The best eczema creams for dry, itchy skin

Sticky, greasy, and thick – all common characteristics of eczema-formulated products that we thought we couldn’t escape, until now.

Vaseline has always been a go-to product for people with eczema. Many eczema sufferers assume that any alternative products would hold the same greasy, sticky fate, but greasy formulations are not a requirement for eczema-prone skin.

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Over the years, eczema has gained more exposure in the beauty space. In turn, formulations have improved and even eczema-focused brands have been created. Luckily, Very Good Light has rounded up the top five new and improved eczema products of today that give Vaseline a run for its money.  

Glass Lizzard Bouncy Balm $14

 

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Love the barrier repairing effects of Vaseline, but hate the greasiness? Look no further because the Glass Lizzard Bouncy Balm is your new Vaseline alternative. Unlike traditional thick and oily balms, the Bouncy Balm maintains a light and airy texture. It seals in moisture, protects the barrier, and just like Vaseline, it can be used as a lip balm!

We Come In Peace Probiotic Serum $24  

 

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A thick ointment is not always required to help calm and repair eczema-prone skin. The good light We Come in Peace probiotic serum repairs the skin barrier with its lightweight, probiotic-backed formulation. Alongside microbiome repairing probiotics, this serum will help calm inflamed eczema-prone skin with the super-protector, blue tansy oil. 

Cure Code Intensive Care Ointment $23.80 

 

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Although not always necessary, ointments still pack a punch when it comes to repairing eczema-prone skin. The Cure Code Intensive Care Ointment comforts distressed skin with its non-greasy, fast-absorbing formulation. Infused with microbiome repairing probiotics and calming centella asiatica, this formula redefines the boundaries of what an ointment can be.

Krave Beauty Great Barrier Relief Serum $28  

 

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The Krave Beauty GBR Serum is a lightweight, airy powerhouse formulation that should be at the front of your skincare shelf right now. Eczema-prone skin types know how itching can be a never-ending process, on facial eczema as well as body eczema. The GBR serum contains barrier repairing ingredients, like tamanu oil, that act as a “glue” to repair tears in the skin. It can also be used on the body to help soothe, calm, and repair the affected skin.

Peach & Lily Kbeauty Rescue Balm $28 

 

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Another game-changing ointment: the Kbeauty Rescue Balm from Peach & Lily. Alicia Yoon, the founder of Peach & Lily, has dealt with harsh eczema breakouts for the majority of her life, so of course, we can expect a top-notch ointment from her skincare line. This ointment is definitely on the thicker side but quickly absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy residue behind. Not only is this ointment a savior of the face and body, but it is key to use on the lips during the cold months!