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Neosporin Essentials Review

With three active children in my family, Neosporin® is a staple in our first aid kit. I was very excited to try the new Neosporin Essentials™ line because it targets the health of the skin, particularly those who are afflicted with eczema.

There are three products in the Neosporin Essentials™ line including the Moisture Essentials™ Daily Body Wash, Eczema Essentials™ Daily Moisturizing Cream and Eczema Essentials™ Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream. Each of these three products uses a RELIPID™ formula which uses a “lipid, humectants, emollient and a botanical blend” to keep skin healthy looking and moisturized.

My five year old daughter suffers from dry, itchy eczema prone skin so we have incorporated each of these products into her daily routine.

The Moisture Essentials™ Daily Body Wash is a very gentle cleanser that did not sting or further irritate her skin. This body wash is formulated with humectants for extra moisture and botanicals. When I was rinsing her skin, I noticed that after 4-5 days of consistent use her legs and arms/elbows appeared to be less dry. I like that while it is gentle it still lathers and a little bit goes a long way with this creamy body wash.

Eczema Essentials™ Daily Moisturizing Cream uses colloidal oatmeal as a skin protectant. I have found this ingredient worked very well for my dry skin in the past so I was eager to try it on Hannah’s skin. She has terribly dry patches and irritated areas on her feet, knees, elbows and hands. If I don’t use a moisturizer then the skin will actually split open and it is very painful for her. The first thing that caught my attention positively is that this moisturizer is steroid-free and fragrance-free so it doesn’t have unwanted ingredients in it. This creamy formula glides on easily and absorbs very quickly so there is no greasy residue left behind. It is very moisturizing and Hannah said that it helped her skin to be less itchy especially when I applied it to her body when her skin is still moist from the bath. You can see in the pictures how the eczema rash is barely visible and her skin even has a bit of a healthier glow!

My favorite product in the Neosporin Essentials™ line is the Eczema Essentials™ Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream. It provided virtually instant relief for her eczema “hot spots” when I apply a small amount to the afflicted areas. Hannah will even ask me to apply it specifically whenever her feet, knees or other areas are really bothering her. I also have eczema flare-ups on my hands and fingers when I use a different soap and find that this product works great to keep the intense itching and pain to a minimum.

I am very impressed with the Neosporin Esentials™ product line because it did exactly what it is designed to do for my daughter’s skin and I will continue using this product. You are invited to visit Neosporin Essentials™ to learn more about all of these excellent products. I highly recommend it for anyone who has eczema, very dry skin or perhaps even dermatitis.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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