The line between medical and cosmetic can be thin when it comes to skin conditions, and some botanicals maybe mean a topical answer to atopic dermatitis.
A research team out of Malaysia, Vanessa et al., recently published a review in Cosmetics of moisturizing additives for atopic dermatitis treatment.
Among the ingredients were a number of botanicals and natural extracts which may show promise in treating the most common form of eczema.
“The modern use of moisturizers to improve barrier repair and function is of great value,” Vanessa et al. said. “One of the approaches includes incorporating bioactive ingredients with clinically proven therapeutic benefits into dermocosmetics emollient.”