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Best products to relieve dry and itchy skin

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Best products for dry, itchy and irritated skin

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Skin problems like severe dryness, itching, flaking, redness & irritation, cracked skin, fissures etc. are not only frustrating but painful as well. The triggers or causes for these problems can be a number of factors ranging from genetics to environmental factors and from medications to conditions like eczema, psoriasis etc.

One of the most common forms of eczema is Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis). It causes the skin to become itchy, dry and cracked and can affect at any age. It varies in severity and can have a significant impact on a person's daily life.

The other common skin condition is Psoriasis which also causes red, flaky skin along with crusty patches. Again the severity of the condition varies and in severe cases it can have an affect on the quality of life.

Both Atopic Eczema and Psoriasis have no cure at present. But one can use topical applications to treat flare-ups and ease the symptoms. Listed below are some fantastic products that can help with a range of skin problems including extreme dryness and itching. Take a look.

The Bioskin Range from Salcura


Salcura Natural Skin Therapy are known for their natural products developed specifically for those suffering from allergic skin conditions. Their product range is based on the principle of homeostasis – the self-healing capacity of the skin, which is dependent on the supply of nutrients. And that is the reason their products are composed of natural oils and extracts to ensure that skin gets as many nutrients as possible to heal itself.

The Bioskin Range from Salcura

Their Bioskin range helps naturally support and soothe dry, itchy and dehydrated skin. There is a 2-step spray-cream therapy system that helps to achieve maximum results. There are 3 products in this system:

  • Bioskin Dermaspray Intensive: a dermatologically tested spray that works very well to combat severely dry and itchy skin. It is easy to use, non-greasy, easily absorbed and works well all over the body; even on difficult to reach areas like an itchy scalp.
  • Bioskin Dermaserum: a nutrient-rich serum that leaves the skin feel more balanced and healthy. The serum contains a number of natural oils and extracts like Sunflower, Almond and Aloe Vera that helps lessen symptoms like dryness, redness and itchiness. The serum is light and gentle enough to be used on sensitive areas of the face, around the eyes and the mouth.
  • Bioskin Zeoderm Skin Repair Moisturiser: this is one of the best-sellers from the Bioskin range. The mosituriser includes natural ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Starflower Leaf Extract and Linseed Oil that can help relieve itchiness and soothe skin irritation.  The star ingredient, however, is the volcanic mineral Zeolite which has anti-inflammatory properties and also helps the skin to regain strength.

Used in conjunction, these three products work very well for skin prone to eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. The nutrient-rich products help to make skin feel more balanced and healthy. 

You can buy the Bioskin range from Salcura's website.

Arctic Repair Cream from skyn ICELAND


skyn ICELAND's Arctic Repair Cream is a luxurious, intensive repair cream which provides immediate soothing for cracked, flaky or dull skin.

This cream is a combination of nourishing phytonutrients, super hydrators and age-fighting antioxidants along with Arctic algae, colloidal oatmeal and Gooseberry extract and helps strengthen the skin’s natural lipid barrier helping it retain moisture. This in turn helps it to return to a more supple and relaxed state. The cream also includes  Arctic oils which are rich in essential fatty acids and help protect the skin against environmental stress and pollution.

Arctic Repair Cream from skyn ICELAND

The cream is free from parabens, PEGs, silicones, fragrances and dyes. It is 100% vegan and has been dermatologist tested for sensitive skin.

Plus the cream comes packaged in a 100% recyclable jar made from sugarcane, making it a sustainable and planet-friendly product as well.

You can purchase the skyn ICELAND Arctic Repair Cream from https://www.skyniceland.com/ and Amazon UK.

Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve


Hydrosil is skincare range featuring products for long-term eczema treatment. One of their star products is the Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve which helps to manage and control flare ups of dry skin, itching and eczema.

The salve contains a patented 100% organic Turmeric Butter (Turmeric blended with 100% organic butter base made from German chamomile) and hypoallergenic donkey milk (known for its high vitamin C content). The salve also contains an extract of Cardiospermum Halicacabum (a natural phytosteroid from a Sri Lankan vine and known for its potent anti-inflammatory actions).

Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve

The key benefits offered by the 3 main ingredients are:

  • Tumeric Butter: provides fast-acting moisturisation and antioxidant benefits to dry, damaged and irritated skin.
  • Donkey milk: rich in amino acids and antimicrobial proteins which makes  it very beneficial for dry skin conditions such as eczema. It not only helps keep skin soft and hydrated but also helps in the healing of skin.
  • Cardiospermum Halicacabum: has potent anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce inflammation and itching of the skin.

If you have dry, irritated skin due to eczema or any other skin conditions, then try this intense dry skin rescue salve. It does not contain SLS, petroleum and perfumes and can be used by both adults and children. 

Priced at £9.95 for 50ml, it is available to buy from www.hydrosil.co.uk

Balneum Dry Skin and Itch Relief Cream


Balneum's product range has been specifically designed to treat dry and itchy skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Featured in this roundup is the Balneum Dry Skin and Itch Relief Cream which is a fast acting, dual action itch relief cream for dry, itchy skin including those prone to eczema and psoriasis. Teh active ingredients in the cream provide quick relief from itch while also moisturising the skin.

Balneum Dry Skin and Itch Relief Cream

The two main active ingredients in the Balneum Cream are lauromacrogols and urea. While lauromacrogols have anti-itch properties, urea is known for its properties in treating dry & rough skin conditions. The cream is easily absorbed and reduces itching within minutes and also hydrates dry skin leaving it feeling soft and supple.

