With no cure, eczema can have a significant impact on daily life, and may be difficult to cope with physically and mentally so finding the best eczema treatment can make all the difference.
We recently spoke to experts to learn more about the different eczema types and what eczema looks like and in this guide, we’re rounding up the best eczema treatment options to help bring you some relief.
Each of these eczema creams come highly recommend by skincare experts and consumers alike and have been proven to calm skin and keep flare-ups to a minimum.
We should point out that if you find an eczema treatment makes your condition work, stop using whatever product you’ve chosen, give your skin a chance to settle down and speak to a doctor or dermatologist if symptoms persist.
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Why we love it: The CeraVe Moisturising cream is a go-to eczema treatment because it’s a great all-rounder as an eczema treatment. This protective moisturising body cream provides all day hydration for dry skin.
The cream contains three naturally occurring ceramides and hyaluronic acid, which are essential in supporting the skin barrier and retaining moisture. See our science of moisturiser article or our What is hyaluronic acid guide? for more info.
Why we love it: Experts claim that that oatmeal baths can relieve many skin conditions, and Aveeno has recognised the benefits of this by incorporating Colloidal Oatmeal as a key ingredient in its daily moisturising cream.
This is a must-have to reduce the itching and irritation of eczema when it all gets a little too much to bear.
It revives dry, itchy skin; its nourishing formula works to restore skin’s own protective function, and it provides an impressive 24 hours of moisture as part of an eczema treatment.
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Why we love it: La Roche-Posay is certainly up there as one of our favourite skin care brands right now, and the Lipikar Balm AP+M (Aqua Posae + Microresyl) did not let us down.
This is a hydrating, soothing balm for dry skin and is suitable for everyone, including babies from three months old.
The triple-action balm penetrates the skin almost instantly to soothe the skin and provides up to 48-hour hydration. The itching sensations caused by dry skin are reduced for long-lasting comfort.
The AP+M formula restores the skin barrier function, reducing the frequency of dry skin flare-ups, and helps to rebalance the skin microbiome over time.
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Why we love it: The Balneum Dry and Itch Relief Cream has to be a top contender in terms of eczema treatment creams. With so many big name brands on the market, this cream deserves a top spot alongside those that have come before.
Clinically proven to relieve itchy skin in five minutes or less, thanks to its active ingredients Urea, for 24-hour moisturisation, and Lauromacrogols.
It hydrates and soothes all types of dry skin, including those requiring eczema treatment and psoriasis.
There’s a number of other great eczema products in the range too, including the Balneum Lotion and the Oleo Wash so we’ve linked to the brand’s Amazon homepage rather than individual products.
Why we love it: Ecooking is another beauty brand that’s making waves (we’re big fans of its eye cream and it recently featured in our best rosacea cream list), and its Multi Balm is a dry skin saviour.
The balm makes for the perfect ‘spot treatment’ cream or can be used as an all over moisturiser, suitable for us on dry skin on the face as well as the body.
This balm has a softening and calming effect that banishes uncomfortable, irritated skin in no time, making it an ideal eczema treatment.
It’s ultra-hydrating, and super soothing – formulated with organic argan oil and shea butter, as well as natural vitamin E to hydrate cracked skin, dehydrated complexions and dry lips.
Alicia is a PR consultant and freelance journalist with more than a decade specialising in all things tech. In her free time, when not juggling three children, she writes beauty articles and can be found wining and dining writing food and drink reviews