Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm for Dry, Chapped, Cracked Skin - 40ml

Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm for Dry, Chapped, Cracked Skin - 40ml


  • Ointment for severely dry, chapped, cracked skin
  • Soothes, rehydrates, and regenerates skin
  • Free of commonly used irritants
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Description

People with skin conditions such as xerosis may suffer from severely dry, scaly, cracked, or chapped skin that requires special treatment to help soothe and repair it.

Many of the common cleansers, soaps, gels, and moisturisers contain irritants that aggravate the condition, stripping oils from the skin and further dehydrating it.

Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm contains no alcohol, colorants, fragrance, or preservatives. It combines the restorative qualities of panthenol, bisabolol, and glycerine to moisturise, soothe, and repair damaged skin.

Panthenol is a derivative of Vitamin B5 and helps to soothe irritable skin, restoring the natural protective barrier that reduces water loss and helps the skin regenerate; glycerin is a non-toxic humectants that helps to attract and trap moisture in the skin; and bisabolol’s anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties are well-established in helping to regenerate the skin.

This thick ointment contains no water and is paraffin-based. It is well-tolerated and gentle-acting enough to be used on infants. It does not block the pores when applied and is non-acnegenic.

With regular use, the balm will assist the skin in trapping more moisture and reducing water loss, helping it to feel softer, smoother, and suppler. It can also help heal the skin after it has undergone laser treatment, a chemical peel, or dermabrasion.

Ingredients

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Directions

Apply this balm as frequently as required on affected skin areas, but do not use on open, bleeding, or weeping wounds. It can be used on dry skin areas on the face, hands, or the rest of the body, after washing the area (ideally after showering or bathing). Massage the balm gently into the skin and it should be quickly absorbed.

Precautions

Keep Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm out of the reach and sight of children. It is for use on the skin only and must not be ingested. Take care to avoid contact with the eyes when applying on the face.

This product only has a few ingredients, but check that there are no hypersensitivities. If you experience a skin reaction anywhere on the body while using this balm, stop using and consult a doctor or pharmacist.

If your skin has become infected, and is bleeding or weeping, do not use this cream and seek treatment from a skin specialist. Also seek advice from a medical professional if your dry skin symptoms persist.

Side Effects

Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm is free of side effects and there are no reported interactions with other medicines.

Scientific Research

For people with Psoriasis

HelloSkin’s experts did not find clinical data on the use of Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm in people with psoriasis. However, the product contains both glycerin and liquid paraffin which help attract and retain water from the deeper skin layers, thereby helping hydrating and moisturising the skin (1). In dry skin conditions, including psoriasis, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which may be worsening the disease symptoms (2).

For people with Eczema

HelloSkin’s experts were unable to find clinical data on the use of Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm in people with atopic dermatitis. However, the products contains glycerin which occurs naturally in the skin, where it helps attract and retain water from the deeper skin layers. This hydrates and thereby moisturises the skin (1).

In atopic dermatitis, and other dry skin conditions, there is a decrease in the water content of the upper layer of the skin which is linked to a reduced function of the skin barrier (2). This disruption makes the skin more susceptible to external environmental factors such as irritants and bacteria, and can worsen the condition and lead to further itching, scratching and inflammation (3).

Also, the product contains liquid paraffin, which helps prevent water from evaporating from the skin surface. In atopic dermatitis both glycerol and paraffin have been shown to restore barrier functions, improve skin hydration and reduce skin dryness and eczema severity (4, 5).


References

  1. Dermatol Ther. 2004;17 Suppl 1:49-56
  2. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(11):771-88
  3. Am Fam Physician. 2012 Jul 1;86(1):35-42
  4. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2008;21(1):39-45
  5. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2014 Nov;28(11):1456-62
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