Sunday, 10 February 2013

Review / Heal Gel

I've battling with a eczema/rash patch around my lips for over 10 years now. It just flares up randomly - well, I say randomly because even after many dermatologist appointments and allergy tests, I still don't know why I get it. Personally, I think it's stress related - actually I'm pretty positive about that - and central heating also seems to worsen the condition.
Recently, I've been straggling with a bad work situation and sure enough I'm having a flare up with is starting to become a pain to keep under control.

I also tried different treatments and potions but the only thing which makes a difference is an hydrocortisone cream; I really don't feel at ease to use an hydrocortisone cream all the time, especially around my mouth so I was thrilled when I received a bottle of Heal Gel Intensive* to try out.
I'm sure you all already know this must-have item - it used to come in a green jar and it has recently been repackaged and the line extended with a face and eye cream, too.
I think the new tube is much better - for hygienic reasons - and the pump works really well to dispense even the smallest amount, so you don't waste any product.
I apologize in advance if the picture below gross you out... I put a small picture on purpose... but I thought some visual would be useful (believe wasn't an easy decision!). 
I've been using HealGel for about 10 days now and the results are actually impressive.
You can't imagine the joy!!!!!! 
The dryness has improved dramatically and then skin is softer; also, it helps to keep the itchiness at bay and consequently the skin is less 'raw' and red.
Aesthetically, It also makes my foundation stay fresh for longer on this dry, ugly patch.
Don't get me wrong - I don't think this is a cure and I wasn't looking for a miracle but just a little help and HealGel has provided a GREAT help!
I still need to use the hydrocortisone cream, occasionally but at least I can use HealGel on a daily basis and even reapply 2/3 times on bad days.
But apart from my specific case, HealGel is an all-round little helper that helps regenerate and sooth troubled or dry skin, like cuticles and chapped lips.
Have you tried HealGel before?
x

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post! I suffer from similar looking eczema around my eyes and cannot find anything that gets rid of it. I am especially grateful for the pictures of the troubled area as i find it really useful when looking at products to help. :)

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    1. Glad the pictures are helping. The product is very safe so I'm sure you can try it around your eye area too. :)

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  2. that is really impressive, I'm so glad youve found something that helps. It must be painful :/ I havent tried it before, I get painful pimples/rash/eczema on the back of my arms, luckily it seems pretty settled at teh moment but I'll definitely keep this in mind!

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    1. Thanks sweetie, I feel much better, glad you condition is under control too.

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  3. Oh dear I'm sorry you have to go through that, but I'm glad you've found something that helps. My lips have been really really dry and a little itchy too around the edges, and no lipbalm has helped so far. How much is this? :) x

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    1. Thanks sweetie, it is a relief :) not cheap at £37.50 but you just need the tiniest amount. X

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  4. I haven't heard of this before but I'm impressed by the results! I find a lot of my eczema flare ups always come about when I'm stressed and when the weather changes / the heating goes up, so you're certainly not alone xx

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Oh dear, no fun at all. You should try it, very soothing. Xx

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  5. Wow, the result looks great, good to hear you found something that helps for you :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  6. my family suffer from eczema and are using steroid creams i would love to try this as its better than harsh steroid creams ...

    www.justjoannablog.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. This stuff looks amazing! i get the same on ether side of my chin and as like you it just pops up when evern, would love to try this but just googled the price and its a little steep might add it to my birthday list :)
    Thanx for a great post! :) x

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    1. Hehe definitely a good investment :) x

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  8. wow never heard of this before, it looks amazing, the winter has sucked all life out of my lips so have in invest in a product like this, it looks like its worked wonders on you, great to see the before and after, makes all the difference :) x

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    1. Definitely agreat investment!! X

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