Child farm cream

Posted Thu 5 Apr 2018 9.20am by Amybx

Hi everyone, was just wondering if anyone has tried the cream “ child farm “ that everyone is raving about at the moment. I couldnt find it anywhere at first but then I found it in superdrug but it was the cream that had a grapefruit & tea tree oil scent, it actually made my paoriasis worse! Typical. But then I found the child farm “ slight fraganced “ but yet again after a week I have came out in a rash & also my psoriasis patches are really red & sore! I was just wondering if anyone has tried it and thinks I should give it more time to work, also does anyone have any tips for dry hair lines? My scalp psoriasis is worse than my skin & was looking to see if anyones got any ideas on shampoos & even good moisturisers? Thanks :) x

Posted Thu 5 Apr 2018 4.12pm by Toodlesoodles

I've been using it. It's a good moisturiser - no more, no less.

Posted Thu 5 Apr 2018 4.46pm by Amybx

Do you feel like it has helped your psoriasis?

Posted Fri 6 Apr 2018 11.07am by Toodlesoodles

It's helped in terms of keeping the psoriasis moisturisered, better than some moisturisers I've been prescribed but it hasn't done anything in the way of clearing the psoriasis up, no.

Posted Fri 6 Apr 2018 12 noon by JoJo

Iv tried the child’s farm, not as good as some moisturisers Iv used, tbh Iv tried so many and gave up, the only thing that works for me is uvb light therapy, been using a Sunbed ( carefully) and within 2-3 weeks was completely gone x

Posted Fri 6 Apr 2018 12.08pm by Amybx

That is great news! I tried the light treatment but it was so far to travel to only be in the sunbed for seconds! Do you use them & shop sunbeds? X

Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 12.33pm by Metarie1985
Beauty standard ignorer, unapologetic P sufferer for 10 years, determined to stay positive!

I'll be honest, about 6 people sent me a link about this and I just felt like the girl who had 'discovered' it had very mild P and hadn't really been moisturising her skin. I'm so cynical these days :-/

Nevertheless, my mum bought me some and I've been using that on one leg and Aveeno on the other.

After about 3 weeks I'm seeing no difference. I think it's too thin/light, doesn't provide enough of a barrier and I have to reapply a few times to keep my skin as moisturised as the Aveeno does.

Basically, save your money and ask your GP to prescribe Aveeno. I get a 500ml bottle every month and it's amazing in general. Doesn't clear up my skin but it's a better moisturiser than anything else I've tried (and weirdly it's actually a fabulous primer if you wear foundation!).

Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 1.48pm by Amybx

I have never tried Aveeno, will have to try it! Out of all the creams i have ever tried ( and i have tried A LOT!! ) e45 has been the best, i wear fake tan aswell to try hide my paoriasis & its always good to put on before i apply fake tan as the tan can dry out my skin!

Posted Wed 11 Apr 2018 8.28pm by Steph5970

I spent weeks searching high and low for this cream after using steroid creams for years hoping it would end all that i read so many "amazing" reviews about it, only for it to make my psoriasis worse to the point it's even on the soles of my feet now. I wouldn't recommend it and I fully get everyone's skin reacts differently with each treatment so I'm currently using balneum bath oil betamethasone valerate steriod cream and raw coconut oil really hoping they'll work as I'm currently covered.

Posted Thu 12 Apr 2018 7.49am by Amybx

Ano its so frustrating that I am seeing all over facebook that child farm cream is “ curing “ psoriasis!! Do you use enstilar?

Posted Thu 12 Apr 2018 8.11pm by Hilary

I have started using Childfarm moisturiser, has not cleared as some people claim , but has helped a lot and taken redness away , more comfortable than double base. I found with aveeno made me itch and my psoriasis worse., every case is different that's problem with psoriasis, just as you think you found something it leaps back, doctor in 1969 told me to learn to live with it, unfortunately he was right, I am persevering with Childfarm and hope it keeps psoriasis more under control.

Posted Fri 13 Apr 2018 12.49pm by Metarie1985
Beauty standard ignorer, unapologetic P sufferer for 10 years, determined to stay positive!

Any article or person who claims to 'cure' psoriasis is talking out their bum. There is no cure. And quite frankly, the cost of prescriptions for long term sufferers like us is so huge to the NHS, that if there *was* a cure, you can be damned sure it would be being used!

Aveeno for the win, I just love the stuff. It leaves a great smooth base, I don't use fake tan but it keeps foundation in place and unflakey for hours when my face is acting up.

Posted Sun 15 Apr 2018 6.44pm by Sarah Donegan

I tried the Childsfarm, it was a good moisturiser but like Metarie1985 says Aveeno all the way! doesn't sure it but does make it smoother. I am still looking for that miracle.

