Best Baby Eczema Cream in Malaysia

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A guide to find the best baby eczema cream in Malaysia

Eczema is known as atopic dermatitis (“derm” stands for skin and “itis” means inflammation” – it is a condition that causes a baby’s skin to become red, dry, itchy, and bumpy. It damages the skin barrier function, making the baby’s skin more sensitive, and prone to dryness and infection. Studies show that infants are apt to have eczema. Around 10% to 20% of infants will have it and nearly half of the percentage will outgrow or have significant improvement as they age.

What causes Eczema?

The immune system: The immune system overreacts to minor irritants or allergens triggering eczema.

Genetics: Family history with dermatitis leads babies to have a higher risk of dermatitis. Allergens are substances like pet hair, foods, or pollen that trigger an allergic reaction. Change in genes that function to control the protein that helps maintain healthy skin will also lead to eczema.

The environment: Exposure to skin-care products that contain harsh chemicals, tobacco smoke, air pollutants, and fabric can cause skin to become dry and itchy. High humidity and heat that leads to sweating can cause the itchiness even worse. 

Stress: Mental and emotional signs of stress can cause or worsen eczema. These stress factors include depression, anxiety, difficulty relaxing, feeling overwhelmed, and a short temper.

Symptoms of Eczema

  • Dry skin
  • Red rashes
  • Bumps on the skin
  • Itchy skin
  • Scaly and crusting patches of skin

Is there a cure?

Unfortunately, No. Even though there are treatments, no  treatment can claim to eliminate the symptoms entirely. However, you can make lifestyle changes to avoid or reduce such symptoms. 


Easing the symptoms

  • Avoid long, hot baths which are prone to dry the skin.
  • Avoid soaps with harsh chemicals – synthetic perfumes, preservatives, dyes, SLS, etc. 
  • Apply lotion or cream immediately after bath to lock moisture in the skin.
  • Use mild laundry soap and make sure you rinse your clothes well.
  • Keep room temperatures as regular as possible. 
  • Dress in cotton instead of other materials that are inclined to irritate the skin, such as wool, silk, polyester and other artificial and synthetic fabrics.

The Right Soap for Baby with Eczema

Choosing a suitable soap with no harsh chemicals is the key to soothing those flaky skin rashes. You may refer to this list to find a review on The Best Baby Shampoo and Body Wash. We also recommend offering your baby a soak in the bath with gentle products such as Weleda Cream Bath, that’s designed for newborns and babies with sensitive skin. It is naturally formulated with zero nastiness, and it’s packed with moisturizing oils to protect the baby’s skin. Adding just a few splashes is sufficient to provide a milk-bath like experience. Avoid products that foam up a lot or have a strong scent of artificial fragrance as these tend to be drying.


The Best Baby Eczema Creams

The next important step is to select a suitable cream that helps to lock in the moisture. These are some of the key areas to look into:

  • Fragrance -free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Without harsh chemicals

We’ll be looking at the price point and ingredient list of some of the well-known brands available in Malaysia.

Aveeno Eczema Baby Therapy Moisturizing Cream

On the Bottle

Colloidal oatmeal skin protectant + vitamin B5

Clinically proven to relieve itchy, irritated skin due to eczema

#1 dermatologist-recommended eczema moisturizer

Awarded the Eczema Association Seal of Approval 

Price: Around RM98 for 206ml




This product uses Petrolatum as a moisturizer. There’s a fair amount of Benzalkonium Chloride followed by Distearyldimonium Chloride that causes  allergies. Avena Sativa Kernel Extract is listed as the last ingredient on the list. It doesn’t contain any natural ingredients that are worth mentioning. 

CeraVe Baby Moisturizing Cream

On the Bottle

  • Developed with pediatric dermatologists to be gentle on baby’s delicate skin
  • Essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-11) to help restore and maintain skin’s natural barrier
  • Paraben, Phthalates, Dye and Fragrance-free
  • Accepted by the National Eczema Association


Price: RM92.80 for 236ml



Active Ingredients: Dimethicone 1.2%; Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/capric Triglycerides, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Petrolatum, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-ii, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Phenoxyethanol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Disodium Edta, Phytosphingosine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide.



