In January 2018 researchers from the USA published the results of their study to assess the effectiveness of moisturizers for individuals with hand dermatitis. Childhood eczema, frequent hand washing, and occupational exposure to chemicals are known risk factors. Results showed that a moisturizer with 7% sweet almond oil and 2% colloidal oatmeal was both safe and effective in treating patients with moderate to severe hand dermatitis.
Zeichner JA et al. The Use of an Over-the-Counter Hand Cream With Sweet Almond Oil for the Treatment of Hand Dermatitis. J Drugs Dermatol. 2018 Jan 1;17(1):78-82