Posted Sun 15 Apr 2018 9.16pm by Gaming Empty Nester

Aveeno was greatly reduced at ocado recently I stocked up for husband, daughters and I.

At long last people know not to buy me toiletries!

Posted Fri 20 Apr 2018 3.22pm by OhNo_NotAgain? (edited Sat 28 Apr 2018 8.12am by OhNo_NotAgain?)

I have been using Child Farm for just about 6 weeks on persistent plaque psoriasis on my elbows and a new outbreak of Guttate psoriasis all over my body that just appeared around 4 weeks ago.

Like many others I read online that it was practically a miracle treatment. Well, it certainly is not for me. It is simply a moisturiser, and not quite as good as Doublebase at that. It does have a nice citrus smell as well. Perhaps I was expecting too much from Childs Farm after the glowing endorsements that I had read.

I also tried MooGoo - not impressed at all, and it has what I think is a quite unpleasant smell.

One of the best non-steroid treatments I have found for moisturising and calming my elbows has been Vitamin E Night Cream from BodyShop.

Posted Fri 20 Apr 2018 4.10pm by Metarie1985
Beauty standard ignorer, unapologetic P sufferer for 10 years, determined to stay positive!

Gaming Empty Nester - It's on the NHS prescription list - you should be able to get it much cheaper that way (or free if you're in Scotland/on income support etc). I went through a phase of feeling slightly guilty about using the NHS for something I can get over the counter, but when I had a bad guttate flare up last year I was literally going through 500ml a week which was £40+ a month on moisturisers alone. Oooft. Now it's calmed down it lasts for ages.

Amybx - I'm only using Enstilar foam at the moment. Supposed to be every other day but I find it works better if I use it every day for 3/4 days then give myself a break for the same. The good thing is that I've been using it on/off for a year and can still see quite quick results so only really use it intensively if I know I'll want to expose more skin. Skin goes back to a normal texture but still pink and splotchy. But I'll take it. For me it's a lot more upsetting to feel rough and flakey than it is to be slightly patchwork in appearance!

Posted Tue 24 Apr 2018 6.56am by Charliegford

I love the Child Farm moisturiser, it is by no means a miracle cure. But for me it reduces the redness and flakeyness and stops any itch almost immediately. I use twice a day straight after getting out of the shower. For plaque psoriasis on my knees and elbows and guttuate on legs, torso and arms.

I started Cyclosporine 4 days ago and I can honestly say it’s already working so well. I’m almost totally clear and am on a 5 week course of tablets. No scary side effects as of yet. It’s ok using creams and lotions but I think you should see about getting on some meds and attacking the P from the inside.

Hope this helps :)



Posted Tue 24 Apr 2018 2pm by Mrmosteye1426

The grapefruit and organic tea tree is clearing mine up so good..amazing stuff

Posted Tue 24 Apr 2018 2.02pm by Mrmosteye1426 (edited Tue 24 Apr 2018 2.03pm by Mrmosteye1426)

Im fiding it hard to understand why people are finding it hard to get hold of...Boots asda sell it...and an

Mazon and boots online

Posted Wed 25 Apr 2018 9.41am by shy_girl1988

I haven't found an once of difference with my skin since using it. Just a nice smelling moisturiser to be honest. I just keep it at work and use it when I feel my skin needs some moisture. I do like the fact that's it's not greasy at all :) I really did have high hopes for this product,

Posted Sat 28 Apr 2018 6.17am by Dougs1

Hi everyone I’m new to the forums but not to p.

I’ve been reading about child’s farm got it and it makes no difference at all. Now I’m trying udderly smooth and it’s a really good moisturiser nd lasts all day.

My biggest problem is my nails and when you talk to the docs they just fob you off with a different excuse every time. Anybody any ideas??

Posted Sat 28 Apr 2018 8.08am by OhNo_NotAgain?

@dougs1: whan you say you are being fobbed off with a different excuse each time, what do you actually mean? Are they refusing to treat you or examine you, or are they not offerring a miracle cure ?

Fortunately, I do not suffer from nail psoriais (touch wood), but if anything like treating a fungal infection in the nails or nail bed, I can imagine it could be very difficult and slow to treat.

Just wondering, have you read the info leaflet on this site about nail psoriasis?

Posted Sat 28 Apr 2018 9.11am by Dougs1

Hi when I ask about treatment for them I’m told it takes ages , well I’ve all the time in the world. Or they actually brush over it with a ehh mm yeah , let’s treat your other parts on your body . When I said that 5 of my fingers were affected he said that means 5 aren’t 😳.

No I’ve just signed onto the site so no had a look at nail psoriasis yet.

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