Monday, January 14, 2013

TriCalm Review


As a Moms Meet blogger, I was given the chance to apply to review a new steroid- free anti-itch gel. Both my kids (daughter 6, son 16 months) have eczema, and Winter was just beginning, so I jumped at the chance to apply. I was very excited when I got the email saying I was chosen. Every winter its a battle to keep the eczema under control especially when we go through the cold, dry spells. The itching gets so bad it keeps my daughter up at night. We use a natural cream called CJ's Butter (info found here) and it works amazing at keeping my children's skin moisturized,as well as reacts fast with eczema outbreaks. The one thing it does not do unfortunately, is help with the itching and irritation. It breaks my heart to see her suffer. My son has it so mild, itching is never an issue thankfully. We are not the kind of parents who medicate at any sign of a cold, and I try to use natural remedies and products as much as possible. So you can imagine the internal conflict I go through when the itching becomes so bad. I definitely start considering over the counter options so she can have some relief.. 
This is where the opportunity to try TriCalm comes into play. Is there really is a product on the market that can provide my daughter relief from her itching and irritation, and is steroid free? SIGN ME UP! I was like a kid in a candy store when my box showed up. It was like I hit the jackpot, I couldn't wait to test it out. There was just one problem, my daughter had not had an eczema break out in a while. We were having so much wet, humid, and warmer weather, that her eczema had not been a problem. I couldn't wish an outbreak on her, that would make me a horrible parent right? But how am I suppose to review this product by the deadline without any thing to test it on? So the TriCalm sat, and waited, and waited, and waited so patiently. Then last week a cold storm hit that brought in dry, COLD and freezing temperatures. Two days later, she is itching, so I pulled up her sleeve, and sure enough a patch of eczema had appeared. I jumped for joy, we were finally able to put this to the test. I was so excited to see if she would truly get some relief. Out of the box the TriCalm bottle came.



My daughter is so use to her usual cream, that she was really nervous about letting me put it on, but she finally agreed. Below is a picture of what her arm looked like. Not the worst breakout she has ever had. But she already had it for a few days because she had a few scabs forming where she was itching it like crazy but never told me.

I applied just a tiny dab of the gel on. A little bit goes a very long way. As you can see in the picture below, it is a clear gel. You can hardly tell I have any on my finger. But it is there, take my word for it. I love that this product is a gel vs a white cream like other ant-itch creams we have used. They always seem to leave a weird residue on the skin, and it does not spread as easily or evenly like TriCalm did. The product does not have any kind of scent to it which is a huge plus in my book. Scents in my experience equals the use of chemicals. Which only leads to more irritation and breakout, at least for my daughter.

Just a warning, even though I knew the possibility before hand, I learned my lesson the hard way. Be very careful applying it if there arebopen sores. It WILL sting! I didn't realize that one spot of her breakout was open and it stung really bad. I probably used a little too much as well, even though I hardly used much at all. I am not kidding when I say a little goes a long way. It took a good minute or two for the stinging to go away. I am sure it would not be as severe with an adult. Once she was able to concentrate on something other than the stinging, I was able to ask her some questions. Does it still itch? She thought about it for a minute and her eyes got wide, and she responded with a big happy NO!!! I couldn't believe that 1.It actually worked and 2. It worked so quickly. She was itch free for the rest of the night! Not one wake up itching her arm. I was able to use our normal cream the next day and now 2 days later it is almost all but gone. AMAZING!! This is usually at least a 1 week process of trying to get the itching to go away long enough for the breakout to heal. I am just blown away. Not one bit of itching since we applied it one time that first night. This tube of TriCalm is going on my shelf and NEVER leaving again. I will always have it on hand to help relieve my daughter's itching. My poor Sugar Bear with not have to suffer with itching any longer! I am also looking forward to taking it camping with us this Summer. I imagine it works just as great on bug bites and Poison Ivy! Can't wait to share this product with all of my friends, it truly amazed me with how well it works. Hydrocortizone doesn't even come close to working as well as TriCalm.
When I found out I was selected to review TriCalm, I was also invited to attend a webinar that included an questions and answer session with a representative from TriCalm. Here I learned so many great things about this product. It made me even more excited and anxious to try it out. Below are key facts I think everyone should know about TriCalm

