Emollients/ Moisturizers

People with eczema or dry skin should apply an emollient head to toe at least daily, ideally after a shower or bath when skin is still damp. In general, ointments are more moisturizing than creams, and creams are more moisturizing than lotions. Below is a list of some of the best ointments and creams, but if you prefer lotions, all of the creams also come in a thinner lotion form that you can pump out of a bottle.

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Vaseline Original Healing Jelly

With the sole ingredient being petrolatum, Vaseline is perfect for treating chapped lips, moisturizing dry skin, and more. This product is cheap and almost impossible to have an allergic reaction to.

Aquaphor Healing Ointment

Aquaphor is a great alternative to Vaseline as petrolatum is still the active ingredient. It is slightly less greasy than Vaseline and great for lips, very dry skin, and wound healing. You should avoid this product if you are allergic to lanolin.

CeraVe Healing Ointment

This ointment is a good alternative to Aquaphor if you have a lanolin allergy as it is lanolin free. It is slightly less greasy than Vaseline and also great for lips, very dry skin, and wound healing.

Eucerin Original Healing Cream

Eucerin is a gentle fragrance free ointment that is perfect for eczema prone skin.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

This ointment can be used on the face for severe dry skin, especially those taking isotretinoin. It is fragrance free and great for eczema-prone skin and is incredibly gentle.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream

This moisturizing cream is fragrance free and good for sensitive skin. It is great for eczema prone skin.

Vanicream Moisturizing Cream

This is one of the best moisturizing creams for those with eczema and or very sensitive skin. It is also perfect for people who have multiple contact allergies.