewhat subsided, I would just need a single application during the day. However, due to the natural ingredients of this product, don't expect it to work in just a day, unlike how other steroid based cream does. For me, it took at least 4 days for it to subside. Once my rashes subsided, I was glad that it did not leave any dark uneven spots and it really look back to normal. ( Please take note that my rashes are not acute, hence the rapid recovery of my rashes )

Besides using on my rashes, I also use it around my nail area, which is subjected to much severe peeling and bleeding. Though the recovery process is not as rapid as my Savlon antiseptic cream, it helps to soothe the inflammed areas greatly.

Overall

This is a great alternative healing cream to those who wants to steer clear of steroid based creams. It helps to soothe and heal my rashes without any harmful side effects. Upon reading MooGoo's website, this cream is safe for babies too! With all the positive points of this product, I am rating this a 5 out of 5.

This item was purchased by me for my personal purposes. This review is based on my honest and personal experience with this product and is not influenced by any parties. 

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