My 2-year old son suffered from rashes on his face due to the extreme change of weather. When I had him looked at by a dermatologist, I was told that he has skin asthma and that the weather change aggravates his condition more. To help relieve the itch and clear up his rashes, my son was prescribed with a mild body wash and Atopiclair lotion.
The product leaflet shows that Atopiclair lotion is steroid free, scent-free and paraben-free which makes it safe even for babies.
Paraben is a chemical used as a preservative in different products such as cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, facial and body cleansers and scrubs. They are considered toxic as it causes interference in hormone function. There are also studies that suggest the association of cancer and parabens in cosmetics.
Another claim of the lotion is that it prevents loss of skin moisture for up to 72 hours. And the hydration it provides will help restore the skin’s natural oils.
I used Atopiclair lotion on my baby’s whole body and face three times a day for 2 weeks. And I would say that it really works! In as short as 5 days, the redness and swelling were gone and before the two weeks ended, my son’s skin was clear, soft and smooth once again.
There are a few things that I loved about the product. Aside from the fact that it works, of course. The lotion is not thick and it does not feel sticky. So, even if I had to apply it on my son’s body three times a day, I am not worried that he would feel uncomfortable and sticky. (We all know how bad that feels. I have used different body lotions that made me feel that way before, especially on a hot day, and I have not used them again.)
The lotion is indeed scent free so I did not worry that I am rubbing in strong chemicals on my baby’s skin. Applying lotion with scent on a baby’s skin causes rashes and might pose more problems in the future.
The only downside is that it is expensive. For a bottle of 120 ml, it costs around Php 720.00.
You can buy Atopiclair from leading drugstores nationwide and some doctor clinics also carry the brand at a lower cost. Should you need a sample, you may also request one from the dermatologist (the one given to me was expired so make sure that you check the expiry date first before using) or from the Atopiclair’s website.