Coping with my Child's Eczema - The SEC Shower System (and Discount Code)

:: Thank you to all who responded to my recent posts on Eczema. I will continue to write about our experience with eczema, and will look into all of your recommendations! ::

About two months ago, SEC contacted us to see if we would like to try out the SEC Shower System, a Korean product that has been clinically proven to help improve skin conditions. SEC will be participating in the upcoming Rise & Shine Expo 2013, and they noticed that Bubbles suffers from eczema.

As a mother, I am aching to find solutions to help alleviate Bubbles' discomfort. About a week before I was contacted, a friend happened to send me a text about the SEC Shower System too, and I filed it at the back of my mind, intending to find out more about it when I could.

Naturally, my interest was piqued when SEC offered to set up a system for us to try. I read these testimonials, and decided that I would like Bubbles to try this.


The SEC folks came to set up the system and to patiently explain to me how it works (and answer my many questions). I was surprised how quick it was to have the system set up. It is also easily removable if you move and want to take the system along with you.

The SEC Lifestyle website has a comprehensive explanation about how this system works, and I encourage you to have a look at the site. I will, however, explain the key aspects in this post, and also share our experience using it.

This is essentially what the shower system does:
It converts ordinary tap water into 
SEC bubbles that are even smaller than skin pores
giving the user a host of benefits
With the high concentration of tiny SEC bubbles, more oxygen is delivered to the skin, keeping it hydrated. As the bubbles are smaller than skin pores, they are also better able to cleanse the skin follicles, getting rid of dead skin cells (of which eczema sufferers have a lot of!) without pain-inducing scrubbing.

Besides the benefit of smallness of the bubbles, the system also produces ultrasonic waves that along with heat help with sterilization. SEC states that there is a sterilization rate of 99.9% (Colon Bacillus and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa). Ultrasonic waves are also known to enhance blood circulation, promote metabolism, and help recovery from muscle fatigue.

In addition, the system produces negative ions that are widely credited to enhance the immune system, speed up skin’s recovery process, and reduce fatigue.


It is easy to use this system. You can see from the above photograph that there are three tubes attached to the bottom of the white tank. One is where the water from the original water source enters to be created into SEC bubbles, another attached to the shower head, and the final one is for draining of the water. I have lifted up the part for water drainage and placed it next to the shower head for photography purposes.

So, how has our SEC Shower System experience been?

1. First of all, it has been incredibly fun to use. When you fill a bath with the water produced, the stream of bubbles produce a temporary milk-like effect! I find this very inviting, and Bubbles is intrigued by this.

2. More importantly, Bubbles no longer has meltdowns before her showers. She used to absolutely hate showering, as she said the water hurt her skin. She would cry, and come up with all sorts of excuses to avoid bathing. Unfortunately, she did succeed some of the time, leaving dirt and grime on her skin, worsening her eczema condition.

The fine SEC Bubbles is somehow a lot gentler on her skin. She enjoys the feeling of it on her body, and  actually requests for showers. I can't begin to tell you how this has made my days a little easier, without the daily bath-time struggle. I use this shower now too, and I too really like how the water feels on my skin. There is an inexplicable refreshing sensation that I enjoy.

3. I use a lot less skin cleansers and shampoos than before as well, as I have noticed that the spray of the water alone seems to be effective in normal day-to-day cleaning. There are many times when I have left out the shampoo altogether, and simply give her scalp a good spray.

As suggested by the SEC folks, I try to focus the water sprays on the parts of her skin that has rash so that these parts get the most benefits of the bubbles. I remembered this advice and do that each day. I have personally seen the redness of those patches turn less red during showers.

4. Another benefit I have noticed is that Bubbles' skin is a lot less dry after showering with this system. Previously, I would rush to put on her moisturizers after a shower, when her skin immediately shows dryness. With this system, the post-shower dry skin effect is a lot reduced, and I don't feel so frantic about needing to hydrate her skin!

