Friday 27 September 2013

QV skincare Review

In this house everyone except my eldest daughter suffers from some sort of skin complaint, mainly eczema but Daddy Hazelden suffers from psoriasis. This is not surprising because around 54% of the population is affected by these sorts of conditions, I know from my own experience that it is extremely hard to break away from the cycle of itching and scratching.

I find a lot of creams a pain because they tend to work for one family member and not another, there is a lot of trial and error when it comes to finsing one suitable for all of us and in the process it ends up costing us a small fortune and lot gets wasted.

qv skincare logo

I was asked about 4 weeks ago to review the QV skincare range. QV is the number one moisturiese in Australia and is actually the sister company to SunSense, which is a company known for providing great protection from the sun.

Many experts agree that the best way to treat conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis is a total emollient therapy, this broken down means a two stage routine of both cleansing and moisturising the skin, providing round the clock care.

I was sent five different products to test out : bath oil, gentle wash, skin lotion, cream and intensive ointment.

qv skincare range

All QV products are free from fragrance, colour, lanolin and propylene glycol. Each product contains glycerol, this is a humectant that helps the skin to retain moisture. All of these factors help stop irritation from occuring and provide a non greasy treatment that won't block your pores.

To help you decide on which product is best for you, QV have provided a grading system, one being dry and four being very dry and sensitive, I love this idea as it means you can buy products to suit the individual rather than one cream works for all.

Along with the products, QV provided a really helpful information booklet for parents as well as a lovely chart and set of stickers. This has being really helpful as it reminds the children to put on their cream both in the morning and evening, a great way of letting them be a bit more independent and means that they won't forget to do it. QV have though of everything as you can even buy an app which helps show your children how to apply the cream.

We have been using the bath oil in the bath every day and we have taken to using the gentle wash as a hand wash. Both products leave the skin smooth and soft to the touch and it has definitely eased the urge to scratch all of the time.

We found the intensive cream slightly harder to apply than the other creams as it came out more as a wax, we had to soften it inbetween our fingers before applying it, however it did its job well, it dulled down the severe redness on Freya's arms within a couple of days of using it and the nice thing is once it had got better we could switch to the normal cream.

With prices of products starting from just £3.99, I think these products are great for families as they provide something for any degree of skin complaint meaning you can buy all your products from the same place.


Disclaimer : These products were sent to me free of charge for reviewing purposes however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. Emmy has excema so this looks great. Think I will have a try. Thank you

  2. We have tried this too, on Max and Jacob's eczema, and so far we have seen some great results!


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