Mum reveals the ‘game changing’ $49 skincare that cleared up her little boy’s severe eczema – after struggling to treat it for months

  • Mum noticed red, itchy, patches on her son’s skin when he was only five months
  • Tried using steroids to deal with his eczema but it hurt and caused flaky skin
  • Picked up a $49 natural cream from Aussie brand MooGoo  which soothed him
  • Three years on she will only use the natural cream and swears by it for eczema

A desperate mum has revealed how her son’s ‘impossible’ eczema cleared up in days after using a natural Aussie brand.

Zoe, 31, from North Yorkshire in the UK, noticed red, itchy, patches on her son Luca’s skin when he was just five months old. 

The financial services worker took him to the doctor where he was quickly diagnosed with eczema and prescribed medicinal creams to help. 

Zoe, 31, from North Yorkshire in the UK, noticed red, itchy, patches on her son Luca’s skin when he was just five months old (pictured)

The financial services worker took him to the doctor where he was quickly diagnosed with eczema and prescribed medicinal creams to help. Little Luca tried many creams and steroids to clear up the issue to no avail, with her worrying the baby’s skin was developing steroid addiction after months of suffering. But after a friend suggested a ‘more natural approach’ the mum picked up a $49.50 MooGoo Skin Soothing Set – which saw the eczema clear up in days (pictured after)

Little Luca tried many creams and steroids to clear up the issue to no avail, with her worrying the baby’s skin was developing steroid addiction after months of suffering.

But after a friend suggested a ‘more natural approach’ the mum picked up a $49.50 MooGoo Skin Soothing Set – which saw the eczema clear up in days.

Speaking to FEMAIL, Zoe explained:  ‘When Luca was first diagnosed we ended up going from cream to cream to try and find something that worked for him and his skin.’

‘People don’t realise how stressful it is trying to find something to help soothe eczema. We tried so many creams and steroids over the years.’

Zoe joined Facebook support groups to speak to other parents who had children struggling with eczema where she learned about topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) and the symptoms that can come as a result. Pictured with eczema 

Zoe then went from using cream to cream before a friend recommended MooGoo which she used on her family and kids with eczema. Luca is pictured now, aged three

‘At first, he had quite bad eczema on his face and neck. We were prescribed steroid creams which started to help, then if we stopped using them the skin would become even more red and hurt to touch.’

WHAT IS ECZEMA?

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked.

Atopic eczema is more common in children, often developing before their first birthday. However, it may also develop for the first time in adults.

Eczema causes the skin to become itchy, dry, cracked, sore and red. Some people only have small patches of dry skin, but others may experience widespread red, inflamed skin all over the body. 

From NHS UK 

‘We were on and off using steroids on his face for about six weeks, and the strength of the steroids prescribed were increasing every time.’

Zoe then joined Facebook support groups to speak to other parents who had children struggling with eczema where she learned about topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) and the symptoms that can come as a result.

Topical Steroid Withdrawal is a term used to describe the collection of symptoms that arise after a person stops using prolonged topical steroid medication. 

It can lead to symptoms significantly worse than their original skin condition including burning, stinging, or painful skin and redness all over the body. 

‘This worried me as my little boy did seem to have similar symptoms [of TSW] as those being described by other members,’ she said.

After three months of steroid use, Zoe decided to wean her son off the creams and look for a more natural approach.

‘I was concerned about using them on the face and neck for such a long period of time where the skin is thinner,’ she said.

‘At the time, a doctor agreed with me to use only a little and not for long term, especially on the face. So I made the decision to stop.’

‘It was hard at first as the skin on his little face was so sore. Anything I put on him seemed to hurt and irritate his skin.’

Zoe then went from using cream to cream before a friend recommended MooGoo which she used on her family and kids with eczema. He is pictured with ezcema

Zoe and Luca, now three, now stay away from steroid creams after what she describes as a bad experience and are able to manage Luca’s eczema by carefully ensuring he uses the products that work for his skin. His legs are pictured before using the cream

 Zoe then went from using cream to cream before a friend recommended MooGoo which she used on her family and kids with eczema.     

‘I bought the MooGoo Skin Soothing Set which had a wash, natural steroid alternative and moisturiser,’ she said.

‘Within a few days Luca’s skin went from angry and agitated to calm and soothed. It was the best thing we ever did, a complete game changer.’

‘The MooGoo Sensitive Skin Balm was the first cream I have put on Luca he said didn’t hurt when it went on.’


After using the cream, his skin cleared up in days and stopped being dry and flaky (pictured)

 Zoe then joined Facebook support groups to speak to other parents who had children struggling with eczema where she learned about topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) and the symptoms that can come as a result. Topical Steroid Withdrawal is a term used to describe the collection of symptoms that arise after a person stops using prolonged topical steroid medication and can lead to dry, flaky skin (pictured)

Zoe and Luca, now three,  now stay away from steroid creams after what she describes as a bad experience and are able to manage Luca’s eczema by carefully ensuring he uses the products that work for his skin.

This includes avoiding ‘normal’ hand-wash, which when Luca started to use at nursery to wash his hands caused them to crack and bleed. 

‘I took in a travel bottle of the MooGoo Milk Wash for him to use instead and there was an instant change.’

‘Finding something that works for Luca’s skin was the best thing we ever did’; Zoe added.

The Aussie brand – that specialises in natural products for skin and scalp problems – started 17 years ago when founder Craig Jones’ noticed his mother was using a thick cream intended to keep cows’ udders soft and supple to relieve her psoriasis. Luca is pictured with eczema 

While he still has eczema it’s managed through using Moogoo when he has flare ups. 

‘I won’t use anything else as I don’t want him to react to it. I won’t risk it when I know what he uses works,’ Zoe added. 

‘The MooGoo creams last us for ages and we have completely stopped using steroids now. I like how there is clarity of ingredients and I know what I am using on Luca’s skin.’ 

 MooGoo Skin Soothing Set contains a creamy, hydrating cleanser, a skin calming balm and a soothing moisturiser containing 10 per cent MSM organic sulphur, Sweet Almond and Coconut Oil.

MooGoo Skin Soothing Set contains a creamy, hydrating cleanser, a skin calming balm and a soothing moisturiser containing 10 per cent MSM organic sulphur, Sweet Almond and Coconut Oil.

The Aussie brand – that specialises in natural products for skin and scalp problems – started 17 years ago when founder Craig Jones’ noticed his mother was using a thick cream intended to keep cows’ udders soft and supple to relieve her psoriasis. 

He  adapted it to soak into human skin more easily; it was dubbed ‘MooGoo’ and the name stuck.

MooGoo now sells a Sensitive Skin Balm every one minute and 30 seconds and a Milk Shampoo every two minutes. It’s available online and over the counter at pharmacy’s in Australia, including the Chemist Warehouse. 

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