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Soothing Eczema Creams for Babies and Kids

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Struggling with itchy and irritated eczema-prone skin? Try these simple tips and over-the-counter eczema creams and skincare products to soothe, rebuild and repair your child’s skin

Looking for eczema creams to help your little one’s eczema or atopic dermatitis? Often, these patches of inflamed, itchy skin can appear red, cracked or rough, and may even have blisters. If you suspect your child has eczema, it’s always best to consult your doctor. If your child’s eczema does not respond to over-the-counter eczema creams or if their condition worsens or if the skin has become infected, they may need a stronger prescription-only eczema product or steroids.

Help alleviate eczema symptoms with these tips:

  • Bathe your child in soothing lukewarm water
  • Use a mild soap or a non-soap cleanser when washing
  • After a bath gently pat skin dry with a towel (don’t rub the skin which can irritate it and tear the skin)
  • Follow the golden 3-minute rule: “lock in” moisture by applying moisturizer within 3 minutes of bathing
  • Moisturise daily with a good skin-barrier-healing moisturiser
  • Choose your child’s clothing wisely: avoid rough, synthetic and scratchy fibres in favour of cotton and soft fabrics
  • Keep your little one’s fingernails short to prevent their nails from breaking the skin if they scratch too hard.
  • Keep a diary of what your child’s eczema triggers and skin irritants might be; these can range from harsh soaps, detergents, shampoos, and disinfectants, to things in their diet like dairy products, eggs, soy and wheat, or allergens like pets and pollen.

What causes eczema?

Unfortunately, the causes of eczema still remain unknown, and there are no cures or treatment options for eczema. However, what can help are eczema creams and products that are designed to help control and minimise inflammation, while moisturising skin and building its natural protective barrier. We’ve sorted out some of the best eczema creams in Singapore, which aim to soothe and minimise symptoms of atopic dermatitis or eczema in order to heal the affected skin and prevent flare-ups of itchiness and other eczema symptoms.

Do note that some over-the-counter eczema creams contain steroids, such as hydrocortisone. Always check with a doctor or paediatrician before applying these eczema creams on a baby’s skin.

Read more: Eczema Triggers and Tips to Avoid Them

Best eczema creams and eczema skincare in Singapore

CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Cream: eczema cream

CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Cream is a hit with parents and dermatologists thanks to its rich, hydrating formula. If you’re looking for something other than hydrocortisone cream, this moisturiser does wonders. This eczema cream works by protecting and restoring the skin’s natural barrier due to essential ceramides. It’s free from parabens and pthalates and is great for soothing relief from itchiness.
Eczema creams suitable for: Babies four weeks old and up
Where to find it: Guardian & Watsons stores or online on Shopee, Lazada, Amazon SG

Suu Balm: eczema products formulated by the National Skin Centre

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Suu Balm’s products are all formulated by the National Skin Centre, Singapore. Using handpicked ingredients carefully chosen by NSC’s expert dermatologist Dr. Tey Hong Liang, Suu Balm has created two star products for kids to help manage dry, sensitive and eczema-prone skin. We know just how diligently everyone’s been washing and sanitising their hands as well as their little ones’ these days, which can cause hands to get dry, cracked and itchy- especially so if your little one has eczema! Suu Balm Kids Dual Rapid Itch Relieving & Restoring Ceramide Moisturiser contains cooling and non-drying menthol (derived naturally from mint leaves!) which helps to relieve itch within 5 minutes. Not only is it a steroid-free formula, but Suu Balm Kids moisturiser contains zero parabens, preservatives, and fragrances. The head-to-toe wash, which is 100% soap and sulfate free, helps to cleanse gently without stripping off your skin’s natural moisture. These two are the perfect pair to introduce as a two-step routine before bedtime so your little one can get a good night’s sleep! Suu Balm’s product range includes face and body creams, cleansers and scalp care.
Eczema creams suitable for: Newborns and children with dry, sensitive or eczema-prone skin.
Where to find it: Guardian, Watsons & Unity retail stores or online on Shopee, Lazada and Qoo10.
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REKONSTRUX Premium Relief Natural Baby Oil

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The REKONSTRUX Premium Relief Natural Baby Oil relieves dry and flaky skin, and especially itchiness caused by eczema, psoriasis, hives and other sensitive skin conditions. It’s made up of Lavender with Frankincense Olibanum, Patchouli, and natural tocopherol in the base of organic virgin olive oil – making it an all-natural, synergistic, gentle yet fast-acting and effective product to immediately soothe your baby’s delicate skin. It’s non-steroidal, will cause no side effects, reduces scars, restores moisture naturally, strengthens the skin barrier and leaves skin smooth and supple while reducing nasty flare-ups!
Eczema product suitable for: Babies and kids from 6 months to 12 years old. You can use this for your little one under 6 months old by diluting it further with a base oil such as olive oil or coconut oil.
Find it: REKONSTRUX, Shopee, Lazada

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Aveeno: eczema creams and skincare

Aveeno has a whole range of eczema creams and skincare for skin that’s prone to eczema, or atopic dermatitis with their Aveeno Baby Dermexa Range. These specially formulated eczema creams and products have been clinically proven to help relieve dry, itchy and irritated eczema-prone infant’s skin. Made with triple oat complex, it promises to keep baby’s skin moisturised for up to 24 hours. It also contains avenanthramides, a concentrated oat extract proven to reduce itching and scratching, oat oil rich in lipids to help strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier and ceramides to help prevent the recurrence of extra dry skin.
Eczema cream suitable for: Babies
Find it: Available at all major retailers.

AweMed: itch-relieving eczema skincare

Developed in partnership with local dermatologists, AweMed has become a popular brand for their proven itch-relieving formulas. The AweMed spray is often recommended for on-the-go use to relieve itch quickly, while the Repair+ cream is great as an everyday moisturiser and is suitable for babies.
Eczema cream suitable for: All ages.
Find it: Online.

