October is National Eczema Awareness Month, and we’re taking this time to spread the word and reduce the stigma surrounding this common skin condition.
To some, eczema may seem mysterious, an itchy affliction with unknown stressors and solutions. In reality, it’s actually quite common. Around 16.5 million adults in the United States struggle with this inflammatory skin disease. And while flaky eczema flare ups can cause discomfort and dismay, there are a wealth of ways to alleviate symptoms associated with this skin condition. With loads of lotions, antihistamines, and topical treatments available over-the-counter and with a prescription, the outlook for those with eczema is getting better and better. The beauty industry has reacted to the growing need for skin soothing alternatives, with more and more eczema-safe products going to market each month. Soothing your skin has never been easier!
This month, we’re spotlighting 7 amazing eczema-safe beauty brands. So read on to find your new go to for soothing sensitive skin!
1. Tower 28
Powerhouse beauty brand Tower 28 is the only makeup brand to 100% follow the National Eczema Association’s ingredient guidelines. Founder Amy Liu’s personal struggle with eczema motivated her to make her mark with a set of groundbreaking products. “Before I created our SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray, I was relying heavily on topical and oral steroids to manage my eczema — for longer than I care to admit. It’s named SOS because it literally did save my skin!” Amy says.
Via Tower 28
2. Neutrogena T Gel: $5.99
Gentle enough for daily use, Neutrogena’s products are ideal for sensitive skin. The T/Gel therapeutic shampoo relieves dandruff and excessive scalp itching. It’s also recognized by the National Psoriasis Foundation!
3. Free & Clear: $11.99
Less is more when it comes to soothing flare ups and flakes. Dye-free, fragrance-free, paragon-free: Free & Clear’s classic stripped down formula is ideal for those with skin conditions. Their stellar shampoo even has antifungal properties to help control and reduce symptoms of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
4. Kiehl’s: $20
One of skincare’s biggest names has a sensitive side. From ultra-moisturizing face masks to hydrating shampoos and conditioners, this beauty giant makes quality products that are safe for all skin types.
5. CeraVe: $8.79
We love an accessible over-the-counter solution. From face wash to body lotion, CeraVe is consistently serving high quality products at prices we can get behind. With numerous products approved by the National Eczema Association, this beauty brand more than makes the cut.
6. Dove DermaCare Scalp: $8
When it comes to fighting scalp irritation, Dove is way ahead of the game. The classic drugstore favorite has churned out product after product to combat dandruff and dermatitis- with glowing reviews all around.
French beauty is at it again. With the help of the brand’s signature Avène Thermal Spring Water, Avène’s products are clinically proven to soothe and soften skin.