Gentle Skincare Secrets for Happy, Healthy Skin with Eczema

Are you tired of dealing with eczema flare-ups and itchy skin? We totally get it! Having eczema can be a real challenge, but there are simple changes you can make in your skincare routine that can make a world of difference.

Here are the Top 8 ingredients in skincare products you need to avoid if you have eczema-prone skin:

1. Fragrances: The Scent to Steer Clear Of

We all love pleasant scents, but did you know that fragrances in skincare products can trigger eczema symptoms? Fragrances are common allergens that sensitive skin may react to. So, when you're shopping for skincare, opt for fragrance-free products to keep your skin happy and healthy.

2. Preservatives: The Truth About 'Paraben-Free' Products"

Have you ever noticed that some skincare products claim to be paraben-free, but they use other chemical preservatives that can actually irritate sensitive skin? Price tags don't always tell you whether a product is free of these irritants, as both budget-friendly and pricey options may contain them. The smart approach is to check the ingredients list carefully. Keep an eye out for ingredients like Benzoic Acid/Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid/Potassium Sorbate – these could be culprits. For a comprehensive list to watch out for, check out this article.

3. Urea: Handle with Care

Urea is a skincare ingredient that can be a game-changer for some skin conditions...but not for eczema. Wwhile it's great for conditions like psoriasis and calluses, it can irritate eczema-prone skin - so it's best to steer clear.

4. Lanolin: Proceed with Caution

Lanolin, derived from sheep's wool, is known for its moisturizing qualities. However, some people with eczema may develop an allergy to lanolin. If your skin is prone to eczema, consider avoiding products containing lanolin to prevent flare-ups.

5. Retinoids: Use with Care

Retinoids are a skincare superhero for acne and anti-aging, but they can be a nemesis for sensitive skin. Using Retinoids sparingly and with caution, especially if you have sensitive skin prone to eczema...OR just use natural alternatives like Tallow - that is jammed packed with Vitamin A (which retinoids are actually just a derivative of!)

6. Cocamidopropyl Betaine: Watch Out for This Sneaky Foaming Agent

This common foaming agent may appear in your shampoos, conditioners, and body washes. While it's marketed as "tear-free" for baby shampoos, it can cause allergic reactions in both adults and children. Stay alert and check product labels!

7. Propylene Glycol: A Hidden Culprit

Propylene glycol hides in various topical products, including moisturizers, creams, and even some eczema treatments. Surprisingly, it can cause eczema to worsen in people who are allergic to it. Always check product labels if you're sensitive to this ingredient.

8. Ethanol: Cooling, but Not for Eczema

Ethanol (alcohol) is found in many gels, offering a lightweight and cooling sensation. However, it can sting, burn, and dry out sensitive skin, including those with eczema. Opt for alcohol-free alternatives to soothe your skin.


Choosing the right skincare products are essential for maintaining healthy, eczema-free skin. By avoiding these troublesome ingredients, you can take a big step toward achieving clearer, more hydrated skin and boosting your confidence. The best way to avoid these ingredients is to:

1) always read skincare product labels.

2) explore all natural alternatives - notice how all of the ingredients listed above are lab-created? That's not a coincidence.

3) KISS: keep it simple sister - the lower the amounts of ingredients the lower the chance of irritation.

Remember, your skin deserves the best, so treat it with care and love.


To start your journey to better skin(care) with eczema-friendly, all natural & simple skincare - our whole skincare line uses 5 powerful & pure ingredients - check out our Starter Kit here!

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