Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Moisturiser, Derma E Psorzema Creme, NS-21 Skin Repair Treatment, eczema creams, best eczema cream

Did you know that this week is Eczema Awareness Week?  Yep, it’s true from 2nd to 8th September 2013.  Anyway, I have been a long-time sufferer of eczema with patches behind my knees, inner thigh, elbow, face and hands.  Sometimes I will be eczema free for months before a sudden flare-up…which is what happened to me a few months ago.  Instead of using the smelly Ego Pinetarsol Soap Free Cleansing Solution, I continued using my normal yummy-smelling Palmolive shower gel and slapped on moisturising creams targeted at eczema instead.

Here’s my reviews of the 3 eczema moisturising creams I tested out :-

Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Moisturiser

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Likes : I was super pumped to see the pump dispenser 😛  The moisturiser is non-greasy, light and absorbs quickly.  It’s also fragrance-free, very moisturising and great for dry skin.

Dislikes : As for treating the eczema patches I had, it didn’t relieve the itching immediately 🙁

Overall : Best suited for mild eczema and for moisturising maintenance during the eczema-free stages

Derma E Psorzema Creme

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Likes : Quick and effective results.  Soothes itching immediately – which is a big WINNER!  I had a really dry, cracked and slightly weepy eczema patch in between my fingers which was irritating me constantly, but within 2 days of using Derma E Psorzema Creme, it cleared up!

Dislikes : It’s in a jar so not as hygienic.  Slightly thicker than the Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Moisturiser and leaves behind a non-sticky but balmy film.

Overall : Love it!  Great for mild-moderate eczema.  Also fantastic to use before bed as it relieves itching so you won’t find yourself scratching those itchy patches whilst you’re sleeping.

NS-21 Skin Repair Treatment

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Confession : My acute eczema flare-up got cured from Deram E Psorzema Creme so I didn’t get a chance to trial this!

However, I believe this is a more potent moisturising cream for eczema… in fact, it isn’t even a moisturising cream but a “Treatment”.  Not only can NS-21 Skin Repair Treatment be used for eczema, but it can also be used for those who have undergone radiation therapy and even 2nd degree burns!

If you’re an eczema sufferer, please don’t scratch till you bleed and douse yourself with steroid cream like I used to!!!  Nowadays, there are so many different non-steroidal moisturising eczema creams that work wonders.  There is no “best eczema cream” out there but just keep trying them out until you find one that suits you and moisturise, moisturise, moisturise.  Of course, seek your dermatologist’s advice first!  For further information about eczema, check out http://www.eczema.org.au

All the featured products were kindly provided for consideration to help treat my eczema and it worked a treat!  Thank you 🙂


13 comments on “Tried & Tested Trio : Moisturising Creams for Eczema”

  1. I picked up a sample of this stuff at my dermatologist’s office and carried it around for a few days thinking it was cleanser. When I realized that it was moisturizer, I tried it on my face. I still had no idea it was for “eczema prone skin.” The moment I put it on, my skin felt wonderful.

  2. thankfully i dont have eczema (but sometimes i wonder b/c small flaky itchy patches sometimes appear on my skin) i’m a fan of the cetaphil face wash but haven’t tried any of their other offerings. i’m glad you’ve found some products that have worked for you!

  3. I have used the brand Elocon and their creams and ointments for years. It is greasier but I believe that only using it consistently when I have a bad flare up, it clears it up quickly in a couple of days, then I resume back to my PhysioGel moisturizers. Elocon is for severe eczema so I might not be for you, but many for some of your viewers. Both the cream and ointment have the active ingredient mometasone furoate which is known as topical corticosteroid. I’d advise consulting your doctor first and it requires a prescription.

  4. Thanks for the review! Super helpful as I get mild cases of eczema, never quite full on but didn’t know what else to use except Cetaphil and Ego brand products. Cortisone creams are far too strong and prolonged usage thins out the skin over time. Are you able to give a rrp for each item?

  5. My daughter gets eczema too. Just wondering where can you find Derma E from? And are they suitable for babies? My doctor prescribed her cortis-DS which is a mild steroid cream but I’m not comfortable with her using it although it clears up her eczema. Im just looking for safer alternatives.

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