Review // Salcura Dermaspray & Shower Gel
Whilst reviewing my website stats this evening, I was quite surprised to discover that of the 80+ articles on my website, this one about my eczema difficulties is one of the most read; given that this is largely a style and beauty website, that is perhaps unexpected! However, it just goes to show how common and tricky a condition eczema can be, and the widespread demand for cures.
EIGHT MONTHS ON…
I concluded my last piece by saying that I was managing the condition with a moisturising cream and bathing emollient, and a topical steroid cream for flare-ups. This routine did keep a handle on things but I began to get concerned about the recurrent use of the steroid cream – I felt that it was okay on occasion but I really wanted to find a kinder solution.
Hence, during one particularly bad flare-up, I visited my local health shop and asked the assistant there for her advice; she recommended Dermaspray Intensive by New Zealand brand Salcura which is a liquid moisturiser with 100% natural ingredients. Hearing that it was 100% natural I was skeptical to say the least (but also feeling a bit desperate) so I purchased the smallest bottle to try (50ml for €14.95).
From the very first application, the product agreed with me. I followed the manufacturer’s instructions faithfully and within 2 days the angry red rash had started to fade. Within 3 weeks, the rash had disappeared completely and I am relieved to say that I have remained symptom-free for 5 months.
SALCURA DERMASPRAY INTENSIVE
Dermaspray Intensive is a very easy product to use. Simply spray 2-3 pumps onto the affected area 4 times a day. The immediate cooling sensation offers great relief and it’s thin consistency means that it sinks quickly into the skin leaving no trace of residue. The only drawback that I experienced is the overpowering scent – however, I was willing to put up with smelling like furniture polish / bug spray, given the magic effect that the product had on my skin.
Salcura states that the product is free from steroids, hormones, cortizones, peroxides, alcohol, parabens and antibiotics, and it is not tested on animals. The full list of ingredients is as follows:
- Purified Water (Aqua)
- Mineral Solution (Sodium Chloride)
- Glycerin (Vegetable)
- Sea Buckthorn (Hippophaes Rhamnoids Fruit Extract)
- Rosalina Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Ericafolia Oil)
- Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil)
- Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil)
- Manuka Oil (Leptospermum Scoparium Leaf Oil)
- Australian Sandalwood Oil (Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil)
- Lemon Tea Tree Oil (Leptospermum Petersonii Leaf Oil)
- Peppermint Oil (L-Menthol Oil)
- Lavender Oil (Lavanduala Angustifolia oil)
- Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil)
- Wheat Germ Oil (Triticum Vulgaer Germ Oil)
- Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice)
- Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annus Seed Oil)
SALCURA SHOWER GEL
I cannot say enough good things about Dermaspray Intensive. In my case, I required just one 50ml bottle to clear up the excema site, though I have continued my ‘treatment’ with daily use of another great Salcura product, Shower Gel for Sensitive and Dry Skin (225ml for €12.95). This is a lovely product to use – a thick, luxuriant gel that thankfully smells nothing like Dermaspray (the shower gel has a deliciously citrus-y fragrance). It also contains 100% natural ingredients, including omegas’s 3,6,7 and 9.
Salcura products are available in selected pharmacies and health shops nationwide, and on their Irish website, which offers a money-back guarantee if you are unsatisfied with the product(s). I hope that this information / review has been helpful. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Please note that these are my own opinions and I have not been paid to endorse any of the featured products. I am not a skincare expert so if you have any specific queries please refer to your GP or dermatologist.