Seeking eczema-friendly skincare for your little ones? With eczema affecting nearly 20% of school-going children in Singapore*, skincare that can repair, nourish and soothe irritated skin, is a top priority of most parents.
We’ve listed out some of our favourite eczema-friendly products that can help your child and baby’s skin without causing further damage. From homegrown heroes (including one formulated by the National Skin Centre!) to internationally-known skincare formulas, here are the best eczema skincare products for babies and growing kids in Singapore.
Formulated by the team at National Skin Centre, Suu Balm is truly our biggest homegrown skincare story. With over 1,000,000 tubes of their products sold globally, Suu Balm is the first line of defence against eczema and sensitive skin for many in Singapore. They carry a range for both kids and adults and offer relief for dry, itchy, sensitive and eczema-prone skin types.
The first step to soothing your child’s eczema, the Suu Balm Kids Head-To-Toe Wash is a gentle, soothing formulation that is absolutely safe to use on your babies sensitive skin.
With ingredients specially curated by Dr Tey Hong Liang, a senior dermatologist who runs the ‘Itch Clinic’ at NSC, it contains 5 moisturising heroes including rich shea butter and sodium hyaluronate.
Tear-free, this cleanser contains no soaps, sulphates, parabens, preservatives, artificial fragrances making it suitable for all skin types. Follow up with Suu Balm’s Kids Dual Rapid Itch Relieving & Restoring Ceramide Moisturiser, which comes with just a hint of menthol for fast and cooling itch relief. A gentle formula based on natural ingredients, it suits kids with even the most sensitive of skin. Skin-identical ceramides and Filaggrin help to restore skin moisture and the absence of steroids(yay!) make it suitable for all skin types.
We also love that its texture is light and fast-absorbing so it leaves the surface smooth and moisturised soon after application. 5 minutes to itch relief!
Want a one-stop-shop in Singapore for your children’s health and skincare needs? Kidsgainhealth.com is an e-pharmacy for busy parents housing the top children’s health care products including those for eczema, its related conditions like asthma, allergic rhinitis, contact dermatitis, teenage acne care and other general health issues.
They carry a range of products for as young as 2 years old, all the way to 19, including multivitamins, probiotics, acne management and eczema care management brands that carry the Eczema Association Trusted seal. This seal certifies that the products have been tested to be free from harsh chemicals that cause irritation in eczema-prone skin types.
These include Trukid, a brand with sunscreen, skin moisturizer cream for eczema skin types, Eczema care bubble bath pods and more. There’s also Ceradan, a clinic exclusive skincare brand with a creamy, moisturising body wash, and other general products such as Diaper rash cream. You will also find popular eczema-friendly brands such as Bioderma, Sebamed and QV on here.
Have more questions? Kids Gainhealth believes in a holistic approach and hence with every order of $58 and above, they offer unlimited telecommunication (for one month) consults with Singapore registered doctors. This is a value-added service where they hope to help concerned parents with the right clinical advice and products, so they are able to manage eczema and other chronic conditions, successfully at home. If required, prescription medication and same-day delivery can also be arranged at an additional cost.
And they help beyond just eczema! Need a top-up on your child’s asthma medication or perhaps you have run out of Ventolin and don’t want to go all the way to your doctor? With a curated list of over-the-counter medication, services such as teleconsultation, medication top-up, and access to prescription medicines without having to visit a clinic, Kids Gainhealth is the preferred childrens’ platform for a number of health care needs.
But, that’s not all! There’s even a platform for adults and the elderly, for general and chronic conditions at https://gainhealth.life/.
*For existing medical conditions
Say hello to Singapore’s premium baby and family skincare brand, A Tapir’s Tale. Formulated and made in Japan, their carefully-curated mix of botanicals and proven actives for delicate skin are suitable for the entire family. Founded by Singaporean Charlene Ng, an esthetician, beauty consultant, skincare trainer and mum of two, the range tackles common skin issues in tropical climates such as ours.
A Tapir’s Tale chose to make and produce its products in Japan with the majority of its ingredients traditionally grown and harvested there. This ensures that your family is getting only the very best, high-quality skincare possible.
Using nature-derived botanicals like Sakura Leaf Extract, Green Tea, and Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract in their skincare collection, the products are also rich in skin-loving ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Centella Asiatica, and JojobaOil. Each of these is specially curated due to its gentle and nourishing properties, making it perfect for eczema, sensitive skin or atopic skin conditions.