*Tricalm is a Steroid-Free hydrogel used for itching,burning, and stinging
*It's formula contains COSMEDERM-7, a compound of strontium, a naturally occurring element found in leafy green vegetables.
*TriCalm is safe to use daily on kids and adults, and IS FDA-approved
*TriCalm is non-numbing, and worked on contact to provide rapid itch relief from bug bites, rashes, sunburns, poison oak/ivy, and more. It may also help relief dry skin and eczema-related symptoms.
*TriCalm does not increase sensitivity to UV rays, so its safe to use while spending time in the sun.
*TriCalm retails for $9.49 for a 2 oz tube.
   -Side Note- This is a little on the expensive side, I have to admit. However, like I have mentioned before, just a little tiny bit goes a long way. So you should be able to get plenty of use out of this tube.
Want to learn more about TriCalm? Visit http://www.tricalm.com/
Be sure to vist their FAQs page for more great commonly asked questions. You can find that here.
You can find them on Facebook and Twitter too!
facebook.com/TriCalm
Twitter.com/TriCalm

Now for more exciting stuff. I have been given TWO full size 2 oz tubes to give away to my readers. Follow a few simple steps for your chance to win TriCalm.
Step 1. Follow my blog Life with my little loves. Look on the right hand side where is says I Love my Followers and sign up to follow me!
Step 2. Comment on this post letting me know that you are following my bog, AND leave a comment telling me why you would like to win a free sample of TriCalm
Step 3. Please make sure you leave your email address in your comment so I can contact the winner.
You have until 11:59pm January 20th to enter. Two winners will be randomly chosen the morning of January 21st.Good luck!!
*This giveaway is limited to US residents only.
I have to thank Moms Meet for this wonderful opportunity. I have to admit, I probably would have over looked this product if I saw it in the stores. So thankful I now know what a great product it really is. For more information about Moms Meet please visit their website greenmomsmeet.com



** Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of
the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received
it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet
SM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My
opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media
Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.




**This giveaway has ended. You can find the winners of the giveaway here**







25 comments:

  1. Hi there! I am following your blog and I would love to win TriCalm to try on my daughter's skin. We haven't had luck with most of the products we've tried on her excema. Thank you!! lisadeck at gmail dot com

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  2. My daughter has very bad excema and her skin looks so patchy with the use of steroids. Poor lil girl cant sleep all night. Thank you.kodak006@gmail.com

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  3. i follow your blog via GFC.

    I would like to win because i get ecsema outbreaks every few weeks. currently i have one on the frontal part of my neck and its so embarrassing. people look at me like a i have some incurable disease when its just a rash.

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  6. I follow your blog via GFC (May be under RuralMama or Kelsey) my email is ruralmamak at gmail dot com

    I would like to win this giveaway because you never know what will pop up with two little girls! Mine are 3 1/2 and almost 2!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I follow you - I would love to win as my son has a skin problem and is always itching.

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  9. i would love to win tricalm because I have extremely sensitive skin. Sometimnes I get reactions and dont even know how I acquired them

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  10. my email is studying.forensix@gmail.com

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  11. I follow on gfc
    angukena@yahoo.com

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    1. My son has really dry skin that itches all the time, I would like to see if this would help his skin

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  12. suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com) Sue Bunting following via GFC and I would like to win because I have bad allergies and I would like to try this on the hives!

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  13. following your blog via GFC name Jessica Barnett I would love to win this because I have little kids and with all the things they get into this would be great.

    Jessica.barnett@live.com

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  14. I follow on GFC (phalligan1) and would love to win because I suffer from contact dermatitis, and have tried so many different creams that don't usually relieve the itching. I'd love to give this one a try. Thanks for the chance.

    p_halligan@yahoo.com

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  15. I'm following via GFC as Donna Cheatle (lilypaddj3@gmail.com)

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  16. I would like to win this because Spring is coming and that means working and playing outside. Bug bites and rashes always seem to come with that

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  17. i would luv to win because I have red marks on my arms and legs and nothing helps. thx

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  18. I just followed You on GFC as name: Fiona N

    Thank You

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  19. I am following your blog now :-) I would like to win this Tricam because it's its safe to use while spending time in the sun. It's the one that I've been looking for!

    Thank You

    Fiona N
    iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. My email: iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thank You for the giveaway

    Fiona N

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