Mom-Approved: The Honest Company Eczema Balm

I received a sample of the product reviewed, but all opinions are my own.

The Honest Company Eczema Balm helped to get rid of my son’s dry, itchy skin patches. Photo: Beauty for Breakfast

When it came to reducing my baby boy’s chances of getting eczema, I thought I had done everything right.

I eat (mostly) plant-based with the exception of fish. I try to make sure that I drink plenty of water. I continue to take my prenatal vitamins, as well as an additional vitamin D supplement and probiotics (though I fell off and am back on track). I also stopped wearing perfume (oh, I really miss my Tom Ford Black Orchid and Nirvana Black by Elizabeth & James).

I even make sure to wash his clothing and linens in detergent that is free of harmful dyes and chemicals. When it comes to his skincare, my son’s products are formulated with natural and organic ingredients. Yet, he still ended up with a small patch of itchy, red skin along his upper neck.

Watching him scratch it with his pointer finger in discomfort made me want to go the ends of the earth in search of a remedy that would get rid of the eczema. It turns out that I didn’t have to travel too far, as The Honest Company co-founder Jessica Alba recently invited a group of beauty editors to a New York City event where she unveiled the brand’s new eczema collection, which includes a balm and wash.

I’ve had family members, caregivers and doctors recommend using cornstarch or Vaseline as a solution to eczema. However, The Honest Company Eczema Soothing Therapy Balm contains no petroleum and is free of steroids. Instead, it’s formulated with classic colloidal oatmeal, soothing shea butter, coconut oil and sunflower oil (which is full of fatty acids that work to repair the skin barrier). There’s even prebiotics to feed good bacteria that lives on skin, according to manager of research and innovation at The Honest Company Mallory McMahon.

The balm boasts a rich texture that melts right into the skin, which makes it perfect for post-bath massages. I’ve been using this product on my son for over a month now, but after just four days of continuous use, I noticed a dramatic difference. The inflammation went down and he stopped scratching at the skin on his upper chest. I was worried that he’d have the hyperpigmentation for much longer, however, the dark patches are virtually gone.

For any mother out there who is struggling with finding a skincare product to get rid of your baby or toddler’s eczema, I strongly recommend giving The Honest Company Eczema Soothing Therapy Balm a try. My son’s smooth, even skin is proof that it really works!

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Hey Beauties: Do you have eczema? Are you a parent to a child with eczema? What have you tried that has worked? Tell me more in the comments section!



  1. Taryn
    September 24, 2019 / 3:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing. May try this myself as an adult with eczema.

    • Dana
      September 27, 2019 / 12:27 pm

      Thanks for reading, Taryn! And if you do give it a try, let me know your thoughts.

  2. Lynn
    October 3, 2019 / 3:13 pm

    Oh my goodness…this post is right on time. I was just wracking my brain trying to figure out what products I could use on my little girl… All I ever knew was Eucerin and I have never liked that product. I am ordering this today! Thanks so much for this share. (@third.court) – Lynn

    • Dana
      October 5, 2019 / 5:02 pm

      Hi Lynn! Thanks so much for reading. Experimenting is a huge part of motherhood, and I can tell you that this product has worked wonders for my sonshine. Definitely give it a go and let me know your thoughts!. Also: look for organic baby washes and creams that contain calendula.

  3. March 16, 2020 / 5:17 am

    Mom-Approved: The Honest Company Eczema Balm article is very useful and well researched.

    🙂 Be beautiful, you deserve!

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