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Aquaphor ointment for very dry, cracked skin
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 Repairing Ointment gives dry to very dry, cracked and irritated skin the SOS care it needs. The water-free ointment forms a gentle, semi-occlusive, protective barrier over skin that supports the natural transfer of water vapor and oxygen to and from skin allowing skin to ‘breathe’ and strengthen its natural protective barrier. The ointment is enriched with Glycerin and Panthenol. Glycerin is an effective moisturizer that attracts water and helps to keep it in the skin. It works alongside Panthenol which helps to speed up regeneration and repair while also moisturizing skin.
The soothing, transparent ointment is easy to apply and massages gently into problem areas of skin such as the knees and elbows, cracked knuckles and cuticles and cracked heels. With only a few ingredients, it is well tolerated by sensitive skin and is suitable for use on babies and children as well as on minor burns and on skin after superficial dermatological procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels. Skin is regenerated, protected and repaired.
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Apply regularly to problem areas such as the knees, elbows, knuckles, cuticles and heels The handy 7ml, 10ml and 45ml packs make it easy to pop in your bag, carry around with you and reapply whenever needed
Apply as often as needed, and every time you wash your hands A fingertip of product is normally enough for your hands. As it warms, the ointment massages gently into your skin The texture makes it easy to use on specific problem areas and for softening cuticles An ideal overnight treatment for very dry hands or cracked knuckles. Use with or without cotton gloves as you prefer.
Apply after showering or bathing A large fingertip of product normally enough for each of your feet As it warms, the ointment massages gently into your skin The texture makes it easy to use on specific problem areas An ideal overnight treatment for very dry feet and cracked heels
Apply gently to minor (superficial, first degree) burns Do not use on open wounds: wait for skin to re-epithelialize (form new tissue) before applying. You can read more about how to care for minor burns in How should I care for minor burns? For advice on how to care for more serious burns consult your doctor.
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We choose all our ingredients with great care and never compromise on quality. Learn more about the key ingredients of this product.
Cera Microcristallina protectively coat the skin by keeping the skins own moisture from evaporating.
Panthenol and Dexpanthenol are two names commonly used for the same ingredient. Panthenol converts into Pantothenic Acid (a B Complex Vitamin) in the skin and enhances skin regeneration and repair. When applied regularly, it has been proven to considerably improve symptoms of skin irritation such as dryness, roughness, scaling and redness.
Panthenol/Dexpanthenol is also an effective moisturizer. It improves hydration in the outermost layers of the skin and helps to reduce transepidermal water loss.
Glycerin – sometimes spelt `Glycerine` and also known as Glycerol – is a humectant which means it helps attract water and keep it in the skin. It is a very effective moisturizer that smooths dry skin and gives it long-lasting moisturization and care. It is both colorless and odorless.
Naturally occurring in chamomile and other plants, Bisabolol can also be derived synthetically. It has anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties and has been used in skincare for many years.
How often should I apply Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment?
You can apply Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment as often as you like to soothe and smooth areas of irritated or cracked skin. The handy 4ml, 7ml, 10ml and 45ml packs make it easy to pop in your bag and carry around with you wherever you go.
Can I use Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment 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-epithelialization) 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-epithelialization has occurred, Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment creates a protective barrier to speed up skin regeneration and is clinically and dermatologically proven to repair dry, cracked or irritated skin.
Is Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment 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 diaper area. It only contains a few gentle but effective ingredients and is fragrance- and preservative-free 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 AtopiControl range which have been specially formulated for atopic skin.
Can I use the ointment to care for skin with a minor burn?
Yes. Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment 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 repair irritated skin by accelerating skin regeneration. 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 Repairing Ointment suitable for use on very dry skin all over my face and body?
Yes. Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment 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 UreaRepair PLUS Lotion 5% Urea or Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Body Cream 5% Urea. For very dry and rough facial skin we recommend Eucerin Smoothing Face Cream 5% Urea.
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