Similar to the Aveeno, CeraVe uses Petrolatum as a moisturizer. Phenoxyethanol, Behentrimonium methosulfate, and sodium hydroxide are also present in this mix. Again, nothing naturally derived that’s worth mentioning. 

Eucerin Baby Eczema Relief Body Cream

On the Bottle

  • Number 1 pediatrician recommended brand
  • Clinically proven to relieve itching, irritation, and dryness due to eczema
  • Delivers 24-hour hydration
  • Clinically proven to relieve minor irritation and dryness due to eczema

Price: Around RM59.90 for 226 ml




Water, Glycerin, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Mineral Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic-Capric-Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Cetyl Palmitate, PEG-40 Stearate, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Ceramide NP, 1-2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone Olamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid




There’s a presence of Mineral Oil, PEG-40Stearate and Phenoxyethanol. More than one type of synthetic preservatives are used in this mix. Only a few naturally derived ingredients are found on this list. There is Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (Castor Oil) as a moisturizer. 

Earth Mama Kids Eczema Cream

On the Bottle

  • Immediately relief for itchy skin.
  • A rich, silky moisturizing skin protectant that helps prevent dryness.
  • With an extraordinarily generous dose of meticulously sourced organic colloidal oatmeal.
  • No steroids, petrolatum, fragrance, or harsh  artificial preservatives – like phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate or potassium sorbate.


Price: RM151 for 89ml



Colloidal Oatmeal* 5% ACTIVE INGREDIENT Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder*, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract*, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Extract*, Tocopherol, Zinc Oxide 

*Certified Organic


A list of clean ingredients that are packed with naturally-derived moisturizers such as Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Evening Primrose and more. There’s also Colloidal Oatmeal and Aloe Vera to help soothe inflamed skin. Majority of the ingredients are certified organic.

Weleda White Mallow Face Cream

On the Bottle

  • Gentle, natural face cream with no added fragrance
  • Soothing on baby’s hypersensitive, dry, or atopic skin
  • Certified by National Eczema Association
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colourants, or raw materials derived from mineral oils


Price: RM89 for 50ml



Water (Aqua),  Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil,  Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil,  Glycerin,  Alcohol,  Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil,  Beeswax (Cera Alba),  Cetearyl Glucoside,  Glyceryl Stearate SE,  Borago Officinalis Seed Oil,  Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil,  Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil Unsaponifiables,  Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides,  Althaea Officinalis Root Extract,  Viola Tricolor Extract,  Xanthan Gum,  Lactic Acid,  Glyceryl Caprylate.


Bold represents organic ingredients.



A gentle product that’s packed with naturally derived moisturisers – Coconut oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Glycerin, Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax, Safflower Seed Oil and more. There’s the presence of alcohol as a natural preservative. However Alcohol used by Weleda is naturally derived during the plant extraction process. Viola Tricolor Extract is used for its anti-inflammatory property. There’s no added synthetic preservatives or fragrance in this mix. 

California Baby Calendula Moisturizing Cream

On the Bottle

  • Intensive moisturizing
  • Calming blend
  • Allergy tested
  • Suitable for babies, kids and adults
  • Free from synthetic fragrances, harsh chemicals and petroleum-derived ingredients

Price: RM80.80 for 57ml



Water and calendula officinalis flowers (calendula flower) infusion, caprylic/capric triglyceride*, glyceryl stearate*, cetearyl alcohol*, glyceryl caprylate*, calendula officinalis extract (calendula) in vegetable glycerin, cetyl alcohol*, canola oil, safflower seed oil polyglyceryl-4 esters, stearic acid*, aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera), yucca schidigera root extract (yucca), viola tricolor extract (pansy), carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes, allantoin, levulinic acid, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract**, xanthan gum USP, p-anisic acid, pure essential oils of lavandula angustifolia (French lavender) and salvia sclarea (clary sage), phytic acid (rice origin).


Bold: certified organic

*sourced from coconut




A good list of ingredients comprises mainly of Calendula flower infusion and other organically or naturally sourced ingredients. It contains Aloe Vera, Canola oil, Safflower seed oil, evening primrose oil, and more to moisturize dry and flaky skin. Similar to the Weleda White Mallow, it also contains Viola Tricolor Extract for its anti-inflammatory property.