Babyganics Eczema Care Skin Protectant Cream

Formulated with soothing ingredients like colloidal oatmeal and NeoNourish (the brand’s unique blend of 100% natural seed oils), this cream by Babyganics is famous the world over for protecting and nourishing baby’s sensitive skin. Adults love it too! It’s clinically proven to give long-lasting relief by increasing and improving skin hydration and by protecting and supporting skin barrier function.
Eczema cream suitable for: All ages.
Find it: Online, Mothercare, Motherswork and selected supermarkets

Eczema creams for atopic dermatitis in children

Cetaphil: gentle skincare eczema prone skin

Cetaphil‘s gentle range of eczema creams, body washes and lotions are dermatologist-recommended and formulated with synthesised oat extract and dihydroavenanthramide D. These ingredients mimic the natural calming effect of oats in reducing itch and irritation, so you or your baby can break the scratching cycle. Their products are easily available and often come in larger sizes so you can use them for the whole family.
Eczema cream suitable for: All ages.
Find it: Online, baby shops, pharmacies and selected supermarkets

Eucerin Eczema Relief Cream: over-the-counter eczema cream

The Eucerin Eczema Relief Flare-up Treatment is a highly-rated over-the-counter eczema cream that’s easily available online and in stores. The rich, soothing eczema cream formula is formulated with Colloidal Oatmeal (a skin protectant), Ceramide-3 to lock in moisture, and Licorice Root Extract to help soothe minor irritation, and to help strengthen the skin’s protective moisture barrier. This eczema ointment is free of steroids, fragrances, and dyes. For daily use, try the Eucerin Eczema Relief Cream.
Eczema cream suitable for: Adults, children and babies 3 months and up.
Find it: Amazon SG, Guardian and Watsons

Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Face Cream: eczema cream for babies

Looking for a hydration cream for your bub in sweaty Singapore? You’ll want a lightweight, fast-absorbing cream that hydrates without leaving a sticky residue.  Mustela Stelatopia Emollient Face Cream has essential lipids derived from simple plant ingredients like sunflower oil and avocado – with no nasties – 0% fragrance, paraben, phthalate, phenoxyethanol, EDTA, and SLS. This thick fragrance-free cream is super on baby’s face, soothing eczema-prone skin, but can be used for the whole body.
Eczema cream suitable for: From newborns and older.
Find it: Amazon SG

QV Skincare: eczema wash

QV Skincare is a favourite with local skin specialists. The soap-free QV Gentle Wash and highly concentrated moisturising QV Cream are best-selling sensitive skin products in Singapore’s hospitals and are just the thing for dry, sensitive and eczema-prone skin. Take note of the QV Flare Up Wash, it’s what to reach for when eczema is in full force. Unlike soap, this gentle wash cleanses skin without stripping away the skin’s natural oils yet it gets rid of Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria that can aggravate eczema.
Eczema cream suitable for: Young children or adults.
Find it: Online and at major pharmacies and hospital pharmacies.

Rivadouce Dermo: hypoallergenic eczema creams

Specially formulated for very dry skin with atopic tendency, the Rivadouce Dermo range repairs, protects and nourishes the fragile skin barrier of eczema-prone skin. You’ll be glad to know that this range of eczema products is hypoallergenic (skincare tested under dermatological control) and is formulated to minimise the risk of allergic reactions. It’s also paraben and phenoxyethanol-free. The range is made in France with natural extracts of alpine plants as well as water purified by osmosis (in order to eliminate chemicals and anything harmful to the skin including heavy metals, nitrates and pesticides).
Eczema cream suitable for: Newborns and older children.
Find it: Online. (Local shipping is free for orders weighing above 30kg.)

Topicrem: gentle skincare for eczema-prone skin

Topicrem AD Emollient Balm has been developed for very dry, sensitive and atopic skin and is suitable for bodies as well as the sensitive faces of infants, children and adults. It’s a light, non-sticky and non-greasy formula that has been tested under dermatological and pediatric control on atopic skin. There are no parabens, fragrance, silicone, colorants, or alcohol.
Eczema cream suitable for: The whole family.
Find it: At selected Guardian, Unity, Robinsons outlets as well as Ng Teng Fong Hospital and local polyclinics.

Vanicream: gentle skincare for eczema-prone skin

All of Vanicream‘s products are made free of dyes, fragrance, masking fragrance, lanolin, parabens and formaldehyde releasers. Their cleansers and moisturisers are all highly rated by those with eczema and sensitive skin. They even have a gentle SPF 50+ sunscreen!
Eczema cream suitable for: The whole family.
Find it: Amazon SG, iHerb, Shopee and Lazada

Exzma Skincare: natural eczema skincare

Exzma Skincare is an all-natural organic and vegan, premium eczema product and psoriasis remedy that’s gentle on the skin. Exzma Skincare’s range of cruelty-free eczema products contains no steroids, no alcohol, and no chemicals, and is formulated in Germany by a team of certified professional aromatherapists. The products are made with handpicked ingredients that are turned into natural essential oil and plant oils – these work to combat physical symptoms.
Eczema cream suitable for: Adults and little ones. There are special ranges for both.
Find it: Online.

Mummybrand: local eczema balms

Mummybrand is a homegrown natural skincare brand that creates specialised skincare products with their own proprietary formulation consisting of only raw ingredients with no water and no additives added. They’re known for their eczema balms, soaps and creams, made of 100% natural ingredients for effective relief of dry and ultra-sensitive skin.
Eczema cream suitable for: All ages.
Find it: Online

Remember, finding the right eczema creams and products to treat your kids’ eczema is often a trial and error process, so don’t give up mama!

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