QV Skincare is a range of products designed to care for your sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
Completely free from soaps, colours, fragrances, and SLS, QV products work together for a complete cleansing and moisturising skincare routine.
If you suffer from dry, sensitive skin or a dry skin condition, the QV range can help to hydrate and soothe the skin, keeping moisture locked in and reducing water loss.
Use QV Bath Oil and Gentle wash to replace your regular soaps and bath additives and follow up with QV lotion, cream or ointment to protect and moisturise your sensitive skin.
There are lots of reasons why people reach for QV products when caring for their dry skin.
It’s free from SLS, which can aggravate dry or sensitive skin and make it dry out further, whereas QV cream helps your skin to lock in moisture.
Soaps are a common culprit when it comes to irritating sensitive skin and causing eczema flareups, but QV Gentle Wash can replace your everyday soap and shower gels and support your skin’s natural barrier function.
If you have eczema, you may find that QV’s extensive moisturising range can help you to manage your flare-ups at any stage, as you can switch to QV Skin Lotion, Cream, or Intensive Ointment, depending on how dry your skin is at any point.
QV Skincare products are not tested on animals.
QV products are designed to suit different stages of dry skin, so you can pick the perfect one for you.
We recommend using QV Skin Lotion for dry skin, QV Skin for drier skin, and QV Intensive Ointment for very dry or sensitive skin.
Eczema is a condition which causes patches or wider areas of dry, itchy, irritated skin.
It’s really common, especially in children, so you probably know a few people who have eczema if you don’t have it yourself.
Eczema is a chronic condition, which means that it’s a long-term thing that won’t just go away overnight and will sometimes get better or worse.
There are many different types of eczema, but the most common type is atopic eczema, which is also known as atopic dermatitis.
Having dry skin does not necessarily mean that you have eczema.
If dry skin appears in the same place regularly then you could have eczema.
Symptoms of eczema include:
Psoriasis is also a skin condition that will appear in similar places on a regular basis.
There is a number of symptoms that will potentially show when suffering from psoriasis. These include:
Eczema can break out anywhere on the body but it's most common in the following areas:
At this moment in time, atopic eczema can’t be cured, although I’m sure that many eczema sufferers (myself included) wish it could be!
However, you can try to avoid the irritants that cause your eczema and there are treatments available which can help to make your flare-ups more manageable when they do happen.
Some of the most popular treatments for eczema are creams and ointments, which can be applied to the area to hydrate your skin and reduce your symptoms.
Emollients work by forming a thin protective layer over the skin.
This layer doesn’t just help to keep moisture locked into your skin, hydrating it from the inside, but it helps to protect the skin from outside irritants.
It’s effectively a two in one method of keeping your skin protected and hydrated as you manage your dry skin condition.
Emollients and moisturisers help to ease your eczema symptoms by hydrating your skin, helping to keep your skin soft and controlling your flare-ups.
Emollients work by forming a protective layer over your skin which helps to keep moisture from escaping, hydrating your skin from the inside out.
Some emollients also contain ingredients which can protect your skin from irritants like soap or detergents, taking a two-pronged approach to managing your eczema flare-ups.
Although emollient creams, lotions, and ointments all work in the same way, their slightly different formulations mean that they may be more suitable for some times than others.
For example, some people choose to use emollient creams during the day when they’re having an eczema flare-up and then use an ointment at night due to its thicker formula.
Some people also choose to use lotions every day either as a cleanser or over their eczema-prone skin to help to keep their skin as hydrated as possible.