We were recently very lucky to of been able to review QV skincare range for our eczema. Unfortunately Joshua and I both suffer, him more so than I, but over the summer months we have really struggled to get back in control as often our sunscreen plays havoc with our skin.
Over the summer we have been in a vicious itch scratch cycle, spending such a lot of time in the sun it really was imperative to use sunscreen but this in-turn made the flare ups worse. In Joshua’s case we were ending up using extra strength steroid creams, which is something we try to avoid as this is not nice, nor is it a long-term viable way of protecting his skin.
So Here is the low down of how it works:
QV is one of the few brands to use glycerol in many of its products. Glycerol is a naturally occurring humectant. Humectants are substances that help the skin retain moisture, protecting the skin against irritation. Glycerol isn’t greasy and won’t block pores, and leaves skin feeling smooth and soft.
IT’S FREE FROM SLS (SODIUM LAURYL SULPHATE) AND OTHER IRRITANTS
SLS is found in some soaps and can irritate the skin. So the QV range is SLS free and also free from fragrance, colour, lanolin and propylene glycol to help cleanse and moisturise without irritation.
QV GENTLE WASH
- A mild, foaming cleanser
- pH balanced for sensitive skin
- Simply massage in and rinse off
- Also removes make-up
- Available in: 250ml £5.99 / 500ml £9.50
QV SKIN LOTION
- A light, moisturising, all-over body lotion
- Apply to affected areas as often as required
- Also removes make-up
- Available in 250ml £5.99 / 500ml £9.50
- A highly concentrated, rich moisturising cream
- Ideal for areas that need extra hydration e.g. elbows and knees
- Provides moisturisation and hydration for 24 hours or more
- Can be used as often as required
- Available in a handy 100g pack size – great for school bags
- Available in 100g £3.99 / 500g £10.50 / 1050g £21.99
QV INTENSIVE OINTMENT
- Highly emollient balm
- Protects and soothes sore skin to promote healing
- Preservative and water-free
- Apply as often as required
- Available in 450g £10.50
So I How Did We Find It:
After using this product for the last 3 weeks for both Joshua and I there are some things I want to share with you … We love it!
Now Having tried lots of products over the years and many only seem to work for a week at a time, we are on week 3 and both of us have clear skin.
3 weeks later:
Now what I am really loving about this whole range is the fact they are perfect at working together and so initially after using the intensive ointment (as he was in the mild of a flare up) we are now only using this once every few days.
The other products have now taken over and we are using the wash every day in the bath, followed by the cream ready for bed. In the morning and afternoon we are using the lotion and this seems to work brilliantly for Joshua so far.
My skin care is following almost identically with the wash followed by the cream after bathing/showering then the cream all over and the lotion on my face (this is super at removing my make up!)
I personally have struggles with eczema on my face and have had troubles tracking down a product that hasn’t made this worse but I did LOVE the wash .. if like me and you have tried
millions lots of products for dry skin/eczema you will know that most don’t foam up in any way and can leave your face feeling a little greasy. Well this stuff foamed just the smallest fraction and when it was rinsed off it felt very clean not caked .. if you know what I mean.
The only thing in my opinion that you need to aware of is .. yes the intensive ointment is a little….. shall we say greasy .. however you really don’t need masses on at any one time!! if you reduce the amount you’re putting on and put little and often we found that this really helped with eliminating the grease! ….. having said on little and often the products works and doesn’t mark any clothing either! so it was a bonus in our book.
We have really enjoyed using this product and it has been one of the best product ranges we have used to date that has helped both Joshua and I combined.
Now since the lovely people at QV know you guys out there may also want to try out this range for yourselves they are currently offering you a 15% discount of the entire range!! So if you would like to try some for yourself:
At the checkout please enter code MUMMY13 (this will add the discount for you)
This offer is open till Midnight 30th November 2013
Overall we loved this product range!
Disclaimer: This product range was given to us for the purposes of reviewing, however all opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.