Last Updated: August 2, 2021

15 best eczema creams & lotions.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 27 min read

A lot of people have skin irritated by eczema. In fact, it's estimated that 16.5 million people are affected by it. It can be uncomfortable and irritating when an eczema flareup breaks out too. So we at Grove have looked for the most natural and effective eczema creams and lotions that feel great on your skin and actually work to help cure breakouts. Made with naturally derived ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, and more, the best eczema creams and lotions won't irritate your skin and will actually help calm down any eczema irritations.


Sometimes you have to try several different lotions or creams to find the best eczema product for you and your family (infants and children can be affected by eczema too). Browse through our list of the best eczema creams rated by Grove members to see what other families have used so you're more informed before you make your next purchase.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. All Good Goop

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And the award for best all-around goes to… All Good Goop (cue the applause)! Originally whipped up in a Northern California kitchen, this lightweight, non-greasy balm is equal parts all-purpose ointment and moisturizing miracle salve for head-to-toe hydration. Easy on even the most sensitive skin, this soothing salve is strong enough to use on a …

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2.0 oz
$13.99
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2. Tree To Tub Gentle Body Wash for Very Sensitive Skin

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The sustainably harvested and pH-balanced soapberry in Tree To Tub Gentle Body Wash for Very Sensitive Skin gently lathers. And because it’s scent-free, Grove members who are allergic or sensitive to fragrance find this body wash especially easy on the senses. Organic botanicals protect sensitive skin from irritation — ideal for anyone who’s …

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8.5 oz
$14.99
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3. Acure Radically Rejuvenating Rose Argan Oil

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This miracle multitasker has got you covered from head to toe. Acure Radically Rejuvenating Rose Argan Oil is a true skin super food that can be used as a hair and face serum, body and décolleté massage oil, hand and cuticle oil, and to soothe dry elbows and heels. Incredibly rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and proteins, argan oil helps …

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1 Oz
$9.99
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4. Babo Botanicals Sensitive Skin Hydra Therapy Wash

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Here at Grove, we believe your body wash should help with your sensitive skin problems, not make matters worse. That’s why we love this Babo Botanicals Sensitive Skin Hydra Therapy Wash, which was developed with pure ingredients — including oat protein — to protect and moisturize very sensitive skin, and organic calendula to help soothe and nourish …

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16 Oz
$16.99
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5. Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream

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Just like the golden hour, when the sun magically makes everything appear warmer and softer, Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream has a similar effect on your face. Perfect as a daily moisturizer, this highly effective face cream can also be used as a wrinkle-busting night cream, or really, any time your skin needs a little extra star power.

If …

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1.57 oz
$48
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6. Egyptian Magic All Purpose Healing Skin Cream

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Egyptian Magic All Purpose Healing Skin Cream is a master at multitasking. This phenomenal healing balm can be used for just about anything, from fading scars to treating scrapes. It's uniquely formulated using a mixture of natural ingredients derived from living plants and organisms. Free from additives, added preservatives, parabens, and GMOs, …

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2 Oz
$27
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7. Babo Botanicals Miracle Moisturizing Cream

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Have superdry, sensitive skin? Babo Botanicals Miracle Moisturizing Cream will rehydrate your skin with aloe vera, argan oil, shea butter, and other botanical ingredients that are healthy for you, inside and out. This formula was designed to treat severely dry skin and is safe to use for your entire family. You can use this botanical moisturizer on …

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2 Oz
$12.99
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8. Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream

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Skin Food is a universal moisturizer great for your face, elbows, hands, and feet. With extracts of gentle viola tricolor, calendula, and chamomile in a rich, thick base of oils and beeswax, Skin Food hydrates skin to give you a healthy-looking glow. Find out for yourself why this Weleda Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream has been one of Weleda’s …

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2.5 oz
$18.99
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9. Tree To Tub Gentle Face Wash for Very Sensitive Skin

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Tree To Tub Gentle Face Wash for Very Sensitive Skin is scent-free, with soothing botanicals like aloe vera, açaí, and chamomile to cleanse your face. The creamy, gentle cleansing foam of the soapberry is ultra gentle, so it will protect and soothe even the most sensitive skin types. Grove members agree its effectiveness is long-lasting, so you can …

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4 oz
$19.99
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10. Babo Botanicals Sensitive Skin All Natural Healing Ointment

