Eucerin Intensive Lotion uses the body’s own natural hydrating agents to manage extremely dry, itchy, or scaly skin.
Dry skin is the result of a lack of water in the stratum corneum (the outer skin layers), where urea helps to retain water from deeper layers of the skin in healthy individuals. When urea is lost due to a skin condition, the skin becomes dehydrated, loses suppleness, and may become cracked, scaly, and itchy.
A lack of sebum on the skin’s surface also accelerates evaporation of moisture, and exacerbates the problem of dry skin.
The presence of urea and lactate in Eucerin Intensive Lotion allows the skin to trap more moisture and restore hydration levels. With the lotion restoring a fine surface layer of oil to the skin, it also slows down evaporation and moisture loss. This, and the natural exfoliation of scaly and dry skin, restores smoothness and suppleness.
In cases where dry and scaling skin is not the result of inflammation, using Eucerin Intensive Lotion daily should reduce redness and itching, and improve skin tension.
It is suitable for a range of conditions including xeroderma, atopic eczema, hyperkeratosis, and ichthyosis; however, do not use on broken or inflamed skin.