Esemtan: I Found A Relief For My Dry Skin.

I used to think the only way to combat dry skin is by applying body lotion. As a result, I have tubs and tubs of body lotion, creams and oils. You name it, I've probably tried it.

Turns out, I'm not alone. Almost a million people in Singapore suffer dry and itchy skin. While we try to combat further moisture loss by applying hydrating lotion, what we should have done instead is replacing ordinary harsh soap or body wash that strips away our skin's natural protection.

I was introduced to Esemtan a few weeks ago. Their skin care range is great for people with dry skin, yet gentle enough for sensitive skin, babies and elderly.

Esemtan Wash Lotion $19.75/500ml, $35.30/1L

Esemtan Wash Lotion is a mild soap-free wash lotion that can be used for facial, body and hair. It has low 5.0 pH balance and contains a protective moisturiser and oil restoring substances that makes everyday use possible. After a shower with Esemtan Wash lotion, my skin feels thoroughly clean without feeling tight.

You know how some mild products don't have any foam/lather? I'm the kind of person who loves a good lather, and Esemtan doesn't disappoint. You probably can't tell from the packaging, but Esemtan Wash Lotion smells pretty good too.

I think people with skin problems like eczema and itchy skin would find Esemtan most beneficial. It contains Allantoin that helps to relieve skin irritation and accelerate cell regeneration. It is effective yet gentle enough that it doesn't sting your eyes.

I read that this product from Germany also cleanses the bathroom as we rinse away the wash lotion. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. No wonder it is the choice wash lotion for Singapore's healthcare professionals.

Esemtan Skin Balm $20/500ml

My aunt once told me the best time to apply body lotion is right after a bath because there's still some water on our skin. Thus it helps in sealing in the moisture. I believe her because at 50 years old, she is often mistaken for being in her late 30s.

This is why I'm glad to try Esemtan Skin Balm. It has an oil-in water emulsion that permeates deeply into the skin. I like how it sinks into the skin with just a few rubs and doesn't have a greasy residue. My skin feels soft and protected.

Esemtan Skin Balm has been dermatologically tested to reduce skin irritation*. It has a light mild scent that's rather pleasant.

Esemtan Cleansing Foam $21.50/500ml

So what is a cleansing foam? I wondered the same when I received the product. Esemtan Cleansing Foam cleans dirty skin gently, deodorises and reduces germs. It is a practical solution for bedridden and incontinent patients.

To use, shake the can thoroughly. Press the nozzle downwards and spray foam onto skin areas to be cleaned from approximately 20cm. Leave it on for a while and wipe clean with disposable cloths.

Schulke recommend this for use on body and perineal areas. It is suitable for young children above the age of 3.

Esemtan range of products are manufactured by Schulke & Mayr, a pharmaceutical company with over 125 years experience in protecting people against infections and contaminations. 

You can purchase Esemtan at Guardian, Unity, Watsons, independent pharmacies (Pink Beauty, Beauty Essential), and BHG.

Skin tolerability test, Dr. Ippen, 1996

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My Little Georgia is 1!

Once upon a time, a little girl named Georgia turned one. Her family celebrated her birthday over a simple lunch with friends. It was held at Penang Street Restaurant, Funan Digital Mall, because her dad loves Penang food, and well, who says you can't have assam laksa and char kway teow at a first birthday party? It is not a usual kids party venue, but since Georgia and her sister and their friends' offsprings were mostly toddlers, her parents got away with a catered-for-adults kind of party. 

All in, it took her mother about an hour to put everything together. It's hard work. You know, having to make a call to persuade the restaurant to let them have a party there (they don't usually do parties), made another call to Petite Bakehouse to order the cake, and typed a whole lot of Whatsapp messages as invitations. 

Surprisingly, people actually turned up, had fun and enjoyed the food. They sang the birthday song for Georgia. And sang it again after Georgia's older sister, Lauren who demanded it was her birthday too (it wasn't) but they humoured her anyway. All was well. The family of four blew out the candle together. Everyone had some cake, commented that it was yummy and bid farewell.

Georgia and her family got home and the girls and their daddy fell asleep within minutes. The end.

the chill mom
Penang Street Restaurant
singapore maternity concierge

They love the camera.

