For people with Psoriasis
Helloskin’s experts were unable to find the clinical data on the benefits of Eucerin Urea Repair in psoriatic lesions. 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).
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 (3).
Lastly, 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 (4).
For people with Eczema
Helloskin’s experts were unable to find scientific data on the use of Eucerin Urea Repair in people with atopic dermatitis. However, the product contains glycerin, urea and lactic acid.
Urea has been shown to prolong the eczema-free time when using a 5% urea cream compared with a reference cream (5), and to improve skin hydration, the water binding capacity and reduce the water loss across the skin surface (5). Both glycerin and lactic acid share some of the same properties (3, 6).
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