REVIEW: Cetraben for Ezcema Sufferers!

I am cursed with eczema which flares up quite badly at certain times of the year; like now, for instance!  A mix of warmer weather plus stress really plays havoc with my legs and the tops of my arms/shoulders and I’m currently sporting some lovely patches of super itchy dry skin which does make me feel a little self conscious!

I’ve tried a plethora of lotions and potions for eczema in the past (you can see a big eczema blog post here) but I wanted to shout about my current favourites!

I have really, really been loving Cetraben to soothe my flare up’s recently.  It’s available in 2 formulas:

– A Lotion which is lightweight, dries quickly and is great for large areas of trouble.

– And the Cream (my personal favourite), which is thicker and tends to make my eczema feel more smoothed and moisturised.  

I normally apply the cream after showering/bathing and also before bed (if I remember).  

I find that when I don’t apply it, my skin is much more irritated and I’m more prone to itching than if I did – which in itself is fantastic.  The range is also fragrance and colour free which makes it ideal for sensitive skin.  The range is available from Boots, Tesco and Superdrug for around £4-8 which may seem pricey but it’s cheaper than a prescription which potentially thins the skin!  It’s also on offer from Superdrug here (link).  

I really hope this helps at least one person out there!  I know how agonising it can be – Andrew gets really frustrated when he see’s me clawing away at my skin every evening but sometimes the itch is just unbearable, and to be left with red patchy skin isn’t nice in the summer months!  

Do you have any dry skin recommendations?




  1. May 20, 2015 / 11:16 am

    This sounds ideal for me!

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  2. May 20, 2015 / 11:24 am

    I have never heard of this brand but I have the same skintype so I might soon :).
    Wonderful post lovely!

  3. May 20, 2015 / 11:53 am

    Thankyou so much for this post! I suffer with bad eczema and not fond of using my prescription creams. I saw this advertised and thought about getting it now after your post I am deffo going to try this!! 🙂 x
    Zoe Mountford x

  4. May 20, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    I have eczema on my cheeks and eyes and it can be incredibly itchy and it feels like my skin is burning which is worse when I have an eczema flareup on my eyes! I will have to check out these products x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  5. May 20, 2015 / 2:15 pm

    I've used Avene in the past and it really helped! Manuka Honey is also lovely too – I used to suffer badly so I hope yours clears up soon lovely <3

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  6. May 20, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    Can't wait to try these, I suffer from eczema and it can be a total bitch sometimes! The only thing i've found that works is the Aveeno Moisturisers
    Emma xo |

  7. May 20, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    I've suffered from ecezma since the day I was born! I used to be wrapped in bandages to stop itching was really bad. It calmed down a lot as I got older but within the last 2 years, it's gone so bad! I've never seen it flare up as much as it has before, and I've tried so many ointments and creams – both either prescribed or over the counter and nothing has really helped.

    I'm definitely going to try Cetraben the next time I'm in the shops – thanks for the recommendation! 😀

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  8. May 20, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    I always get an ezcema flare up when I'm stressed and nothing seems to work. I'll definitely have to check these out! This post was so helpful Kate, thank you so much!

  9. May 21, 2015 / 8:46 am

    I have eczema and I find it so hard to find creams which don't irritate it or make it worse so I will have to try these out! x

    That Girl Rhianna

  10. May 21, 2015 / 10:43 am

    As an eczema sufferer, I know how aagonizing and frustrating it can be. I have one of the rarest type, nummular eczema where there's no cure only treatments. My go to products are Moogoo Irritable Balm, an amazing non steroidal cream.

  11. May 21, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    Great recommendation! My boyfriend suffers from eczema and I think this would be ideal for him 🙂

    Tweezers and Tongs

  12. May 21, 2015 / 6:19 pm

    I understand what you are going through… my eczema gets so bad in winter but luckily it's manageable at the moment but i'll be sure to give this a try

    Leanne |

  13. May 22, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing these products! I don't have eczema, but I do have really sensitive skin. It likes to flare up with different scented products, so I always have to use non-scented ones.


  14. Anonymous
    May 23, 2015 / 11:27 am

    Cetraben is so good! Been using it for a couple of years for my ezcema and it's brilliant

  15. May 23, 2015 / 11:46 am

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  16. May 23, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Thank you for this post, as a fellow eczema sufferer it can be difficult at times with the itching, flare ups and so forth. I will have to have a look at these next time I'm at the shops!


  17. Condie
    May 28, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    Omg I was so happy to find your blog because their are hardly any beauty bloggers who have skin conditions like me.

  18. May 30, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    I've never really found anything that has helped mine until I tried La Roche-Posay's Lipikar Baume AP and it was a bit of a miracle worker for me as it cleared up my worst patch pretty much over night x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  19. June 7, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    I'm going to keep my eye out for these next time I hit the shops! I found in the 23 years of having ezcema that nothing will ever truely fix the problem…but I can make the whole process alot better with certain creams.
    Eumocreme is my personal favourite but my skin builds up a tolerance for it over a few weeks,
    Great post.

  20. June 9, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    This sounds amazing as I am also a sufferer of eczema

  21. August 27, 2016 / 5:52 am

    I really enjoyed reading this post, big fan. Keep up the good work andplease tell me when can you publish more articles or where can I read more on the subject? Get rid of eczema

  22. June 5, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Gonna find this product. I have sensitive skin so not many product I could use.

  23. Anne Hagan
    November 24, 2020 / 6:39 pm

    For me Avene products are the best ever! Tolerance Extreme was the only product I could use on my face when my eczema at its worse.

  24. Peace
    May 29, 2021 / 3:49 pm

    So I usually use Diprobase for my Lichen Sclerosis but when I went to get it last they did not have it so recommended Cetraben. It really stung and made the area dry. I ended up taking it back to the shop and went back to using Diprobase.

    Really good post if it works for you but thought i’d point out that it doesn’t work for everyone.

    Also, I can get dry skin on my face (mainly around eyes/ on eyelids) and Facetheory products worked really well for me. I got the unscented version and it cleared up the dry skin straight away.

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