Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm
Our skin works hard to protect our bodies, but sometimes it can become very dry, cracked and irritated as a result. It needs SOS care.
Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm gives dry to very dry, cracked and irritated skin the SOS care that it needs. The water-free ointment forms a gentle, semi-occlusive, protective barrier over the skin that supports the natural transfer of water vapour and oxygen to and from the skin, allowing the skin to ‘breathe’ and strengthening its natural protective barrier. The balm is enriched with
Clinical and dermatological studies on Eucerin Aquaphor demonstrate its effectiveness (both overall and on specific parts of the body) and its skin tolerability (both overall and in terms of being non-comedogenic).
A 10-day trial, conducted in clinical conditions with a sample of 25 people aged between 18 and 50, demonstrated that Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm significantly reduced the time that it took for the skin to regenerate.
Effectiveness in treating dry, rough and cracked skin on the hands
In a further 7-day clinical study, a sample of 17 people applied Eucerin Aquaphor regularly to one hand while leaving the other hand as a control. The study measured the results clinically using a corneometer (a scientific instrument used to measure skin hydration) and collected feedback from the respondents. The results demonstrated that:
- The ointment delivers a statistically significant and noticeable improvement overnight to dry skin on the hands
- With regular use for seven days, the respondents' skin condition continued to improve
A tolerability study with a sample of 202 people aged between 17 and 65 showed no allergic reactions on using the product, which demonstrated the excellent tolerability of the product.
In a further test, a sample of 27 people aged between 19 and 55 used the product at least once a day for four weeks. The dermatologists who evaluated the results concluded that the skin balm is non-comedogenic.
How To Use
- Apply as frequently as needed on affected areas
- A small fingertip of product is normally enough for both your hands. A medium fingertip of product is about right for problem areas on a baby’s skin, and a slightly larger amount is ideal for each of your feet.
- Massage into your skin using your fingertips. The balm spreads easily as it warms.
- Do not use on open, bleeding or wet wounds. Wait until skin has re-epithelialised before using the product.
You’re looking for a daily moisturiser for large areas of very dry and rough skin:
We recommend Eucerin Intensive Lotion 10% w/w UREA Cutaneous Emulsion for your body and Eucerin UreaRepair Face Cream Dry Skin 5% Urea for your face. The Eucerin UreaRepair range offers immediate relief for dry or very dry skin and delays dryness and roughness for up to 48 hours after use.
You or your child have Atopic Dermatitis:
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You have acne or are looking to reduce blemishes:
We recommend a daily skincare routine, using products from the Eucerin DermoPurifyer range.
You have open wounds and bleeding skin:
If your skin isn’t healing naturally or you are in any way concerned about your skin, consult your doctor for advice.
How often should I apply Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm?
You can apply Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm as often as you like to soothe and smooth areas of irritated or cracked skin. The handy 7ml jar and the 45ml tube make it easy to pop in your bag and carry around with you wherever you go.
Can I use Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm to care for wounds?
Yes, but the product should not be applied to open, bleeding or wet wounds. Wait until new tissue has formed (the medical term for this is re-epithelialisation) before applying the ointment. If you are in any way concerned about the time a wound is taking to heal, or think it may have become infected, consult your doctor for advice.
Once re-epithelialisation has occurred, Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm creates a protective barrier to support the skin regeneration and is clinically and dermatologically proven to protect and soothe dry, cracked or irritated skin.
Is Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm suitable for use on my baby’s skin?
Yes, the ointment is ideal for use on patches of dry skin on your baby’s face or in the nappy area. It only contains a few gentle but effective ingredients and is fragrance- and preservative-free, and so is suitable for your baby’s sensitive skin. You can find out more in How can I treat areas of very dry skin on my baby?
If your baby has Atopic Dermatitis (commonly known as Eczema), we recommend that you use products from the Eucerin AtoControl range, which have been specially formulated for atopic skin.
Can I use the balm to care for skin with a minor burn?
Yes. Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm is ideal for use on superficial, first-degree burns and small areas of skin. It is a skincare product, not a medical product, but it is clinically proven to help protect irritated skin. You can read more in 'What’s the best way to care for minor burns?'
Do not use the ointment on open burns or burns that are bleeding. If you are in any doubt about the condition of your burn, consult your doctor.
If your skin has been stressed by the sun, we recommend you try Eucerin After Sun Creme Gel Sensitive Relief, which is more suitable for all-over body application.
Is Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm suitable for use on very dry skin all over my face and body?
Yes. Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm can be used anywhere on both your face and body as an SOS skincare treatment. Being an ointment, it is best suited to targeted areas of skin, such as cracked hands or feet and minor grazes and burns.
If you have very dry and rough skin all over your body, try Eucerin Intensive Lotion 10% w/w UREA Cutaneous Emulsion. For very dry and rough facial skin, we recommend Eucerin UreaRepair Face Cream Dry Skin 5% Urea.
My skin is prone to acne. Can I use Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm?
Yes, because it has been clinically and dermatologically proven to be non-comedogenic (which means that it does not cause blemishes). However, if your primary skin concern is acne, we recommend that you use products from the Eucerin DermoPurifyer range, which have been specially formulated for blemish-prone skin.
I’ve recently had laser therapy and/or a chemical peel. Is it OK for me to use Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm?
Yes. Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm is safe to use after laser treatment or a chemical peel and will help support skin regeneration. If you have open wounds on your skin, wait until it has fully re-epithelialised (i.e. when new tissue has formed) before you apply the ointment. If you are in any doubt, ask your dermatologist for advice.
Will the balm help with cracked skin on my hands and damaged cuticles?
Yes. Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm is ideal for softening and soothing cracked skin on your hands. Research has shown that it makes a considerable difference overnight even after just one use, and that those benefits continue with regular use. The transparent balm massages easily into cuticles, softening them so they are easier to push back.
I’ve got cracked skin on my heels. Will Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm help?
Yes. Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm helps support the skin's own regeneration process and repairs cracked skin on your feet. The skin is softened, and cracked heels look and feel smoother.