The 12 Best Natural Eczema Products According To Holistic Derms
Finding natural skin care and makeup products for sensitive skin is difficult, to say the least—and when it comes to eczema, finding items that won't irritate any flare-ups makes the hunt even harder. While specific triggers differ for every eczema patient, most can agree that products with a hefty amount of preservatives or fragrances are a no-go, opting for hydrating, soothing formulas instead.
That's why we decided to consult four board-certified dermatologists for a curated list of the best natural skin care and makeup products for eczema-prone skin. These products are gentle, soothing, and can even help calm the angry redness. They also don't skimp on quality—these natural products contain rich, buttery textures that can rival any luxe formula.
See our selects below, and consider your flakes under control (or, at least, covered up by hypoallergenic concealer).
Plant Guru Pure Sunflower Oil
Tatcha Indigo Cream Soothing Skin Protectant
"Indigo Naturalis was used in traditional Chinese medicine (called Qing Dai) topically for eczema as well as psoriasis. It is toxic, so do not take it orally!" —Fishman
Indigo Cream Soothing Skin Protectant, Tatcha ($85)
Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment
LaRoche Posay Lipkar Lotion
"Colloidal oatmeal is an oldie but a goodie. It suppresses pro-inflammatory chemicals called cytokines, as well as histamine." —Fishman
Lipkar Body Lotion, LaRoche Posay ($17.99)
Kopari Coconut Melt
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream with Hyaluronic Acid
Neal's Yard Remedies Body Butter
"Shea butter is a fantastic ingredient. It's excellent at reducing transepidermal water loss." —Fishman
Beauty Sleep Body Butter, Neal's Yard Remedies ($25.59)
Kamedis Eczema Therapy Cream
"This cream combines traditional moisturizing technology along with a blend of Chinese herbs that have been shown to reduce skin inflammation." —Zeichner
Eczema Therapy Cream, Kamedis Dermatology ($20.99)
Kosas Tinted Face Oil
"One of my favorite natural makeup lines is Kosas, and their tinted facial oil is my favorite right now." —Fishman
Tinted Face Oil, Kosas ($42)
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Blush
"They use fruit pigments for their color, like tea for their mascara, etc. This is a great brand for eczema patients." —Fishman
Fruit Pigmented Pot Rouge Blush, 100% Pure ($27)
Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation
"This is a gentle foundation uses an aloe vera base to soothe the skin. It comes in many color variations and can be used in patients with eczema, rosacea, and even post many laser treatments." —Glick
Oxygenating Foundation, Oxygenetix ($66)
RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up Concealer
"RMS has a great under-eye concealer for eczema or sensitive skin." —Fishman
Un Cover-Up Concealer/Foundation, RMS Beauty ($36)
Jamie Schneider is the Associate Beauty & Wellness Editor at mindbodygreen. She has a B.A. in Organizational Studies and English from the University of Michigan, and her work has appeared in Coveteur, The Chill Times, and Wyld Skincare. In her role at mbg, she reports on everything from the top beauty industry trends, to the gut-skin connection and the microbiome, to the latest expert makeup hacks. She currently lives in New York City.