Cetaphil Baby Eczema Soothing Lotion

On the Bottle

  • 1% colloidal oatmeal skin protectant
  • Soothes dry, itchy and irritated skin
  • Steroid free
  • Safe for babies above three months
  • Accepted by National Eczema Association
  • Fragrance and paraben-free

Price: RM76 for 147ml


Active Ingredient: Colloidal Oatmeal 1% 

Inactive Ingredients: Allantoin, Arginine, Behenyl AlcoholButyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric, Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Ceramide NP, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Disodium Ethylene, Dicocamide PEG-15, Disulfate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Helianthus Annuus, (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sorbitol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water.


There’s 1% of Colloidal Oatmeal as stated in the ingredients list. Nothing seems harmful. However, the naturally derived ingredients are pretty rare – Sunflower Seed Oil, Halianthus Annuus (Sunflower) and Shea Butter. 

Buds Super Soothing Rescue Lotion

On the Bottle

  • Soothes and repairs dry, sensitive and irritated skin
  • Formulated with EASYclear™ + PREBIOTIC
  • ECOCERT certified organic cosmetic

Price: RM53.80 for 50ml


Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, cetearyl olivate, plukenetia volubilis seed oil*, sorbitan olivate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter extract, spent grain wax, argania spinosa kernel oil, perilla ocymoides (shiso) leaf extract, maltodextrin, octyldodecanol, ribes nigrum seed oil, helianthus annuus seed oil unsaponifiables, cardiospermum halicacabum flower/leaf/vine extract, rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract, inulin, alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, aqua, fructan, tocopherol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glyceryl undecylenate, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil*, anthemis nobilis flower oil*, parfum/perfume, phytic acid, totarol.

Parfum made from essential oils

* Ingredients from Organic Farming

100.0% of the total ingredients are from Natural Origin

90.4% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming

97.7% of the plant ingredients are from Organic Farming


They have packed this product with Aloe Vera, and other naturally and/or organically derived ingredients. Followed by the next few ingredients as moisturizers – Jojoba Oil, Cetearyl Olivate (derived from olive oil), Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Sorbitan Olivate (derived from olive oil) and Shea butter. 

Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment

On the Bootle

  • For dry, chapped or irritated skin
  • Skin protectant
  • Reduces diaper rash within 6 hours
  • Number 1 Pediatricians recommended multi-purpose solution

Price: RM49 for 85ml




This product’s ingredient list is pretty straightforward – they have made it from  Petrolatum and mineral oil. It contains other synthetic ingredients but nothing seems harmful. Nothing naturally derived worth mentioning. 

Vanicream Moisturizing Cream

On the Bottle

  • The ideal moisturizing formula for dry skin associated with atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and winter itch
  • Free from dyes, fragrance, masking fragrance, lanolin, parabens, formaldehyde
  • For sensitive skin

Price: RM109.80 for 453ml


purified water, petrolatum, sorbitol, cetearyl alcohol, propylene glycol, ceteareth-20, simethicone, glyceryl stearate, PEG-30 stearate, sorbic acid, BHT


This is another straightforward product – they have made it from  petroleum and it contains other synthetic ingredients. Nothing seems harmful on the list, even though it does contain synthetic preservatives and BHT an antioxidant. 

And The Winner Goes To….

If you are looking for a cost-saving option, Vanicream and Eucerin stand out at around RM0.25 – RM0.30 per ml. 

If you are looking for naturally and organically derived, skin-friendly options, Earthmama, Weleda, Buds Organic and California Baby are good choices. All four products are priced at RM1.00 – RM1.80 per ml. Even though the textures and mixtures are different, all three products do contain a good amount of moisturizing and naturally derived ingredients beneficial for babies with eczema. 

That’s our cut on The Best Eczema Cream available in Malaysia. We hope this article helps you find the right product to ease your baby’s skin. We know how uneasy it is to have irritated skin!

Please don’t be discouraged by the amount of time it might take to heal from eczema. It’s a long process as it requires a total switch of lifestyle and products. 

All the best mamas, we hope your precious one will be all-smiling with baby-smooth skin soon!