Daddy and cousin and good friend.

Happy peeps.

Georgia's first kiss was stolen by this boy. Daddy was heart broken.

Whimsical animal forest red velvet cake from Petite Bakehouse. Multiple flavours cupcakes top with animal cookies.

Thank you again to everyone who came ands celebrated with us! To those who sent their wishes over Facebook and Instagram, we thank you on behalf of Georgia.

PS: Georgia's birth story.

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Rockin’ Comfort with Drypers Drypantz

Who haven't struggled with a baby rolling away just as you are about to put on a new diaper on her? I certainly have. As my daughter, Georgia approaches 1 year old, she now also very active and rolls away as soon as I clean her bottom. And when I try to pin her down, she cries. Which is why using Drypers Drypantz makes it so much easier for both of us now.

But just as any parent would know, switching diapers is no small matter. We have to consider comfort, absorbency, cost and one that doesn't cause redness or rashes on baby's sensitive skin. In my case, the ease of putting it on when I'm in a hurry is god-send.

Drypers Drypantz promises to live up to my expectation with these features:

1. Activ-Core™: Specially designed absorbent core helps to quickly absorb urine, prevent flow-back and provide up to 10 hours of longer-lasting dryness.
2. Comfort Fit™: New soft outer cover and Comfort Fit™ in waist provide softness feeling and greater comfort for baby.
3. 4 Natural Plant Extracts: With Aloe Vera, Olive Extracts, Chamomile and Vitamin E that helps to keep your baby’s skin healthy and comfortable.

What I like About Drypers Drypantz

Drypers Drypantz is a breeze to put on, and easier to remove than a normal nappy. As I mentioned earlier, no more having to pin a crying baby down during diaper change.

Happy baby = happy mum.

The diapers are soft and pliable so Georgia has plenty of freedom crawling around the house. They seem robust enough to cope with the demands made on them by a vigorous toddler.

I also tested the 10 hours absorbency claims by accident one day. We had gone out an entire day and being the attentive (not) mother that I am, I had forgotten to change Georgia's diaper. When we finally got home, we found the diaper very full. But there were no leaks, and her skin was dry when we changed her. This makes Drypers Drypantz a possible night time diapers too.

Drypers Drypants are now available on mega packs where you’ll find 12 to 16 pieces more, depending on sizes. Head to Giant or Fairprice outlets now, and find limited edition rock themed Drypers Drypantz mega packs packaging that comes with an FOC sleeveless shirt for kids banded on the pack.

Facebook contest

From now until 23 August 2015, Drypers Drypantz is currently running a contest on Facebook. You can stand chance to win a 2 days 1 night staycation at Drypers's first-ever rock themed room at Hard Rock Hotel, Resort World Sentosa.

A group of mommy bloggers and I were invited to preview the room last week and boy, I wish I could be one of the winners!

The rock themed room at Hard Rock Hotel, Resort World Sentosa can comfortably sleeps 2 adults and a baby/young child in the thoughtfully added cot. There is also a pull-out bed if you have other older children with you.

Rock on, baby!

Upon entry to the room, you will find many Drypers and rock themed paraphernalia on the bed for you to to snap more rockin' photos to share with friends and family. 

Cool t-shirts for the rock star family.

How cute are these Drypers cushions and guitar soft toy? 

Yes, these are all yours and you can bring them home!

Drypers toiletries for your baby to use during your stay.

Just a couple more photos and I'll let you know how to join the contest. I'm just as excited!

Last but not least, the rockin' awesome sprawling pool area for you and your little one to explore during the day. 

Photo credit Resort World Sentosa
A total of 6 winners, with 1 lucky winner per week will be selected for to enjoy the 2D1N staycation at the Drypers rock themed deluxe room. Every week, 3 other winners will walk away with a designer's bag worth $162.

Here's how you can take part!

You simply have to complete the following 3 steps for a chance to win:

1. Take a rock themed photo of your baby* in Drypers Drypantz.
2.  Include a creative caption for your photo along with #Drypantz and #diapers
3. Upload the photo via Drypers Singapore Facebook campaign tab here.
*Aged 0 – 36 months at time of submission of photo.

For more information, visit Drypers Singapore Facebook page. Good luck!

Photo credit Resort World Sentosa

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