7 Skin-Soothing Moisturisers For Eczema-Prone Skin

One less thing to stress about.
Elle Fanning

Moisturiser is one, if not the most important skin care product in an eczema-prone skin care routine. Why? Well, simply put, because eczema-prone skin functions better when it is moisturised.

Although we’d always recommend chatting to your dermatologist before adding a new moisturiser to cart (especially if you’re dealing with a particularly rough eczema flare-up), if your skin is playing ball for once, and you’re in the market for a moisturiser that’ll keep it in a good mood, then we can definitely help you find the best fit for your face.

Thankfully we live in a day and age that takes sensitive skin types into consideration, which means you don’t have to worry about slathering on a medicinally odorous ointment that never quite seems to absorb properly (no matter how much you rub it in). In fact, you don’t have to worry about fragrance at all, because you won’t find the irritating ingredient anywhere on this list.

Truth be told, there are plenty of eczema-prone skin friendly formulas available from your local Chemist Warehouse and beyond that are tailored to your very skin type’s very specific preferences. Ahead, discover the best moisturiser options for eczema-prone skin…

2024’s top moisturiser for eczema-prone skin

  1. Avene Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream, $26.09, Amazon Australia
  2. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ Balm Cream, $19.96, Amazon Australia
  3. Elemis Superfood CICA Calm Hydration Juice, $92, ASOS

The best moisturiser for eczema-prone skin 2024


Avene Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream

from $26.09 at Amazon Australia

Best for: Sensitive, stressed skin

Formulated to soothe all kinds of skin, including sensitive skin and infants’ skin, this calming selection uses an innovative blend of patented Avène Thermal Spring Water-derived postbiotics, copper-zinc sulphate and Avène Thermal Spring Water to help replenish and restore skin after 48 hours.

Sizes: 40ml / 100ml

Key features:

  • Contains patented Avène Thermal Spring Water-derived postbiotics, copper-zinc sulphate and Avène Thermal Spring Water
  • Suitable for sensitive, dry, damaged and uncomfortable skin
  • Can be used to soothe skin affected by heat, razor burn, mild/superficial cuts and scratches, dry skin, non-invasive skin treatments and nappy rash
  • Suitable for infants, children and adults
  • Fragrance-free

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La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ Balm Cream

from $19.96 at Amazon Australia

Best for: Long haul flights

If long haul flights make your skin freak out and flare up, then we’d suggest slathering on a healthy dose of this TikTok viral balm-cream, which contains anti-bacterial agents that minimise the risk of breakouts and irritation caused by bacteria-riddled airplanes.

Sizes: 40ml / 100ml

Key features:

  • Reinforces the moisture barrier to repair healthy skin function
  • Enriched with madecassoside (a triterpenoid compound of centella asiatica), a prebiotic complex called Tribioma and panthenol
  • Suitable for extreme dryness, dry patches, rough areas, skin prone to redness and post-procedure skin
  • Dermatologically-tested for sensitive skin
  • Fragrance and lanolin-free

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Elemis Superfood CICA Calm Hydration Juice

from $92 at ASOS

Best for: Applying under makeup

Don’t love wearing a rich-textured moisturiser under makeup? Try this lightweight gel-textured moisturiser out for size. It’s packed full of soothing and hydrating cica extract, 75 per cent aloe to cool and calm, as well as cucumber, kiwi and green mandarin fruit extracts.

Sizes: 20ml / 50ml

Key features:

  • Lightweight gel texture wears well under makeup
  • Cica, aloe, cucumber, kiwi and green mandarin extracts help to soothe, cool and calm skin
  • Silicone-free
  • Suitable for dry, dehydrated or sensitive skin
  • Promotes a balanced, even-toned and calm complexion

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Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Intense

from $67.20 at Oz Hair & Beauty

Best for: Dry, flaky skin

Developed to minimise the downtime after non-invasive skin treatments such as lasers, needling, microdermabrasion and chemical peels, this hydrating and comforting moisturiser helps to create a protective barrier around compromised skin.

Sizes: 30ml

Key features:

  • Protects compromised and post-treatment skin
  • Ultra-rich texture replenishes moisture and enhances comfort
  • Creates a protective barrier
  • Contains redness reducing beta-glucan and conditioning arnica
  • Helps to restore and reinforce the skin’s natural moisture barrier

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CeraVe Advanced Repair Balm

from $14.99 at Chemist Warehouse

Best for: Slugging and spot treatments

Slugging in the evenings is a fantastic way to trap moisture in the skin, which is of great benefit to eczema-prone skin that is likely to deal with trans-epidermal water loss and an impaired moisture barrier. This balmy, emollient pick can be used as the final step in your night time skin care routine for slugging or as a spot treatment for problem areas.

Sizes: 50ml / 88ml

Key features:

  • Contains a blend of dermatologist-recommended occlusive ingredients (petrolatum, three essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid)
  • Helps to hydrate, soothe and protect dry/rough skin
  • Restores the skin’s natural moisture barrier
  • Bolsters barrier function for up to eight hours
  • Non-greasy, balmy texture

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Erborian Centella Cream

from $49 at ASOS

Best for: Addressing redness

Formulated with centella asiatica, beta-glucan, hyaluronic acid and shea butter, this moisturiser is all about calming redness and soothing irritated skin, without compromising on lasting hydration.

Sizes: 50ml

Key features:

  • Smooths, hydrates, plumps, soothes and enhances radiance
  • Anti-inflammatory shea butter soothes
    Centella asiatica minimises redness
    Humectants beta-glucan and hyaluronic acid help to bind moisture to the skin
    Lightweight texture

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Saya Intense Moisture

from $50 at Saya

Best for: Nourishing and soothing

Formulated with a veritable cocktail of nourishing skin-soothers, this intensely moisturising face cream aims to revitalise skin that needs a bit of a pick me up.

Sizes: 75ml

Key features:

  • Argan and rosehip oils are of particular benefit for soothing eczema-prone skin
  • Edelweiss and borage oil help to calm
  • Pentavitin® and hyaluronic acid aid in maintaining hydration
  • Ceramides help to reinforce a healthy moisture barrier
    Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin

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Which moisturiser is best for eczema-prone skin?

A moisturiser is a necessity when you have eczema, as leaving the skin to dry out can actually exacerbate eczema symptoms such as itchy skin. Typically moisturisers with a high oil content (also known as ointments) are better for eczema as they are better at replenishing and retaining moisture. While water-based formulas are still beneficial, they won’t nourish eczema-prone skin as well as they tend to evaporate.

What cream do dermatologists recommend for eczema-prone skin?

Dermatologists can prescribe medicated creams and ointments for the treatment of eczema, so if you believe that standard moisturisers aren’t working for your skin we’d suggest seeking further advice from your doctor and a dermatologist.

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