As with so many skin conditions, there are many triggers and finding and elimintaing the causes can be tricky. Our toddler son appeared to develop an allergen triggered eczema following a change of washing powder on a holiday to France (having already suffered with sensitive skin) and despite returning to our normal washing powder on our return, it continued to worsen. The doctors prescribed an emolient, which did help calm our son's discomfort but did little to reduce the eczema.
After researching eczema on the internet (and feeling we had eliminated other allergen causes), we came across the Ecoegg. We immediately stopped using washing powder or fabric softener and within 3 weeks, my son's eczema had calmed down signifcantly. Now, 7 months on, it has almost disappeared and the dry skin is under control with the emolient. Use of washing powder (e.g. if he wears something washed at the grandparents) does aggravate his skin, so we now rely on the Ecoegg as a means of control. The Ecoegg is very cost effective vs washing powder and does clean well, so it is an all round win for us!
As with other reviews, if you miss the fragrance associated with fabric softener, then a few drops of an essential oil in the softener drawer works a treat.
If you suffer with Eczema and haven't yet found something that works, then I highly recommend giving the Ecoegg a go.