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The latest product that I have tried is: Sanex AtopiCare:
I became interested in trying this product when I saw it on the TV...I was like 'oooooo...I wonder how that'll work with my psoriasis', and off I marched to the shop to buy some.
I currently use Sanex Dermo Hypo-Allergenic as my body wash, so thought it'd be a good addition of product for me to try! Whilst I use the body wash...I really wasn't aware of the skin moisturising range that they did. I was torn between two moisturisers and stood in the shop for a good 10mins debating which one I was going to actually use. In the end this product won because;
"For extra dry, reactive, even atopic skin. Control skin hypersensitivity. Fights severe dryness. Soothes itchiness" < ticks quite a lot of boxes for what I want in a moisturiser.
I bought my bottles from Wilkinson, they're usually £6.00 per 400ml bottle but I bought mine when they were on offer for £3.00 per bottle. I bought two at a time as I seemed to use a lot up.
So I used this product as normal...all over body and face twice a day. It is quick and easy to apply but it does take a while to absorb. It is quite a greasy moisturiser, and didn't tend to sink into my skin quickly. That doesn't really bother me as I use it at night and first thing in the morning so my skin always has time to let it skin in.
However, I stopped using it on my face in the morning, and just used my Simple Hydrating moisturiser instead. I noticed that it made me break out after a while of using it on my face (applied every night). Whilst it helped my psoriasis, being spotty instead wasn't really a good trade for me. After about the 2nd or 3rd week I stopped using it on my face altogether, and just focused on using it as a body moisturiser.
My Review: Overall Score ; 7/10
Effective at stopping psoriasis flaking
Reduced red inflammations
Made skin less itchy - has a good soothing quality
Doesn't have a super long lasting effect in cold weather
Couldn't be used as a face moisturiser (for me)
It is greasy feeling, takes a while to absorb into skin
The Additional Information:
Time Consumption; 9/10
Super easy to apply - spreads onto skin like butter (not butter that's been left in thr fridges as that is like stones)
A little too greasy, does feel as though there is a 'film' over the skin for a while once it's been applied. Took a while to skin into the skin.
It is quite a watery/liquidy solution and I seemed to use it fast, I ended up going through near enough a bottle a week. I know psoriasis means long term treatment, but as it wasn't used on my face as well, I'd want a product that can do both.
Does have an tiny odd smell to it...not off putting but just a little hint of something I can't quite put my finger on!! Maybe just a smidge medicinal.
Good bottle with pump dispenser. Easy to take with you if you're travelling or going away for the weekend. Pump doesn't lock which is rather annoying and I have had to wrap it in a bag when taken with to save being dispensed in my bag on the way.
I did use this product for about 2-3months and found that it managed to keep my psoriasis in check. Ideally I want something more suitable for me so I am still on the hunt for the next product to try!!!
If you have and ideas or suggestions then all are welcome. Leave me a comment or message me on my social media; Twitter and Instagram handles @LWPsoriasis
Love Kara xXx
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