12.02.2014
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Eczema Relief Body Creme
8 fl. oz. for $10.49
Expert Rating
Community Rating (9)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:12.02.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

Eczema is no fun, and when it's present over a larger area of the body it can drive you to frustrated distraction. Enter this very rich, soothing body cream from Eucerin! The fragrance-free formula (fragrance can be a major trigger for eczema flare-ups) contains 1% colloidal oatmeal as its active ingredient, and is loaded with replenishing, protective emollients.

The oatmeal is a wonderful anti-irritant but Eucerin didn't stop there: Eczema Relief Body Crème also contains a derivative of licorice for additional soothing benefits. Although the formula would've been even better with advanced skin-repairing ingredients (glycosaminoglycans, etc.) and perhaps some vitamin-based antioxidants, it's nevertheless among the top picks for very dry, itchy skin whether eczema is an issue or not. Overall, job well done, Eucerin!

Pros:
  • Fragrance-free, gentle formula is ideal for eczema-affected skin.
  • Excellent for itchy, sensitive skin.
  • Contains proven emollients and anti-irritants.
  • Great price!
Cons:
  • Lacks more sophisticated repairing agents and antioxidants.
Community Reviews
Claims

Eucerin Eczema Relief Body Creme has been specially formulated to help relieve very dry, irritated skin associated with eczema. It is clinically proven to significantly improve hydration, relieve itchiness due to eczema and soothe red, irritated skin. It is gentle on skin and provides significant and long lasting improvements to the skin.

Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Colloidal Oatmeal 1.0% Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mineral Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Cetyl Palmitate, PEG-40 Stearate, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Ceramide 3, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone Olamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid.

Brand Overview

Eucerin At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive and widely distributed; fragrance-free cleansers; some good body washes and body moisturizers; widely available.

Weaknesses: Anti-redness products that added questionable ingredients instead of increasing the anti-inflammatory agents; nothing for acne-prone skin; jar packaging; some standard body lotions that are OK for dry skin but "OK" isn't good enough.

This drugstore staple line claims to be dermatologist-preferred skin care, but any dermatologist who recommends this line in its entirety without reservation needs a crash course in what skin really needs to be protected and look its best.

There are some basic products that a dermatologist would want to consider, but Eucerin falls short in products to address acne. Further, their latest facial skincare products aren't keeping pace with what industry frontrunners are doing in an effort to create elegant, effective products. For example, serums from Olay, Neutrogena, and Aveeno have much more interesting formulations, while moisturizers from many other drugstore lines (including Nivea, which is owned by Eucerin parent company Beiersdorf) include a greater complement of antioxidants and ingredients that mimic the structure and function of healthy skin. Eucerin is making some strides here, though, which is an encouraging sign.

A major pro for this line is that all of the products are fragrance-free. Although that's helpful for all skin types, it certainly isn't compelling enough for dermatologists to green-light this line without cautions about which products to avoid.

For more information about Eucerin, call (800) 227-4703 or visit www.eucerin.com.

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Eucerin At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive and widely distributed; fragrance-free cleansers; some good body washes and body moisturizers; widely available.

Weaknesses: Anti-redness products that added questionable ingredients instead of increasing the anti-inflammatory agents; nothing for acne-prone skin; jar packaging; some standard body lotions that are OK for dry skin but "OK" isn't good enough.

This drugstore staple line claims to be dermatologist-preferred skin care, but any dermatologist who recommends this line in its entirety without reservation needs a crash course in what skin really needs to be protected and look its best.

There are some basic products that a dermatologist would want to consider, but Eucerin falls short in products to address acne. Further, their latest facial skincare products aren't keeping pace with what industry frontrunners are doing in an effort to create elegant, effective products. For example, serums from Olay, Neutrogena, and Aveeno have much more interesting formulations, while moisturizers from many other drugstore lines (including Nivea, which is owned by Eucerin parent company Beiersdorf) include a greater complement of antioxidants and ingredients that mimic the structure and function of healthy skin. Eucerin is making some strides here, though, which is an encouraging sign.

A major pro for this line is that all of the products are fragrance-free. Although that's helpful for all skin types, it certainly isn't compelling enough for dermatologists to green-light this line without cautions about which products to avoid.

For more information about Eucerin, call (800) 227-4703 or visit www.eucerin.com.