Growing up with three sisters, mum did her best ensuring that whatever products she used on our body was kind to our skin and gentle, especially that one of my sisters and myself suffered from mild eczema.
Fast forward to today and I'm doing the exact same thing for my family. We are fortunate that we have endless choices of brands to choose from and it takes trial and error until you find the right brand and products for you. It's simple products need to work with our skin not against us.
I choose QV. I have been using it since my son was born 10 years ago. My son suffers from a mild form of eczema which I've been able to maintain by using products that have been dermatologically tested and are pH balance, fragrance and colour free.
The QV range is Australian made and developed for dry and sensitive skin. It's one of the few brands to use glycerol in many of its products. Glycerol is a naturally occurring humectant. Humectants are substances that help the skin retain moisture, protecting the skin against irritation. QV is also non-comedogenic, meaning it won't block your pores, making it also suitable for the face as well as the body.
Here are a some products that I use and keep constant supply of in my home.
QV GENTLE WASH & SKIN LOTION
A gentle yet effective alternative to soap. It is a low foaming cleanser that leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh without it feeling tight. It's mild enough to use on the face and suitable for the entire body. This is perfect for all skin types. Suitable for the whole family
QV Skin Lotion is a low-irritant formulation. The texture of this lotion is quite lightweight, spreads rather well and is readily absorbed. Even though my body has dry skin especially during the winter, I am not fond of heavy body moisturisers as I dislike the dewy sticky feeling on my body. This skin lotion is perfect for me as it's light and effective, moisturising my skin without that greasy sticky feeling.
This cleanser has been specifically formulated to cleanse dry or sensitive skin. Its lightly foaming, gentle formulation cleanses without stripping the skin of natural oils, whilst the addition of safflower oil, protects the skin against moisture loss, leaving skin feeling fresh and soft.
Revitalising Eye Cream
Enhanced with PCa+ and safflower oil, it promotes elasticity, smoothness and softness in the fragile skin surrounding the eye. Suitable for dry, sensitive and normal skin types.
Ultra Calming Moisturiser
This moisturiser is for for the sensitive skin of the face and neck. It provides daily moisture as well as protection from the sun's damaging rays with SPF 30+. I use this on my son's face due to his skin being drier in Winter.
Nurturing Night Cream
This night cream is enriched with natural safflower oil and a vitamin B3 complex, working on improving skin elasticity and minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This wash comes in a pump bottle, small enough for little hands to use. It gently cleanses without irritating or drying skin. Contains vitamin A and E to moisturise and care for the skin. Perfect for the body and gentle enough for the face.
I think it's important for children to have their own skincare and body products. It encourages them to use them and gets them in a habit to care for their skin from an early age.
This moisturising cream has a medium consistency. The tube is perfect size for kids to use as well as easy to dispense. The cream absorbs quite quickly, leaving the skin soft and smooth without any greasiness or stickiness. Contains vitamin A and E to protect and moisturise the skin.
Ego QV products are affordable and suitable to everyone. If you suffer from skin troubles such as scaly skin, winter itch, atopic eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other dry dermatological conditions then the QV body range could help alleviate the symptoms.
Gentle Wash 350ml - RRP $10.65
Skin Lotion 250ml - RRP $11.20
Gentle Cleanser 250ml - RRP $13.50
Revitalising Eye Cream 15gr - RRP $16.60
Ultra Calming Moisturiser 50ml - RRP $16.60
Nurturing Night Cream 50ml - RRP $20.20
Foaming Wash 200ml - RRP: $9.20
Moisturising Cream 100ml - RRP: $8.99
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