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Scientific evidence on the safety of moisturising creams

In 2017, a research team looked at all of the scientific evidence on moisturising creams. They wanted to see whether moisturising creams had any bad effects on people with eczema. The team looked at 41 different research studies. None of these studies found that moisturising creams were unsafe. Some people in the research studies found that the creams made their skin sting or itch. Some people also found that their skin looked red or darker. In this section, you will find out how to find a moisturising cream that will stop these side effects. A few people in the research got sore red spots after using moisturising creams. In this section, you will find out the best way to put on your creams to stop this from happening.


Research article: van Zuuren EJ, Fedorowicz Z, Christensen R, Lavrijsen APM, Arents BWM. Emollients and moisturisers for eczema. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD012119. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012119.pub2.