5. I have also noticed Bubbles scratching less in general after using this shower system. I believe this has got to do with the effective cleaning - the removal of dead skin cells, along with itch-causing bacteria

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Now, Bubbles eczema is quite bad, and we are constantly trying out various products, including some medication. I cannot say that the SEC Shower System alone has improved her eczema, but it has definitely alleviated her discomfort in showering, and helped reduce the post-shower skin dryness and itchiness that she used to experience. With the system, we are also less reliant on bathing cleansers in keeping her skin clean, and I particularly like this, as it reduces her exposure to additional chemicals in cleansing products.

All in all, I would say that this has been a great product to use. Bubbles has asked that we keep the system!

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SEC is offering readers of this blog a discount of $400 (usual retail price $1,999) for the SEC Shower System.

The discounted price of $1,599 would be inclusive of 7% GST, delivery and installation.

Simply quote ADOLLOPOFME/55 from today till 30 September 2013 to get this discount. Do share this information with friends and family!

If you are keen to find out more about the SEC Shower System, or to see a demonstration of the system, do contact SEC at the details below:

SEC International Pte Ltd
1 Pemimpin Drive
#07-09 One Pemimpin
Singapore 576151
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri (10am to 5pm)
Tel: 6659 7890  
Email: sales@secitnl.com

I hope you have found this review useful! 

(The SEC Shower System and some images in this post are c/o SEC with our heartfelt thanks. This post is sponsored by Rise & Shine)
(products c/o Philips AVENT and post sponsored by Rise & Shine) - See more at: http://www.adollopofme.com/2013/04/review-philips-avent-steamer-blender.html#sthash.4GL9VolT.dpuf

8 comments:

L Lee said...

Wow I never knew such a system existed, really interesting!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

L Lee:
Glad to have had the opportunity to share about this!

irene said...

Would like to invite U to an eczema talk by healthchampions.com.sg. At bukit merah lib 27 Aug Fri 7pm. I m not related to them but tht it will be good for your girl.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I know what it means to have a child with atopic eczema

our son has it since young and has gone throught NS with it..not not easy
..we have and stll are going through dicovering more about eczema..

He has cut off all drugs and is on natural food as it detoxifies(with lots of fresh greens).
No fast foods at all.
He tried out the SEC shower..and hopefully will enjoy his baths.
There is no complete cure..just management...and confidence

Jerry J

Rachel Lai said...

Installed the SEC Lifestyle system for almost half a year since. Did not work at all for my boy with eczema.

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Rachel Lai: I empathize! Eczema can be such a cunning monster :( Has your son been checked by a professional? My daughter still struggles with eczema and these products that I share about are used to help make her feel more comfortable. However, I am still in the process of getting to the root causes. We have recently (after a hiatus of more than a year) re-started the NAET treatment. I wrote about our initial experience here: (http://www.adollopofme.com/2013/10/coping-with-my-childs-eczema.html). This time round, we went with a more experienced practitioner and I am hopeful we will see results. We found that my daughter has a lot of not just food but environmental intolerances, that's why it is so hard to pinpoint what causes each flare up. With NAET we are learning to test everything so that we can avoid what she is not good with, at least until she is treated for those items (and be ok with them). I always imagine us all struggling and fighting this eczema monster together and hopefully one day we will completely overcome it. Do email me if you need more info. I haven't had time to document our experiences fully on the blog.

Joanne said...

My son's skin felt less itch and dry after the shower. Somehow, the skin is just not as dry & he is definitely scratching lesser, esp during sleep. Of course, i m not forgotten to continue using moisturizer, but have however switched to their skin therapy cream as well.

Both combined, work well for him. For me, nothing is happier than to see my son's skin improved.

Anne said...

After i read your blog & also highly recommended by a fren whose dad loves tis shower, i decided to give it a try. Well, it takes me about 2mths to see the different (i have not change anything during tis period except the shower system) compared to my fren's dad within days. I m just wow by tis technology & still dun really understand why these bubbles can perform such "miracle". Whatever the theory, i m thankful & glad tat it help.