Balneum Cream with Urea for Eczema & Psoriasis  - 500g

Balneum Cream with Urea for Eczema & Psoriasis - 500g

  • For everyday use to ease dry and very dry skin conditions
  • Apply 2 times daily for optimal 24-hour hydration
  • Applicable for children, adults, and the elderly
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Balneum is developed to fit your daily routine for the relief of skin conditions affected by dryness.

Balneum Cream contains clinically proven ingredients including urea and ceramide 3. Urea is a natural element that increases skin moisture and retains water in the skin. Ceramide 3 helps restore the skin’s barrier function.

The formulation has been designed to protect and rebuild the natural skin barrier, and due to its lack of fragrances, preservatives and artificial colourants, the cream is subtle for people with sensitive skin.

Balneum Cream has shown an improvement in the short-term effects on skin hydration compared to standard creams and untreated skin areas. Balneum provides hydration to the skin for up to 4 times longer than standard cream.


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For a full 24-hour hydration apply the cream 2 times daily to the affected areas – for example when waking up in the morning and after bath time to keep the skin feeling moisturised and smooth at all times.


Balneum Cream may not be suitable for people who are allergic to soya or peanuts, or any of the other ingredients. Consult with your doctor if you are in doubt.

Speak to your doctor about any other treatments you are using to help your dry skin. The reason for this is that urea can make active ingredients from other emollients pass through the skin more easily.

Side Effects

The cream may trigger potential side effects – this is a common risk of emollients in general. Infrequent side effects include itching, skin redness, or allergies to the ingredients in Balneum Cream. Stop using the cream if you experience these side effects and contact your doctor.

Scientific Research

For people with Psoriasis

HelloSkin’s experts were unable to find clinical data on the use of Balneum Cream in people with psoriasis.

However, the product contains urea and ceramides. Urea has been shown in psoriasis to have a direct effect on the rapid proliferating skin cells (keratinocytes) and also has a water binding capacity, resulting in a moisturising effect (1).

Ceramides are found naturally in the skin, and helps drag water up into the upper skin layers. In psoriatic skin lesions, the skin is unable to produce sufficient ceramides, which compromises the structure of the skin (2).

For people with Eczema

HelloSkin’s experts were unable to find clinical data on the use of Balneum Cream in people with atopic dermatitis. However, the product contains urea, ceramides and lactic acid all of which are found naturally in the skin.

Urea has a water binding capacity and therefore a moisturising effect (1). In eczematous skin urea has been shown to improve hydration of the upper skin layer, the water binding capacity and reduce the water loss across the skin surface (3), and to help prolong the eczema-free time compared with a control cream (4).

Lactic acid is also as a component in the natural moisturising factor (5), which serves to keep the skin well-hydrated and thereby helps sustaining the skin barrier function (6).

Ceramides are essential for the proper function of healthy skin (2). In the upper layer of atopic dermatitis skin, the level of ceramides is reduced compared with healthy skin (7, 8).

Skin with insufficient levels of ceramides has an increased loss of water across the surface, and thus becomes dry with increased permeability to irritants and allergens which may worsen the disease symptoms (2, 9).


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  2. Skin Therapy Lett. 2014 Jan-Feb;19(1):5-10
  3. Acta Dermatol-Kyoto 1989;84(4):581-586
  4. Acta Derm Venereol. 2015 May;95(5):587-92
  5. J Dermatol Sci. 2012 May;66(2):154-9
  6. Practical Dermatology 36-40, July 2012
  7. Contact Dermatitis. 2013 Aug;69(2):65-71
  8. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2015;28(1):42-55
  9. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(11):771-88
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