Atopy runs in our family. This means a terrible triad of eczema, allergic rhinitis and asthma (luckily only my immediate cousin has that and none of us in our nuclear family). Besides genetics, there are a lot things that can be done to protect my children from having itchy and inflamed skin. Preventing it from flaring up using suitable products is the best way to stop all the troubles.
Once the eczema flares, it's important to keep it under control with as needed steroid based creams and lots of emollients because when left unchecked, the skin can break which may become a portal of entry for infection besides being unsightly and extremely itchy. The vicious cycle of itchiness, scratching and inflammation cause the skin to thicken in a process called lichenification. Unfortunately, anti-itch medications can't be used in children younger than 2 years old because it could make them too sedated.
We recently tried ATONO2 Oxygen Baby Travel kit which contains
1. Oxygen Baby Soothing Gel 30g soothes the inflamed skin to reduce itchiness.
2. Oxygen Baby Lotion 30g gets absorbed fast to boost skin hydration without residue.
3. Oxygen Baby Cream 30g works similar to the gel in relieving eczema.
4. Baby Slightly Acid Bath and Shampoo 30g is great for both hair and body cleansing, as well as maintaining skin pH around 5.7
So are you wondering what does ATONO2 mean?
It is a skincare brand specializes in baby products, especially for those who have dry and sensitive skin prone to eczema and allergies. Famous in Korea, it's widely publicised in News Media and Korean TV programs. It has obtained ECOCERT (meaning all ingredients are organic) and approval by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
The ambassador is none other than the soccer player ‘Dong-guk Lee’ and his children, are popular and featured in a Korean TV reality show called ‘Superman Is Back’. ATONO2 has also won numerous awards as listed above.
ATO (sensitive skin) + o2 (Oxygen water)! This has high oxygen concentration which hydrates and heal the inflamed skin better.
Oxygenated water makes up the top of the active ingredient list. Others include
- scutellaria baicalensis
- white willow
-macadamia ternifolia seed oil
-Epidermal Growth Factor
These are combinations of natural plant extracts that soothes and calms irritated, inflamed skin, as well as hydrating and maintaining a good skin pH balance. It also helps the skin to repair and heal itself. Of course, ATONO2 does not contain artificial colouring, fragrance, talc, paraben and steroid. As I have mentioned before in this article, steroid free preparation can be used in mild eczema cases. But correct usage of steroid based products under your doctor's direction should not have serious side effects.
What does Dr Yingzangel think?
Baby Yi has started to teeth so he tends to drool a lot. This has created irritated and inflamed skin around his upper chest. He's only prone to having an exaggerated skin reaction to insect bites. And oh boy, he can really scratch! At one point, he got really bad impetigo that looks so roundish (I was asked whether those were inaccidental injury!) Unfortunately I did not have any photos when it was at its worse. Only when it's already much improved a few days after using ATONO2.
Look at how ATONO2 has helped him. It soothes the bitten or inflamed skin and prevent him from scratching and going into the vicious cycle. Back to the happy and bubbly baby who is no longer cranky!
Where to get ATONO2 Baby products? Get on to Ippuni website, Shopee or at selected Multicare Pharmacy and Sensey Pharmacy.