I have extremely sensitive, reactive and eczema-prone skin. This means that I know my stuff when it comes to eczema-safe, ceramide-rich skin care products, since in all likelihood I have probably tried it, if not, at least heard about it.

When Suu Balm first came into the market, I did test their moisturiser, and I liked it. It was the only product that could literally soothe the itch. If you suffer from eczema, you know the feeling of immense pleasure you get by itching yourself till you bleed. Once you start itching, it’s literally impossible to stop, and I have scars to prove my point. While this might sound overly dramatic, and even gross to those who don’t have eczema, I know that my fellow eczema sufferers will be able to relate.

The new Rapid Itch Relief Moisturiser retains the rapid itch relief effect, light texture and skin-identical ceramides of the original, but is now 100% clean and preservative free, and has more types of skin-identical ceramides, along with natural moisture boosters.

When you suffer from eczema, a cream rich in ceramides is something you should always look out for. Ceramides help create a barrier to prevent permeability. This basically means that it locks moisture into your skin, which in turn helps prevent dryness and irritation, and this allows eczema skin to heal and become more resistant to symptoms.

Another key ingredient is Menthol, which is used for its cooling properties. How many of you guys have rubbed Axe oil or some sort of cooling ointment on your itch to get a brief respite from the torment? I for one am guilty of it. This is because menthol works by activating a cold receptor on the sensory nerves within the skin, temporarily blocking the itch, leaving behind a cool soothing sensation.

Now before you start rubbing Axe oil all over your body, it’s important to note that the menthol used in Suu Balm is in a concentration that is effective and yet non-irritative. So put down the bottle of Axe oil. It’s not a long term solution.

While a mentholated balm will give you instant cooling relief, it is actually not good for damaged and inflamed eczema skin. This is why Suu Balm uses just the right amount of non-drying menthol within a super moisturising and skin barrier repairing base, to enhance the delivery of the anti-itch ingredient and to prolong the duration of its anti-itch effect. The moisturising ingredients are important in correcting the underlying cause of the itch, which is dryness. In the short-term users can enjoy symptom-relief and in the long-term they will enjoy skin repair and healing.

Do I think it’s worth getting? Yes I do. It is a good product and I have got relief from the itch using it. If you have eczema, sensitive, dry or irritated skin, you will benefit from this product.

The Suu Balm Rapid Itch Relief Moisturiser is available in 2 sizes – $21.90, 75ml and $49.90 350ml and is available at Guardian, Watsons, Unity as well as Suu Balm’s official online stores.

Until 24 February 2021, Suu Balm Rapid Itch Relief Moisturiser will be having a 20% promotion across Guardian, Watsons and Unity stores, so if you suffer from eczema or itchy reactive skin, I would strongly suggest you grab yourself a tube!