Sunday, 29 June 2014

Oilatum® Daily Junior Lotion

For whatever reason, both of my girls have been plagued with eczema-prone skin. As a baby, I remember poor A suffering from a horrible flare up on her face one Christmas, and E has several patches of it in various places - her lower back, the inner elbow area, and across her shoulders in particular.

A now has a Saturday job in a hair salon, and has found that since she started working there back in March, with the handling of chemicals and frequent hand washing, the eczema that hasn't bothered her since toddlerhood has flared up again. Likewise, with E being a regular swimmer, I find that she needs her skin to be moisturised daily, especially after a swim, to prevent her skin drying out and getting a case of the 'itchy scratchies', as we call it.

I found that E can become quite uncomfortable in the evening and especially after a bath if her skin isn't moisturised afterwards, which leads to a broken night's sleep for her and it makes for a very unhappy little girl.

To see if they could help, Oilatum sent us a bottle of their new Oilatum® Daily Junior Lotion which is specially formulated and clinically proven to moisturise & reduce the occurrence of dry skin. It contains a nourishing blend of ingredients like shea butter, and mineral oils which rehydrate and soothe the skin. The dermatologist tested formula is pH balanced and colour-free, and gentle enough to be used every day.

We've been using it after E's baths & swimming lessons, & it's now kept in her swimming bag so I can apply it afterwards. The difference is noticeable, with the instances of her skin feeling dry or uncomfortable greatly reduced. The patch on her lower back also isn't looking as 'angry' as it was.

A has been applying it to her hands after she gets in from work on a Saturday, and she agrees that her skin feels much better and believes it has reduced the discomfort she was experiencing due to the dryness. While we also have and use prescribed creams for the girls' eczema, Oilatum is convenient to keep to hand to help protect their skin against flare ups, the 200ml bottle is an ideal size to pop in a school or swimming bag.

For more information and to find out where to purchase Oilatum products, visit their website at

We received a complimentary sample of Oilatum Daily Junior Lotion for review purposes. The views shared are my own personal & honest opinions and written in my own words. All links are no-follow.

1 comment:

  1. How funny as my boys have been plagued with the "itchy scratchies" too, while my girls have super soft skin.

    Their skin will be rough and discolored (the pigment has reduced in the crook of the elbow on one)

    We too have the prescribed ointments with "apply a thin layer" as its known to thin the skin with overuse, and that's concerning.

    We use Cetaphil for daily use, seems to be similar to your product.


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