The cream is suitable for use with eczema and psoriasis prone skin and helps break the itch-scratch cycle. 

Priced at £12.99, the cream is available to buy online from Balneum's  Amazon Store.

Lyonsleaf Zinc and Calendula Cream


Lyonsleaf is a family-owned natural skincare brand based in Somerset. They are known for their 100% natural, effective, cruelty free skincare, suitable for all skin types, even very sensitive skin. They have three calendula rich products that are recommended for skin prone to eczema.

Featured in this roundup is the Zinc and Calendula Cream (30ml, £10.95) which contains calming Calendula and Zinc Oxide as the key ingredients. It is un-fragranced and is a nut oil free formulation and forms a breathable, protective and moisture repellent barrier. 

Lyonsleaf Zinc and Calendula Cream

It can be a bit drying on the skin as Zinc oxide reduces excess sebum production, sometimes resulting in dryness more so if you already have dry skin. But the borage and babassu oils along with Calendula soothe the skin. This cream is great for those who are prone to acne, atopic eczema or skin breakouts.

Read more about Lyonsleaf's range of products here. Their products are available both on the high street and online including on Amazon.

Procoal Intensive Skin Defence Balm


Started in 2016, Procoal is one of the fastest growing independent skincare brands in UK. They make high performance skincare products with clean formulations (no toxic or harmful raw materials), which are cruelty-free and packed in recyclable packaging.

Their Intensive Skin Defence Balm is a 100% natural, vegan and alcohol-free balm which is specifically made for skin prone to Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis.

Procoal Intensive Skin Defence Balm

If you are looking for a 100% natural, vegan formula to treat skin inflammation and ease itching, this skin balm is a good choice. It is alcohol-free and can be used for babies as well.

Some of the key ingredients of the balm are:

  • Polynesian Tamanu Fruit Oil: known for its anti-inflammatory properties which help calm and sooth the skin. It also promotes the formation of new tissue which speeds up wound healing.
  • Sunflower Seed Oil: it is known to decrease inflammation and improves the skin’s moisture retention capacity as well.
  • German Chamomile: eases skin itching, helps reduce skin inflammation and also soothes skin.

Nettle Extract: is a natural astringent, helps tighten and firm the skin, regulates sebum production and also speeds up the healing process of wounds.

Priced at £13.99 for a 60ml jar, you can purchase the balm online at www.procoal.co.uk

Rounding up the list are two brands whose products are specifically designed for babies. 

Atopic dermatitis is a very common condition in babies and children and the treatment usually depends on the child’s symptoms, age and general health levels. But daily moisturisation and avoiding irritants play an important role in easing baby eczema signs and symptoms.

Baby Kingdom Body Cream


Baby Kingdom is an award-winning baby skincare brand from the UK that was created by parents who know how important it is to use the right ingredients and create the best formulas to help sensitive skin. All their products are 97%–99% natural and are free from sulphates, parabens and other harsh irritants that may irritant the delicate skin of babies.

Baby Kingdom Body Cream

Featured in this roundup is Baby Kingdom's Body Cream that is suitable for new-born babies and up. It is 98% natural and can be used both on the body and the face. It has a lovely delicate fragrance and is easily absorbed into the skin and leaves it supple and moisturised. With Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, Vitamin E, Aloe vera, Chamomile and Nettle extracts, the cream not only moistures but also soothes and repairs damaged and sensitive skin. Great for the delicate skin of babies.

Priced at £16.95 for 150ml, you can purchase the Baby Kingdom Body Cream from www.babykingdomcollection.co.uk

Aveeno's Baby Dermexa Range


Aveeno's Baby Dermexa range is specifically made for the little ones  who suffer from dry, itchy and eczema prone skin. The range makes use of Colloidal Oatmeal, Avenanthramides and Ceramides and is clinically proven to moisturise and soothe baby’s dry, itchy skin.

Aveeno's Baby Dermexa Range

Three fantastic products have been included in this roundup:

  • Baby Dermexa Moisturising Wash
  • Baby Dermexa Daily Emollient Cream
  • Baby Dermexa Good Night Emollient Balm

The Moisturising Wash is an un-fragranced formulation that helps to soothe baby skin and relieves itching. It has colloidal oatmeal, oat extract and ceramides and is gentle enough for daily use. The Daily Emollient Cream has the same key ingredients as the wash and not only moisturises and soothes skin, but also helps strengthen the skin's natural barrier. The cream is free from parabens, dyes, alcohol and fragrance and is suitable for babies who may be prone to eczema.

The Good Night Emollient Balm, as the name implies, is a night time balm that soothes dry skin and reduces itchy sensations at night so that te baby can sleep well. With Oat Essence and Ceramides, the balm has been clinically proven to help restore the skin barrier in just one week, as per Aveeno.

Like the other two products, the balm is free from parabens, dyes, alcohol and is un-fragranced making it great for babies' delicate skin.

The Aveeno Baby Dermexa range is recommended by Netmums and is available in store and online from www.boots.com



Do you have any recommendations on creams or lotions for managing dry skin conditions? Don't forget to share them via the comments box below.

4 comments

  1. The bioskin dermaspray looks great for applying it quickly for my wiggly girl. We have been using dermabase for my daughter who has dry skin and eczema

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  2. I suffer from psoriasis and these look great. I haven't found that one lotion that works yet

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  3. I don't know many other remedies but I always use Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion and it certainly prevents my skin from getting dried out!

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  4. I've recently tried Balneum and it seems very effective

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