Best forParents looking for an eczema balm that starts to work right away
Top BenefitsImmediately soothing, made with only 9 ingredients, a little goes a long way
ConsiderationsZinc oxide leaves white film on skin, contains petrolatum
Bottom lineWith 15% zinc oxide, plus colloidal oatmeal and allantoin, Skinfix Gentle Eczema Balm works fast to soothe dry, irritated skin and reduce eczema flare-ups
As anyone who's suffered from eczema knows, it can strike anytime, and the itchiness can be intolerable. It's no fun for grown-ups, but it's especially tough for kids. If you're looking for a great eczema cream to soothe your kiddo's hyper-sensitive skin, one of our top picks is Skinfix Gentle Eczema Balm. Made in Canada, this thick cream is formulated to soothe dry, irritated skin and reduce eczema flare-ups with the help of zinc oxide, colloidal oatmeal and allantoin (an EWG-approved skin conditioning agent). The balm also contains jojoba seed oil for bonus moisture.
Skinfix Gentle Eczema Balm has only nine ingredients in total and is free of fragrance, soy, gluten, parabens, phthalates, nuts and preservatives. Also of note: The balm has received the National Eczema Association’s seal of acceptance. Because it contains 15 percent zinc oxide, the rich, creamy balm leaves behind a semi-opaque white barrier (pretty standard with any zinc-based product), but it's a small price to pay for soothing red skin right away.
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