Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions. It causes patches of red, inflamed, and worstly, itchy skin. While more common in children, eczema still affects 1-2% of adults. If you find yourself in that category, you are probably searching for the top eczema creams. Something to help alleviate your pain and itching. Here’s a list of some of the best and most popular eczema creams.
1. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
One of the best over the counter options for many types of skin conditions, CeraVe is a popular and well-trusted brand whose moisturizing cream will give you immediate relief from itchy and flaky skin.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream helps restore a compromised skin barrier to prevent future outbreaks in the area you use it on. It is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic, great features for sensitive skin caused by eczema. Another great part of the cream is that it contains hyaluronic acid, which will retain moisture in your skin.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is one of the top eczema creams and it can be found at most major retailers and drug stores for a modest price of around $15 a bottle.
2. Avene Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream
This is admittedly a more costly eczema treatment, but Avene restorative cream is better used on a few, localized and stubborn patches of eczema that don’t seem to want to go away. One of the key ingredients in the cream, C+ Restore, is full of proteins that assist in rebuilding the skin barrier.
Other ingredients, such as a Copper-Zinc Sulfate, keeps the skin healthy and thriving. This cream is for you if there are certain areas that seem to keep breaking out in eczema patches as opposed to a general eczema lotion solution.
A 1.3 oz bottle of the protective cream will run you about $28 on Avene’s website, as well as Amazon and other beauty retailers.
3. Eczema Honey Original Skin-Soothing Cream
Eczema Honey Cream is possibly my favorite cream on the list. It is all-natural, incredibly moisturizing, and smells great (something that can be tough to find in eczema creams).
Beeswax and pure honey are two of the main ingredients in the cream that help moisturize the skin. A combination of almond and sunflower oils transports antioxidants to the skin. Overall, this cream is meant to soothe general patches of eczema and is marketed as a solution for those who have already tried all the other major-market solutions.
One thing to note: this cream contains honey and nut extract. It would be wise to test it for an allergic reaction before applying generous amounts. Eczema Honey’s website also offers a nut-free version of the same cream. Both creams can be purchased on Excema Honey’s website for $29.95 for a 4 oz. tub.
4. Prescription Solutions
For those of you with severe eczema cases, it might be time for a trip to the doctor. Non-steroid creams, such as Eucrisa, are prescription only but work wonders on the skin. In some cases, a doctor might even prescribe a steroid cream to help your skin heal itself. Both are very viable solutions.