One For Dry Skins

On a recent raid of my local pharmacy I stumbled upon the Bioderma Ultra-Nourishing Emollient Balm. I’ve been trying out a lot of different creams recently for my eczema, from medicated to natural, and was getting no where. I picked this up along with a bottle of Bioderma Micellaire Solution (because… why wouldn’t you) and gave it a go.

It’s Friday, so i’ll keep the tale of me getting all excited to a minimum. But after a couple of weeks use, the eczema on my forehead has actually cleared, and the rest of my body is much calmer. Happy Suzie indeed. I have no idea what causes my eczema, but until I can find the cause – or it decides to clear of it’s own accord – this is my new best friend. If you have dry skin or eczema and you spot this around I’d highly recommend picking it up!

P.S If you have any recommendations for products that have cleared up your dry skin (not including aveeno and E45 – been there, tried that) then leave them in the comments 🙂


  1. Michelle
    04 Apr 2014 / 8:37 am

    I need to try that because my skin is still so dry after the winter.

  2. Zazie Bibi
    04 Apr 2014 / 9:05 am

    This sounds lovely! I use my standard Nivea Day Cream and it seems to work on my dry patches 🙂 xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  3. Ella
    04 Apr 2014 / 9:17 am

    I suffered from eczema for years as I child – I don't know if it was just time but Lush Ultrabalm is the only thing that seemed to clear it up. I usually steer well away from the nauseating stench of Lush shops but trust me, this one's worth it 🙂

  4. Daniela Dworak
    04 Apr 2014 / 9:17 am

    I unfortunately don't have Pharmacy near me that sells bioderma (damn it) but next time I go to france I will definitely consider picking it up. I not only suffer from very dry sensitive skin I also have a chronic skin disease called Neurodermatitis (atopic eczema) and have yet to find a product that will keep my flaky itchy irritated skin at bay.

    Btw if you have access to Avene – I would give it a go. They have different lines for different needs but my mum swears by it!

  5. le fleur
    04 Apr 2014 / 9:25 am

    I love this product. I use also Bioderma but it's for oily skin.

  6. Talisa Tossell
    04 Apr 2014 / 9:42 am

    Sounds ace!

  7. Emma Payne
    04 Apr 2014 / 9:58 am

    This looks really good as my skin gets so terrible and dry after winter, but this would be perfect!

  8. As A Blonde.
    04 Apr 2014 / 10:11 am

    I think a trip to the pharmacy will be happening this weekend!

    When I get flare ups of eczema on my hands I pop some vaseline on just before I go to bed. Not very glamorous but works at reducing the redness, irritation and dryness.
    Sophie x

  9. sofia grigoriadou
    04 Apr 2014 / 11:11 am


  10. Anonymous
    04 Apr 2014 / 11:17 am

    I've been using the pai rosehip oil every night before my weleda moisturizer and it has completely cleared up my skin within a week or so – i just love it! It's also great whenever i have extremely dry skin

  11. Sara Chergui
    04 Apr 2014 / 11:53 am

    Seems like such a good product !

  12. Anonymous
    04 Apr 2014 / 11:59 am

    Sounds great 🙂 I suffer from very, very dry skin that is absolutely not clear at all and I (being a complete idiot) dried it out even more to get rid of the spots… The only cream that seems to help now is Babor's Argan Nourishing Cream, but that one's pretty expensive. I think i'm going to give the Bioderma one a try as it's A LOT cheaper… Thank you 🙂

  13. Anonymous
    04 Apr 2014 / 12:10 pm

    I find that the bog standard Nivea moisturiser with jojoba oil that you can buy in a big tub is quite good, although not for really bad eczema unfortunately. x

  14. Rebecca Bergamasco
    04 Apr 2014 / 12:31 pm

    It isn't anything fancy, but Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion is amazing, it has completely cleared up my extremely dry skin 🙂 xx

  15. Alia Qureshi
    04 Apr 2014 / 1:11 pm

    Struggled with eczema to the point that I had to be put in steroids, now I'm on a wheat and gluten free diet and it has completely cleard my face thankfully and body is also much calmer, try diprobase or cetraben literally all I use! xx

    • Denisse
      04 Apr 2014 / 1:15 pm

      I just heard about this yesterday while looking at some skincare products. Apparently what might seem like eczema or rosacea is actually a wheat allergy. Might be worth checking that out Suzie!

  16. amanda
    04 Apr 2014 / 2:10 pm

    wish i could get this in the US!! my eczema gets horrible with temperature change and my diet – i use the origins gin zing moisturizer and it has been working wonders! when i get super patchy spots on my cheeks i use the redness solutions daily relief cream from clinique and it really cleared me up!

  17. Aerin Downs
    04 Apr 2014 / 3:09 pm

    I love the Bioderma Hydrobio Legere rich cream! Super hydrating and got rid of dry skin instantly! I also love the light version xx

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  18. Taslima Rahman
    04 Apr 2014 / 3:33 pm

    Wish bioderma was easily accessible!

    Taslima | The little things in life

    • Breaking Plaid
      16 Jun 2014 / 8:23 pm << Bioderma is easily accessible there and often cheap as chips with their 1/3 off promotions.

