Hope's Relief   

Intensive Dry Skin Rescue

Hope's Relief Intensive Dry Skin Rescue

Intensive Dry Skin Rescue

60g tube

£17.10   was £18.99  (save 10%)

Catalog ref: PB-HRC

Key Info

  • Premium relief cream.
  • Suitable for skin prone to eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis.
  • Soothes the itch.
  • Cortisone free.
  • 300mgs of actives.


This effective all-natural cream combines 5 organic herbal extracts and 3 homeopathic ingredients. It rapidly absorbs into the skin to moisturise and soften.

3 in 1 Benefits.
Moisturises - penetrates deep to soften dry skin.
Soothes - calms irritated skin.
Regenerates- leaves skin soft and supple.

Hopes Relief delivers 3 in 1 benefits by calming and soothing irritated skin, giving pleasant relief, plus also regenerating dry cracked skin. It provides a long lasting barrier, is non-staining, anti-inflamatory, anti-bacterial and is highly concentrated so a little goes a long way.


Calendula has a long tradition of use for irritated skin. Its actions are antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.

Licorice root contains a compound (glycyrrhizin) that has powerful anti-inflammatory effects.

Gotu kola has a long history of treating a range skin disorders and is said to heal without a scar.

Aloe vera is one of the great healing plants, famous for antibiotic, cooling and soothing effects. It penetrates deeply to moisturise and soften the skin, bringing great relief to itchy, dry or damaged skin.

Manuka honey from New Zealand has proven anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activity. It is used externally on sores, cuts and abrasions to help prevent infection.

Jojoba oil and vitamin E make up the moisturising base ingredients.

Baby skin can absorb and loses moisture at a faster rate than more mature skin. For babies and children with itchy, dry skin who are prone to eczema, Hope's Relief offers a natural solution to protect delicate skin and keep it healthy, soft and supple.

Because it penetrates beneath the skin's surface, Hope's Relief cream provides a longer-lasting protective barrier than other creams or lotions. It doesn't wash off in water, soak into clothing or otherwise lose effectiveness.

Free From

Mineral oils.
Coal Tar.
No Artificial Colours.
Alkaline free.


Suitable for both Face and Body.
Ideal for Babies, Children and Adults.
Soothes and protects skin.
Helps ease the itch and heal skin.
Specially formulated for those prone to eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Natural proven anti bacterial properties.
Non-staining and quickly absorbed into the skin with no greasy residue.
Can be safely used on babies, children and adults for extended periods.

To Use

Apply a small amount 3-4 times daily or as necessary.

Discontinue use if local irritation occurs. The process may take a few days to a few weeks, depending on the severity of the condition. It may make skin slightly flaky at first.

The Hopes Relief Therapeutic Cream is an integral part of the Hopes Relief Therapeutic Skincare range.

The cream has been formulated to work with the Hopes Relief Soap Free Cleansing Bar. To obtain maximum benefits for your skin it is recommended that they are used together.

Hope's Relief cream is formulated using the best natural ingredients. It is concentrated so should be used sparingly, 3 to 4 times per day, or as necessary.

Facial use: When applying to the face apply to clean, damp skin. This will help ensure a light, even application. The cream will be rapidly absorbed into the skin.

Stinging: In some severe cases where the skin is badly scratched, stinging may be experienced for one or two minutes after application. After about 2 or 3 days of regular application, the stinging should cease completely, as the skin heals. The high percentage of Manuka honey in the cream will help reduce any infection.

Switching Over from Steroid Creams: If by any chance you are presently treating your condition with a cream that contains corticosteroids (e.g. hydrocortisone), it is possible that your symptoms have been suppressed. When you stop applying cortisone, it is possible that those suppressed symptoms may flare up. Please bear this in mind when you switch over to Relief cream. It is possible that this flare-up may occur in the initial stages.

Healing Process: When you first start using Relief cream, you may experience some changes in your skin. Whilst Hope's Relief cream is an excellent moisturizer, when it comes to the lesions of Eczema or Psoriasis, it is possible that those lesions may become dry and flaky. If you notice this, then it is a good sign - it is part of the healing process.


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Additional Information

Hope's Relief is a non-steroidal cream made from a unique blend of eight, potent, natural healing ingredients. Developed in response to the need for a natural, effective alternative for relieving the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea and dry skin. Cooling and soothing it relieves itchiness and helps repair damaged skin. Hope's Relief Cream is gentle enough to be used on babies, children and adults for extended periods without harmful side affects.

