Palmer's is best known for their Cocoa Butter Formula products; I remember using their Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Lip Butter while still in university (back before my sensitive lips could no longer tolerate mint) and loving the decadent, chocolatey scent. Years later, that scent is giving me major nostalgia through the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Soothing Oil, Body Lotion, and Moisturizing Body Oil.
|Winter sucks. Note the patch of eczema in the upper left area|
It is also listed as being "suitable for eczema prone skin", which I would agree with. Again, there are a lot of solid emollients and occluives in this product that will help protect a dry, sensitive skin barrier. Assuming your eczema is not sensitive to some of the ingredients (dimethicone or added fragrance, for example), you might really like this.
Soothing Oil's spray format seems like it would be convenient, but personally I don't like having to spritz my moisturizer on. I spray it while sitting on the edge of the tub (facing inwards), because otherwise any spray that doesn't hit skin could land on clothes/carpet/furniture/whatever is in my immediate vicinity. For that reason, I'd rather use Moisturizing Body Oil, if I had to choose between the two. You have to rub in the product with your hands anyway, unless you want to awkwardly rub your arms and legs together to apply it, haha. Bonus: Moisturizing Body Oil is multi-purpose, since it can also be used to create a hydrating bath by adding a capful or two while the faucet is running. I don't take baths myself but it sounds like a rather nice way to de-crocodile.
If you're on the lookout for something to help beat extra-dry skin caused by winter weather without breaking the bank, the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula line is worth a look. Cocoa butter is an excellent emollient for smoothing the skin. You should especially be checking it out if you love products with a confectionery scent, as all the products have a sweet, chocolate-y, cocoa fragrance. The scent is not overly sweet, nor is it particularly strong, but it does linger on the skin--I think it might even layer nicely with perfumes that have cozy notes like vanilla or caramel.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Superstore, Walmart: ~$5-6 CAD; 250 ml for Daily Lotion and Moisturizing Body Oil), 150 ml for Soothing Oil
Body Lotion ingredients: water, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) extract, glyceryl stearate, petrolatum, propylene glycol, glycerin, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, mineral oil (paraffinum liquidum), Theobroma cacoa (cocoa) seed better, Elaeis guineensis oil, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, tocopheryl acetate, hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-8 stearate, behentrimonium methosulfate, butylene glycol, stearalkonium chloride, cellulose, sodium acetate, fragrance (parfum), phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, benzoic acid, stearyl alcohol, myristyl alcohol, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Orange 4 (CI 15510), benzyl alcohol
Moisturizing Body Oil ingredients: Glycine soja (soybean) oil, isopropyl myristate, Sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, PEG-40 sorbitan peroleate, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, tocopheryl acetate, fragrance (parfum), benzophenone-3, benzyl alcohol, BHA, beta-carotene (CI 40800)
Soothing Oil ingredients: canola oil, isopropyl myristate, phenyl trimethicone, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, tocopherol acetate, cocoyl hydrolyzed elastin, cocoyl hydrolyzed keratin, cocoyl hydrolyzed collagen, fragrance (parfum), sorbitan oleate, isostearic acid, lecithin, butyl stearate, Sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, oleoyl sarcosine, citronellol, coumarin, geraniol, lanolin alcohol, Zea mays (corn) oil, beta carotene (CI 40800)