Eucerin Urea Repair Original Cream with 5% Urea for Dry, Rough, Scaly and Chapped Skin - 75ml

Eucerin Urea Repair Original Cream with 5% Urea for Dry, Rough, Scaly and Chapped Skin - 75ml


  • Rich moisturiser for dry, chapped, rough skin patches
  • 5% urea, lactate, and carnitine help skin trap more moisture
  • Use on patches all over the body – especially on elbows & knees
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Description

Eucerin Urea Repair is another in the line of products by the same manufacturer in its range formulated for dry skin sufferers.

This cream is not to be confused with the replenishing 5% urea face cream or the all-over body moisturiser; it is designed for local application on dry skin patches anywhere on the body, and is especially effective for scaly, chapped, and rough patches on problem areas like the knees and elbows. This includes application on psoriatic skin, where moisture loss from already dry skin often worsens the condition.

The moisturising effect of this cream helps bring relief to skin that feels irritable and tight. It smoothens and softens the skin by rehydrating it and replenishing the urea and lactate that normal healthy skin uses to moisturise itself with. Although urea is not as marketed as many natural oils, people are beginning to seek out this ingredient, due to it's very strong moisturising properties. You can find more products with urea here.

These substances occur naturally in the body, with urea helping to draw moisture from deeper layers of the skin to the surface, where the dry patches are. The moisturiser also contains carnitine, which is an amino acid that helps to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier to trap more moisture. As the skin becomes more hydrated, tension is eased, leaving it feeling more comfortable and looking healthier.

This cream is free of fragrance and colorants and is suitable for sensitive skin, though it is not recommended for infants or children to use.

This is just one of the creams offered on our site by Eucerin. [Click here](https://helloskin.co.uk/collections/eucerin-creams "Eucerin Creams" to see the entire Eucerin range of creams.

Ingredients

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Directions

Apply this cream on clean, dry skin, as the final step in your skincare routine after cleansing. It can be used as frequently as necessary.

Gently massage a little cream into dry skin patches until it is absorbed.

Precautions

Keep this cream away from children in a cool, dry place.

Check the ingredients carefully and, if you have an allergy to any of them, do not use. If you experience an unexpected reaction, stop using and consult a medical professional.

Use only externally and, if there is contact with the eyes, flush it out using clean water.

Side Effects

There are no known side effects of using this product. No interactions with other medicinal products have been identified.

Scientific Research

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).


References

  1. Eur J Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;24(2):194-200
  2. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(11):771-88
  3. Dermatol Ther. 2004;17 Suppl 1:49-56
  4. J Dermatol. 2014 Feb;41(2):144-8
  5. Acta Derm Venereol. 2015 May;95(5):587-92
  6. J Dermatol Sci. 2012 May;66(2):154-9
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