Best forParents looking for a fast-absorbing eczema cream that soothes quickly
Top BenefitsCalming, replenishes skin’s moisture barrier, suitable for the whole family (babies 3 months and up)
Bottom lineWith calming colloidal oatmeal, Eucerin Eczema Relief works quickly and effectively to relieve dry, itchy skin and reduce eczema symptoms, plus it helps replenish the moisture barrier
When eczema flares up, you want to soothe that itchy, red, inflamed skin fast. Eucerin Eczema Relief Body Cream is designed to relieve sensitive, eczema-prone skin with a calming colloidal oatmeal and licochalcone formula. It also contains ceramide-3 to help replenish skin’s moisture barrier, delivering up to 24 hours of hydration. The cream is fast-absorbing and doesn't contain dyes or fragrance, and it's suitable for babies three months and up, kids and adults. This non-irritating cream impressed our parent testers who reported that it relieved their children’s dry, itchy skin and reduced their overall eczema symptoms.
To put eczema creams to the test, we sent samples to families whose kids suffer from eczema. In families who tried Eucerin Eczema Relief Body Cream, parents said the cream provided an effective barrier and immediately made their children’s skin less itchy, dry and inflamed, helping to lessen their child’s discomfort. One parent noted that her child’s eczema patches cleared up fairly quickly after they began using this cream. The majority of parents said this Eucerin product works better or much better than other eczema creams they've used in the past.
In our lab, we assessed application and skin feel by applying a dime-sized dollop of each cream to our skin. Thick and cream-coloured, Eucerin Eczema Relief Body Cream felt a bit heavy at first, but it absorbed quickly, leaving skin feeling soothed with a pleasant cooling sensation. We found that this eczema cream doesn't leave a tacky residue, so you'll be safe to put on clothing right after applying it. While parent testers said it's easy to wash any residue from their hands after applying the cream on their little ones, it might be better to let it sink in; one mom said she noticed her hands were less dry after applying this cream on her daughter's skin. Our parents testers liked that this cream spread well and didn't tug on or irritate already-sensitive skin. They were also pleased with the cream’s texture, consistency and the mild natural oatmeal scent this cream has when first applied (the scent fades fairly quickly).
On a practicality level, this cream comes in a no-fuss tube with a flip-top cap that opens easily with one hand and closes securely, so it won't leak if you toss it in a diaper bag or your purse. Parents agreed that it was easy to dispense a precise amount of the product.
Value is important to parents especially, and Eucerin Eczema Relief Body Cream is priced at roughly average as far as effective eczema creams go. But a little goes a long way with this cream, and our parent testers felt that the cream’s effective, soothing and eczema-clearing formula added to its value. All but one of our testers gave this cream good or very good ratings for overall value.
From effectiveness to value, Eucerin Eczema Relief Body Cream ticks all the boxes for eczema creams. Our parent testers rated this cream highly, with good or very good ratings for quality, ease of use and value (with the exception of one tester, who found this cream didn't work for her child). All of our testers who found this cream effective said they would purchase it again, and they also said they'd recommend it to other parents. Given the sound endorsement from parents, coupled with how well it performed in our lab tests, it was easy to give Eucerin Eczema Relief our Today’s Parent Approved seal.
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