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Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream

NART: 63174-09900-22

40 ml

42 reviews
Intensive care for an atopic dermatitis flare-up
Localised treatment for irritated and itchy patches of skin
For face and body

Intensive care for flare-ups of atopic dermatitis

Relief for itchy skin. Soothes and calms redness and irritation and relieves itchiness at a sensory level, thereby reducing the need to scratch.

Best cream I've ever used or had. The burning is blown away. I highly recommend it.

Kathe, 2019

Product info

Intensive care cream for flare-ups of Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic skin is dry, irritable and itchy. This itchiness induces scratching which triggers the itch-scratch cycle. Symptoms worsen and can get in the way of a good night’s sleep and have a negative impact on quality of life.

Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream has been specially formulated to offer relief and intensive care for skin undergoing a flare-up of Atopic Dermatitis. The formula has a unique active ingredient complex of soothing Licochalcone A, anti-bacterial Decanediol and anti-itching and cooling Methoxypropandiol (MPD). This complex, combined with a high concentration of Ceramides, strengthens skin’s barrier, alleviates dryness and relieves itchiness at a sensory level, thereby reducing the need to scratch.

Fragrance-free, the cream for Atopic Dermatitis flare-ups can be applied as often as needed on affected areas and has been shown to support sleep and improve quality of life for those with Atopic Dermatitis. Suitable for adults, children and babies over three months.

Clinical and dermatological studies

Very good care efficacy and skin tolerability proven on atopic skin. In a Product in Use (PiU) test, Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream was used alongside Eucerin AtoControl Body Care Lotion by a sample of 144 men and women, all aged 30+, with mild and moderate Atopic Dermatitis. After four weeks of daily use they reported the following results:

Main findings


agreed with the statement that the products “Improve skin condition”


agreed that, with the products, “I don’t need to scratch a lot during the night”


agreed that, with the products, they weren’t “waking up early due to skin problems”


agreed that, during the trial period, they woke up “less often during the night”


agreed that the products help them to “wake up well-rested”


agreed that the products helped them to have a “good energy level during the day”


Improves quality of life. Before the trial, 92% of the sample agreed that Atopic Dermatitis affected their quality of life. After four weeks of using the AtoControl products, only 38% of the sample agreed that the disease affected their quality of life. From this we can infer that, as a result of using the products, 54% of the sample felt there was an improvement in their quality of life.

How To Use


  • Apply as often as needed on flare-up areas.

You may experience a cool sensation or tingling shortly after application. This is nothing to be concerned about and just shows that the product is working.

Your daily routine


Cleanse your face in the morning and evening with Eucerin UltraSensitive Cleansing Lotion. Cleanse your body with Eucerin AtoControl Bath and Shower Oil. These products can be used during acute flare-ups of Atopic Dermatitis as well as during the period between flare-ups.

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During a flare-up

Apply Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream to the relevant affected area to improve skin condition.

Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream can be used alongside medical acne treatment. If you are also using a topical medical product apply that treatment before Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream.

All our daily care products can also be used during a flare-up and should be applied after your medication and Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream.

Daily care for the periods between flare-ups

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Atopic skin is particularly sensitive to UVA and UVB rays. For this reason, if your skin is going to be exposed to sunlight, we recommend that you apply a sun protection product after your care product. Try Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Cream SPF30 or Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Cream SPF50+ for your face and try Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Lotion Extra Light SPF30 or Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Lotion Extra Light SPF50+ for your body.

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Do's and Dont's

Use this product if …

  • You have Atopic Dermatitis and are looking for a product to improve your skin condition and reduce itching during a flare-up.

  • Your child has Atopic A62 is over the age of three months and you‘re looking for a product to improve his or her skin condition during flare-ups. 

Try a different product if …


FAQ (8)

  • Is Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream suitable for use on children?

    Yes, so long as your child is three months or older.

  • Can I use Eucerin Atopic Control Acute Care Cream on my face and body?

    Yes. The cream can be applied liberally to whichever part of your body is experiencing a flare-up of Atopic Dermatitis

  • How much Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream should I use?

    You should use as much as you find you need to soothe your skin and reduce the sensations of itchiness. You can apply the product liberally and as often as needed.

  • Can I use Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream instead of my usual medication for Atopic Dermatitis?

    Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream is not a pharmaceutical product and is not intended to replace one.

    Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream works effectively alongside medication to help improve your skin condition and reduce itching during flare-ups of Atopic Dermatitis. Your doctor will be able to advise on how and when to apply or take your medication. If you are using a medical ointment or cream, we recommend you apply that first and allow it to absorb before applying Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream. 

  • What is the difference between Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream and Eucerin AtoControl Cream?

    Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream offers intensive care for flare-ups of Atopic Dermatitis. Eucerin AtoControl Cream is intended for daily use and can be used in the period between flare-ups when skin is calmer as well as alongside medication and/or Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream during a flare-up. 

  • What do you mean by a ‘flare-up’ and ‘the period between flare-ups’?

    Broadly speaking, Atopic Dermatitis has two different phases. A ‘flare-up’ is one of the names used to describe the acute, active phase when skin is at its most irritable. It can feel intensely itchy, you may experience a burning sensation and skin can look dry, red and flaky. Between these acute, flare-up phases are periods of time when your skin is relatively calm and less irritated. This calmer period is also known as the non-acute, non-active or flare-up free phase. The length of each phase varies greatly depending on the individual, but products specially formulated to care for atopic skin − such as those in the Eucerin AtoControl range − can help to extend the calmer, non-acute phase and offer relief during acute flare-ups.

  • Is Atopic Dermatitis the same as Eczema?

    Dermatitis and Eczema are the same thing: collective terms for inflammatory changes in the skin. As such, they include many different dermatological diseases. Atopic Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis are also the same thing. 

  • Is Atopic Dermatitis contagious?

    No. Atopic Dermatitis is not contagious.

from 42 reviews*
  • Chip5000 09/09/2018
    Good for itchy skin
    I have sensitive, dry skin and found Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream soothing and easy to apply. Sometimes, particularly after a shower, my lower legs become extremely itchy. On one such occasion I applied this cream and it greatly improved the problem quickly. I also used it on my son, who has dry skin and he thought his skin felt better.
  • Cathasaigh 08/09/2018
    Does exactly what it says on the tin!
    Dry skin isn't a huge issue for me but I do get some problem areas from time to time - e.g. my knuckles, elbows, and underarms, which can get itchy. I applied a small amount of Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream when I noticed these problems, felt a gentle sensation, and was very pleased with the smooth, itch-free results. I love how there is no overpowering scent, or a feeling of the product being too greasy. The instructions that came with the product are easy to understand, and application is very easy. Would genuinely recommend.
  • Dskorka33 04/09/2018
    it is great
    I have suffered dry skin and severe itchiness on my face and entire body for as long as I can remember, after trying every brand of cream etc on the market, I eventually came across Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream, this relieves the discomfort from the itching for hours. I am going to recommend it to my mother who also suffers from the same problem. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who suffers from the same problems.
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