Hope?s Relief combines a unique blend of eight potent, natural healing ingredients. Herbal extracts of Calendula, Licorice root and Gotu Kola are combined with soothing Aloe Vera, anti-bacterial Manuka honey and the homeopathic ingredients Sulphur, Rhus tox and Graphites, which are the principal remedies in homeopathy used in treating eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other chronic skin disorders. Applied three to four times daily, Hope?s Relief cream has proven itself to be an effective natural alternative to the more intrusive cortisone creams (topical steroids), often prescribed to sufferers.

The colour of the cream is not the conventional white but caramel, reflecting the hue of its natural ingredients. The scent is also unusual, predominantly licorice and honey. It is non-staining and quickly absorbed into the skin with no greasy residue.

Clinical trials were conducted over a period of three months, involving 34 adults and ten children suffering from various skin disorders. The results showed 93% of cases experiencing significant improvement in their symptoms. 100% natural.

Our Experts Tips

Lindsey Miller Bsc. Hons Health Sciences & Herbal Medicine
Lindsey has had over 6 years of hands-on practitioner experience as well as 6 years working in the natural products industry. Below she talks about how to look after your children's skin if they suffer from Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis or dry itchy skin conditions and some great tips for healthy skin this spring!

I often find that many people's skin conditions get better in the summer months but Spring is that funny time when we are all of a sudden bombarded with pollen allergies and for those that are affected skin can worsen.

Your eczema may be affected if you are Atopic. Atopy refers to a family tendency to develop certain allergic conditions including eczema, asthma and hay fever. In Atopy your body produces a certain type of antibody, called immunoglobulin E (Ig E), in response to harmless allergens, such as pollen and dust mites

The good news is that there are some things you can do to help.

Below are some of my top tips for Spring:

Keep a Symptom Diary, I find it useful to keep a symptom diary (also advisable if you suspect certain food triggers). Make a note of the days, time, weather conditions, and other environmental factors that are present when your or your child's allergies and eczema flare up. This will help you pinpoint vulnerable times and triggers. For example some people find windy days are worse as the wind often carries pollen and spores shaken from trees and flowers (as well as dust and mould etc) adding to the quantity in the air. You may decide this these are then good times to have indoor play day instead of that visit to the park.

Investigate Anti-histamines, some medical professionals recommend taking anti-histamines or other allergy-blockers. Book an appointment with your GP or speak to your local pharmacist to see if they can advise something that can help.

Try to limit children from scratching. Easier said than done, especially at night when this can sometimes get worse. Scratching damages the skin further resulting in exacerbation and further skin trauma. The hands are one of the worst vectors of bacteria so touching and scratching can introduce bacteria into vulnerable skin! Using natural cotton Babygro and hand mittens or a cotton "onesie" for older children, as well as keeping nails clean and short may be useful.

If dust is one of your triggers try this:

Yep, your right, what a better time for a spring clean than spring! It is not the mite itself but proteins in their droppings which are associated with irritating asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis.

Your bed is one of the worst places for dust mite exposure: make sure you wash bedding regularly, (ideally at 60 degrees centigrade or above to kill mites). An electric blanket decreases humidity in the bed which helps to keep mite numbers down in a mattress. You can also now buy allergen-proof covers.

Hoover the mattress and all soft furnishing and floors often. Use a high-filtration vacuum cleaner with filters capable of retaining a high proportion of the smallest particles (HEPA filter, S-class filter or similar).

Damp-wipe/ dust all surfaces each week

Wash washable toys at 60 degrees or if only lower temperatures are possible place the toy in a plastic bag in the freezer first for 12 hours.

Reduce humidity by increasing ventilation, opening windows regularly. Extractor fans can help too. Avoid drying your washing on the radiator!

Pets! Some of the above also applies to removing pet hair. Sadly if you have a proven allergy to your pets then the best advice is to not have one in your home, sorry!

A word about diet:

Avoid any food triggers: the more reactions you can prevent, the better!. In about 10% of cases, food is the main trigger of eczema in children, yet food may be one of the causes or exacerbating factors in about 30% of children with eczema. Common food triggers to look out for include: Dairy - cow's milk, cheese, eggs, soya, wheat, fish, nuts. Solanceae or deadly nightshade family - potatoes, aubergines, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers. I have often found orange juice can also make skin conditions worse! N.B. it is important for children to have a healthy balanced diet, if a food is suspected contact your Doctor or seek professional advice before beginning an elimination diet.

