After many trips to the dermatologist and them not being able to diagnose my skin problem, I quit with all the topical steroids ( thinking they were doing more harm than good) and tried this combination. After a month, finishing the entire bottle of Skin Dr. the red, dry patches are almost completely gone!The lotion was pricey for such a small amount, but I felt it did a better job than anything the doctor had prescribed.. I know homeopathics require a commitment as they interact with your body's own defense mechanism, so no quick fix there. I just placed another order as my scalp is still red at times and scaly, and my hair has been falling out. My hopes are, that eventually, that will be resolved as well. Let me add, that I am still in a stressful, traumatic situation....don't know how much of a placebo effect this was, and who cares if it works? ALong with this, I have been taking skin vitamins.