Best forParents looking for a lightweight cream to relieve eczema symptoms and help repair skin
Top BenefitsCalms inflammation and redness, soothes skin, lightweight formula
ConsiderationsSlightly greasy (though not heavy)
Bottom linePolysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream relieves dry, irritated skin, reduces redness and helps alleviate inflammation, plus it helps restore the skin barrier
The dry skin and itchiness caused by eczema is bad enough for adults, but imagine what it's like for babies and kids. Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream provides instant relief with a slight cooling sensation and adds a protective barrier to shield skin from the elements. This eczema cream contains colloidal oatmeal (an anti-inflammatory), as well as ingredients to help the skin retain moisture. Free of fragrance and antibiotics (common in other Polysporin products), this cream provides quick relief, helps repair dry, irritated skin and provides protection to help prevent future eczema flare-ups.
To put eczema creams to the test, we sent samples to families with kids who suffer from this inflammatory skin condition. Parents told us that within a few days of regular use, Polysporin Eczema Essentials reduced itchiness, inflammation, dryness and redness and irritation. Most parents were happy with how quickly their kids' eczema symptoms improved, and said this cream works better than other creams they’ve used in the past.
In our lab testing, we found that this eczema cream has a silky texture and a relatively thin consistency compared to a lot of other eczema creams. It spreads easily and smoothly and feels light on the skin, and our editors appreciated its quick absorption. Skin felt smoother and more moisturized right away. While skin feels slightly slippery for a little bit after applying, there's no heavy residue and it doesn't rub off on clothes.
The cream comes in a handy squeeze tube, and though it's not a particularly thick cream, both our editors and testers found it easy to dispense just what's needed. Parents all agreed that the container is easy to keep clean and feel that it's especially handy to throw in a bag for on-the-go use.
Value is important, especially if you're a new parent. Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream has a fairly average price point, both when you look at the price of a tube and the price per 100 mL of product. Our parent testers were happy with how long the cream lasted and felt that a little bit went a long way, and most gave it either a good or very good rating for value.
If you have a kid with eczema, you want something that's going to soothe and repair their tender skin quickly, and Polysporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream does just that. Most parents who tried the cream with their little ones told us that it calmed inflamed, itchy skin, added moisture and provided a good barrier. Parents unanimously rated the quality and ease of use of this eczema cream good or very good, and most gave it the same ratings for value. More importantly, they all said they’d recommend this product to other parents and felt it deserved the Today’s Parent Approved seal. Our editors, meanwhile, appreciate how well this silky cream applies, how quickly it moisturizes and softens skin and the no-fuss packaging.
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