Albolene for Eczema

I'm not big on wearing make-up, so maybe that was why I wasn't aware of Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser. Albolene is a gentle, skin moisturizing, makeup remover. What even more moms may not be aware of is that it also has a new, clinically-proven use for the treatment of mild to moderate eczema, according to a new study in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. They say Albolene is just as effective as a leading prescription moisturizer, Mimyx® in the reduction of dryness, scaling, itching, redness and peeling related to mild to moderate eczema.

This is the buzz on Albolene for eczema relief:

For the 10 percent of babies and children suffering from eczema, it is important to find a safe and effective, non-drug treatment to quickly stop the itch-scratch-itch cycle that further aggravates this common skin condition. However, when the itchy, dry, red skin patches appear, it isn’t always easy for a child, most often under the age of five, to ignore the itch. An easy treatment for some is to use drug-free Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser, which is readily available, over-the-counter, and has been clinically proven for the treatment of mild to moderate eczema. Albolene is made with mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, and ceresin which provide superior skin moisturization by trapping the moisture, which is a key factor in treating eczema in both children and adults.It also contains Beta Carotene. You can find Albolebe in the drug store for a suggested retail price of $9.95 for a 12–ounce jar.

My experience:

My son has mild patches of eczema on his arms and back, which I usually put Aveeno Baby on. But, when I was offered some .78 oz samples of Albolene to try - I said sure!

Albolene was clear and gel-like. Not sticky, a little slippery once applied to his arms, though. I used it for about a week, and the patches still seemed rough and discolored. I don't know about his comfort level, though? I don't think it was quite a match for us, so I think we may have to stick with Aveeno Baby for my child's relief.

Good to know:

The study focused on eczema sufferers 18 and older, but Albolene is as safe and effective on children according to dermatologist David Bank, MD. A complete copy of the study is available at:, or for more eczema information, visit

Your Experience?

Has anyone else tried Albolene for eczema relief? When your baby is uncomfortable, anything is worth a try! Let me know what your results have been.


This is solely the opinion of the Mom Buzz. Other people may have different experiences with the product.