Having suffered from eczema all my life, I have lost count of the number of different products and creams I have tried and brands I have used.
But every now and then a new cream that I have never tried or heard of is recommended to me and can sometimes surprise me, this as one of them.
My good friend and guest writer for our eczema website Shelley-Marie contacted me recently and said…
You have to try this for your son.
What is it I replied?
O’Keeffe’s Skin Repair cream she said, its great!
I’ve never heard of that I thought to myself. So I did what most people do and Googled it straight away. The first picture that came up was of a green tin of hand cream and I thought that was for dirty hands weird. The sort men use for creaming their hands after they had worked on their car or something. lol
So, I asked Shelley again and she told me ‘No, that’s the wrong one’ When I finally found the correct cream I researched it and found it had some amazing reviews online and on Amazon.
Shelley told me how its helped her and I trust her opinion as she has suffered for many years with her skin. You can read her story and follow her on her social media accounts on Instagram and Tumblr. Read her heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking blogs as she struggles to control her skin.
We ask Shelley if she would be kind enough to review this product for our website and followers to read whilst I await delivery of my own that I ordered from Amazon. Here’s the link for the one I purchased to save you time. I will be trying this product for myself and my teenage son will also be trying it. We’ll bring you our opinion after we have both used it for a few weeks and seen the results for ourself.
We never promise that any product will cure eczema, but we do look for products that can help you manage your condition. Before you try any new cream you should always seek medical advice.
O’Keeffe’s Skin Repair Cream Review
Do you have dry, itchy eczema? Are you like me who constantly feels the cold, loves sitting beside the fire or climbing into a pre-heated warm bed during the winter despite knowing that this is bad for your skin? Then this cream may help you out…
If you don’t follow me and haven’t heard my story before then here it is in a nutshell. I am 27 year’s old and have suffered with eczema since being a baby. After coming down with shingles, my eczema spiraled out of control in 2016 and I was diagnosed with a severe skin condition called Erthroderma, which is currently being controlled with immunosuppresants called Ciclosporyin/Ciclosporine.
During the cold weather seasons, my skin gets very dry, scaly and extremely itchy. I do not help it by wearing 1000 layers, sitting next to the fire and heating my bed with an electric blanket as I am not a fan of the cold. Since controlling my skin with immune suppressants I haven’t *touch wood* had a flare up as severe as the time I paid privately to see a dermatologist in desperate measures, being diagnosed with a severe case of Erythroderma. However, I have had a fair few infections and flare-ups which made controlling my skin extremely difficult.
Recently, roughly 4 days ago, I came across O’Keeffe’s Skin Repair cream whilst shopping in Sainsbury’s (£9.00) and if you have tried ever cream under the sun like I have, as soon as you see “for itchy and extremely dry skin” on the bottle you cannot help but hope it “does what it says on the tin” so I went ahead and gave it a go.
So far I am impressed! My skin is extremely sensitive to the cold and I sometimes get what I call eczema fevers, where I feel very cold however my skin is hot and my body sweats causing my skin to dry out even more, making me poorly. The texture of my skin can also feel abnormal. I have not felt like this so far whilst using the skin repair cream and my skin has felt very smooth and definitely less irritated and dry than usual in just only a few days.
I do switch it up and alternate using this with ‘Dermol’ which is an antibacterial emollient that can also be used as a shower cream. This is only as my skin gets very used to products and they stop working, so that way alternating them helps prevent my skin getting used to it. This product is also fragrance-free and very good for sensitive skin.
O’Keeffe’s Skin Repair is available in Sainsbury’s and Boots priced between £9.00 – £11.00 and Amazon for under $11 or £8
I hope to be of some help to those curious about this product and I am sending all my fellow eczema suffers well wishes.
By Shelley-Marie x
( Original Blog posted on Tumblr )
What O’keeffe’s say about their cream
Not many companies guarantee their products. I can’t think of any that would guarantee their cream will improve your skin or eczema but O’Keeffe’s do!
This snippet below is from their website.
Guaranteed Relief for Extremely Dry, Itchy Skin
Clinically proven to provide instant relief, Skin Repair moisturizes and protects against dryness for a full 48 hours – that’s two full days of effectiveness! O’Keeffe’s Skin Repair body lotion is a long-lasting formula that absorbs quickly into the skin, providing long-lasting relief, and lasts throughout showering, helping to prevent future dry skin flare-ups.
100% Money Back Guarantee
Will O’Keeffe Cream Help My Eczema?
On our reviews and blogs, you will see that we never promise anything, unlike O’Keeffe. What we often say is that everyone is different and what works others may not work for you. Eczema is a tricky beast and is hard to predict and control. You will simply have to try it out for yourself.
Everyone’s skin is different and there are many different types of eczema. This cream is aimed at dry skin and not targeted directly at eczema sufferers but if it works then great!
For a small amount of money around $11 or £8 it’s worth trying. Please let us know what you think if you do so we can pass on your results to help others.
I will certainly be posting my results over on our Facebook group.
We’d like to thank Shelley for sharing not only this review but all the other lovely blogs she has written for our website to help others who may be sufferings. Here’s one Shelley wrote back in March 2016 for us. Eczema blog by Shelley-Marie.
Sharing is caring and by sharing your story you can help others understand that they’re not alone in this battle with eczema. I’m 48 Years into my battle and My son is 20 Years into his.
The fight for us may never end but hopefully, you will win your battle.
Good luck and we wish you well.