Eczema Prone Skin

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) and dermatitis are non-contagious, inflammatory skin conditions. Symptoms can include itchy skin, recurring rashes, weeping skin, lesions, and rough, ‘leathery’ looking skin.
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Chafing vs. Sweat Rash: Understanding the Differences
Navigating through the uncomfortable nature of chafing and sweat rash can be a challenge, especially during warmer months or active periods. This article will help you understand the key differences between these two common skin irritants and introduce Flexitol’s solution for prevention and treatment. What is Chafing? Chafing is a skin irritation caused by friction … Read more
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Proud supporter of the Eczema Association of Australasia (EAA)
Flexitol is a proud supporter of the Eczema Association of Australasia (EAA). The EAA is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to eczema sufferers in Australia. Here is the link to the website to read more. Flexitol’s eczema creams can help manage symptoms and support mental health, providing relief and community for those affected. Check out … Read more
Flexitol is a proud supporter of the Eczema Association of Australasia (EAA)
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Eczema and dermatitis are both skin conditions that cause inflammation. Technically, dermatitis is a type of eczema, which is why people often use the terms interchangeably. Both eczema and dermatitis can cause itchy, flaky and irritated skin. Other symptoms to look out for include recurring rash, skin weeping a watery fluid, lesions that could be infected, and rough ‘leathery’ looking skin. These symptoms are usually caused when your skin is irritated, or if you have a family history of eczema.

Here are some causes of eczema: family history of eczema, asthma or hay fever (the strongest predictor!); food and alcohol allergies (like dairy, eggs, nuts, seafood, preservatives); and stress. Those are the internal causes, but there are also external factors that can cause eczema, like irritants (tobacco smoke, chemicals, weather) and air conditioning or overheating, and allergens like dust mites, mould, grass, pets, cosmetics and washing powders, to name a few.

A common cause of dermatitis is allergic reaction or when your skin is irritated by something. Other causes of dermatitis can be dry skin, viral infection, bacteria or even stress. Genetics can play a role in sensitive skin conditions, so if people in your family have eczema or dermatitis, you’re more likely to experience it.

Most people with eczema don’t have any existing allergies, even though the symptoms can feel quite similar. Some external factors can include certain foods, chemicals, allergens and irritants such as the weather. People with a family history of asthma or hayfever are most likely to be affected by eczema.

Across Australasia, eczema is the most common form of skin disease, affecting 1 in 3 people. Stress has been known to cause eczema flares. Stress causes a spike in the hormone cortisol, and when your cortisol levels go up, skin can become abnormally oily, which can lead to eczema.

Sweat isn’t necessarily a cause of eczema, but sweating can aggravate eczema symptoms. If you have eczema, it’s good to be aware of how to protect your skin when exercising. For example, when exercising our bodies heat up, which can make eczema feel worse, so make sure to drink lots of water, avoid exercising outside on really hot days, wipe off sweat (the saltiness can dry out your skin!) regularly and choose cotton clothing that breathes. Eczema flare-up? Cool down with Flexitol’s eczema essentials range.

Eczema and dermatitis can get infected if there are open sores on the skin, as a result of scratching or irritation. Open sores can let in nasty bugs like viruses, bacteria and fungi. Take proper care of your skin to ward off infections with our dermatologist-approved range of products.

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eczema & dermatitis cream

Eczema & Dermatitis Cream

FLEXITOL Eczema & Dermatitis Cream is a gentle moisturizer that relieves rash, irritation, itching and redness due to eczema and dermatitis. It contains:

  • 5% Colloidal oatmeal for its skin property
  • Calendula officinalis, traditionally used to soothe and calm irritated skin
  • Aloe Vera, traditionally used to nourish and moisturize dry, flaky skin.


face & eyelid eczema cream

Face & Eyelid Eczema Cream

Flexitol Face & Eyelid Eczema Cream is non-comedogenic and uniquely formulated with 5% colloidal oatmeal to help relieve red, itchy, Eczema rashes on face and eyelid.

Our Reviews

scalp relief shampoo & conditioner

Great and gentle for sensitive skin. Really helps with rash. Used in combo with face product

Jenna D., United States

Absolutely Fantastic!
Very happy with this Flexitol Eczema and Dermatitis cream. This cream is also perfect for rashes. I had a really painful rash on my upper leg which I was treating with powder that I thought would help and only made it worse. I applied this Flexitol cream and instant pain relief and the rash is healing quickly. I am so impressed and happy with this product. I am also applying this cream to my dry dermatitis spots on my legs and arms and it is working great. Superb product that I highly recommend.

Wishful Thinking, United States

Helped w/ Dry, Itchy Eyelids!
Had some eyelid issues w/ itchiness, dryness, and peeling. Applied this product using a Q-Tip and after several applications at night issues were gone. Will continue to use as needed.

Mom of Four, United States

It Works!
It took the bad all away, feels so good on my face and eye, if you have eczema, get this product, immediately took the burning and itch, away. Thank you

Tammy S, United States

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