BAREFOOT SOS TO THE RESCUE #eczema #psoriasis #dryskin


Eczema (and acne for that matter) can be so frustratingly persistent you can quickly feel like you’ve developed a “chronic condition” – after weeks of trial-and-error products and more money down the drain, you’re no closer to a cure.

The trick here is a two-pronged attack (three-pronged, really, as stress can be a factor too)

1. Look at the health & nutrition side of things, try an elimination diet, cut out foods that can aggravate eczema (wheat, sugar and dairy, for example)

2. Hunt down the right product as a topical treatment.

I get asked about eczema quite a bit, and Barefoot SOS’s DRY + SENSITIVE range is the one I always tell people about first because 99% of the time it’s the answer, and there’s nothing better than hearing that something you’ve recommended has done the trick!

“Unlike the average “emollient” cream you can pick up from your high street chemist, Barefoot SOS have handpicked a mix of  ingredients that really help heal dry skin/eczema/psoriasis in one, naturally powerful formula

Unlike the average “emollient” cream you can pick up from your high street chemist, or topical steroid creams which you may well want to avoid, Barefoot SOS have handpicked a mix of ingredients that really help heal dry skin/eczema/psoriasis-healing ingredients in one naturally powerful formula.

And…you can use these products on babies (please spread the word if you know a mum whose baby or toddler has eczema).

I had an incredibly persistent patch of eczema on my left ankle for years (sea water and summer holidays in Greece helped a little but never got rid of it, it would rage up again the minute I got back to the UK) and no balm, no steroid cream, no ointment –  nothing – could deal with it. Curious about Barefoot SOS, a brand originally founded by a homeopathic expert, I tried it.  Within two days the angry eczema patch had calmed down a bit, within two weeks it had gone. (And never came back).

If you haven’t tried Barefoot SOS before, the Face & Body Rescue Cream (50ml/£5.50) is a good item to start with as it costs just over a fiver, or if you need a much more intensive super-soother for dry hands, then go for the Barrier Hand Cream, £13.

At the end of the day, the proof of a product is (a) what’s on the label; and (b) does it really work and deliver results?

If you’ve been struggling with eczema or psoriasis but nothing’s working so far, you might want to Barefoot SOS a go.

Barefoot SOS stockists include, Amazon, Big Green Smile, Naturisimo, Feel Unique, Bath & Unwind and Tesco.


A LOOK AT THE LABEL: Barefoot SOS Face & Body Rescue Cream

Natural Emollients & Herbal Extracts

Chickweed (Stellaria) 
A humble wild plant which has been used for centuries to help cool, soothe and bring comfort to itchy, uncomfortable skin

Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea)
Purslane is a succulent plant with a high content of Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant which helps protect the upper skin layers against free radical damage

Burdock Root (Arctium Lappa) 
A traditional herb with antioxidant & antimicrobial properties to help protect against irritation & redness

Macadamia Oil (Macadamia Ternifolia)
A rich oil with deep skin-conditioning properties which is one of the best sources of Omega 7 and 9 essential fatty acids. Macadamia has a skin-shielding effect while still allowing the skin to breathe naturally. 

Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis)
Well-known for its unique cooling gel released directly from the leaves, Aloe Vera is a highly beneficial plant ingredient which soothes and calms itching and reduces redness.

Essential Oils

Neroli (Citrus Aurantium/Orange Flower)
A superb essential oil with a gentle, caring effect on the skin, helping to reduce inflammation

Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
Sweet Roman Chamomile essential oil helps soothe the skin. 


Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric 
Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Lactobacillus/Portulaca Oleracea Ferment Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Limonene,* Alcohol, Allantoin, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Panthenol, Canola Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Stellaria Media Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Linalool*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil, Geraniol*, Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract, Citronellol*, Caprylyl 
Glycol, Hydroxycitronellal, Citral*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Beta-carotene, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid. *Naturally occurring within essential oils.





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