Dermatologists Say These Are the Absolute Best Lotions for Eczema

Eczema (or skin inflammation) affects roughly 28 million people in the United States. That includes 20% of children age 10 and under, in addition to the 1% to 3% of adults affected worldwide, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Medical treatments vary depending on severity (people with the worst cases should see a dermatologist, says Dendy Engleman, MD, "as scratching can create open sores and wounds that can worsen into bacterial infections") and natural remedies for eczema vary, but "the good news is there are many over-the-counter products that can provide relief," notes Engleman.

"There are so many causes and triggers of eczema, which can occur from your scalp to your toes," adds dermatologist Francesca Fusco, MD. "But the one common denominator of treatment is moisturizing. For the face, the ideal moisturizer hydrates but doesn't clog your pores or feel greasy."

Without a doubt, keeping a star moisturizer around is key for helping eczema. So, we reached out to a handful of dermatologists to find the best lotions for eczema—here's what they had to say.