Take the Gentle Wash for instance. A non-foaming hair and body cleanser it cleanses without removing the natural moisture of your bubba’s skin moisture. The plant-based ingredients help retain moisture and keep skin supple and healthy.
Looking for a less creamy moisturiser, that is suited to Singapore’s humidity? Try Aqua Gel, a gel-like lotion that contains abundant beauty ingredients such as Kihada Bark Extract, Cucumber Extract and Jojoba oil with a soothing moisturizing effect. Formulated for newborns and children, it is gentle and can be used by the entire family. You can also dab it on your skin for a soothing effect after a long day in the sun!
A Tapir’s Tale also sells Moist Milk, a milky lotion that has 3 essential ceramides to supplement and preserve your child’s natural moisture and oil levels. Suitable for those with normal to drier skin types, it is lightweight and works well for hot and humid climates such as ours.
There’s even a sunscreen, Baby Protect UV, which is mild enough to be used on a daily basis. An ultra-lightweight sunblock that blends well with the skin and has a smooth finish without stickiness, this one is specially made for babies and young children. Need it all? Just get the Skincare Bundle that contains everything a parent needs to keep their babies and kids clean, comfortable, and smelling oh-so-great. Also makes a fab baby shower gift!
LA Roche Posay’s LIPIKAR range is Europe's #1 body care and hygiene range for sensitive, very dry and eczema-prone skin. Recommended by dermatologists around the globe, the range is developed specifically for those that have sensitive skin and eczema, and can be used by everyone including babies and seniors!
The LIPIKAR Huile Lavante AP+ is a gentle cleanser you can apply to even the most sensitive parts of your baby’s skin including the scalp, eyes or intimate areas. The deeply hydrating ingredients reduce dryness for up to 24 hours and also soothe any accompanying itching and irritation. Wash off and follow up with a nourishing moisturiser right after.
The La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+M Body Balm is great for all skin types but especially for kids and babies with eczema or atopic dermatitis. The carefully formulated ingredients rebalance the skin’s microbiome and immediately soothe it to reduce any scratching or flare-ups.
Formulated for babies, children, adults with very dry, eczema-prone or allergy-prone skin, just slather it on once a day, to get calm and soothed skin minus the itch.
Need a soap-free, shower oil to soothe your child’s eczema? Bioderma’s Atoderm Huile de douche, a body wash and cleanser for dry skin reduces itch and skin irritation with every shower. What’s more, you can expect up to 24-hours of hydration, and skin that is silky soft to touch.
Bioderma’s Atoderm Huile de douche soothes and protects from external aggressions via its vegetal bio lipids, vitamin PP and Barrier Skin Therapy patent. Vegetal bio lipids soothe any tightness and increase the resistance of the skin by recreating the protective film on your child’ skin.
Skin Barrier therapy™ patent biologically prevents the binding of the bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) responsible for the aggravation of irritation.
For an equally nourishing moisturiser for right after, try Bioderma’s Atoderm PP Baume, a body cream for very dry skin, and the trusted skincare solution for eczema-prone skin. Its Vitamin PP and moisturising agents help strengthen the epidermis by providing it with essential lipids while Écodéfensine™ patented complex regulated action to stimulate your child’s natural skin defences.
LION, one of Japan's leaders in personal care, has partnered with Japanese sensitive skin experts, such as Dr. Mihoko Yokoyama, to create a new signature sensitive skincare line - SunoHada.
The brand carries a range of skincare products for both grown-ups and their little ones, to ensure the whole family is protected and hydrated with quality ingredients.
SunoHada Baby was created specifically with the goal of bringing daily sensitive skincare to our precious babies and children. A baby’s skin layer is only about one half the thickness of an adult’s skin, and the baby’s sweat, in particular, gathers in and around the folds in the neck and arms. This means that those areas need extra care!
SunoHada Baby Gentle Wash was created specifically for your baby’s face, body and hair, and has a clinically formulated light foam to wash and moisturise baby skin. It can instantly relieve dryness and itch, making it the perfect cleanser for anyone with eczema or sensitive skin.
The SunoHada Baby Gentle Lotion, is clinically proven to reduce dryness, redness and itch with just one week’s use. This non-sticky face and body lotion moisturises and reduces itch and like all SunoHada products, is free of all parabens, alcohol, steroids, colourants and fragrance.
