What Is The Best Moisturizer For Eczema?

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What Are The Best Creams For Eczema?
For Teenagers & Adults

Note: Eczema is also called atopic dermatitis and atopic eczema.

The aim for any person who suffers from eczema is prevent a flare-up, because if the skin becomes inflamed, stronger medical creams will be necessary. To reduce the amount of flare-ups you suffer, try to keep your skin from becoming too dry.

To do this see our tips:
How To Moisturize Your Skin If You Have Eczema.
How to stop scratching eczema.

Best Moisturizers

The following products have received the NEA (National Eczema Association) Seal of Acceptance™. To be eligible for this seal, they needed to be created specifically for people with eczema or severe sensitive skin conditions. The NEA have also provided the ratings.


Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser, good for removing makeup and has great moisturizing benefits.
Rating: 5/5


AVEENO Eczema Therapy Hand Cream. Helps soothe the symptoms of eczema such as itching, redness, dryness and irritation.
Rating: 4/5

NEUTROGENA Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, fragrance free.
Rating: 4/5

Face And Body Creams


Glaxal Base Moisturizing Cream: No. 1 physician and pharmacist-recommended moisturizing therapy for dry skin in Canada, available in the U.S. at Walmart.
Rating: 5/5

Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics Stelatopia Moisturizing Cream, free of lots of things! Free of colorants, fragrance and parabens. It is hypoallergenic.
Rating: 5/5

Theraplex Emollient, contains high amounts of petrolatum fraction to prevent cracking skin.
Rating: 5/5

Vanicream Skin Cream. Free of fragrance, dyes, lanolin, parabens and nasty formaldehyde. Ointment version of Vanicream also available.
Rating: 5/5

Vaseline Jelly Original, the old fashioned stuff still works best! Vaseline is hypoallergenic, it won't clog pores and even reduces the appearance of fine lines. Apply in a thin layer.
Rating: 5/5
Note: The newer Vaseline creams and lotions (such as Vaseline Intensive Care) only have a 4/5 rating.


AVEENO Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream for extra dry skin.
Rating: 4/5

Avène Trixera+ Selectose Emollient Cream for very dry, eczema prone skin.
Rating: 4/5

Avon Moisture Therapy Derma Soothing Body Lotion. Contains a special Skin Lipid Complex.
Rating: 4/5

CapriClear Spray-On Moisturizer, made from coconut oil, this product is sprayed on the face.
Rating: 4/5

Cetaphil RESTORADERM Eczema Calming Moisturizer, fragrance free.
Rating: 4/5

Gold Bond Ultimate Eczema Relief Skin Protectant Cream
Rating: 4/5

Hydrolatum, use only sparingly on affected areas.
Rating: 4/5

See Also
What is dry skin? Understanding the problem.
What is the best treatment for dry skin? More suggestions.
What type of skin do I have? Dry, oily, mixed ...

More Questions About Eczema

Do I Have Eczema?
Signs you have this skin condition.
What Is Eczema?
Painful itchy rash, with pictures.
What Causes Eczema?
Genetics or something else ...
What is the treatment for eczema?
5 essentials steps you need to know.

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