Neosporin Essentials for Eczema

by Kelsey Norwood

in Mom Central Tour

Utah is a pretty dry place and we all suffer from itchy dry skin but Elliot has it the worst. He has developed eczema on the backs of his knees and the poor guy can’t help but scratch and be miserable.

I was thrilled to find out about the line of Neosporin Essentials products, but specifically the Daily Moisturizing Cream that has been “clinically shown to relieve dry, itchy skin due to eczema on contact.” It’s gentle enough to be used daily by adults and children and is fragrance- and steroid-free.

I put the cream to the test. We applied the cream (and did nothing else) to Elliot’s legs for five days.

Day 1:

Day 5:

This is for real – no editing, I promise! I did not completely expect the cream to work, but his rash is completely gone! I have tried regular lotion, but his skin needed something more serious. Neosporin Daily Moisturizing Cream took care of it completely!

We’ve also been using the gentle cleansing Daily Body Wash in an effort to prevent dry skin from happening in the first place. After our success with the cream, I’m convinced the body wash will help our skin healthy, moisturized, and most importantly, itch-free!

The last product in the Essentials pack is Hydrocorisone Anti-Itch Cream for occasional use to treat “itch flare-ups due to eczema.” I’m throwing that one in the first aid kit for sure.

If you or a family member suffers from eczema, the Neosporin Essentials website had this information:

Good to know! I’m fairly certain Elliot’s case is related to dry air but possibly detergents, fibers, or dust/sand as well which I never would have considered before. I definitely have some more research to do for him.

Eczema or just regular dry skin, these products are fantastic. Click here to print a coupon and try out the Neosporin Essentials for yourself!


“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Neosporin Essentials and received a product sample to facilitate my review, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”




1 jengd February 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Thanks for this! I’m actually sitting here taking turns between reading and moving between screens and scratching madly at my hand. My entire palm and 4 of my fingers on my right hand are raw and cracked from eczema and I hate using my steroid cream… not that it seems to be doing much to help for a change. I’ll definitely be looking for this stuff!

2 Jenny February 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I love finding something that does a great job! The dove body wash from Costco has worked really well for me and my kids’ freaky dry skin. I also use coconut oil, aquaphor and cetaphil on them depending on how dry. The joys of allergies and the desert… Thanks for the new recommendation! I’m printing that coupon!

3 A.J. Dub February 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Interesting! Our daughter had it in on her face right next to her mouth when she was about one and I made the mistake of putting lanolin on it, thinking it would soften and sooth. It just kept getting worse. Turns out, in most people, lanolin can irritate and exacerbate eczema problems. After that we used pure petroleum jelly and it cleared right up. Anything else either didn’t help or made it worse.
I will have to check this stuff out.

4 Kelsey February 8, 2012 at 10:57 pm

It really is amazing, I still can’t believe his rash is gone. I am usually pretty skeptical that new things will actually work, but this one seriously healed up his rash so fast. I’ve been using it on my hands which is great also. It will be interesting to see if his rash stays gone…I hope so!

5 Loretta February 9, 2012 at 12:03 am

I saw an ad for this the other day and wondered about it, so I’m really glad you shared your result. We’ve been using Benedryl cream because my son has been super extra itchy this winter, and the tube just ran out tonight – then I find this post. I’ll have to see if our drugstore has any when we go out tomorrow. Thank you again.

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