  19. Avani
    04 Apr 2014 / 3:44 pm

    For the eczema on my hands I swear by the La Roche Posay Cicaplast Hands. Literally have 3 backs ups because I use it so much. It's the only thing that has helped me. I have a review on my blog (livinginmakeup) if you're interested 🙂 x

    • Avani
      04 Apr 2014 / 3:46 pm

      Oh and ask your doctor about Doublebase. It really helps soothe the dryness and take the itching away. Have a great weekend :).x

  20. Laura Chapman
    04 Apr 2014 / 4:10 pm

    This sounds amazing and definitely something I'm interested in trying. I also use a few products from A-Derma, especially on my face which are amazing and reasonably priced.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  21. Sitara Long
    04 Apr 2014 / 4:16 pm

    Hi, I have being using Aveeno products as long as I can remeber but I have to admit they aren't the best when you have eczema on your face. I really recommend to put some Aloe Vera. In my opinion, I think it's more natural than other skincare and you can definitely see the difference. My cousin use to have eczema and my aunt told her about it and it did work really well. Also, has someone already told you to not put foundation on you skin when you have eczema? Your skin need to breathe. But if you really need to put a foundation, try to take one who let's your skin breathe underneath. Hope this will help you. Xx

  22. Nita
    04 Apr 2014 / 7:47 pm

    I'm glad it worked for you! I need to add this on my wishlist and hopefully I could find it in the US. My current favorite product to use on the eczema on my face is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. It is the best product I used that cleared it up this winter.


  23. Lily Fletcher
    04 Apr 2014 / 8:13 pm

    This sounds ideal! the eczema on my face never really goes away no matter what I use, so must give this a try 🙂

    Lil x
    Lil Loves

  24. Dannii Ofe
    04 Apr 2014 / 8:19 pm

    Definitely need to try this, i have some eczema around my lips which just won't budge!

  25. Lauren Parker
    04 Apr 2014 / 8:23 pm

    sounds so lovely!


  26. Fran Leanne
    04 Apr 2014 / 11:36 pm

    I use Cetaphil cleanser on my face (review on my blog) as I have really sensitive skin and also suffer from Eczema. I've given up trying to find anything to cure it but rather try and stick to a good moisturising regime. I'd be intrigued to give this stuff a go though!


  27. emilia
    05 Apr 2014 / 1:42 am

    Ooo, definitely going to try this!

  28. theonejanice
    05 Apr 2014 / 1:59 am

    My son has eczema (he's 3 …), and I know it's very individual, but I've recently started putting vitamin E oil (you can get in in capsule form and just pop a capsule, or simply buy the oil itself) on his eczema flareups. It's helped immensely with the condition of his skin. It doesn't make the eczema go away, but it does help the skin heal a bit faster. I also use shea butter (pure) when his flares are really bad, or Eucerin Cream. When is skin isn't so bad, St. Ives 24-hour lotion works well. Other than that, he has a prescribed topical steroid for his flareups, which helps them go away. Not sure if you've tried any of these things (if so, I'm sorry they didn't work!), but if you haven't you might give them a go and see if they help at all. Good luck!

  29. juliaisabeau
    05 Apr 2014 / 2:14 am

    I use the First Aid Beauty moisturiser when my skin is super dry and it seems to work quite well. I also make sure to treat my eczema with the steroid cream my doctor gave me, as prescribed. I know steroids arent that good for you, but they work if you use them right and once the eczema is cleared it should stay away for longer.

  30. jessieebell
    05 Apr 2014 / 8:04 am

    This sounds interesting I may have to give it a go. My skin has become really dry recently and nothing is seeming to tackle it!! One thing that helped a little in soothing is some aloe vera gel!!!

  31. Amy Horan Wilcock
    05 Apr 2014 / 9:30 am

    The Avene range is brilliant for eczema, I'd recommend the skin recovery cream and the emmolient cream. Also natural yoghurt face masks are a life saver 🙂

    Amy x

  32. Amy Horan Wilcock
    05 Apr 2014 / 9:33 am

    P.S. There's also one called 'Cicalfate' which is a skin repair cream and is brilliant

  33. Reema S.
    05 Apr 2014 / 10:06 am

    My sister and I had eczema for so long, my uncle's wife recommended this cream and it worked so well!! it's called Sudocrem.

  34. Natasha
    05 Apr 2014 / 10:56 am

    Dream Cream and Full of Grace moisturizer from lush were the only things that helped my eczema and dry skin which i had all over my neck and a few spots on my face

  35. Emily
    05 Apr 2014 / 10:58 am

    I'm unsure how this would work on your face, because thats not where my eczema is; but someone came up to me in a pub once and noticed the marks on my legs, and said that I could cover my self in oil (i use Coconut) and have a 10min sunbed. Honestly, it works wonders. 🙂
    Hope your ezcema goes away soon (mine tends to flare up whenever I'm a little stressed.)

    Emily xx //

  36. Daniella C
    05 Apr 2014 / 6:54 pm




  37. Diva In Me
    06 Apr 2014 / 6:30 am

    If only Bioderma is in my country, I would recommend it to others. I'm glad your eczema went away. I've friends who had it before and they went to visit the dermatologist and the doctor couldn't give a specific reason why my friends had them too. Though, I've seen my friends who had it had some sort of stress in them. When they're too stress, they tend to had eczema.

  38. Laura Taylor
    06 Apr 2014 / 10:42 am

    Drinking camomile tea is meant to clear up eczema – its really helped with mine!

  39. Gladys
    07 Apr 2014 / 8:33 am

    If you can, try the Soothing Moisture Mask from AVENE. It's a holy grail mask.
    Gladys | French Beauty Blogger |

  40. Jess
    18 Apr 2014 / 11:20 am

    Lush's Dream Cream cleared up my psoriasis so it's definitely worth a shot!

  41. breakingplaid
    16 Jun 2014 / 8:21 pm

    I also suffered from eczema on my face and couldn't find the cause for years. Eventually I narrowed it down through ingredients to parabens. I'd even used products with parabens in for years no problem before having a reaction, the body can react to the strangest things.

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