Skin works hard to protect our bodies, but it can become very dry, cracked and irritated as a result. It needs SOS care, and that’s what Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm delivers. `Aqua` is the Latin for water, and `phor’ comes from the Ancient Greek ‘phoros’ which means ‘bearer’ or ‘carrier’. As the name suggests, the product protects skin from dehydration by helping it to retain moisture. Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm helps support the skin's own regenaration process and is ideal for a wide range of skin conditions. This article looks at the science behind this popular formula.
Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm was first introduced in the US in 1925 and has been a success ever since.
Alexander Filbry, PhD, who works on Product Development for Eucerin Body, has witnessed Eucerin Aquaphor’s rapid growth in popularity first hand.
There are many obvious reasons for Aquaphor’s great success: its effectiveness, the fact that it is a water-free ointment that generates the ideal environment to regenerate damaged or irritated skin, its tolerability on irritated skin and, not least, its numerous uses.
The unique way in which the product works makes it suitable for a wide range of skin conditions. Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm is clinically and dermatologically proven to accelerate skin regeneration to aid the repair of extremely dry, damaged or irritated skin, for example when healing a tattoo.
“Eucerin’s solution to damaged skin works in several ways to support skin repair,” explains Dr Filbry. “When skin is irritated, or extremely dry or cracked, providing the correct conditions for skin regeneration is vital.” He explains how Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm creates the ideal environment for skin regeneration. “The water-free formula creates a semi-permeable, protective barrier on the skin that regulates the rate of water vapor loss and helps skin to retain the moisture it needs”
The formula includes active ingredients that work to accelerate skin regeneration. Dr Filbry explains that Glycerin is known to improve skin regeneration and Glycerin has moisturising properties that improve skin’s natural barrier function.
- Creates a protective barrier that strengthens skin’s own barrier function
- The semi-permeable barrier supports the natural transfer of water vapor and oxygen to and from skin