MENU
cart View Cart
skinfix
Free Shipping on orders over $50
The Fix

Ethan’s Story

Posted by & filed under Our Story.

Three and half year old Ethan has been suffering with eczema for most of his young life. When he was only a few weeks old, his parents noticed scaly, red patches on his scalp, around his nose, on the backs of his legs and on his elbows. When traditional soaps and lotions failed to work, they made an appointment with their family doctor who promptly diagnosed him with eczema. According to the National Eczema Association, eczema most often makes an appearance in the first 6 months of life and may last into adulthood.

In babies and young children who have delicate and sensitive skin by nature, eczema can be especially hard to manage as it is difficult to prevent scratching- one of the many uncomfortable symptoms of the disease. The biggest struggle for Ethan’s mom, Kelly was trying to keep him away from those rough, itchy spots. “He’s always playing outside and his fingernails are dirty. When he scratches his face and arms, all of that filth gets on his skin. He’s had infections on his face because of that.” A proper skincare regimen that addresses both dryness and inflammation is critical to keeping eczema flare ups at bay.

In children, this includes daily baths using tepid water and a mild, non-irritating wash like our Gentle Hair and Body Wash. Kelly says she noticed a difference the very first time she bathed Ethan with it. “He didn’t complain that his skin was burning like he normally does during bath time. We’ve used other products in the past that just exasperated his skin.” After three days of using the Gentle Eczema Regimen, signs of his eczema had disappeared and family members began noticing how great his skin looked. “For me, it’s not so much about the appearance. I’m just glad he’s not uncomfortable and itchy anymore.”
Keeping parched skin all over the body well hydrated is a must for people battling eczema. Our Gentle Moisturizing Lotion is infused with natural moisturizers, vitamins and soothing botanicals that quickly absorb to help banish dryness all over the body and is fragrance-free so it won’t cause a flare up.

When used on dry, red, itchy patches, our Gentle Eczema Balm is an alternative to steroid topical treatments and provides instant relief and helps to slow down eczema flare-ups and sooth its uncomfortable symptoms.

Kelly says she found the entire Gentle Eczema Regimen easy to use and very helpful in keeping Ethan’s skin healthy. “The Gentle Eczema Balm did a great job at stopping the itch and calming his skin.”

Using products with natural ingredients that won’t irritate the skin is of paramount importance for parents of babies and young children with eczema. Our entire Gentle Eczema Regimen was formulated with this in mind, contains natural ingredients and is free of steroids, nut ingredients, fragrance, soy, gluten, parabens and phthalates. The line is pediatrician tested, dermatologist recommended, endorsed by the National Eczema Association and the recipient of the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal.

“I am your biggest spokesperson now.” Says Kelly. “I tell everyone about how much we love Skinfix. My husband has dermatitis on his legs and we noticed a huge difference after he used some of Ethan’s Skinfix Gentle Eczema Balm. You have a customer for life!”

Our Gentle Baby Line is available at all major retailers across Canada, select Target stores in the US and on Target.com.

A Journey of Healing – 16 Months Steroid Free!

Posted by & filed under Our Story, Testimonials.

Like so many other parents out there today, we have battled the eczema monster that tortured our son from the first few months of his life. My son, Thomas, is now 10 years old and we are finally winning the fight! We have our lives back and it’s due to our discovery of Red Skin Syndrome (Topical Steroid Withdrawal) and Skinfix.

Any parent that has a child suffering with eczema knows they are willing to try absolutely anything to make the itch and pain go away. Over the years we tried everything from elimination diets, allergy testing and visits to a naturopath. One question always remained – why was his eczema spreading and getting worse instead of better? We hated using the steroid creams prescribed by our doctors (which not to mention over the years kept getting stronger) and used them as prescribed and extremely sparingly. Until one night, after spending hours googling for answers, our lives changed.

We found ITSAN – The International Topical Steroid Addiction Network (www.itsan.org). It was as though people had taken pictures of our son’s skin and posted them on the internet. Could this really be? We finally had our answer! The very creams prescribed to help our son were in fact making his eczema spiral out of control. The only remedy: stop the steroids. Yes, that’s it. Well, we wish what followed was as simple.

The journey of steroid withdrawal can last several months or even years. What followed were months of Thomas’ body crying out for the steroids. His skin was red, intensely itchy and swollen at times. He didn’t feel well many days as his body fought against the damage. His skin would flare, burn, crack and shed. We felt helpless when one day I heard the ad for Skinfix on the radio. They had me at the tag line all natural ingredients! I immediately went out and purchased it to try.

Skinfix Baby Eczema Balm was the only cream Thomas would allow me to use on his skin in the beginning months of the withdrawal process. All other creams burned and made him itch even more. Our almost daily routine was a bath in Epsom salts, a layer of Skinfix then tubular bandages over top. This went on for months until finally the flares began to subside and we saw his skin gaining strength. It was a miracle.

