As a mum, we all want the best for our children. That’s why, as a mum of a child who has suffered with chronic eczema since infancy, I have been determined to find a gentle yet effective eczema treatment to the problem of the ongoing management of childhood eczema.
My husband and I have been in the business of skin care for over 20 years and it made sense for us to develop the Little Bodies range of eczema products for children such as our own son. Little Bodies in a regimen of care, specifically formulated to be gentle, free from common allergens and to effectively both soothe inflamed and eczema prone skin and reduce flare-ups on even the youngest of babies.
The Little Bodies range of products are hypoallergenic and non-irritating. In a study conducted in Germany, they have been clinically tested to be as effective as 1 % hydrocortisone. Whilst being visually appealing to children, the product range is just as suitable for use by teens and adults.
Approximately 36% of children under 6 years of age in Australia have eczema.
There are 2 ways to treat eczema.
Steroids vs non-steroidal treatment products
Steroids are not a sustainable long term option because they cause thinning of the skin, cause rebound effects when stopped and have to be continually started and stopped.
There are an abundance of non-steroidal treatment options, making it is very hard to know where to begin choosing a product. What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. Many of the products that fall into this category often contain nut oils or other ingredients which many people with eczema are allergic or sensitive to.
As parents, to a child who has suffered from eczema since infancy, we understand the stressful situation that parents of eczema children find themselves in, constantly walking the fine line between the options of steroid use vs non-steroidal products or trying to manage combining the 2 treatments together.
Our years in skin care and our personal understanding of childhood eczema have put us into the unique position of being able to research and develop an effective regimen of eczema care which is non-steroidal, effective and gentle. The Little Bodies range, developed specifically for children has been clinically tested against 1% hydrocortisone (steroids) for its efficacy.
The Happy Little Bodies range consists of 3 products which work together to form a complete care system.
Happy Little Bodies Eczema Relief Cream, containing 5% colloidal oatmeal has been clinically proven to provide anti-inflammatory and anti-itch results. It is also fortified with aloe vera, peppermint oil and calendula tincture. In clinical trials over a 24hr period, Little Bodies Cream has been shown to work as well as 1% hydrocortisone in relieving itch, redness and swelling. The cream is suitable for mild to moderate eczema care. Our aim, is to get children ‘s skin so well controlled that they have less reliance on the Eczema Relief Cream.
Happy Little Bodies Eczema Moisturising Lotion is a hypo- allergenic, non irritating, petrochemical free, intensive moisturiser with soothing properties. It can be used both as an eczema treatment product and as a preventative product. It has been clinically tested to increase skin hydration by 35% in 7 days and lock in the moisture for 24 hours. Through daily use the frequency and severity of flare-ups can be reduced.
If your care routine requires the use of a steroid, Little Bodies Eczema Moistursing Lotion can safely be used in conjunction with a topically applied steroid preparation to moisturise the skin with the aim of reducing the need for the steroid.
Happy Little Bodies Eczema Wash and Shampoo is the final product in the trio of care. It is a hypo -allergenic, non irritating, non drying cleansing liquid with built – in soothing properties. The soap free, tear free wash is free from SLS and all other kind of sulphates. This foaming wash can safely be used as a bubble bath on even the most sensitive of skin.