Dermatique Recuperating Cream

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
As you may know if you have been following my blog for a while or read any of my skincare posts, I have eczema. I've had it since I was around 15 and sometimes it is an awful skin condition, made worse when it appeared at a time when thoughts about my own appearance/body were vulnerable and sensitive. Having eczema as a teenager and adult is difficult, especially when it flares up badly causing my eyelids to become swollen, itchy and burning as well as incredibly dry, sensitive and flaky *it's not an attractive look* and I did miss days of university and college because of it as I couldn't bear being in public looking like that. I've published an entire post about my 'eczema story' and the products I use to try and control it. 

Since being diagnosed with eczema as a teen, I have always been on the hunt for products to help, not only prescription creams and ointments to tackle flare ups but also products that I can use in my daily skincare routine that won't irritate my skin and help with on occasion extreme dryness and sensitivity. The lovely people at Dermatique have kindly sent me one of their 'hero' products, the *Dermatique Scotland Recuperating Cream (£24.50 sale, 100ml) which claims to be "an outstandingly effective solution for dry, very dry and flaky skins; very effective in the fight against eczema". The cream contains natural active ingredients, essential fatty acids and vitamins. It is free from steroids, mineral oils, perfume, colour and parabens. 

The cream is very thick, it doesn't have a scent and it applies smoothly. I've been using it mainly on my hand as it has been flaring up badly recently *yay* and thankfully my facial eczema isn't causing any problems at the moment, fingers crossed. The first time I tried the cream I did apply a little too much and it did look/feel quite greasy but I put on my creepy looking white cotton gloves and in the morning the redness, dryness, irritation and flakiness was dramatically reduced especially compared to the day before when it was red, sore and cracked. It is one of the few products that have impressed me so quickly and provided such rapid noticeable results - I'm very impressed! I've only tried it a couple of times on the eczema at my hairline and it has helped too. 

Overall, I'm incredibly impressed with this cream for the eczema on my hand - it has done what some prescription creams haven't been able to do. It definitely helps with not just the appearance of dryness and flakiness but also the appearance/feel of redness and irritation. My only negative point is that it looks a little bit greasy/shiny on the skin and it isn't the quickest to absorb but the negative points are nothing compared to the effectiveness of this cream. If you have eczema, I would definitely recommend trying out this product but keep in mind that everyones skin is different. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5. 

If you want to get 25% off then use the code: SUMMER15 but be quick as it ends this Thursday! 

Have you tried anything from Dermatique? Do you have eczema, if so what products do you use?

12 comments

  1. I know how bad it is to live with Eczema I have a very severe case of it and literally can't use anything for my skin it sucks so bad because there are such lovely good smelling products out there I find my skin always smelling off cause stupid eczema products never smells good :(


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    1. Mine used to be AWFUL until I started using Protopic from my doctor and it cleared it up SO well! Now I only get occasional flare ups x

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  2. My boyfriend suffers with Eczema and I've always wanted to introduce him to using a facial moisturiser so I might suggest this one to him! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I think it would be great but as I said everyones skin is different. I would personally only use it as a night cream during the summer months as it could be a little too greasy looking for the day x

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  3. I developed it in my teens too, and mine starts to flare up when the weather gets really hot or I get stressed - I've tried everything you can think of, either prescribed or just plain over the counter creams.

    I've even had a consultation about steroid injections and pills!

    I'm usually sceptical when it comes to trying out new products that always seems to be the same white paraffin that is repackaging and re branded to be like E45, Diprobase, Doublebase etc - especially for the long term

    How long have you been using the cream? and are you still finding it works in different conditions eg hot and cold, what's it like to sleep with it on?

    Anymore info would be great! Sindy x
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    1. My eczema can be affected by stress and weather too! I have been using it on the eczema on my hand for just over two weeks, usually once a day. So far it is working well with the change in weather but my eczema is always fine in hotter weather, it hates the colder months!

      It can be a little greasy on my hand when just applied so I put my cotton gloves over so it doesn't transfer. I haven't used it a lot of my facial eczema as it hasn't been flaring up recently but if used on the face then it would be best to apply it well before bed just to make sure it wouldn't transfer to your pillow - to be on the safe side x

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  5. I get weird patches of eczema on my neck and nothing ever gets rid of it! I haven't tried this product yet but as you have given it such a good review I am 100% going to have to try it out! x

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  6. This really does sound like a dream product! I know a few people with eczema so will pass this on :)

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    1. It is well worth a try and the price is reasonable too especially for the effectiveness I've experience and the amount of product you get x

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  7. My husband and daughter both have terribly dry skin and eczema, it sounds like something they could try.

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