Eucerin Repair Plus Hand Cream 5% Urea for Dry to Extremely Dry Hands - 75ml

Eucerin Repair Plus Hand Cream 5% Urea for Dry to Extremely Dry Hands - 75ml


  • Long-lasting moisturiser for dry to severely dry hands
  • Soothes, replenishes, and protects
  • Specially formulated for dry skin conditions, such as eczema
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Description

Eucerin Repair Plus Hand Cream 5% Urea is designed for use by people with dry to severely dry skin on their hands.

It is another in the replenishing and moisturising range from Eucerin, designed for people with dry skin conditions, and containing urea as its main active ingredient.

Hands are often the first part of the body to show signs of dry skin. This may start from cold weather or be exacerbated by the harsh chemicals contained in many household soaps and detergents, which can strip skin of essential oils, reduce water retention, and increase exposure to irritants.

In people with a dry skin condition, such as eczema, urea levels have often been depleted and they experience excess moisture loss from damage to the skin’s protective barrier. This can cause scaling, cracking, or fissuring.

By helping to replace lost urea, this hand cream helps the skin on the hands heal naturally. The urea helps to draw moisture from deeper levels of the skin to the upper layers and, by combining with lactate and other ingredients, moisture loss is minimised. This leaves the skin feeling smoother, softer, less tight, and less itchy.

Being free of colour and fragrance means this cream is less likely to produce an allergic reaction and is generally well tolerated.

Ingredients

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Directions

This cream can be used as often as required. Massage a small amount into your hand, allowing the skin to absorb it completely.

Precautions

Eucerin Repair Plus Hand Cream 5% Urea is for use on the hands only, not for all-over body use. Avoid contact with the eyes and store well away from children.

This product contains parabens. If you are allergic to these or any other ingredient, do not use it.  In the event of an unexpected skin reaction, stop using it and consult a medical professional.

This cream is not for use by infants or children under the age of 3.

Side Effects

There are no known side effects of using Eucerin Repair Plus Hand Cream 5% Urea. No interactions with other medicines have been reported.

Scientific Research

For people with Psoriasis

Helloskin’s experts were unable to find clinical data on the use of Eucerin Repair Plus Hand Cream 5% Urea in people with psoriasis. However, the product contains urea, lactic acid and glycerin.

Urea is known to be able to attract and retain water in the upper skin layer, and may also help maintaining a functional skin barrier in other ways (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).

Furthermore, the product contains lactic acid, which is a component in the natural moisturising factor in the upper skin layer, that serves to keep this part of the skin well-hydrated, and which has been shown to be decreased in psoriatic lesions compared with healthy skin (3).

The product also contains glycerol which occurs naturally in the skin. In the skin, glycerol helps attract water from the deeper skin layer and bind water in the skin and thereby provide a moisturising effect (4).


References

  1. Eur J Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;24(2):194-200
  2. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(11):771-88
  3. J Dermatol. 2014 Feb;41(2):144-8
  4. Dermatol Ther. 2004;17 Suppl 1:49-56
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