Eat the right fats: Eating the right fats may help inflammation. Omega 3 is anti-inflammatory and therefore good for irritable, sore skin conditions. Eat plenty of clean cold-water oily fish or take an Omega 3 fish oil supplement (with a good level of EPA). There are chewable and liquid versions now specifically available for children. Omega 6 is generally pro-inflammatory. Omega 6 can found in vegetable oils such as sunflower oil and margarines. These are generally high in processed foods so try to avoid them. Replace sunflower oil with olive oil when cooking.

Eat a healthy diet: Make sure you eat your 5 a day or preferably more! Carotenoids are good for the skin and generally found in orange, yellow and red fruits and vegetables. Blueberries and Avocado are also some of my favourites for healthy skin

A word about washing and products - the do's and don'ts:

Am I over- washing? I find the answer to this is usually yes! Choose showers instead of baths as long exposure to water and over washing can dry the skin: Some experts suggest it is better to bath children every other day or even only once or twice a week instead of every day if the skin is very dry. You can still "top and tail" the rest of the time, (i.e. clean bottoms, faces and hands as needed). Use plain warm water and a small amount of soap-free cleansing bar if needed. (Don't be tempted to have baths too hot!).

What to avoid: Avoid bubble baths, perfumes and harsh surfactants. Typical culprits include sodium laureth sulfate (SLS), or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES). These are found in many body washes and shampoos as a cheap foaming agent and can strip the skin of natural oils. Hopes Relief Soap-Free cleansing bar is gentle enough to use on the face and bodies of babies, infants, children and is balanced to pH 5.5 the same as skin to help maintain moisture and the skins natural oils. (TOP TIP, I like to use a little of the soap free cleansing bar or Goats Like body was on a gentle sponge as the products then go a long way) http://beautynaturals.com/product.aspx?ref=PB-GBW

Bin your toxic baby wipes: Look at the packaging of your wipes and you will find that many contain harmful ingredients ie; alcohol and perfume! If you have to use them when out and about pick those that are non-chlorine bleached, unscented and alcohol-free offering a more natural alternative or simply use a cotton or muslin wash cloth and soap-free cleansing bar. (Natracare baby wipes are free from detergents such as sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) or any of its close relatives, parabens, SHG and other types of formaldehyde releasing preservatives buy here: http://beautynaturals.com/product.aspx?ref=NC-0112

Choose the best natural products and look after the skin
Help is at hand! Hope's Relief has been formulated over 35 years of research and originally created by a Naturopath for her own daughter. Hopes Relief is now an award winning brand, Australia's No1 natural eczema cream and renowned by mothers and trusted by familiesÂ’ worldwide. Packed with Natural Active ingredients including: Hospital Grade Organic Manuka Honey NPA 10+, Gotu Kola, Aloe Vera, Organic Calendula and Licorice Root to soothe and repair damaged skin their pilot study shows that 93% of people show significant improvement. The range is suitable for all ages, even for new-born infants. It is free from sodium laurel sulphates, parabens, coal tar, artificial colours and fragrances and contains no mineral oils or petrochemicals.

Product Comments & Customer Reviews

Hope's Relief - Intensive Dry Skin Rescue

" I find the Hope's Dry Skin Rescue very good for my hands "  MS, Stamford

" Expensive but worth every penny. "  JC, Langport

" Have tried all creams on the market for eczema and this is the best I've ever used. "  CS, Banbury

" This product is excellent. "  GG, Cannock

" Really good product "  MW, Ossett

" I suffer from ezcema and finds this really helps. "  GH, Widnes

" Excellent for my dogs excema, reduces red sorness on his paws. "  MMC, Ashbourne

" After 4 years trying everything from the doctors this is the only thing that works. A wonderful product. "  MAE, Worthing

" This is our last hope for relief of an itchy skin condition which doesnt respond to anything including prescription items "  LM, Ramsgate

" I buy this product for my grand daughter who has infantile eczema and it's marvellous "  MAJ, Chester

" Thanks for stocking Hopes Relief "  DH, Exmouth

" wonderful cream "  ZS, Hounslow

" Thanks for Hopes Relief cream-still the only ointment which works for my son! ** "  JAM, St Albans