Terracotta Skin Care is an all-natural skincare collection with body butter, lip balm, and lotion bars. Everything is plastic-free with options for unscented shea butter-based moisturizers safe for an eczema baby’s skin. With ingredients like shea butter and hemp seed oil, I was excited to try the product and give you a review.
I was lucky enough to get a hold of three unscented products. I tried the body butter and lotion bar on the boys and I’ll admit I kept the lip balm for myself. Keep reading to see what I thought about the products and how to use them on eczema skin.
What Makes Terracotta Skin Care Unique
I’m always on the search for all-natural products to replace store-bought brands. I feel that the lack of chemicals is something we should strive for in all our product choices.
One thing that you may not know about me is I’m a bit of an environmental enthusiast. If it can help the planet I try to gravitate towards it.
I don’t like to impose my beliefs on anyone, but I don’t think it’s bad to say I want to do my part. I also believe that companies need to do more simply because their footprints are bigger.
Kelly the owner and co-founder of Terracotta has a mission “to nourish your skin with only safe and effective ingredients, without contaminating our planet.”
So, while it’s wonderful that the natural ingredients in Terracotta Skin Care are great for eczema skin, what draws me to them is their ability to think about the bigger picture. Getting rid of plastic packaging is the start we need. Imagine if every bottle of lotion we’ve all tried did the same.
I mean seriously, we eczema moms need to try a lot of products to find the right one. This gives me a little less guilt knowing I’m not adding more plastic to the trash after the 100th time I’ve applied moisturizer to my little one.
So knowing what I knew about Terracotta being environmentally friendly I was excited to try them.
I’ve dealt with natural products before and I have to be honest that having things shipped in the heat of the west coast is a bad idea. I received the products in June and was excited to see nothing was leaking and everything was intact.
The natural packaging had me worried, but I was willing to take the risk for the environment. I had no reason to worry about the packaging everything was beautiful and sturdy.
It turns out I was right to be worried about the heat because when I oped the body butter it was a beautiful oily liquid. Would you believe I didn’t spill a drop either? Sitting at room temperature it would’ve solidified rather quickly, but a quick tip: just pop products in the fridge to get cool if you want them solid right away.
Another thing I like to do is pull out the mixer and whip it up if you’re feeling fancy, but it’s not necessary just preference. I didn’t whip this one up, but I have whipped up previous products that melted.
So, I didn’t spill a drop when I opened the eczema body butter initially, but my youngest is curious and I repositioned opened and closed the packaging a couple of times so that I could take a picture and….
Well spilled some, but not all of it. Just enough for us to try it right then and there. The product went on smooth and still gave me a protective layer of moisture. I even let my little helper use some right away and he and his skin loved it.
This worked out perfectly because I test everything on myself before I try it on the boys. If I have an issue with it I know their sensitive skin can’t take it.
I then try the product on my youngest. Although he’s younger his skin is more accepting of different products because he has fewer allergies.
Finally, I try the new product on my oldest, my eczema baby who taught me everything I know. I like to save amazing products like these for flare-up days. Luckily for us, he hadn’t been flaring too bad. So I gave the product a try on him a week later right out of the shower. Usually, in the morning I’ll need to reapply moisture, but he didn’t need it, his skin was just as moisturized as it had been the night before.
How The Product Worked on Our Skin
It worked for all of us for long-lasting moisture and no worries of irritation. It actually made everyone’s skin soft and smooth. In the summer I have dry skin that gets itchy because I just don’t put lotion on as much as I need to. This kept my skin itch-free without needing to constantly reapply.
Every time you read about a natural product they say a little goes a long way. But this time it really does, especially in the summer. If you put too much you will have a very thick layer. I can’t wait to use it in the winter!
When it cooled down for a few days in September I actually waited to update this review for you. The boys started daycare and there have been multiple dairy mishaps causing flare-ups everywhere.
His skin has been loving the body butter, it helps soothe the itching and takes away the dryness giving him a thick protective layer over the bumps.
My favorite thing was the lotion bar, I was able to take out of the container and slather over fast-moving children. I’m usually an advocate for creams over lotions, but this time the lotion wasn’t watered down and in a convenient form.
Though again, I’m a mom, so everything is always a total mess and this was the boy’s favorite too. They got a hold of the lotion bar popped it out, and thought Batman could use some moisture too.
The secret gem was for me. Don’t forget to take care of yourself to mama. The lip balm was everything I needed. Instead of throwing it in my bag as I do with other chapsticks, I kept it on the bathroom sink.
I put some on my lips at the end of my facial skincare routine at night and in the morning after I washed my face, and my lips have never been softer. I love love it and it has become one of my personal skincare new favorite things.
My youngest loves it too. When he sees me using it he puckers up his little lips and says “has some?”
What Products are Best for Eczema
For eczema, you’ll probably want to gravitate towards the unscented cream. With that, you’ll be able to really create a barrier to hold in moisture and keep allergens out. If you have a problem with fragrance or artificial ingredients you won’t have to worry about these products.
The ingredients include:
- Shea butter (organic, unrefined, free trade)
- Sunflower seed oil (organic, unrefined)
- Hemp seed oil (organic, unrefined)
- Honey (raw, unfiltered)
- Vitamin E oil (organic, unrefined)
- Arrowroot powder (organic)
Something about natural products is healing as well, so when Eli got hives from some unknown attack and when Emmy got itchy from the grass, this is the product we would use for helping with itchiness and healing.
I hope you give TerraCotta a try if for no other reason than the companies environmentally friendly approach. With winter coming I think it’s also worth it to go for a heavier product if you’ve been having issues with keeping moisture in or protecting the skin.
This will be something that can help you cut down on the amount of time you spend reapplying and it will last a while. We could all use that since with eczema we are constantly needing more and more products.
Trying a New Skin Care Product
As always, it’s all about the entirety of the routine and I still believe that applying to damp skin is the way to go. It helps you smooth in the thick product and ensures your sealing in moisture.
If you follow my previous routines and replace Terracotta as your main moisturizer you won’t need to top with Aquaphor or anything else. In fact, I would even suggest you use Terracotta Body Butter to take its place in the routine, so you don’t have to deal with controversial petroleum-based products.
So overall I think Terracotta is great for a multitude of skincare uses. When got it I never thought I would be adding it into my facial skincare routine. However, I believe it’s best for eczema especially for those who are dealing with dry skin and itching. I’m glad I was able to try a product that had something for mom too.