Since my teens, I’ve been struggling to manage a tag team of rashes and hives. Dry, flaky patches, welts, and red flare-ups can pop up at any moment, which really isn’t ideal regardless of any situation I’m in.
Whether it’s stress, dust, or heavily fragranced products, an unbearable itch can be easily conjured, causing bumps to appear. These can last for an hour or so, sometimes coming and going repeatedly over weeks and months. While there are certain environmental triggers I can actively avoid, it’s much harder to control waves of stress.
In a bid to put out the fire fast, I carry a handy tube of moisturiser with me and slather it on flare-ups, but it doesn’t always soothe my skin quickly. Having tried numerous creams, I almost threw in the towel and resigned to my fate – until I was asked the try the Dermal Therapy Anti-itch Soothing Cream.
Relieving red, itchy skin in just 5 minutes?
The brand was kind enough to send over a tube of their bestselling cream, which claims to reduce itching, redness, and swelling in just five minutes. Yup, you read that right. Sceptical about its promise, I decided to put the Dermal Therapy Anti-itch Soothing Cream to the test.
One area that’s most prone to hives is located at the inner elbow of my right arm, and a rash had surfaced after I lifted a few dusty boxes during a clean-up. I promptly washed the area with water, applied a thin layer of Anti-itch Soothing Cream, and set the timer for five minutes. The cream has a rich yet non-greasy texture that felt cooling and comfortable on my skin.
When the timer went off, I snapped another picture of my arm. To my surprise, the redness had subsided considerably. The bumpy texture had smoothed out and I didn’t feel the urge to scratch it as much during those five minutes, which is the biggest boon in my book.
While the redness hadn’t completely gone away, the near-instant soothing effects of the cream had already won me over. Rashes and hives can lead to quite the vicious cycle, and the first step to healing them is to stop the itch, which is what the Dermal Therapy Anti-itch Soothing Cream achieved.
What makes the Dermal Therapy Anti-itch Soothing Cream so effective
The Dermal Therapy Anti-itch Soothing Cream is able to soothe and moisturise the skin simultaneously thanks to a balanced blend of three key ingredients:
- Colloidal Oatmeal: This emollient skin protectant contains fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients shown to combat inflammation. It soothes skin irritation and dryness, which is why it is found in numerous products suited for eczema-prone skin.
- Canadian Willowherb: This plant has natural anti-inflammatory properties and is high in antioxidants, perfect for calming irritated skin.
- Menthol: An organic compound that is typically derived from herbs, menthol can leave a cooling sensation on the skin to lessen discomfort and relieve mild pain when applied topically.
If you struggle with dry, itchy, sensitive, or eczema-prone skin, reach for this cream. It calms, replenishes, and strengthens your skin, making it stronger and more resilient against environmental stressors. You can even put it on insect bites or a sunburn to soothe the itch and burn fast. If you’re applying it on your face, you’ll want to avoid delicate areas around your eyes and mouth.
Dermal Therapy’s Anti-itch Soothing Cream is also free of steroids, parabens, fragrances, and petrochemicals, which reduces any potential for irritation. It’s also suitable to use for little ones aged 2 and above, so it’s great for the whole family.
Dermal Therapy Anti-itch Soothing Cream review: Results after 1 week
After using the cream consistently for one week, my skin feels softer and healthier. When itchy bumps appear on my skin, all I have to do is apply a small amount of cream on the area and the redness subsides in mere minutes. A little goes a long way, and it keeps the itch under total control. It has quickly become my go-to SOS treatment for flare-ups and random rashes.
While the Anti-itch Soothing Cream is perfect for targeting smaller, angrier patches of hives on my body, I enjoy using the Dermal Therapy Anti-itch Soothing Lotion to relieve itchy and irritated skin on larger skin surfaces.
Just like the cream, this lotion contains a blend of Colloidal Oatmeal, Canadian Willowherb, and Menthol to provide fast relief. It has an airy, lightweight consistency that applies like a dream and absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving my skin feeling fresh and moisturised.
I use this mainly on my limbs where my skin gets the itchiest and driest, and it has since helped to minimise daily discomfort so I can better focus on other important tasks at hand. My skin feels softer and smoother now, and I can easily address any irritation that crops up.
If you’re still searching for an anti-itch solution, then turn to the Dermal Therapy Anti-itch Soothing Cream and Anti-itch Soothing Lotion.
Australian owned and made, Dermal Therapy offers skincare products that are formulated with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, trusted by consumers, pharmacies, and medical practitioners alike. Rest assured, the brand’s formulations do not contain harmful chemicals, so they’re great for those with sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
Dermal Therapy Anti-itch Soothing Cream retails for S$24 (85g) and is available at Watsons, Guardian, Unity, Lazada, and Shopee, while Dermal Therapy Anti-itch Soothing Lotion retails for S$27.90 (250ml) and is available at Watsons, Lazada, and Shopee.
This article is brought to you by Dermal Therapy.