This review is based on my daughter's use. She has pretty severe eczema on her belly, back and under her neck (I say under, because there are still cute rolls there ^.^) that she digs at. I know they itch, and I feel so bad for her.
We've tried everything. Cetaphil, CeraVe, Curel, Eucerin, Neutrogena, Aveeno, seriously… you name it. We even got a prescription from her pediatrician that isn't even helping.
I was desperate, so I went online and looked at lush to see if they had anything to aid her. I came across this cream, and decided to stop in and grab a tub. I was a little apprehensive because it doesn't seem like you get mush for $27, but I was willing to try anything for my poor little one. I also figured if I didn't like it, I could return it with the receipt due to their awesome return policy.
The first use, I saw a reduction in the redness. It wasn't too dramatic, and it didn't take it all completely away, but I continued. Now here we are, a week later and it's pretty much gone. All of it. She's always so soft, no more rough patches, I love it! It doesn't smell amazing, but it's not bad by any means.
I'll definitely keep repurchasing. This is the only thing that has even put a dent in my daughter's eczema.
I purchased this from Lush following the hype and all the reviews.
I am a bit 'meh' about this product, it is just OK and for the price, I wasn't too impressed with it. I don't have problem skin on my body, so I am pleased for those who used it for eczema and it helped, but for me I wasn't overly thrilled with it.
A little bit goes a long way
I actually do like the smell of it
Does leave skin feeling nice and non-greasy
Didn't live up to the hype, for me personally.
Would I repurchase? No.
I absolutely LOVE everything about this product. I get really dry and scaly hands in the winter and my knuckles even crack a lot because they get so dry. I used this on my hands and elbows for less then a week and they were completely soft and not dry at all anymore. I love the smell of it swell but I understand that this is not a scent that everyone would like because it is florally and kind of strong. If you have dry skin this product will solve your problems better than another cream. You'll notice a difference after one use.
My toddler had eczema mostly concentrated on the trunk of her body which started last December (cold/dry weather) so i tried cetaphil and cerave to treat the problem but it didnt seem to work. With Lush's Dream Cream, i applied the cream generously over the problematic areas after each bath each night for a few weeks and now she is eczema free.
Lets talk Bout the scent, I'm not a fan of the floral, lavender, tea tree, chamomile scent but these properties does great for the skin and more. Just dont hold it up to nose is all im saying cause it can be strong.
The consistency of the cream is thick from the cocoa butter and sticky from the essential oils so that it will absorb better into your skin leaving you with a smooth finish. I should also mention that i feel relaxed after inhaling the essential oils after a while.
Definitely would recommend this product to anyone with problematic skin.
I bought this cream after read all the reviews here. The texture is nice, creamy and light, very easy to apply and be absorbed by the skin. But it doesn't seem to moisturize. I started trying this on my hands only because of the smell (fear how I'm going to smell after apply this all over my body), I had to keep reapplying the cream on my hands once every 20 minutes or so. So my 1st impression is the cream is not worth the $$$. Now the smell, I can't stand the strange herbal smell. It makes me feel nauseous when I used it. The day I returned this (after had been using it for the entire morning, thought to give it a last try), my hands got a reaction from it with red patches all over them. Now that's scary. Very glad I returned it. 3 stars for the nice texture, almost all natural ingredients, and convenient jar packaging.
I must be the only person in the would who hates this product. Now, I will warn you that I am going to sound biased, but I had a terrible skin reaction when I tried it. And I gave it a fair shot! I wore it every day for weeks, and I was getting bumpy and rashy! Wish I had stopped sooner, but no matter now.
In addition, it smells horrible because of the tea tree oil. I can't use the stuff, I'm psychologically scarred from my skin's reaction. But if you like tea tree, go for it. Skin patch test it, first. Samples, samples, samples.
OMG i really don't want to offend anybody but how can you wear this body cream with that smell ? I have being reading about Lush dream cream for ages and just order it few weeks ago out of curiosity and especially because of the high raves. I have never being in to LUSH as i was living in Greece for long time and was hard to find as well as swap ...odd . Then i moved to UK and you can order online. So i decide to order the dream cream as i was buying as well the oatfix mask recommended highly for dry skin ( not happy either but will write another review for it ) anyway while i was paying one shipping i decide to buy the long wishing to try dream cream as well. When the cream arrive ..first the pot is so inconvenient to use . I mean you have to put inside your hands to take the cream out and this go all under your nails. Hate it .. But anyway if i loved the cream i would had to live with this.
The cream it self is nice texture and do apply nice and soft as well as leaving the skin very soft. So i do like a lot the texture and results BUT THEN ... I couldn't possible understand how so many people like the smell . I m sorry but it really smell bad to me. I feel like i have been in to the hospital or pharmacy. Smell of medicine or something. Honestly i wont ever even think to go to bed sleeping next to my boyfriend smelling like this. Neither my kids like when i use this. So is not only me.
I do respect people that have said that have skin issues and this cream is good for them or / and helped. But in my case i have no issues with my skin so couldn't ever see my self wearing this smell. And i will use this to finish the pot as i have promise to stop buying and throwing products but i will only use when i m alone around the house and cover the smell with good amount of my perfume on top.
Sorry if i ruin the lovely dream cream reviews but i have being honest.
I got a small tub of this in a goodie bag during a LUSH grand opening. I have eczema patches on my hands, arms, and legs, and after years of trying to find the right products to soothe my skin and resigning to a regimen of steroid creams, I've finally found something that works! This fall and winter my flareups, especially on my hands, have been the worst since five years back. While other creams merely moisturize, Dream Cream also calms down the itching so that I can stop scratching so much and let my skin heal. Only a small amount is needed; otherwise it will leave your skin greasy. The scent isn't exactly to die for--it's a strong, herbal smell from the tub--but it fades quickly to the light, doughy scent of oats. It's also pricey, as are LUSH products in general, but it's definitely worth the money, and it's something that I'll surely be purchasing again.
Aah I really like this product! It is very rich, but it goes into the skin very quickly and leaves a soft, oily layer and doesn't stick. It's really gentle to the skin and spreads out evenly, so you don't have to use a lot. I even recommended it to my sister, who has a very dry skin and suffered from light eczema, and Dream Cream turned out very well for her.
I like the smell (it's kind of medicinal), but I don't like the packaging: since the cream is so thin, you don't want to drop your jar because you will lose like 1/2 of its contents within a few seconds. And since it's so thin, I really wonder why they didn't put it into a pump bottle because that would be a lot more hygienic, especially since Lush doesn't use preservatives.
I got this as part of a set, which I'm happy about as if I'd bought the full sized version I would have been disappointed and very annoyed at forking out 11.25GBP on something which I find pretty horrible.
First off the scent of this is appalling! It's something like lavender mixed with milk, mixed with the musty smell you get when you leave wet towels in the bottom of a sports bag. Believe me, this is NOT something I want to be applying to my skin on a daily basis, especially when I'm mixing with other people who may be able to smell it on me.
The other major issue for me is that it's actually not that good at moisturising my skin. For a product that bills itself as being the ideal solution for hot, itchy skin, I was expecting soooo much more than this delivered. I get VERY itchy skin on my legs especially in winter, so was looking forward to seeing what this would do. But the truth is it's done very little. My skin still gets dry, it still itches (particularly after swimming) and I have to contend with the smell of it too! Sorry LUSH, but this one's not for me - I'll be going back to my TBS Olive Body Butter or Clinique Body Butter after this is used up.