Eczema is a skin condition that causes patches of red, dry and itchy skin and it affects up to one in five children and babies. It is often on the face or creases of the neck, knees and elbows. One way to help ease the symptoms is to keep the skin hydrated with moisturiser. Here is our list of the best eczema creams for babies.
Aveeno’s baby daily care range is gentle and specially formulated for babies’ sensitive skin with colloidal oatmeal. Not only is oatmeal a natural and super gentle ingredient it also has many benefits, it is soothing, cleansing and moisturising perfect for delicate young skin. Their moisturising lotion is ideal for slightly older babies but their cleansing milk has been designed for use on newborns so you can protect even the youngest skin from soreness. Not only is Aveeno a firm favourite with parents but many doctors now prescribe it for Eczema-prone skin.
The Cetraben Daily Cleansing Cream is a 2 in 1 product that has been specifically formulated to be used as a cleansing soap and daily moisturiser to keep skin hydrated and protected from dryness. It contains light liquid paraffin that replaces lost skin oils, white soft paraffin that forms a protective barrier and glycerin that brings moisture up from the deep within the skin. Although this cream also helps add moisture to the skin’s surface, the ingredients encourage the skin to work in order to protect and nourish itself. Being able to use one cream to clean and moisturise baby stops the mixture of different lotions and potions. One pump bottle does it all.
Although the cause of Eczema is unknown the use of products packed with artificial fragrance, alcohol, parabens and other horrid ingredients really do not help. Pai Skincare ensure their products are free from all skin irritants and pack their creams, oils and lotions with organic goodness. The Petit Pai Apple & Mallow Blossom Face & Body Cream has rich and nourishing oils and butters that help calm and soothe irritated skin. When you look at the ingredients list for this cream you will recognise the majority of them and those you might be unsure of they add a break down, for example, Lactic Acid is a pH regulator and Tocopherol is a natural Vitamin E.
Skinfix Gentle Eczema Balm is another product that is formulated with colloidal oatmeal and emollient oils. Another great ingredient in the Skinfix balm is Zinc Oxide which is an anti-irritant that is used a lot to aid healing and soothing, making it ideal for sore, dry skin that Eczema causes. Although not a cream this balm is fantastic for creating a barrier to protect from further dryness and would be suitable to use after a moisturising lotion or cream has been used. Plus, in a clinical study by a pediatrician 82% of mums agreed their baby’s rash was soothed and less red in just three days of use, so who are we to argue?
The Weleda White Mallow Body Lotion is a mild lotion made with 95% organic ingredients and it has received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. Formulated with hypersensitivity and atopic skin conditions in mind the ingredients have been selected to be calming, hydrating and delicate. The organic white mallow and pansy extracts act to soothe baby’s dry skin as the organic coconut oil hydrates and provides a calming and cooling sensation to reduce redness, itching and soreness.
What have you used to help soothe eczema-prone skin?