Eucerin Dermocapillaire Calming Urea Shampoo to Relieve Dryness, Itchiness, and Flaking - 250ml

Eucerin Dermocapillaire Calming Urea Shampoo to Relieve Dryness, Itchiness, and Flaking - 250ml

  • Gently soothes the scalp while cleansing the hair
  • Relieves dryness, itchiness, and flaking
  • Contains urea, lactic acid, and polidocanol
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Like other Eucerin products in its dry skin range, DermoCapillaire Calming Urea Shampoo contains a combination of urea and lactate to relieve and protect dry and itchy skin.

This shampoo also includes polidocanol, which acts as a local anaesthetic to relieve itchiness and flakiness caused by dry skin conditions, such as psoriasis.

For people with an itchy, dry scalp, standard shampoos are generally a poor option, as they usually contain potential irritants that further dry out the skin and exacerbate the problem. This shampoo is free of irritants like colours and fragrances, and instead contains ingredients that help to replenish the skin and protect it as it cleanses.

Dry skin is usually deficient in two of the body’s natural moisturisers – urea and lactate. These help to regulate water loss and lock moisture naturally into the upper layers of skin, while also breaking down dead skin cells so that scaly skin is shed more easily.

This shampoo promotes these two actions, to help the skin feel smoother, softer, and less itchy, and improve appearance so that it looks healthier. Its mild action is suitable for most skin types and will leave the hair with a healthy shine and texture.


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This shampoo can be used in conjunction with other scalp treatments and is suitable for daily use. Massage it into wet hair, ensuring that you leave it on the scalp for a few minutes for its soothing and moisturising actions to take effect. Rinse well and repeat if necessary.


Like all shampoos, Eucerin DermoCapillaire Calming Urea Shampoo should be used with care. Avoid contact with the eyes and store out of the reach and sight of children.

Check the list of ingredients before using. While this product is generally well tolerated, do not use it if you have a hypersensitivity to any ingredient. Stop using and consult your doctor in the event of a skin reaction.

Side Effects

There are no side effects associated with using Eucerin DermoCapillaire Calming Urea Shampoo. No interactions with other medicines are known.

Scientific Research

For people with Psoriasis

HelloSkin’s experts were unable to find clinical evidence on the use of Eucerin DermoCapillaire Calming Urea Shampoo in psoriasis. However, the product contains urea, lactic acid and lauromacrogols.

In psoriasis, topical urea has been shown to increase epidermal water content and reduce the loss of water across the skin surface when measured shortly after application (1). A 10%-concentration of urea has also been shown to reduce scaling and redness of psoriatic plaques when compared to the same ointment without urea (2).

Lactic acid also works partly by attracting and binding water, as one of the components in the so-called natural moisturising factor (3). In dry skin conditions, including psoriasis, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which can worsen the disease symptoms (4).

This product also contains lauromacrogols, which in a leave-on combination product containing lauromacrogols has been shown to reduce itch, when applied 3 times per week for 4 weeks in people with dry and itchy scalp conditions (5).


  1. Acta Dermatol-Kyoto 1989;84(4):581-586
  2. Acta Derm Venereol. 1996 Sep;76(5):353-6
  3. J Dermatol Sci. 2012 May;66(2):154-9
  4. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(11):771-88
  5. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2013;26(2):108-18
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