If your bub has eczema or sensitive skin, get your pen and notepad ready, mama!
We asked some of our readers with babies to test out the newly launched Aveeno Baby Dermexa range (also known as Eczema Therapy in the U.S.). The product range helps to soothe, relieve and moisturize ezcema skin, and consists of the Dermexa Moisturizing Wash, Dermexa Moisturizing Cream and a Dermexa Bath Treatment. The Aveeno Dermexa range contains colloidal oatmeal to seal in skin moisture, oat essence (Avenanthramides) to soothe itchiness and ceramides which helps to restore moisture and protect baby’s skin from external irritation. Find out what the mamas had to say about these products!
Meet our Aveeno Baby Dermexa Testing Panel
Hinano, mama to a 2.5-month yr old, 2 yr old and 5 yr old
Gwendolyn, mama to a 2.5 years old and 9-month-old
Natasha, mama to a 5-month-old
Atiqah, mama to a 2-month-old
Pip, mama to a 1 yr old and 3yr old
What did you think of the Aveeno Dermexa Moisturizing Wash?
“It actually lathers quite well and I didn’t have any difficulty washing it off quickly. My kid has his moods when it comes to bathing so if he’s not feeling it; I just want to quickly end the bath so washing it off quickly matters! I love how soft his skin felt after each bath.” Atiqah
“Needed a bit of work to build up a lather, but otherwise non-soapy and easy to wash off. No strong fragrance, nor chemical smell.” Natasha
“I liked that the wash felt creamy and silky to apply. The wash doesn’t lather up and doesn’t really have a particular scent, but I think these are both positives as I prefer not to use strongly scented products on my kids, and lots of lather often equates to chemicals! Their skin felt soft when they got out of the bath, so I think overall it is a lovely product.” Pip
What did you think about the Aveeno Dermexa Moisturizing Cream?
“The cream smelt oaty from the ‘Triple Oat Formula’. I noticed an excellent consistency, neither runny nor thick. I could feel the moisturizing effects of this moisturizer on my baby’s skin the next morning. This moisturiser has one of the best textures thus far and I will continue using it on him (and myself!).” Gwen
“My son had no allergic reaction to the cream which is always a worry when trying a new cream on an infant with sensitive or eczema skin. I really appreciated the consistency as it is not greasy and absorbs quickly into the skin. The smell of the cream is pleasant. After using this cream a few times it seems that it keeps my son’s skin well moisturized so I am really happy with the results.” Hinano
“Easy to work into the skin, non tacky, allowed me to massage the cream in well without being too oily on the skin. After 4 days of use, twice a day – my kid’s heat rash is almost gone and there is no redness. I’ve also tried it on my elbows and it reduced my own dry skin (win!)” Natasha
“This cream absorbs quickly and leaves my kid’s skin so soft! It has a slight oatmeal smell. I put this all over his body which has a few dry spots. I also used this as hand cream and felt it was safe to handle my baby afterwards given the cream was safe for him!” Atiqah
“The cream is a nice consistency and really easy to apply to wriggling bodies! Not too thick or thin and creamy. It left my kids’ skin feeling soft and smooth, and when I tried it myself I felt like it made my skin feel quite fresh.” Pip
How did you find the Aveeno Dermexa Bath Treatment?
“The sachets are easy to tear open, and I appreciate that there was no detectable smell unlike most other fragranced baths. My baby is prone to diaper rash and redness around that area, so I soaked him in the bath treatment with lukewarm water for about 10 minutes (he is too active to stay for the 30 minutes indicated on the instructions!) and his rash subsided!” Gwen
“I could smell the oatmeal in this product too. It softened my kid’s skin so the dry flakes actually fell off easily! After 2 uses, I didn’t see any more dry spots on him. This is good to use daily but if you don’t want to, you can use this as a weekly pampering session for the little one.” Atiqah
Aveeno Baby Dermexa range is approved by the National Eczema Association in the U.S. Aveeno Baby is also the #1 U.S. Paediatrician trusted brand for the use of natural ingredients*
So mama, if you’d like to try the newly launched Aveeno Baby Dermexa range and other Aveeno Baby products – you can get your hands on them online now.
(*Based on a survey done with 302 paediatricians in the US, June 2016)