Suffering from eczema? Hollywood celeb Jessica Alba has a solution to banish that itch

Cadence Loh
·Lifestyle Editor
·4 min read

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Chances are, you would have taken an anti-histamine pill for an unexplained itch or rash sometime or other. Eczema is becoming an increasing pain point for many adults and children alike, making unannounced appearances any time of the day.

Those suffering from eczema often experience dry, red rashes that refuse to stop itching. It can appear on any part of the body like the face, body, folds of elbows, knees, hands and feet. In severe cases, the itch may be so bad that the skin may tear due to extreme dryness.

But what is eczema? How do we get this skin disorder? What steps can we actively take to prevent it and, hopefully, keep it at bay? Sad to say, you are likely to emerge none the wiser even after a trip to the doctor. Why?

Skin stressors and allergic triggers may range from anything in your daily life like harsh detergents, soaps, diet, weather, the “time of the month” to something intangible like stress. To determine the actual cause of allergies, it takes not just a detailed diary, complete with exact date and time, of what you eat, things you are in contact with like the type of fabric you wear to the products you use, on top of a blood sample. And here’s what takes the cake, doctors unanimously agree that there is no cure for eczema.

So why invest the time, energy and money, when there’s no way to eradicate the root of the problem? Most of us contend with making small tweaks to our lifestyles and observing immediate triggers to sudden bouts of rash and itchiness. Thankfully, there are some companies like The Honest Company, that is built on a foundation of formulating their products from scratch, omitting harsh chemicals like petrolatum, parabens, steroids, silicones and mineral oils, that are known to be harmful to our bodies.

Founded by Hollywood star, Jessica Alba of Honey, Sin City and Fantastic Four fame, the company has a line of all-natural products suited for both adults and children. According to the website, the founder said, “I created The Honest Company because you shouldn’t have to choose between what works and what’s good for you.” Indeed, why put harmful things on our body when there are alternatives that are effective yet non-toxic?

The Honest Company does not ship to Singapore at this moment. Thankfully, a portion of their bestselling products are recently made available on iHerb. Here is a list of The Honest Company products we think everyone should stock up at home, be it for daily use or for those emergency nights when the itch prevents you and your baby from having a good night’s sleep.

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For eczema-prone skin

Soothing Therapy Eczema Cream, 207ml, S$15.37

Soothing Therapy Eczema Cream, 207ml, S$15.37. PHOTO: iHerb
Soothing Therapy Eczema Cream, 207ml, S$15.37. PHOTO: iHerb

Soothing Therapy Body Wash, For Eczema Prone Skin, 236ml, S$14.28

Soothing Therapy Body Wash, For Eczema Prone Skin, 236ml, S$14.28.PHOTO: iHerb
Soothing Therapy Body Wash, For Eczema Prone Skin, 236ml, S$14.28.PHOTO: iHerb

Soothing Therapy Eczema Balm, 85g, S$16.48

Soothing Therapy Eczema Balm, 85g, S$16.48. PHOTO: iHerb
Soothing Therapy Eczema Balm, 85g, S$16.48. PHOTO: iHerb

Organic All-Purpose Balm, 3.4 oz, S$14.23

Organic All-Purpose Balm, 3.4 oz, S$14.23. PHOTO: iHerb
Organic All-Purpose Balm, 3.4 oz, S$14.23. PHOTO: iHerb

The ultimate pampering for face, hair and body

Purely Sensitive Bubble Bath, Fragrance-Free, 355ml, S$15.22

Purely Sensitive Bubble Bath, Fragrance-Free, 355ml, S$15.22. PHOTO: iHerb
Purely Sensitive Bubble Bath, Fragrance-Free, 355ml, S$15.22. PHOTO: iHerb

Purely Sensitive Shampoo + Body Wash, Fragrance-Free, 295ml, $12.45

Purely Sensitive Shampoo + Body Wash, Fragrance-Free, 295ml, $12.45. PHOTO: iHerb
Purely Sensitive Shampoo + Body Wash, Fragrance-Free, 295ml, $12.45. PHOTO: iHerb

Truly Calming Face + Body Lotion, Lavender, 250ml, S$16.60

Truly Calming Face + Body Lotion, Lavender, 250ml, S$16.60. PHOTO: iHerb
Truly Calming Face + Body Lotion, Lavender, 250ml, S$16.60. PHOTO: iHerb

Junior needs pampering too

Diaper Rash Cream, 70.8g, S$13.83

Diaper Rash Cream, 70.8g, S$13.83. PHOTO: iHerb
Diaper Rash Cream, 70.8g, S$13.83. PHOTO: iHerb

Honest Diapers, Size 5, 27+ Pounds, Pandas, 20 Diapers

Honest Diapers, Size 5, 27+ Pounds, Pandas, 20 Diapers. PHOTO: iHerb
Honest Diapers, Size 5, 27+ Pounds, Pandas, 20 Diapers. PHOTO: iHerb

Check out more products from The Honest Company here.

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