My skin has always been sensitive and I have had some bad experiences with a few cleansers, when my cheeks actually hurt after I washed my face. In fact, even some supposedly mild facial treatments caused a stinging pain that would last for hours, so I stopped going for facials because I just couldn’t find one that I really liked. I thought I would simply invest in a good cleanser, but I soon realized that finding the right cleanser wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. Some cleansers caused even more pimple outbreaks, while others left my face feeling way too tight and uncomfortable. I can’t even remember all the different brands I tried that turned out to be unsuitable! I also learnt the hard way that branded and pricey cleansers didn’t always mean that they would suit my skin type.
Isoderm is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, which means that there is little likelihood of it causing an allergic response, clogging your pores or causing more skin problems. This makes it the ideal cleansing agent where the use of soap is not advisable. It is suitable for all types of skin – healthy, sensitive, and dry, and because it relieves itching and irritation, it can be used by people who have ichthyosis, dermatitis, and atopic eczema. Isoderm has been clinically tested and approved by specialists for dermatology and allergology.
The Isoderm Baby Liquid Cleanser is recommended for infants with allergic skin conditions, such as diaper rash, and is suitable for both babies and young children. It is made from the finest ingredients formulated for the sensitive skin of babies and young children, including natural chamomile extract, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects. It is also free from colouring agents and fragrances to minimize skin irritations.
The Isoderm Liquid Cleanser and Isoderm Baby Liquid Cleanser
C can get a little fussy about the scents of our shower washes, as he prefers to ‘not smell like a girl’, whatever that means. *rolls eyes* When he first used the Isoderm Liquid Cleanser, his immediate verdict was that it smelled very nice, and he was more than happy to use it instead of our usual brand. I also noticed that it soaps up easily, which means a little goes a long way. It was easy to wash off too, and left our skin feeling smooth and fresh.
What I really like about Isoderm is that it can be used as a facial cleanser as well as for baths and showers. As I mentioned earlier, I have pretty sensitive skin, so I was a little cautious about using a new facial cleanser. I did a little research online, and found out that some doctors actually recommend Isoderm to people with problem skin and acne. I’ve used it for a few weeks now, and so far, so good. My skin hasn’t protested the way it usually does when I try a new cleanser, and there is no tightness or pain at all. I use a tiny bit of it during each wash, and my skin feels nice and soft.
This is enough!
Noah seems to have inherited my sensitive skin, and has a rash on various parts of his body, in particular, his neck, arms, and legs. He scratches himself a lot, probably because it’s so itchy, and I have a really tough time trying to stop him from doing so. I’ve tried the Isoderm Baby Liquid Cleanser both in his bath water and directly on his skin, and had no problems either way. I prefer applying it directly on his problem areas, usually during his evening baths, when he is more likely to be sweaty.
The Isoderm Baby Liquid Cleanser isn’t as soapy as the usual brands, which means it creates less bubbles in his bath water. However, if your child enjoys splashing and kicking as much as Noah does, you can still get a decent amount of bubbles from just a small amount of it in the bath water.
Having a splashing good time
As Noah grows older, he squirms a lot more in his bathtub, because he wants to touch everything around him. I try to bathe him more quickly, to minimize the chances of me getting wet by him, as he really enjoys splashing in the water with his hands and kicking his legs happily. Some of the other bath washes we’ve tried can be quite difficult to rinse off, so I really appreciate that the Isoderm Baby Liquid Cleanser is less soapy and therefore, more easily washed off a fidgety baby. The rash around his neck seems to have cleared up quite well too, perhaps because I make more of an effort to soap that area thoroughly. I’m trying to do the same with his arms and legs now, though it’s rather difficult to grab hold of his limbs when he’s so busy playing in the water.
Unlike the Isoderm Liquid Cleanser which C and I use, the Isoderm Baby Liquid Cleanser is unscented, which to me, is better for Noah’s sensitive skin. It also means that my baby still smells like a baby, if you know what I mean.
Fresh after his bath
Isoderm is non-alkaline and soap-free, sharing the normal pH value of healthy skin at 5.5. Conventional soaps, though effective, are alkaline in nature, and can interfere with the skin’s natural pH level. We need our skin’s natural acidic barrier to protect our skin against environmental factors and infections, so if our skin loses its acidic pH, it will become vulnerable to allergies and infections.
Isoderm is made in Germany and can be purchased at selected clinics and hospitals, as well as Guardian and Unity pharmacies.
GROWING WITH THE TANS & ISODERM GIVEAWAY
We have two bottles of the Isoderm Baby Cleanser (250ml) and two bottles of the Isoderm Liquid Cleanser (250ml) to give away! Here’s what you have to do.
1. Like the Growing with the Tans Facebook Page
2. Leave a comment on the Growing with the Tans Facebook Page, NOT on this blogpost itself, stating which cleanser (Isoderm Liquid Cleanser OR Isoderm Baby Liquid Cleanser) you would like to win. Please also leave your email address, so that we can contact you if you win!
You need to have done both of the above in order to qualify for the random draw.
For an additional chance to win:
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Closing Date: Thursday, 16 May 2013, 1959h
Disclosure: I received 2 bottles of Isoderm Baby Cleansers (250ml), 1 bottle of Isoderm Liquid Cleanser (250ml), and 2 bottles of Isoderm Liquid Cleansers (500ml), for the purpose of this sponsored post. All opinions are my own.