DermoPurifyer Oil Control Adjunctive Soothing Cream

Soothes and intensely moisturises skin undergoing medical treatment for blemish-prone skin

A moisturizer for blemish-prone skin that alleviates the side effects of acne medication. It’s intensively hydrating, non-sticky formula soothes irritations, reduces tightness and helps you to regain control over demanding blemish-prone skin.

Moisturiser for acne-prone skin

Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Adjunctive Soothing Cream is a moisturiser suitable for acne-prone skin specially formulated for people undergoing medical acne treatment.
One of the side effects of acne medication is that it frequently causes severe dryness in skin. This intensely moisturising, non-greasy cream alleviates these side effects. Ceramides support the skin’s protective barrier and reduce moisture loss, SymSitive* helps to calm irritations such as stinging and burning directly at source and Licochalcone A helps to soothe irritations. The formula helps to bring demanding, blemish- and acne-prone skin under control and it feels smooth and supple after the first application.

Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oild Control Adjunctive Soothing Cream is suitable for use during pregnancy.
* Registered trademark of Symrise AG, Germany

Clinical and dermatological studies

Clinical and dermatological studies prove good skin tolerability and efficacy on blemish-prone skin. Suitable for sensitive skin.


In a self-assessment study a sample of 58 men and women aged between 16 and 43 (average age 24) applied  Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Adjunctive Soothing Cream twice a day for two weeks. At the time of the study, all respondents had been undergoing medical acne treatment (with topical Benzoyl Peroxide, topical Tretinoin, topical Adapalene or oral Isotretinoin) for at least two weeks.

The patients reported the following results:

  • 96%: skin feels comfortable after regular application
  • 94%: silky smooth texture
  • 93%: reduces feelings of tightness
  • 91%: soothes skin under medical acne treatment
  • 91%: spreads easily
  • 91%: skin feels softer after the first application
  • 90%: alleviates side-effects of acne treatment
  • 89%: the cream reduces stinging and burning

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I carry on using Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Adjunctive Soothing Cream when I’m no longer having medical treatment for acne?

Yes. The product can be used on an ongoing basis even when you are not having medical treatment for blemished skin. If you have dry, blemish-prone skin it’s likely to be very suitable, but if your skin stops being so dry you may find it too rich and need a lighter product. Try Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Mattifying Fluid.

Which type of medical acne treatments does Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Adjunctive Soothing Cream work with?

It is an ideal moisturiser to accompany both topical treatments (such as Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide) and systemic therapies for blemished skin (such as Isotretinoin).

I’ve previously used the Eucerin DermoPurifyer Adjunctive Hydrating Care SPF30. What is the difference between that and Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Adjunctive Soothing Care?

We have fundamentally changed the formula of this product. If you used Adjunctive Hydrating Care in the past then you will be absolutely fine to use this new cream and we hope you’ll experience additional benefits. Our new, improved formula contains SymSitive*, Panthenol, more Licochalcone A, Ceramide and more Glycerin.

It is now free from Parabens and no longer contains an SPF. This means that this product is now also suitable for night time use. Skin is particularly sensitive to the sun when it is undergoing acne treatment so we recommend you apply additional sun protection in the morning. Try Eucerin Sun Gel Creme Oil Control Dry Touch SPF50+ depending on your levels of exposure.

*Registered trademark of Symrise, Germany

Does the product contain sun protection factor?

No, so you can use it in the evenings. When skin is undergoing medical treatment for blemished skin it is particularly sensitive to the sun so, if your skin is going to be exposed for a considerable time, you should regularly apply a sun screen such as Eucerin Sun Gel Creme Oil Control Dry Touch SPF50+

I cover my acne with make-up. Am I making everything worse?

Thorough cleansing and moisturising will make little difference if skin is regularly contaminated by cosmetics that promote impurities. Be sure to use make-up that is suitable for your skin and don’t forget to remove it thoroughly in the evening. Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Cover Stick has been specially formulated to both conceal and helps to reduce blemishes. Your doctor or pharmacist will be able to advice you on cosmetic choices.

Are the Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control care products suitable as a make-up base?

Yes. If skin is thoroughly moisturised then it will be easier to apply make-up evenly.

Is acne genetic?

A genetic predisposition certainly counts. If both parents had acne in their youth there is a greater likelihood that their children will also experience acne.



