Ease bubba’s eczema discomfort and flare-ups with these creams

BUYER'S GUIDE 8 eczema creams for tots

Suu Balm

PRICE $21.90

FROM Watsons

WHAT Containing menthol and ceramides, Suu Balm is the solution for bubba’s itchy skin. Menthol helps to cool down itchy and irritated skin while ceramides keep your little one’s skin smooth and healthy. Suu Balm — created by our National Skin Centre — also moisturises each time it is applied, helping skin to recover.

PROS Light and non-greasy, it can be applied as many times as needed.

CONS Not suitable for children under 3 years old and ingredients may cause an allergic reaction for some. Also, it stings if there is an open wound on the skin.

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

PRICE $21.90/40 ml

FROM Guardian 

WHAT This moisturising and multi-repairing balm will not only soothe bubba’s sensitive skin but will help it recover from eczema, baby rash, minor cuts and other skin irritations. Keeping dry skin hydrated and comforted. It is paraben- and fragrance-free — which makes it safe for bubba and you! You can apply it on to bubba’s body, face and lips.

PROS It is non-sticky, non-greasy and lightweight.

CONS Pricey for the amount of cream. 

Organic Babies Soothing Baby Salve

PRICE $19.90

FROM Amazon

WHAT Especially for babies, this soothing salve is water resistant and great for sensitive and delicate skin. Created mostly with natural ingredients, this product can be used to calm or protect bubba from irritation. It will also keep bubba’s hands, face, body and bottom soft.

PROS It can be used by adults for eczema, psoriasis and also as a nipple cream.

CONS Pricey 

MooGoo Irritable Skin Balm

PRICE $27.73 (including shipping)

FROM Moogoo 

WHAT Made from all natural ingredients, Moogoo is suitable for both children and adults. It relieves bubba’s itchy skin and is anti-inflammatory. It will also keep bubba’s skin moist and supple. 

PROS It is made with all natural products 

CONS There might be chances of allergies due to the natural ingredients.  


PRICE $23.90/25g

FROM Guardian 

WHAT Ezerra cream will relieve bubba’s skin from itchiness, inflammation and swelling. It will also moisturise and restore skin-barrier function, which will help bubba’s eczema improve. It is also steroid-free, making it suitable and safe for extended use.

PROS It does not have contain harmful chemicals.

CONS Some might need more moisturising than this provides. 

Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream

PRICE $22.90/140g

FROM Pupsik Studio

WHAT Created to soothe and moisturise irritated skin, Aveeno will also reduce bubba’s itching and irritation caused by eczema. It will also help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier and prevent the recurrence of extra-dry skin. Enriched with ceramide, Aveeno will restore skin’s protective function.

PROS Steroid- and fragrance-free product

CONS Might feel greasy to some.

Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy

PRICE $29.50/200ml

FROM Guardian 

WHAT Physiogel will provide long-lasting moisturisation that bubba requires. Improving his dry skin and skin sensitivity, it is hypoallergenic and free from preservatives and fragrance. Using Physiogel will also soften bubba’s skin making it look visibly healthier.

PROS It is lightweight and can be easily absorbed by bubba’s skin

CONS Might not work with all skin types — do a quick patch test on your baby’s skin before applying. 

Pibu’s Baby Butter Moisturizing Skin Cream

PRICE $20 (includes shipping)

FROM Baby Pibu

WHAT Pibu’s Baby Butter has a hypoallergenic formula and is derived from natural ingredients. It is non-greasy, absorbs into skin quickly and can be used as much as needed throughout the day. In addition, with the hint of lavender scent, it will also help bubba relax.

PROS It is gentle on the skin and can be used all over your child’s body. 

CONS May cause allergies.


PRICE $9.90/125g

FROM Mothercare 

WHAT Sudocrem is a mild antiseptic cream that soothes skin irritation and inflammation. It also provides a water-repellent barrier against impurities and skin irritants. Sudocrem can also be used to treat other skin conditions for both bubba and you!

PROS Suitable for the whole family.

CONS Product might feel sticky. 

California Baby

PRICE $31.50/5oz

FROM California Baby

WHAT This gluten-free product will not only repair but also hydrate, protect and relieve bubba’s cracked, irritated and dry skin. It is suitable for all skin types and can be used for newborn babies and up.

PROS Allergy-tested and has a vegan formula.

CONS It might cause a stinging sensation when applied.

Curél Itch Defense

PRICE $33.07/591ml

FROM Qoo10   

WHAT Pediatrician tested and dermatologist recommended, Curél is safe, effective and suitable for babies six months and above. It rebalances dry skin while controlling flare-ups, providing long-lasting relief to keep bubba free from skin irritation.

PROS It is gentle on bubba’s skin and fragrance-free.

CONS Texture of product might feel odd.

When bubba has eczema that means their skin barrier does not work as well as it should. Once you’ve checked with your paedi that bubba only has a mild case of eczema, you can reduce the symptoms with creams, lotions and/or ointments.

Here are some of our top finds of eczema creams that will help ease bubba’s discomfort. Do note that different skin types react differently to the creams. If in doubt, just test a little dot on your child’s skin and see if there is a reaction.

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