As parents, we all want the best for our children. That’s why, as a mom of a child who has suffered with chronic eczema since infancy, I’ve been determined to find a gentle yet effective eczema treatment to help manage my child’s chronic eczema.
My husband and I have been in the business of skin care for over 20 years and it made sense for us to develop the Happy Little Bodies line of eczema products for children like son. Happy Little Bodies is a regimen of care, specifically formulated to be gentle and free from hydrocortisone and petrochemicals, which can have harmful side effects. Our Products effectively both soothe inflamed and eczema prone skin and help reduce flare-ups even with baby eczema —though it’s always important to check with your pediatrician before using any skin care products on very young infants.
Natralia Little Bodies range of products are hypoallergenic and non-irritating. In a study conducted in Germany, Happy Little Bodies was shown to be as effective as 1 % hydrocortisone cream. While being visually appealing to children, the product line is just as suitable for use by teens and adults.
In America, approximately 1 in every 6 children has eczema and those numbers are growing. The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that eczema in kids under 18 years grew 13% from 2000-2010. Here in Australia, where we live and make our products, approximately 36% of children under 6 years of age have eczema.
There are 2 ways to treat eczema.
Hydrocortisone vs. non-hydrocortisone treatment products
Hydrocortisone is a steroid and is not a sustainable long-term option because it can cause thinning of the skin, as well as rebound effects when continually stopped and started. which is common treatment practice with eczema.
The alternatives to hydrocortisone cream are limited, which is why we introduced Natralia Happy Little Bodies. Natralia has offered steroid-free eczema care for many years and we understand the need for a hydrocortisone free option for kids who suffer from eczema all over their bodies and for weeks and months at a time.
As parents of a child who has suffered from eczema since infancy, we understand the stressful situation in which parents of eczema children find themselves: constantly walking the fine line between the options of hydrocortisone use vs. non-hydrocortisone products or trying to manage combining the two treatments together.
Our years in skin care and our personal understanding of childhood eczema have put us in the unique position of being able to research and develop an effective regimen of eczema care which is non-steroidal, effective and gentle. The Natralia Happy Little Bodies product line was developed specifically for children and contains gentle, skin-soothing ingredients like colloidal oatmeal and calendula. Happy Little Bodies has been clinically tested against 1% hydrocortisone for efficacy.
The Natralia Happy Little Bodies regimen consists of 3 products which work together to help manage children’s eczema.
Natralia Happy Little Bodies Eczema Relief Cream is for rash relief and soothing flare-ups. It contains 5% colloidal oatmeal and has been clinically proven to provide anti-inflammatory and anti-itch benefits. Fortified with aloe vera, peppermint oil and calendula tincture to calm and soothe itchy flare-ups. In clinical trials, over a 24-hr period, Natralia Happy Little Bodies Eczema Relief Cream has been shown to work as well as 1% hydrocortisone cream in relieving itch, redness and swelling. The cream is suitable for mild to moderate eczema care.
Natralia Happy Little Bodies Eczema Moisturizing Lotion is for everyday moisturizing. With eczema, the skin is not able to maintain needed moisture and this is why dermatologists emphasize the importance of moisturizing eczema-prone skin every day — particularly after bath time. Our Eczema Moisturizing Lotion is hypo-allergenic, non-irritating and petrochemical-free, with soothing colloidal oatmeal. Plus, it’s non-greasy so kids won’t feel sticky after using it. Its intensive moisturizing capability is clinically proven to increase skin hydration by 35% in 7 days and lock in the moisture for 24 hours. With daily use, the frequency and severity of flare-ups can be reduced.
If your eczema care routine requires the use of a steroid cream like hydrocortisone, Natralia Happy Little Bodies Eczema Moisturizing Lotion can be safely used in conjunction with a topically-applied hydrocortisone cream to moisturize the skin, with the aim of reducing the need for the steroid cream.
Natralia Happy Little Bodies Eczema Body Wash & Shampoo is the final product in our regimen of eczema care. With eczema-prone skin, it’s essential to avoid using traditional soaps and shampoos, which can strip the skin of moisture. Our soap-free, tear-free body wash is free from SLS and all other kinds of sulfates. It is hypo-allergenic, non-irritating and non-drying, with colloidal oatmeal to soothe sensitive skin. Our gently foaming body wash can be safely used as a bubble bath on even the most sensitive skin.
You can find our Natralia Happy Little Bodies line of eczema care products online at Amazon, using the ‘buy now’ button below or you can find us at select Whole Foods and Natural Grocers stores.
Thanks for taking time to learn about our products!