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Mommy Greenest Approved: TriCalm

tricalm gel on white backgroundAs I’ve shared previously, mosquitoes love me. Maybe it’s my blood type, or maybe it’s my love for sweet-smelling natural perfumes, but I am a biting bug magnet.

Which means I am entirely too familiar with itching—and the over-the-counter remedies used to fight it. I’ve got sprays and creams and gels galore, but nothing seems to dull that scratching urge for long—until now.

Compared to steriod and antihistamine creams, a recent study found TriCalm “significantly superior” in reducing the intensity and duration of itching. TriCalm is a new OTC hydrogel that calms itching—as well as burning and stinging—and keeps it that way.

Unlike most anti-itch creams, it’s free of steroids. Typically these creams depend on cortisone, which can thin the skin and cause discoloration—especially in dark to medium skin tones, like mine. But because there are no steroids in the mix, TriCalm is safe to use anywhere, even on the face (great for eczema sufferers). It’s safe for kids as young as two years old. And it’s especially good to have on hand for winter months, when itchy skin rashes can be exacerbated by cold, dry indoor air and wind chapping.

In comparison to two anti-itch products made with hydrocortisone and diphenhydramine—an antihistamine also known as Benadryl—a recent study found that TriCalm was “significantly superior” in reducing both the intensity and the duration of itching.

The active ingredient in TriCalm is a water-soluble salt compound called aluminum acetate—not the same aluminum as in antiperspirants—as well as a proprietary ingredient, Cosmederm-7, which is derived from leafy green vegetables.

Yes, there are a few ingredients ranked a medium “4” on the EWG Skin Deep Database—the preservative phenoxyethanol is one. But I haven’t found another steriod-free product to compare it to. And considering the conditions this gel calms—eczema, rashes, hives, allergic reactions, as well as the aforementioned bug bites—TriCalm is a keeper in my medicine cabinet.

Want to try? This week, you could be one of TEN lucky readers to score a full-size tube of TriCalm valued at $9.99!

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Want more info? Here’s a link to the oh-so-official Rules & Regulations. Good luck!

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