Sasha's Eczema Journey

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“Eczema made me feel like I didn’t know how to take care of myself.”

Sasha has lived with eczema since she was a baby—and like a lot of people with eczema, she’s tried everything out there.  Sasha’s eczema journey started with a dispiriting visit to her dermatologist.

Sarah Harris | February 17th, 2023

“I went to a dermatologist, and he had just five minutes for me,” Sasha recounted.

He told me there was not much anyone could do for eczema and if it got really bad, the best they could offer was a cortisone shot.”

“I left his office filled with anger and disgust, knowing that I hadn't received proper care. Within a month I was on the lifelong journey to study ‘alternative’ health in all of its facets.”

There were so many solutions that didn't really solve anything.

The search for a safe and effective eczema solution is frustrating, time consuming, and expensive. It’s easy to go down internet rabbit holes that recommend everything from coconut oil and elimination diets to no moisture therapies and Ayurveda. Random strangers on the street offer unsolicited recommendations when they see that you have a visible flare.. Sasha tried it all:

“I have done food allergy testing... made total diet changes based on the results of the tests plus my own observations about what foods work for me and what don't,” she explained. “I have taken the fish oil and vitamin C combo most frequently advised for eczema and allergy sufferers. I have been in acupuncture for years-long stretches. I use adaptogenic and nervine herbs, and I have made a consistent effort to exercise on a daily basis in order to manage stress and blood cortisol levels, and I sauna and hot spring as often as I can.”

In addition to pursuing lifestyle changes, Sasha was also on the hunt for a topical product that would help her skin.

“I have had very little luck with any topicals, mainstream or alternative, until Gladskin. Hydrocortisone creams only help for a day or two, and then they do nothing.”

“Salves and lotions of all kinds purporting to heal eczema have often made my eczema hot and itchy and much worse. It always made me feel like, ‘Does anyone even understand what eczema is really like?!’”

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Sasha’s frustration grew—nothing she tried seemed to work. And it took a toll on her emotional wellbeing.

“The most irritating thing to me about eczema is that it makes me feel like I don't know how to take care of myself. I try everything under the sun to manage it and still it won't go away,” Sasha explained. “It makes me feel out of control and full of despair that my body is broken and I have no idea how to fix it.”

The feelings that Sasha experienced are all too common among people with eczema. Dealing with a difficult flare can leave you ashamed and discouraged.  It can be challenging to explain what’s happening with your skin to concerned friends and nosy strangers. You may try to hide your skin under clothing or makeup. It becomes a self-perpetuating cycle of stress—your eczema flares, which stresses you out, which makes your skin flare even more.

It’s time to break the stress-flare cycle.

When Sasha first heard about Gladskin on my favorite podcast, she was experiencing her most distressing flare in years.

“At its worst, my eczema gets so irritated that every bit of adrenaline or stress in my body causes my skin to start itching within mere moments,” Sasha said.

Combine that with the pandemic, wildfires and extreme smoke in Sasha’s area, and family coming to visit—voila, a major flare that then refused to let up.

It's actually a miracle I ordered Gladskin after all of these letdowns,” she said, “but when you suffer from eczema you are always hoping that something new will come along.”

Sasha's hand eczema before Gladskin was red, scaly, and itchy around the knuckles.

Before Gladskin

Sasha after Gladskin. Her hand eczema has cleared up, allowing her to wear a big, stylish ring on her hand.

After Gladskin

For Sasha, Gladskin was a game-changer.

“Gladskin feels like a protective coating more than a cream. It does not irritate my skin at all like the many other products I've tried, and it calms down the hot and swollen skin immediately.”

She was finally able to get her skin under control.

“My experience has been a mind blower. I used Gladskin several times a day for the first week until my flare abated. Then I used it once a day for another few weeks, and now I put it on when I get out of the shower (a few times a week… it's cold here and I'm not a daily shower person) just as a preventative measure. I have needed a product like this my entire life.”

Gladskin Eczema Cream is the first-of-its-kind in flare care. Formulated with Gladskin’s patented endolysin  Micreobalance®, the Eczema Cream is clinically proven to reduce eczema symptoms including itch and redness. It rebalances the skin microbiome and hydrates the skin barrier. Plus it’s formulated with minimal ingredients to be truly friendly to sensitive skin.

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I am a pharmacist, and have tried so many products for my daughter (now 2 years old), this is the first product that has keep her eczema from flaring up. I use this twice a day almost daily on her. Would highly recommend this product. Also, my dermatologist impressed with the results!

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My 4 year old daughter has been dealing with eczema on the tops of her hands/wrists and inner elbows. We have even been on rX steroids. But those can be very abrasive and only deal with things AFTER a flare up. We tried gladskin, and immediately ordered bottle #2! What a difference maker. In less than 48 hours, her rough, scaly, red skin that she would often itch until it would bleed was clear and has continued to be! We are so happy it is safe to use as often as we need. We barely need to use any to keep the flares away. This is the best thing we have ever used...and it is not even close!

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This is the first time in over 9 years that my skin is not ITCHING! My overall health is improving since my sleep has improved! The cream dries quickly. I use it on my whole body after a shower. The only drawback of using so much is the bottle is not that large. It is worth it to me to stock up! And keep myself covered in the cream

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I don't usually leave reviews on products, but this eczema treatment line is amazing! I have been struggling with a really bad eczema breakout for a few months, and this is the first treatment that has cleared it up. I can now make it through the day without feeling like I need to apply more lotion every few hours. It is worth every penny!!

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