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Bring medical-grade treatment for dry skin home with this Babo Botanicals Sensitive Skin All Natural Healing Ointment. This plant-based, non-greasy all-purpose healing ointment was created for adults with very sensitive, dry, or eczema-prone skin. It’s perfect for chapped hands or lips and relieves the itchiness of bug bites and poison ivy, too. …

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4 Oz
$18.95
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11. Burt's Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream

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Feeling a little sensitive? Then it's time to do an about-face with Burt's Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream. This hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested cream is clinically shown to moisturize all day without causing redness or irritation. Cotton extract softens and helps shield skin from potential irritants while rice extract and aloe provide …

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1.8 Oz
$14.99
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12. All Terrain Kids Eczema Cream

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When your little one's eczema is throwing a temper tantrum, give it a timeout with All Terrain Kids Eczema Cream. This soothing cream is specially formulated with colloidal oatmeal USP to naturally clean, calm, protect, and relieve itchy, irritated skin due to atopic dermatitis or eczema. Made with at least 95% naturally derived ingredients, such …

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2 oz
$11.99
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13. Babyganics Eczema Care Skin Protectant Cream

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Tested by pediatricians and dermatologists, this protectant cream is specially formulated for your baby’s dry skin. Babyganics Eczema Care Skin Protectant Cream soothes an infant’s or toddler’s sensitive skin with feel-good ingredients like colloidal oatmeal. You’ll gently treat baby eczema while your little one gets relief from red, inflamed, …

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8 oz
$11.99
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14. All Terrain Eczema Relief Cream

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Being great pretty much goes with the territory when it comes to All Terrain. This All Terrain Eczema Relief Cream does wonders for skin irritated by atopic dermatitis or eczema. It’s made in the USA with at least 95% naturally derived ingredients, including colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, tea tree oil, neem oil, and eucalyptus oil. Apply this All …

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2 oz
$11.99
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15. Weleda Skin Food Light Nourishing Cream

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Weleda Skin Food Light ingredients include sunflower seed oil, cocoa seed butter, and shea butter to moisturize your dry skin. Enjoy an invigorating herbal blend of chamomile, calendula, viola tricolor, and rosemary extract that feed and hydrate dryness while awakening your senses. This Weleda Skin Food Light Nourishing Cream instantly hydrates …

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2.5 oz
$18.99
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FAQs

What does eczema look like?

Most eczema appears as red, swollen patches of skin, usually on your face or neck, but sometimes on other sensitive skin areas like inner arms or behind your knees. Eczema rashes can also be dry and scaly, and, if untreated, these types of rashes can crack.


All eczema breakouts are itchy, that's a clear indicator that your rash is eczema. Atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema that is genetic, and can be found in infants and children. Some children outgrow eczema of this form, but it can persist into adulthood. Other types of eczema appear only in adulthood and are caused by allergies or skincare product irritants.


There is no cure for eczema, but there are several lotions and creams that use ingredients that soothe and repair skin affected by eczema. The best eczema creams and lotions use ingredients are naturally derived and that are safe to use on infants and children as well. Read on to learn more about the ingredients used for eczema flareups and what might work best for you and your family.


Is eczema contagious?

Even though eczema looks like a rash, and some rashes can be contagious, eczema breakouts are not contagious at all. In fact, most people with eczema have the skin condition from childhood because it can be genetic.


There are other types of eczema that can happen later in adulthood due to allergies or sensitive skin. If you're allergic to pet dander, pollen, mold, or certain fabrics, eczema may be a reaction from that allergy. If you have sensitive skin and use a new skincare product, that can cause an eczema breakout too.


No matter which type of eczema you have though, you can't pass it on to another person. However, an eczema breakout can get infected if you don't treat it because the breakout can cause cracks in the skin where bacteria can enter. Try eczema creams and lotions that have hydrating oils as well as bacteria-fighting ingredients, like tea tree oil, to make sure your eczema flareup stays clean and moisturized.


How do you get rid of eczema?

Usually eczema is a lifelong condition that creates occasional flareups due to negative immune reactions, so you can't truly get rid of it. Fortunately, nowadays there are ways to help control your eczema flareups.


Here are a few products that help control eczema:


  • Colloidal oatmeal
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Tea tree oil
  • Coconut oil

The items above provide moisture and fight against bacteria which make them great for battling eczema breakouts. Test each product separately to see what works best for your skin or try a lotion or cream that uses several of those ingredients like this All Terrain Eczema Relief Cream. You may have to test out several different products to see what works best for your specific eczema and skin.


What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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