Arbonne for Eczema?

Updated on September 13, 2007
S.B. asks from Denton, TX
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Hey Mamas-

This is sort-of in response to an earlier post regarding severe eczema. I tried many of the things on the other post, but have not tried the Arbonne Baby products. I did have one sample that I used twice and couldn't really tell if it worked b/c we were using other things, too. My question is for the Arbonne reps, or anyone else who knows. The active ingredient in the Baby Diaper Cream is Zinc Oxide 12%, I think (I don't have it in front of me). This is the same thing in all other diaper rash creams. Why is the Arbonne one supposedly so good for Eczema rather than other diaper creams? I'm not trying to be critical, I am just wondering if we should go ahead and order some to try. I think it's kind of pricy.

Also - anyone tried Primrose Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Calendula salve, or Emu oil(yuck!)? I am so tired of steroid creams!!!

Thanks Mamas!

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B.

answers from Dallas on

One more vote for CeraVe lotion. I am a pediatrician and I take care of a young boy who had severe eczema. Despite multiple attempts to eliminate allergensa and multiple different treatment regimens, she tried this product randomly. She saw it a CVS and thought, Why not? Her son's skin cleared up. I now recommend the product to lots of patients, and I use it myself for my very dry skin. Good luck!

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C.P.

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Hi Stacy,

My daughter was about 11 months old when she started developing eczema patches on her body. We used the Arbonne Baby products on her and it did help. The baby oil by Arbonne is great and so is their lotion! I've never used the diaper rash cream since she's never had issues with that. But using the hydrocortizone lotion didn't help.

My daughter is 2 now and we only use Arbonne lotions on her. Her skin stays really soft. I also recently signed up with Arbonne (not to sell big-time, just for the discount mainly). If you'd like to order some, please let me know. I honestly don't know what it was about the Arbonne products that worked for my daughter. But she had patches for a couple months and we haven't seen a single one since then in a year.

Good luck!

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A.W.

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I am an Arbonne rep. One of the main reasons to use our products, especially the baby products is that Arbonne does not use any mineral oil in ANY of their products. 98% of lotions will have mineral oil because cosmetic companies can buy it very cheaply and it makes a good filler for their products.

The reason you don't want to use a product with mineral oil in it is because mineral oil is occlusive. This means that the molecule of mineral oil is larger than the pores of human skin. Like baby oil (which is mineral oil) it just sits on the top of the skin. While you may use another product with a "healty" ingredient in it, if it is packaged with mineral oil your body is not likely to absorb much if any of those special ingredients. If you are interested in another sample, I can furnish one for you to try exclusively to see if it helps. Whether it's Arbonne or not, I hope you find something to treat your eczema.

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J.W.

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There are a ton of remedies and helps for eczema out there. I know this can be comfusing. You are wise to read the ingredients and look for a similar product with the same ingredients only less pricey. So glad you don't want to continue the steroid creams. Those oils you listed are effective if used correctly. Have you also done away with perfumed soaps etc? Eczema is an inflammation of the skin and may be associated with an allergic reaction, although the cause is often unknown. Childhood eczema is sometimes found behind the knee or in the bend of an elbow and will often clear up by the time the child reaches puberty.

Eczema affects more than 15 million Americans and ten percent of all children have eczema.

The most common of all eczemas is Atopic and has been linked with asthma and hay fever. People of all ages can be affected, but there seems to be a trend for it within some families.

Here are a few web sites for you to browse and help you choose some alternative methods:

http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Eczema.html

http://excemacures.com/exema.htm

http://www.soundfeelings.com/micro-skin-care/healthy_skin...

http://www.enaturalremedies.com/eczema_cream_for_dry_itch...

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J.C.

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HI Stacy,
I am a consultant and Regional VP with Arbonne. I know personally about 10 people, probably more, that Arbonne has cured their severe eczema. it's mainly the body oil that will help with eczema, not the diaper rash cream. However, the diaper rash cream works wonders on diaper rash! Using the wash and lotion in addition to this will show the most results. Because Arbonne's products are botanically formulated, they are safer and purer and much better for the skin than something that is petrolem based (petrolatum, mineral oil, etc)
Arbonne offers a 45 day money back guarantee on all of their products. There is nothing to lose here, only to gain!
they are also highly concentrated so they last a long time.
The entire line includes hair and body wash, lotion, oil, sunscreen and diaper rash cream.
call me or email me if you'd like to try :)
thanks and good luck
J.
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C.F.

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I am also an Arbonne rep and my daughter has excema and we were having ot use steroid creams an could only use it on really bad days too. So I needed something to use on a daily basis and I tried Arbonne and she hasnt had any flare ups since. Its so nice to see that it went away for her. I think alot of it has to do with it being botanical based and no mineral oil. Mineral oil dosent allow the product the penatrate through the skin it just sets on top and you you dont get the full effect unlike Arbonne. The whole reason I started sellin Arbonne was for the discount on this product only...I didnt even care if I made any money as long as I got this product b/c its so great for my daugheter. Its worth a shot and there is a money back gaurentee too. Good luck!

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L.C.

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Hi Stacy, Sorry for the troubles with the eczema. My 10 month old has had troubles with eczema as well -once it flares up it is soooo hard to get back under control. What worked for us in the recent case was extreme amounts of aquaphor to the area SEVERAL times a day and as it slowly got better switching to a Eucerin lotion instead. In our case it seemed related to swimming/playing in the water as well - that just zapped out the moisture I guess.

I don't know about the others but Tea Tree Oil really seems like it would sting to me as it has such an astrigent properties. Emu oil seems like a better option - but who knows. I also had recommended to me to start adding 1tbsp a day of safflower oil to his food. I didn't try it - but it might be a thought.

