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Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream

40 ml

2 Product Variants
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 and Atopic Eczema

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

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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 and Atopic Eczema

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 AtopiControl Acute Care Cream has been specially formulated to offer relief and intensive care for skin undergoing a flare-up
of Atopic Dermatitis and Atopic Eczema. 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 and Atopic Eczema 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 from four weeks.

If you want to learn even more about Atopic Dermatitis and Atopic Eczema for babies and newborns, have a look at our latest article

Clinical and dermatological studies

Very good care efficacy and skin tolerability proven on atopic skin

Main findings

In a Product in Use (PiU) test, Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream was used alongside Eucerin AtopiControl 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:

Improves skin condition

97% agreed with the statement that the products “Improve skin condition”

Supports better sleep

  • 96% agreed that, with the products, “I don’t need to scratch a lot during the night”
  • 94% agreed that, with the products, they weren’t “waking up early due to skin problems”
  • 93% agreed that, during the trial period, they woke up “less often during the night”
  • 89% agreed that the products help them to “wake up well-rested”
  • 88% 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 AtopiControl 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.


  • suitable for babies
  • fragrance-free

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 AtopiControl 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 AtopiControl Acute Care Cream to the relevant affected area to improve skin condition.

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

Daily care for the periods between flare-ups

Apply the appropriate daily care product:

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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 Sun Creme SPF30 or Eucerin Sun Creme SPF50+ for your face and try Eucerin Sun Lotion Extra Light SPF30 or Eucerin 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 Dermatitis and is over the age of four weeks and you‘re looking for a product to improve his or her skin condition during flare-ups.

Try a different product if …


How they work together

Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream and Eucerin AtopiControl Anti-Itch-Spray have been specially formulated with active ingredients that soothe itchy skin.

Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream contains Menthoxypropandiol and Decanediol to calm and soothe skin during flare-ups of Atopic Dermatitis:

  • An extract of menthol, Menthoxypropandiol activates natural cooling receptors (known as TRPM8) found in the nerve endings in skin. The resulting cooling sensation reduces feelings of itchiness.
  • Anti-bacterial Decanediol combats the Stapphylococcus Aureus bacteria associated with Atopic Dermatitis.

The formula also contains the unique active ingredient complex used in the daily-use basic care products in the range:

  • Licochalcone A: an extract of liquorice which soothes skin and reduces redness
  • Ceramides: to strengthen skin’s barrier function

The key actives in Eucerin AtopiControl Anti-Itch-Spray are Menthoxypropandiol, SymSitive* and Polidocanol:

  • As in the Acute Care Cream, the Menthoxypropandiol cools skin and works at a sensory level to reduce feelings of itchiness
  • SymSitive* calms skin, stops any stinging and reduces redness. It does this by blocking an itch-related receptor known as TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid 1) and calming the skin’s nervous system.
  • Polidocanol soothes skin by reducing the signals of itchiness in the cells of the epidermis (the outer layers of skin. It does this by inhibiting the release of TSLP (Thymic Storal Lymphoietin) an itch mediator created by the keratinocytes (a type of epidermal cell).

As well as being used to calm skin during a flare-up, the spray can also be used in the periods between flare-ups when skin is a bit itchy. The product should not be used on open wounds.

* registered trademark of Symrise Germany

Itchy skin
Several mediators can cause itchiness

Hyperactive skin cells lead to an itching sensation and therefore the urge to scratch

Itchy skin: diagram

AtopiControl Anti-Itch-Spray
Three active ingredients block the itch for immediate and long-lasting relief

Active calming of skin cells stops the itching sensation

The benefits of AtopiControl: illustration

Atopic Dermatitis has two phases

Phases of Atopic Dermatitis illustration
The acute phase: where skin flares-up
The subacute phase: the period between flare-ups when skin is calmer (also known as the inactive or subclinical phase)

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