Review: Hope’s Relief Intensive Rescue

I’ve had patches of eczema on my body since I was a toddler, and generally I’m very prone to dry skin, more so these days now I’m on the countdown to 40 (hard to believe I know *coughs*). When I was asked to try out some Hope’s Relief skincare products I jumped at the chance.

Hope’s Relief is Australia’s best selling hand cream, and they have a range of other products designed to relieve eczema prone, itchy, cracked or dry skin. The Hope’s Relief range includes intensive rescue cream, moisturising lotion, body wash and herbal haircare products, all of which are made with natural products and is free from parabens and other nasties.

I sampled the moisturising lotion, the intensive dry skin rescue and the goats milk body wash.

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The moisturising lotion is suitable for face and body, it’s a general lotion which sinks in quickly, leaves no smell on your skin and helps my skin to feel moisturised and soft. I slather it on all over after a shower and my skin very quickly started to feel softer, smoother and it had fewer dry patches on it.

The intensive dry skin rescue cream is altogether a much more intense product, it is thicker and better for rubbing into patches of eczema, psoriasis or just really dry bits. Like any cream of this nature it’s best to do a little patch test first to make sure your skin likes it, my skin did, it drank it up. I applied it to some of my drier patches and it did give them a boost and within a few days they started to look and feel better.

Probably my favourite product of the three I tried was the Hope’s Relief Goats milk, shea and cocoa butter body wash. I was almost expecting it to smell goaty, but it doesn’t, it’s got quite a neutral smell, it lathers up beautifully and really leaves my skin feeling great. I really love the body wash and have expressly forbidden anyone else from using it!

Hope’s Relief is made with a range of natural products including Hospital Grade Organic Manuka Honey NPA 10+, Gotu Kola, Aloe Vera, Organic Calendula and Licorice Root to soothe and repair damaged skin.  Their range is suitable for all ages, even for newborn infants and is free from sodium laurel sulphates, parabens, coal tar, artificial colours and fragrances and contains no mineral oils or petrochemicals.

I found that using these Hope’s Relief products for a couple of weeks did make a difference to the feel of my skin and that the cracks and cuts on my hands in particular are looking much better.

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