Published online May 2, 2015. doi: 10.5314/wjd.v4.i2.108
Peer-review started: September 16, 2014
First decision: October 14, 2014
Revised: November 27, 2014
Accepted: January 15, 2015
Article in press: January 19, 2015
Published online: May 2, 2015
Core tip: The skin care management particular moisturizers play an important role in atopic dermatitis. The side effects of corticosteroids are limited in their use in this disease. Take together, a new moisturizer containing various anti-inflammatory substances have been developed to be used as an alternative treatment to avoid the side effects of corticosteroids. These agents are divided into herbal extracts, vitamins, minerals and lipids. The clinical trials on the effectiveness of these moisturizers were reviewed. The author’s clinical experience also discussed.