As for the arbonne stuff, I haven't tried there baby stuff but the facial stuff really didn't agree with my skin when I tried it a couple of years ago so personally I would be hesitant to try it on my baby. Is the eczema in the diaper area? If so I would lay off the diaper cream for a bit as it really seemed to make my son's worse the only thing that helped was lathering on the aquaphor.

L.

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T.T.

answers from Dallas on

Hi Stacy!! I don't have eczema, but I know alot of people who used to. They have rid their homes of toxins and chemicals and used some great lotion and they no longer have any outbreaks. They haven't used medications, just changed their home products.

I shop from a store that only has natural products...cleaning, hygiene, dental, vitamins, baby/child line, men's line, etc.

You can try the products without any obligation...contact me and we can talk about it.

T.
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E.W.

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I actually am an Arbonne consultant, so I use a LOT of Arbonne products; however, I'm not going to tell you that Arbonne's baby line will definitely work to clear up your child's eczema. I think it really comes down to personal body chemistry. I personally know several people who have used the Arbonne baby line on their baby's eczema and their skin cleared up beautifully to the point where they no longer had to use steroid creams. However, my 3-year-old daughter developed eczema pretty much all over her body starting about 6 months ago, and the Arbonne baby line did not help her. In fact, we're now using Dove soap for sensitive skin, CeraVe cream, Free&Clear brand shampoo/conditioner, AND a steroid ointment on the really bad spots (it's actually bleeding between her fingers and toes) and it's still not helping her that much...but I digress. If you can get more Arbonne samples to try before actually buying anything, that would certainly be a good option, but I can certainly understand your not wanting to spend the money if you don't know if it will work or not (although Arbonne does have a 45-day money-back guarantee, even if the product has been used, but then you have to deal with the hassle of shipping it back to them if you don't like it...). That said, my younger daughter (now 7 months) had a NASTY newborn rash when she was a week old, and the Arbonne baby lotion cleared it up BEE-yoo-tifully, and I always get compliments from her pediatrician on how smooth and well-hydrated her skin is when I bring her in for well-baby visits. I will say that I have heard more positive stories about the Arbonne helping with eczema and rashes than negative stories, but it really is a personal body chemistry thing. I think that would be true of any brand, though. I think there have been a lot of other good suggestions mentioned; in fact, I may try a few of them for my own daughter's eczema, since we're still having trouble with her. If you want more samples of the Arbonne to try, I can certainly give you some; just let me know.

As far as the diaper rash cream goes, I really really like Arbonne's diaper rash cream, but it's more for the inactive ingredients. You are totally right in that most, if not all, of the major brands of diaper rash creams seem to have the same active ingredient in the same concentration, so I doubt Arbonne's is actually better or faster at clearing up the rash itself. What I like about it is the fact that it's SILKY smooth, so it's very easy to apply, it applies evenly, it doesn't get gunky, it cleans off very easily, and has a very light, non-medicinal, pleasant smell. If you're really turned off by the price, I think Boudreaux's Butt Paste would be an AWESOME choice for you. It has a funny name, but works very well, and also applies easily and evenly, and cleans off well. It is available in grocery stores.

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C.A.

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My son has pretty bad ezcema. NOthing worked except for Aquaphor and it pretty much gets all over everything because I had to lather him up 2x a day in the winter and at bedtime the rest of the time. Someone on here recommended Cerave Cream and it's awesome!!! That's all I use and it's great. You can get it at CVS (by the face care products) or online (I know drugstore.com has it for the same price as CVS. I tried the Arbonne stuff and it didn't work at all. Matter of fact, his skin just got drier. So, try the Cerave. It's really been a wonder maker for us!
C.

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S.T.

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Have you thought about what might be CAUSING the eczema?

Sierra (alomst 5 mo.) had bad eczema caused by food allergies. According to my allergist, many cases of allergies manifest themselves as eczema.

My ped. just gave me steroid cream treatment and didn't even think about (or mention) allergies. I initiated the visit to the allergist. Needless to say, I am looking for a new ped.

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L.H.

answers from Dallas on

I posted earlier in August about my daughter having severe eczema and I got lots of good suggestions that we had tried in the past but didn't work for us. We tried the Arbonne that someone sent me and didn't really notice an improvement. Someone else gave me some Melaleuca(?) lotion to try. It has worked wonders for us. I've also started using the body wash, hair wash, and detergents on her clothes. We've been able to stop using all the steriod cremes and protopic ointment. The lady that babysits my baby orders from Melaleuca and when she does I just have her order for me. We've been using it since mid August and I've never seen her skin look so good and we've struggled with this for 7 years. I don't know if it will work as well for you but it's worth a shot. Hope this helps.

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P.R.

answers from Dallas on

Hi, sorry you are having so much trouble with eczema in you little one. My family doesn't suffer with eczema but I have a friend who's family did. Her son had bleeding eczema and she started using something that has completely cleared it up. He has not had any problems in forever, nothing at all. It is all natural so you don't have to worry about putting steroids or something else harmful on your child. I would love to get you guys in touch so she can share all of the information with you. You can send me an e-mail if you are interested.

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C.G.

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I don't know about Arbonne, but my son has severe food allergies and exzema. He breaks out mostly when he eats something he's allergic to or is around something he's allergic to (cats, etc.) I know a lot of people just have exzema, but from what I've learned I think something causes it. Have you had your child tested or have you observed if any foods are connected to his reactions? I would suggest trying to find the source. Out of your list, I've tried calendula cream and he was allergic to it, so it made it worse. I hope this helps in some way. :)

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