Best Skin Products for My Eczema
CeraVe.The central ingredient of the CeraVe is the ceramides, which are the lipid part of the cell's membrane, and they have an essential role in the cell's health. Another ingredient in the Cerave's creams and lotions is the hyaluronic acid which promotes cells' regeneration. If you have never tried this brand, you should know that their cream is not as thick that many other creams.
Eucerin.The main ingredients of the regular Eucerin moisturizers are petrolatum, ceresin, and water. Nothing fancy, but the proportions of the ingredients and the manufacturing process make it a great product, a favorite of the consumers. Other more advanced Eucerin products contain Licochalcone, which helps against skin's inflammation and Omega-6 fatty acids which replenish the skin for a healthy balance. Other Eucerin products contain oatmeal, for calming the skin. Ceresin is a replacement for beeswax in cosmetics, and it has similar properties. I personally prefer beeswax, but ceresin is a very close second.
Vanicream.Vanicream does not contain any special ingredients; however this is a good cream, with a decent price. For just dry skin, without any complication such as redness or itching, this is a good prevention option.
TriDerma.TriDerma Eczema Fast Healing Cream is the best cream for healing eczema, not only soothing the itching, calming the skin, and reducing the redness, but actually healing the skin. This obviously has a price, and that translates in prices per ounce twice as much as any of the other. TriDerma contains as healing ingredients a mix of many natural oils, and plant extracts, known for their skin healing properties and vitamins. Some of these ingredients are: kukui nut oil, aloe vera extract, arnica extract, shea butter, pro vitamin b5, vitamin A, sodium hyaluronate, for the whole list, check below.
Cetaphil.Cetaphil is one of the favorites of eczema sufferers. Its ingredient list does not stand out from the crowd, the only ingredient uncommon being the sweet almond oil, which is known as a good oil for skin. Like Vanicream, Cetaphil is not very expensive, and people find a great help for dry skin.
Aquaphor.Aquaphor is another popular treatment for diaper rash and dermatitis. It is a good moisturizer and nicely priced. Even though the ingredients list doesn't impress with any active ingredients, and it is very similar to common emollients such as Vaseline, it works better than those. The only cons about this product are the lanolin, which in rare cases could aggravate eczema, and the mineral oil that is great to protect from diaper rash but it is not great for skin. Aquaphor is produced by Eucerin, so you can rely on its high standard of quality.
Petroleum jelly.Petroleum jelly is one of the best ingredients in eczema creams. That's why we find it in all of the moisturizers. Petrolatum will seal off the skin, helping the reduction of water loss, and providing the skin the so much needed water necessary for proper healing. Some people don't like the feeling of a thick cream on their skin though, and petrolatum makes the cream thick, and makes it harder to penetrate the skin.