For so many years I didn’t really pay attention to what I have been using as body cream or shower gel, I have to admit that most of the time I used to choose highly scented products, never read the ingredients list, it was like the only part of my skin that deserved good treatment was my face and totally left my body aside. It was not till I got a bit of eczema due to the harsh products I was using on my skin but also to wash my clothes that I ended up being more selective and lately had an urticaria caused by stress so really had to be careful with my body care routine to don’t make the condition even worst.
Starting with shower gels or soaps, many of the them have drying ingredients mostly the ones that produce the foam and look to remove oil and dirt most of the time are quite harsh to the skin, with fragrance and other ingredients that basically have the same function can easily cause irritation to the skin, and the whole combination of all these ingredients can mess up the skin pH balance, an even if you have normal skin you can suddenly start to feel an itchy, burning feeling, if things go further you can start seeing hives, many time these same symptoms show up when you had food poisoning or an allergic reaction. People who struggle with Eczema and Psoriasis already know they can’t use whatever product so these might be a good recommendation for you.
ATODERM CREME DE DOUCHE
Using soap free cleanser is quite important when we have atopic skin, and urticaria, allergic reaction or when we notice that our skin is getting dry even when we keep a good diet and drink plenty of water. This shower cream is so gentle that even babies (except premature ones) can use it for having a shower or bath. It leaves a nice moisture sensation and helps a lot to improve any itchiness.
AQUA/WATER/EAU, MAGNESIUM LAURETH SULFATE, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE, GLYCERIN, PROPANEDIOL, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, PEG-90 GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ZINC GLUCONATE, CITRIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, BENZOIC ACID, XYLITOL, MANNITOL, LAURETH-2, RHAMNOSE, XYLITYLGLUCOSIDE, ANHYDROXYLITOL, NIACINAMIDE, GLUCOSE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, TOCOPHEROL, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, LECITHIN, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). [BI 651]
Probably the only thing I don’t like about the ingredient list is the fragrance it doesn’t have a lot but I want to keep things transparent here, specially because there skin types that tend to react quite easily to this ingredient, probably to this concentration they won’t. Also this has a patented ingredient: Skin Protection Complex which is dual biological action, it boosts the skin’s moisture level by stimulating the production of hyaluronic acid and it lastingly protects the skin thanks to its lipid-replenishing action.
Atoderm Creme de Douche is available in 500 ml from £14
ATODERM INTENSIVE GEL MOUSSANT
This foaming gel is just a different texture BUT is soap and fragrance free, formulated with purifying agents and Vitamin PP, Atoderm Intensive Gel Moussant combats the proliferation of micro-organisms, irritants that aggravate cutaneous dryness.
AQUA/WATER/EAU, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, PEG-200 HYDROGENATED GLYCERYL PALMATE, DISODIUM EDTA, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ZINC SULFATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, COPPER SULFATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CITRIC ACID, POLYSORBATE 20, NIACINAMIDE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, RHAMNOSE. [BI 731]
Atoderm Intensive Gel Moussant is available in 200ml from £9,10 and 500 ml from £13
ATODERM INTENSIVE BAUME
A face and body cream for children and adults, fragrance free that work perfectly well for normal to very dry skin. The formula from this cream includes Lipigenium® complex, composed of biolipids naturally found in the epidermis, durably reconstructs the skin barrier by biologically stimulating the synthesis of lipids and proteins that make up the intercorneocyte cement. The anti-pruritus dermatological agent PEA rapidly relieves itching and reduces the urge to scratch.The Skin Barrier Therapy® patent prevents the adhesion of bacteria that cause irritation on even the driest skin.
Worked very well for the times I was having very itchy skin, I used it mostly for my body as it tends to be quite dry specially in the cold months. I quite like the formula for an atopic skin, actually is perfect for any skin type in terms of body care an using more neutral products or if you are too keen on fragrance on your cream, is better to prevent certain conditions that could show with time and using proper products is the best start.
Atoderm Intense Baume is available in 200 ml from £13.50 and 500 ml for £20
So far the experience of looking after my body with the Atoderm family from Bioderma was pretty positive, they are not crazy expensive products you have different sizes to choose in case you have a family with kids, the formulation is simple and friendly to keep the balance in the skin.
All these products can be purchased at Boots, Naos Store, Escentual, Feel Unique and LookFantastic.