  • Use daily in the morning and/or in the evening – as often as necessary
  •  Apply a chickpea-sized amount to a thoroughly cleansed face (try Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Cleansing Gel)
  • Massage gently
  • Avoid contact with your eyes
  • Follow with an appropriate sun protection product such as Eucerin Sun Gel-Creme Oil Control Dry Touch SPF30 or 50+. This is important to help prevent pigmentation issues in blemish-prone skin
  • Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Soothing Cream is an excellent base for make-up

Use your acne moisturizer in the morning and/or evening

Recommendations for your daily skincare routine

Cleanse your skin before using moisturizer for acne-prone skin

Cleanse skin in the morning and evening:

  • am: to remove the sebum and dead skin cells that have accumulated overnight
  • pm: to remove make-up and free skin from the day’s dirt

Use gentle cleansing products such as Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Cleansing Gel with lukewarm water and follow with an appropriate toner. You may also benefit from using a scrub once a week to unclog pores and refine skin texture.

We do not recommend using an alcohol-based toner and the scrub alongside medication for blemished skin as Isotretinoin, Benzoyl Peroxide and Antibiotics can make skin more sensitive. If you like the refreshing feel of a toner, try the alcohol-free Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Micellar Water instead.

Apply moisturizer for acne after cleansing and toning

The care product you use depends on the severity of your blemishes and on the type of treatment you are undergoing.


If you are using medical treatment for blemished skin, Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Adjunctive Soothing Cream helps to alleviate some of the symptoms such as intense dryness. It should be applied five minutes after your medication so the treatment can absorb fully.


If you have mild to moderately blemished skin, but are not undergoing medical treatment, use a soothing and mattifying moisturiser such as Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control Mattifying Fluid in the morning and evening.


For clearer and smoother-looking skin over time, you may also like to incorporate our skin renewal treatment into your routine. It is suitable for all blemish-prone skin that is not undergoing medical treatment for blemished skin and should be used once a day only − ideally in the evening. You can use it before the mattifying fluid or on its own.

Use sun protection after your acne moisturizer

Sun protection is an important step in your morning routine. Blemishes can cause pigmentation issues if over-exposed to the sun, and medications for blemished skin can make the skin even more sensitive to UV rays. Eucerin Sun Gel-Creme Oil Control Dry Touch SPF30 and SPF50+ offers the levels of protection that your skin needs and should be applied before your cover-up and make-up. If you’re applying sun protection after a topical blemish treatment wait five minutes to allow the treatment to fully absorb. 

Apply moisturizer for acne prone skin before using your make up and/or concealer

Cover blemishes and even out skin tone with foundation and/or a concealer. Choose products that are non-comedogenic (i.e. that will not block pores) and, ideally, ones that contain ingredients that work to improve the condition of blemish-prone skin. Be sure to remove all make-up before you go to bed.

Is this the right product for my skin?

Use this product if …

Try a different product if …

Your skin has been dried out and irritated by medical treatment for blemished skin.

You are no longer having medical treatment for your blemished skin:

DermoPurifyer Oil Control Effective skin care products for blemish-prone skin

Acne is primarily an inflammatory disease. Inflammation is present at all stages of blemished skin − ranging from non-visible micro-inflammation to visibly inflamed papules and pustules 1 

The Eucerin DermoPurifyer Oil Control range has been specially formulated to work against the main causes of blemish-prone skin:

micro-inflammation: the root cause of the acne cycle
excess sebum production which is also known as seborrhea
hyperkeratosis (a thickening of the external layers of skin) which then leads to blackheads and whiteheads
bacterial growth which leads to visible inflammation in the form of papules and pustules
The formulas include:

  •  Licochalcone A: a highly effective anti-inflammatory that soothes irritations and helps to reduce redness
  •  Salicylic Acid: an antibacterial ingredient with a comedolytic effect that reduces blemishes and prevents them from re-appearing
  •  Sebum-regulating technology: reduces sebum production

The DermoPurifyer Oil Control Resurfacing Treatment also contains:

10% Hydroxy Complex: a highly effective combination of peeling agents (Glycolic-, Salicylic- and Polyhydroxy Acids) that helps to resurface skin, unclog pores, reduce P. blemishes (bacteria) and remove dead skin cells
The range includes mild but effective cleansers and a selection of care products specially formulated for blemish-prone skin many of which are suitable for use alongside medical treatment for blemished skin.

Clinical and dermatological studies prove that the products are compatible with blemish-prone skin and very effective at treating and relieving symptoms

(1) Das S, Reynolds RV: Am J Clin Dermatol (2014), 15: 479-488

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