After many months of ups and down, we are so happy to say Thomas is 16 months steroid free! We do have the occasional irritations here and there, but one application of Skinfix after a shower does the trick.  We could not have done this without the knowledge of the ITSAN Forum, the encouragement of our Facebook support group, and the wonderful steroid free Skinfix Baby Eczema Balm. Our journey is not over but my son has his life back. He is a normal, active and carefree 10 year old again!

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Posted by & filed under Our Story.

Our final Holiday Gift Guide is loaded with last minute goodies for everyone on your list! These gifts are little enough to slip into stockings, but big enough to make a lasting impression!

Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 11.20.46 AM
  1. Skinfix Lip Repair Balm – Lightweight, ultra-hydrating, unscented and silky smooth – this lip balm is great for guys and gals alike.
  2. Tin Candle – Because who doesn’t love the smell of pine trees in the winter?
  3. Why You’re Awesome Book – Everyone loves a personalized present.
  4. Sea Salt and Toffee Chocolate Bar – Chocolate is always a good idea!
  5. Sunglasses –  Glossy black finish with bold metal double brow line.
  6. Tumbler – Sip, sip, ahhhh! A funky water bottle to take on the go.
  7. Portable Smartphone Charger – For the friend who’s always at 10% battery life

Holiday Gift Guide: Your Man Crush

Posted by & filed under Our Story.

Today’s Holiday Gift Guide is for the man in your life! Whether he’s your husband, dad, boyfriend, or best friend, we’ve made holiday shopping easy with this round-up of #MCM worthy gifts!

SkinfixGiftGuidesManCrush
  1. Skinfix Cleansing Oil Wash – Give him a gift he doesn’t even know he needs! Switching to an oil wash gently cleanses dry skin while naturally replenishing the skin’s moisture barrier.  
  2. Skinfix Daily Lotion – No fragrance or synthetic ingredients, just moisture and healthy skin.
  3. Smartphone Macro Lens – For the techie! This portable lens will have his photos looking funky, fresh and fun.
  4. Celestron Telescope – Because he deserves the universe!
  5. Wooden Travel Mug – Help keep him caffeinated from the morning commute to the weekend adventure.
  6. Desktop Golf – Make the work day a little more fun with this tabletop golf course.
  7. Instagram Magnets – For the Insta lover! Take any photo from his feed and create awesome mini magnets.

Holiday Gift Guide: Tiny Tot

Posted by & filed under Our Story.

Today’s Holiday Gift Guide is packed with treats for the tiny tot in your life! Get creative with your gifting this year and surprise the little one (and their parents!) with a present that is sure to stand out.

SkinfixGiftGuidesTinyTot
  1. Skinfix Gentle Line – Formulated for dry, sensitive, eczema-prone baby skin. Sure to be a hit with every mom + dad on your list!
  2. Moccasins – Tiny fringe booties for tiny feet!
  3. Raya Portland Lunch Cube – Add a little fun to their lunchtime routine with this sweet lunch cube.
  4. Wonderology – A hands-on toy that requires a little imagination.
  5. Easy Grip Chopsticks – For the foodie parents! Start them early on sushi + noodles with the chopstick trainers.
  6. Handmade Plush Monster – This little monster is a unique & adorable addition to their stuffed animal family.
  7. Book Collection – One book, two books, all the Dr. Suess books!
  8. Radio Flyer All Terrain Cargo Wagon – Because nothing beats a classic.

Holiday Gift Guide: Ultra Cool Teacher

Posted by & filed under Our Story.

Our spotlight for today’s Holiday Gift Guide is for the teacher in your life! Show your gratitude for their hard work and dedication with a gift for their classroom or their personal enjoyment.

SkinfixGiftGuidesTeacher
  1. Hand Repair Cream – Teachers are always washing their hands, stripping skin of natural oils and moisture. This hand repair cream is free of steroids, fragrance, soy, parabens and phthalates, making it a safe addition to the classroom!
  2. Plaid Blanket Scarf – Keep warm from misty mornings on the playground, to recess, to lunch with this extra, extra large scarf.
  3. The Beach Boys Christmas Album – A classic holiday album that can be enjoyed by all ages.
  4. Modern Stationery – Teachers send a lots of notes and letters, especially around the holidays. These ones are sure brighten up someone’s day!
  5. Custom Stamper – For the crafty teacher who loves anything and everything to have a touch of personalization.
  6. Sugar Paper Planner – Keep 2016 in order with this Sugar Paper daily planner. It makes for a cute desktop accessory, too!

Customer Service

1.866.927.2783Toll-Free

Media & Retailer

1.902.455.1564FAX

Stay Connected

Get the scoop on the latest & greatest from Skinfix. Sign up to receive emails from us.

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE | PRIVACY & LEGAL | TERMS OF SERVICE | © 2016 SKINFIX INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. | WEBSITE BY DOTSIMPLE.CA

Select your country

world map

Please note: You may only ship within your selected country.

Dismiss