5 QV products you should be using on your eczema-prone skin

Feeling stressed? Used a different laundry detergent? Or is the weather getting colder?

Whether you’re a long-time or a new-time sufferer of eczema, it's frustrating when a flare-up occurs out of nowhere.

If your skin’s got you feeling blue, let’s explore a range of QV products to get it back to new!

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What is eczema?

Eczema is a condition causing the skin to become itchy, dry, cracked and sore, and will usually be focused on one part of the body.

People suffering from eczema have an overactive immune system. When they come into contact with a trigger, the body will respond with inflammation which causes discomfort.

Although it’s considered a chronic condition, many people find that they will have periods of clear skin and grow to understand what triggers a flare-up - but sometimes, they can be unexpected.

Keep reading to find a solution that works for you.

So, why QV?

An iconic Australian brand, QV is built on hard work and innovative thinking, trusted by over 20 nations around the world to deliver a solution to people’s sensitive skin troubles.

Many other skincare products contain hidden ingredients, which could be doing more harm than good.

Disappointed with the eczema cream you’re currently using? We’ve compiled a list of how QV measures up against some of the greatest skincare offenders.

Aqueous Cream: Doctors have been known to recommend this product for eczema sufferers, however, research has suggested that it contains an ingredient that may increase water loss and dry your skin out more.

QV Answers: QV products are free from ingredients that will dry out your skin and use glycerol instead, a naturally occurring ingredient that helps skin retain moisture.

Soap: This is alkaline and will dry your skin out, which is not good news if you’re an eczema sufferer.

QV Answers: All QV products are free from Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), a popular ingredient in soap, which can cause the breaking down of oil in the skin that results in dryness.

Shower gels: We can all see the temptation of buying a shower gel that is a lovely colour and smells delicious, but it will most likely include a fragrance that will irritate your sensitive skin.

QV Answers: All QV products are fragrance-free and are tailored to your sensitive skin needs.

Other moisturisers: Many moisturisers marketed for sensitive and eczema-prone skin contain ingredients that are comedogenic, meaning the product will stick to your skin and clog pores.

QV Answers: QV products do not contain any ingredients which will clog your pores, giving your skin breathability.

Bubble bath: The fragrances found in bubble baths can be a possible skin allergen and should be avoided, especially if your entire body is submerged.

Some emollient bath products will rest on the surface of the water. This will coat your skin only when you get in and out of the bath.

QV Answers: QV’s bath oil will disperse in the water, meaning your skin will be fully coated while you’re soaking, giving you long-lasting hydration.

Are the ingredients in QV suitable for me?

Every ingredient that has gone into QV has been carefully selected with your sensitive skin in mind.

To help reduce any potential irritants, QV is free from:

  • Soap
  • Fragrance
  • Colour
  • Lanolin
  • Propylene Glycol

QV does contain glycerol in some of their products, but don’t worry! Although they sound similar, glycerol is different from glycol.

Glycerol is a naturally occurring ingredient that helps the skin retain moisture.

It’s non-greasy and won’t block your pores, keeping your skin feeling smooth and soft.

What are the treatment options?

There are multiple treatment options to help soothe your eczema, whether it’s through nourishing emollient creams, bath oils or gentle cleansers, QV’s soap-free formula will aid your fight in breaking the itch-to-scratch cycle.

QV Gentle Wash

This product is a one-step cleanser that is tough enough to remove stubborn makeup while remaining kind to your skin. 

Like all of QV’s range, this gentle wash is hypoallergenic and is free from soap, preventing it from drying out your skin.

Have any dry or sensitive scalp concerns? QV’s Gentle Wash can be used to wash hair, in addition to your body and face.

It’s best to use daily in the shower or bath by lightly massaging the product into wet skin and patting dry.

QV Intensive Ointment

Is your skin needing a little TLC?

If you need something for the drier areas of your skin, such as your elbows and knees, QV’s Intensive Ointment is the ideal solution.

Apply liberally to the required areas after bathing or showering to lock in moisture.

QV Cream

This soothing, highly concentrated moisturising cream is perfect for everyday use and works by protecting your skin against water loss, one of the main causes of dryness.

Apply to the affected areas as often as needed, particularly after bathing, showering, shaving or exposure to harsh environments such as the cold.

QV Bath Oil

QV’s Bath Oil is a pleasant, non-slip formula and can be used as frequently as required in the bath, shower, or even applied directly onto dry skin.

This product is multi-purpose, making it suitable for the whole family.

One capful has a measurement of 5ml - for an adult, add 10ml to your bath. For a baby, add 5ml and bathe for 5 - 10 minutes.

If using in the shower, massage gently into wet skin and leave for a few minutes - rinse then pat dry.

QV Skin Lotion

This light and moisturising all-over body lotion will provide everyday relief for your dry skin by creating a protective barrier to trap moisture.

With its lightweight formula, this product is particularly suitable for infants and elderly people.

You can apply this lotion as often as required. But we advise you to apply after showering, bathing and shaving. Also apply after exposure to any harsh climates such as the cold, and at night.

QV has a product for every skin type - whether you have normal, dry, sensitive or eczema-prone skin, you can find a product perfect for you, for all times of the day, ranging from light lotions to intensive ointments.

We hope this guide has helped you understand the benefits of using QV compared to your usual skincare products. So, shop the range at today and get ready to say goodbye to dryness and hello to soft, smooth skin.

Alexandra Moses - Medical Content Writer
James O'Loan - CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist
James O'Loan , CEO & Superintendent Pharmacist on 03 November 2023
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