For parents who are seeking a product range that is designed with dry, sensitive or eczema-prone skin in mind, Dermal Therapy Little Bodies ticks all of those boxes. Dermal Therapy’s Little Bodies range includes a Skin Relief Wash Shampoo, Skin Relief Cream and a Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion. Each product comes formulated with skin-loving ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal, that helps to soothe, nourish and calm itchy skin.
The Skin Relief Cream is a great option to keep for instant soothing of eczema and itchiness. Natural ingredients such as calendula officinalis, aloe vera and colloidal oatmeal, soothe the skin and provide relief from itching and dry patches.
The Dermal Therapy Little Bodies Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion is also made to soothe, calm and protect your child’s troubled skin. It contains a blend of natural ingredients including colloidal oatmeal, which is known for its skin-soothing properties.
And for a soap-free alternative to harsh shampoos, the Dermal Therapy Little Bodies Skin Relief Wash & Shampoo is a gentle 2 in 1 option that cleanses both your child’s body and hair. Its soap-free and non-irritating formulation is designed specifically for babies and young children with eczema or sensitive skin, but can be used by anyone in the family.
Needing no introduction, Cetaphil Baby’s products are made by skin experts and chosen by mums all over the world. Their gentle ingredients support the skin’s natural development in its most vulnerable early stages. All of Cetaphil Baby products are made in Europe and dermatologically tested to keep your baby’s skin soft and smooth from head to toe.
Cetaphil Baby Wash & Shampoo with Organic Calendula is a gentle and tear-free wash that forms a rich lather and rinses clean, leaving your baby’s skin and hair with a soft, fresh fragrance. Clinically proven to provide long-lasting moisturisation for up to 8 hours, it nourishes eczema or sensitive skin types without causing further irritation.
Cetaphil Baby Advanced Protection Cream with Organic Calendula is another weapon against dry skin that will help guard your baby and repair the skin barrier. Suitable for a range of skin types, from normal to very dry, this is the perfect barrier against irritation and discomfort.
Also, consider the Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion to nourish and soothe your baby and child’s delicate skin. Recommended by dermatologists, it is clinically proven to retain moisture and protect baby skin from drying out.
Focussed on all-natural and clean products, Exzma Skincare prides itself on being organic, vegan, gluten and cruelty-free. With products mainly formulated for those with troubled skin, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne, and sensitivities, they use aromatherapy as a from of healing and strengthening your skin. Eczema Skincare’s team of specialists in Germany have formulated these perfect blends of essential oils, plant oils and natural ingredients that instantly relieve itching, and also promote healing and regeneration of new cells.
You can’t go wrong with the 100% Natural Skin Soothing Oil, a natural soothing oil that provides deep hydration for dry, cracked, flaky skin. It is also perfectly fine to use on normal skin types!
All of Exzma Skincare’s products are a 100% natural (essential oils and plant oils), organic, vegan and gluten-free. They are also free from steroids, alcohol, and all chemicals. With results visible in less than a week depending on your skin condition, this is a skincare range for anyone with eczema or senstive skin in Singapore - all ages included!
Did you know that Kansoskin was founded by a brother-sister team to help people with compromised skin conditions find skincare that works?
Their Simply Better Barrier™ is a hydrating relief moisturiser meant for use on the face and body. It’s also perfectly fine to use for pregnant women and babies!
As a low pH and deeply nourishing moisturiser, it provides comfort and relief via ceramides and hydrators that reinforce the skin's barrier and boost moisture levels.
Combined with pre and probiotic complex and 17 types of Asian botanicals that come with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it reduces signs of sensitivity and balances the skin's natural microbiome.
Formulated in Singapore and manufactured in South Korea, Kansoskin is fragrance-free, essential oil-free, pH balanced, cruelty-free and vegan. What’s more, it makes a suitable addition to your child’s skincare - nourishing AND repairing with every use!
A common skin concern, Eczema results in dry, sensitive skin that is sometimes accompanied by red, itchy and scaly patches. If your child is suffering from eczema, first and foremost, make sure to bring it up with their doctor.
Alongside a treatment plan, you may also find using a non-soap cleanser, daily moisturising and wearing loose, cotton clothing helpful. The National Skin Centre or NSC Singapore is also a repository of information on Eczema and a good starting point for doctors and experts in the field.
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