Creams for skin prone to dermatitis

All Lyonsleaf products are suitable for most people with problem skin (always do a patch test to be sure). However, the calendula rich products below are particularly useful for skin prone to dermatitis. Please note: dermatitis is different from perioral dermatitis (a red bumpy rash that appears on the face). If you think you may be suffering from perioral dermatitis please click here

Below is our advice, but you can also keyword search customer reviews for first hand tips.

Which calendula cream to use for skin prone to dermatitis?

Calendula Cream (orange label) This is our original product, it's been around the longest and has most customer reviews. It is fragranced with essential oils and is whipped to make it feel soft and quite luxurious. If you want something as a daily moisturiser - particularly for the face or for mild dermatitis this is probably for you. It can be used on the scalp, left on an washed off (later or the next day) It's easier to wash out of hair than the products listed below because it is free of beeswax. It's not suitable for under 3s because of the essential oil content.

Calendula and Marshmallow Balm. (purple label) This has the same amount of calendula as the above product, but has additional marshmallow root extract. Marshmallow is a superb emollient so we think this will a be better option for skin prone to dermatitis than our original Calendula Cream. It's the best for hard-working hands which often suffer from dermatitis becoming chapped, rough, and sore. It's unfragranced so suitable for infants and very sensitive types who want to avoid essential oils. Its fine for the face, but you may not enjoy using it as much as the Calendula Cream as this is more of an ointment / balm.

Zinc and Calendula Cream. (yellow label) This product has the same amount of calendula as the other two and is unfragranced so is suitable for infants and sensitive types. Zinc is very water repellent so it can be used to protect fragile skin when bathing or washing up (great if your hands suffer water damage). Zinc Oxide seems to be very suitable to skin prone to redness, but we do hear from some customers that it can be a bit drying (this may be due to using too much). It is a white ointment - again not a pamper product, but fine for facial use. Don't put it in your hair it will be very difficult to wash out.

It may be hard to decide which product(s) are suitable for you, so we do sell samples of all three so you can try them before purchasing a full sized jar.

A cream alone will never be the answer. For pointers on managing dermatitis see our Natural Dermatitis Treatment page

Zinc and Calendula Cream
Calendula and Marshmallow Balm
Calendula Cream

Calendula Cream


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