What's the Best Eczema Product?

I often get asked for my opinion on the eczema product that works the best. In my opinion, it depends on the severity of the flare-up. For me, when my eczema is really, really bad, no eczema product helps and most hurt. Even water hurts! The only thing that helps is my body choosing to get its act together ... or a steroid pack that will force my body to temporarily behave.

Below is what I typically use lately. But this is just one opinion; I'm sure other products work and I'll probably change things up later. I've heard a few only-eczema-product-that-worked stories from fellow eczema fighters and I take those recommendations seriously. I've created a product list here that I'll keep updating as I hear new recommendations. 

Eczema Products that Work for Me:

During Healthy Skin

  • Aquaphor on my face
  • Aveeno lotion on my body

Note: I trust most fragrance free products at this point.

During Mild Eczema

  • Aquaphor on my face
  • Neosporin Eczema Essentials Daily Moisturizing Cream on my body
  • Gold Bond Anti-Itch Lotion on my body

Note: I trust most eczema products at this point, as long as they are fragrance free, since I have a fragrance allergy.

During Moderate Eczema

  • Aquaphor on my face
  • Neosporin Eczema Essentials Anti Itch Cream on my flare-up spots

During Severe Eczema

  • Vaseline on my face - only thing that can keep my face hydrated when I re-apply every two hours.
  • Nothing on my body

Note: Aquaphor hurts my skin during severe eczema. It really heats up the skin wherever it's applied, which makes it itchier and more enflamed. In addition, most eczema products, including products I regularly use on my body like the Neosporin Anti Itch cream, seriously burn my skin for at least five minutes. And minutes later, it's itchy again! Not worth it. I just skip using products unless I absolutely need to hydrate, like on my face, which will get so dry that I can't even smile or talk. In this case, only vaseline helps and it doesn't burn.