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Dry skin cream for body
When the skin on our bodies has a stable barrier function, it protects us from external irritants and is able to maintain its optimal level of hydration. But when that barrier is impaired, skin can lose moisture and look and feel dry as a result.
Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS 5% Urea Body Cream gives dry, rough body skin the daily care it needs. It contains a unique combination of ingredients – Urea, Ceramide and other Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMFs) – which bind moisture in and repair skin´s natural protective barrier to prevent further moisture loss. The formula has been clinically and dermatologically proven to deliver both immediate relief and intense, long-lasting moisturization, delaying dryness and roughness for up to 48 hours. Skin is intensely moisturized and looks and feels soft and smooth.
This soft and pleasant dry skin cream, which comes in a generous 450ml jar for full body application, is suitable for those with mature skin and/or skin conditions such as Xerosis, Psoriasis and Diabetes. It can also be used for adjunctive care.
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Urea (also known as Carbamide) is produced naturally by the skin and is part of the essential Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) which regulates skin’s moisture content. Urea is hygroscopic, which means it is able to bind moisture into the outermost layer of skin. It is also keratolytic, meaning helps the skin to get rid of dead skin cells dead skin cells, to make it smooth again, and has anti-itch and anti-microbial properties. As a result, it improves natural exfoliation and soothes and smoothes the skin’s surface. As a substance produced naturally by the skin, Urea is well-tolerated even by dry and sensitive skin. Because all of these effects and very good study data, Urea is the gold standard in treating of dry skin.*
* Reference: Augustin M et al., diagnosis and treatment of xerosis cutis – a position paper, JDDG 2019, DOI: 10.1111/ddg.13906
Healthy skin contains Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) which attract and bind in water to the outermost layers of skin, helping to prevent it from drying out and becoming scaly and rough. The NMF present in skin include substances such as amino acids, inorganic salts, Lactate and Urea. The UreaRepair PLUS range replicates the natural composition of NMF in healthy skin, giving dry skin the substances it needs for optimal hydration.
Ceramides are important lipids in the hydrolipid film (which protects the external layers of skin). Produced naturally in healthy skin, they strengthen the skin barrier, helping to prevent moisture loss due to evaporation and keeping out irritants that can cause inflammation and itching. When skin’s Ceramide levels fall the skin barrier is impaired. Skin can start to lose water and become dry and irritated.
Eucerin uses synthetic Ceramides that are biologically-identical and that enhance skin’s natural barrier – locking in moisture and preventing dryness and irritation.
Why do I need to moisturize my skin?
Skin is one of our most important protective barriers. It defends the body from external influences such as pollution, sunlight and chemicals. These factors can also cause damage to the skin barrier and, when this happens, skin’s capacity to retain moisture is compromised. As a result, it becomes prone to dryness and irritation. It’s important that we care for our skin so that it, in turn, can carry on its vital work of protecting us.
Why do I need a special moisturizer for dry, rough skin?
A moisturizer specially formulated for dry, rough skin should be rich in the ingredients that skin needs to prevent moisture loss, bind in more water and strengthen its protective barrier. Left untreated, or treated with a product that doesn’t contain the appropriate ingredients, skin might dry out further and may crack.
Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS 5% Urea Body Cream contains Urea and other NMFs (to bind water into the skin) and Ceramide (to repair the skin barrier and reduce moisture loss).). The formula gives immediate relief and delays the symptoms of very dry skin (such as roughness and scaliness) for up to 48 hours.
How can I tell if I have very dry skin or a skin condition or disease?
You can find information about dry skin as well as conditions such as Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis on this website. You can also take our skin test to find out more about your skin type and condition and how best to care for it. If you are still unsure, or concerned about your symptoms, we recommend you ask a pharmacist or dermatologist for advice.
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