Reviewing the skin-soothing Eczema Honey Cream I keep seeing pop up all over social media. Is it as good as I hoped it would be?
One of my favorite things in general about the social media era we find ourselves in is discovering products I otherwise wouldn’t know about – such a this skin-soothing Eczema Honey cream.
After seeing the product spring up all over Pinterest, I absolutely jumped at the chance to try it out when they kindly offered to send me two jars for review.
My Battle with Eczema
As much as I loathe talking about it, battling eczema is something I’ve dealt with since my childhood. It’s a pesky, irritating and somewhat embarrassing problem that’s followed me my entire life. I get patches on my neck and IN my ears, which is not only gross…but also has made me even more prone to swimmers ear and general ear infections. At its worst, I’ll find flakes that appear like dandruff scattered throughout my hair. Cute, right? Nope.
Truth is, I’ve tried many over-the-counter remedies through the years but have yet to find something that works as effectively as my prescription ointment. On the flip side, while my prescription does heal up my eczema patches – my doctor cautions me that it is not safe for daily use.
So here I’ve been living in a catch 22 state my entire life. The prescription works but can only be used as a last resort. The over-the-counter methods are safer, but ineffective. After working my way through all the drugstore eczema creams, applying tea tree oil and keeping my fingers crossed with cortizone creams, I’ve struck out across the board and lived my life defeated by eczema. *womp womp*
Testing the Eczema Honey Cream
After basically giving up on finding something over-the-counter to treat my eczema, I was thrilled when the Eczema Honey Co. team reached out to me over email. Their offer to gift me some product so I could share my thoughts with you was very generous and I was excited to try a whole new approach to battling my eczema. I’d exhausted every avenue I could think of and the sound of a natural, organic cream was truly music to my eczema-suffering ears and neck!
Reading about the skin-soothing Eczema Honey Cream online, I was happy to learn that it is:
- Gentle enough for daily use (unlike my prescription and other topical steroids)
- Made of natural, organic ingredients
- Not tested on animals
- Available both with AND without almond oil for those with a nut allergy
- Proudly made in the USA
- Contains no added fragrance
Smooth and Moisturizing
As soon as these arrived in the mail, I hopped outside with my camera to take these pictures so I could dig in. Instantly I fell in love with the texture of the Eczema Honey Cream and how smoothly it applies to the skin. I first applied the product to my hands to ensure the cream wouldn’t cause any added irritation to my already irritated eczema patches. Thankfully there was no concern there and I could tell that the “skin-soothing” cream was in fact very soothing.
The cream is also incredibly moisturizing! So much so, I found it works out very well as a hand and even a foot cream. I’ve used this on at-home pedicure nights, popping on freshly exfoliated feet. The ingredients are very nourishing, leaving smooth skin behind.
Where my prescription topical steroid has a way of drying away my already dry eczema patches, this cream takes an entirely different approach. The beeswax and sunflower oils are very nourishing. When massaging the thick cream onto affected areas, it almost feels like giving those patches of skin a much needed hug of comfort. It delivers the TLC your eczema so desperately needs.
If you have eczema, I’m sure you agree it is a big pain in the arse and uncomfortable. Eczema patches can get quite inflamed, leaving your skin feeling irritated and even painful. At other times it’s itchy…which is a real problem as itching your eczema patches only further irritates the area.
When applying the Eczema Honey cream directly to eczema, I could tell an immediate difference.
That constant urge to pick or scratch at my eczema went away pretty much instantly, to the point where I was able to exist forgetting those areas were a problem to begin with. (A huge benefit. It’s bad enough having to deal with eczema, let alone having to be aware of it 100% of the time.)
How It Works on Eczema Over Time
As with any review here on Dream in Lace, I like to test the product out over several weeks to really understand how well it performs. In this case in particular, I was really curious to see how well the cream would treat my eczema patches as well as prevent future breakouts.
When applied to existing patches, the cream helped dramatically ease my symptoms! I used this both on my neck and even applied to my ear with my pinky finger. I was skeptical at first, but immediately comforted by just how quickly the cream goes to work. It really has a way of comforting the affected areas. It nourishes your skin, while also soothing irritation and effectively moisturizing those pesky dry, flaky patches.
Ultimately, I don’t think the Honey Eczema cream will cure you of eczema — but it works really well at holding off symptoms. It also works great in conjunction with a prescription if you have one.
My eczema is always at its peak in the summer for some reason and in the month+ of using this cream, I’ve been able to significantly scale back how often I rely on my prescription to manage symptoms. I’ve gone from applying my prescription 2-3 times a week, to only applying every two weeks. I’m also thinking that will only stretch out even further as I continue to proactively use the Eczema Honey cream.
My prescription topical steroid co-pay runs about $30 so price wise, the Eczema Honey cream is very comparable to what I already pay for that. I’m also fortunate that I have eczema in relatively small patches (on my neck and inside my ear). So for me, it’s really easy to keep the cost down and make a jar last longer.
Those dealing with larger affect areas, though, might start to see it get expensive to use the cream. It is definitely more expensive than the over-the-counter eczema creams currently offered at the drugstore, although arguably more effective.
The upside is that the cream is thick and a little bit can go a long way.
Original v. Nut-Free
Since I was kindly sent the original and nut-free versions, I went ahead and have been testing them both out to see if there’s a noticeable difference between the two. What I found is that they essentially work in the same way. While the nut-free version doesn’t contain almond oil like the original, it is every bit as moisturizing and applies just as nicely.
Eczema Honey Cream Rundown:
- Price is $29.95 for 4 ounce jar
- Made with natural, organic ingredients
- Available both with and without almond oil for those with a nut allergy
- Safe for daily use.
- Safe and gentle for use on babies and young children
- Effectively soothes eczema symptoms
- Keeps symptoms at bay when proactively used consistently
- Very moisturizing
- Comfortable to apply
- Much more effective than other over-the-counter eczema creams at the drugstore
- In addition to treating eczema, works well as a moisturizer on hands and feet
- Not tested on animals
- Doesn’t require a prescription
- Limited availability, currently only available on the Eczema Honey Co. website
- At $29 a jar, can get pricey depending on how quickly you’ll go through a jar when treating your eczema
- While moisturizing, the beeswax does slow down how quickly your skin absorbs the cream. Meaning you might run into issues applying this to areas beneath clothes if looking to use the cream before dressing for the day. It requires some patience.
Overall Grade: B+
All-in-all, I really do believe this cream works! No, it’s not an “cure” for eczema. You will need to continually apply to keep your symptoms at bay, but it does a really nice job at treating existing eczema patches as well as preventing them from recurring quickly.
While a great product, I do wish it was more readily available. My hope is that it will get picked up by a retailer like Target, Ulta or even Amazon so you can maximize your shopping when picking this up. The Eczema Honey Co.’s website is very user-friendly and informative, but we all love the convenience of picking up multiple things at once.
I think the two jars I have will probably last me into October. From there, I definitely plan to purchase this on my own to be more proactive at preventing eczema…rather than just treating it as it springs up with my prescribed topical steroid.
It really is liberating to live life eczema free and I think this cream does a really great job of making that reality possible.
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Eczema Honey Skin-Soothing Cream ($29.95)
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