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Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream

With moisturising, regenerating, soothing and anti-itch properties

Clinically proven to be suitable for use on dry, irritated skin even during a mild atopic flare-up.

Eucerin's new AtoControl  Acute Care Cream intensively moisturises and helps break the dry itch cycle with soothing care. AtoControl Acute Care Cream is not a pharmaceutical product.

Apply as often as needed on the affected areas to intensively moisturise, calm and soothe skin. Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream is a unique complex which includes regenerating Omega-6- fatty acids (Evening Primrose Oil and Grape Seed Oil), soothing Licorice extract (an extract from the licorice root), anti-bacterial Decandiol and cooling Menthoxypropanediol. It has been clinically and dermatologically proven to be suitable for use on dry, irritated and even atopic skin in adults, children and babies from the age of 3 months.

To minimise skin irritation and allergies, it is fragrance-free, colourant-free and paraben-free.

Clinical Studies

Clinical and dermatological studies show the product's  tolerability on dry, irritated and even atopic skin.

Main findings

  • Significant reduction of transepidermal water loss.
  • Irritated and reddened skin was moisturised and soothed.
  • The need to scratch was reduced and skin felt relieved.



  • Apply as often as needed on the affected areas
  • Occasionally the feeling of coldness or slight stinging might be perceived

Women applying Acute Care Cream on the crook of her elbow

For your daily routine

Cleanse atopic skin gently

For dry, irritated facial skin use Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Cleansing Milk. For dry, irritated skin on the body use Eucerin AtoControl Bath & Shower Oil.

Cream for Eczema flare-up

For dry, irritated facial skin use Eucerin AtoControl Face Care Cream. For dry, irritated skin on the body use Eucerin AtoControl Body Care Lotion.

Sun protection is essential as atopic skin is particularly sensitive to sunlight

Before using the Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream on the face or body apply any medical treatments (if appropriate).

Do's and Dont's

Use Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream if …

Try a different product if …

Your child has dry, irritated skin and is over the age of three months and you are looking for a dermo-cosmetic product to alleviate some of their discomfort.

Eucerin AtoControl Care Cream can be used on its own or as alongside a pharmaceutical product.

You want a daily product and have mild but stable dry or irritated skin:
Your child has dry, irritated skin and he or she is under the age of three months. Seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

You have ever had a reaction to any of the ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

How much product/cream do you need to use?

There are no clear cut rules about this. Use freely and repeat the process  (users often apply too little of moisturisers). An indication of the amount needed might be drawn from the sunscreen rule: 2mg / cm2, meaning approx. 35g for an average adult body.

How should the Eucerin AtoControl Acute Cream be used?

The Eucerin AtoControl Acute Cream may be used to sooth mild to moderate dry skin or used alongside medication. In this case, the medical product must always be applied first, followed by the cosmetic skin care product. Depending on the dose of the medication, it may only be necessary to apply in the morning  with subsequent applications requring only the skin care cream. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

Will Eucerin AtoControl products cure my dry, irritated skin?

There maybe no cure for a persistent dry or irriated skin which may be due to other factors but applying AtoControl Care Cream as part of a daily skin care routine can alleviate some of the discomfort.

What is meant by the “itch - scratch cycle”?

This describes the constant dry, itchy skin cycle can be experienced by people with dry skin. Irritation begins so the sufferer scratches. The skin dryness leads to scratching which causes damage to the skin barrier. This, in turn, provides a humid growth environment for bacteria to colonise, causing irritation and further scratching. And so the cycle continues.

Is Atopic Dermatitis the same as eczema?

No. Eczema is a general term for any inflammation of the skin. Atopic Dermatitis is a form of eczema, so is also known as Atopic Eczema, but there are several other skin diseases that are eczemas but not Atopic Dermatitis.

Is Atopic Dermatitis contagious?

No. Atopic Dermatitis is not contagious and it cannot be passed from one person to the next through skin contact.

Eucerin AtoControl Dermo-cosmetic skin care for dry and irritated skin

Eucerin AtoControl is a range of dermo cosmetic products that care for for dry and irritated skin. Each  product has been clinically and dermatologically tested and proven to reduce dryness and tightness.

The Basic Care lotions and creams contain a combination of Omega-6-fatty acids and Licorice extract to help replenish skin, restoring its natural barrier and making it more resilient. As well as hydrating skin intensively, these products reduce the roughness, itch and tightness associated with dry, irritated skin.

The Active Care range includes Eucerin's new AtoControl Acute Care Cream. Its skin caring properties are suitable for use on atopic skin even during a mild flare-up. AtoControl Acute Care Cream is a care product not a pharmaceutical product and does not replace one.

No fragrances, colourants or parabens have been used in this range and products are suitable for children and babies over the age of 3 months.

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Have tried everything on eczema in and around the ear canal

Have tried many different creams for longstanding eczema in and around the ear canal. Nothing seemed to help until I found Eucerin AtoControl Acute care cream. I had been to a facial parlour and mentioned my skin problem. The beautician gave me 2 small sample tubes of this cream to try and it actually works. I have had eczema of the ear for about 15 years and have struggled to stop scratching and picking the skin as it always seemed to itch intensely and flake. The more it flaked, the more I felt I had to pick off the loose skin to stop it falling into my ear canal and blocking it further. So I used Vaseline, E45, olive oil and a whole range of other things to try and stop the flaking but nothing seemed to work as it either dried the skin up more or left too much greasy residue to which my hair stuck. I was getting repeated ear infections in the ear canal and needing to use steroid and antibac sprays. The steroids appear to help initially but they actually thin the skin more and make it more likely to break down. The lurid yellow colour is slightly offputting and you must rub it in thoroughly to avoid it looking as if you have yellow gunk in your ears...but aside from that I have found the itching to be very very much less See if it works for you