A water-free skin balm that repairs, protects and soothes dry, cracked and irritated skin. It creates the ideal protective barrier to support skin regeneration.
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 Soothing Skin Balm 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.
Fragrance- and preservative-free, Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm has been clinically and dermatologically proven to repair very dry, cracked and irritated 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 peels1. Skin is regenerated, protected and repaired.
Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm should only be used on re-epithelialized skin (i.e. once new tissue has formed) and not on open, wet or bleeding wounds. Ask your Dermatologist for advice on how long you should wait after treatment before using the product.
Clinical and dermatological studies
Clinical and dermatological studies prove very good efficacy and tolerability even on extremely dry, cracked or irritated skin.Clinical and dermatological studies prove very good efficacy and tolerability even on extremely dry, cracked or irritated skin.
Clinical and dermatological studies on Eucerin Aquaphor demonstrate its effectiveness (both overall and on specific parts of the body) and its skin tolerability (both overall and in terms of being non comedogenic).
A 10-day trial in clinical conditions with a sample of 25 people aged between 18 and 50, showed that Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm significantly improved the time it took for skin to regenerate.
Effectiveness in treating dry, rough and cracked skin on the hands
In a further 7-day clinical study, a sample of 17 people applied Eucerin Aquaphor regularly to one hand while leaving the other hand as a control. The study measured the results clinically using a corneometer (a scientific instrument used to measure skin hydration) as well as collecting feedback from the respondents. The results demonstrated that:
- the skin balm delivers a statistically significant and noticeable improvement overnight to dry skin on the hands.
- with regular use for seven days skin condition continues to improve
A tolerability study with a sample of 202 people aged between 17 and 65 showed no allergic reactions on using the product and demonstrated the excellent tolerability of the product.
In a further test, a sample of 27 people aged between 19 and 55 used the product at least once a day for four weeks. The dermatologists who evaluated the results concluded that the ointment is non-comedogenic.
How To Use
- Apply as frequently as needed on affected areas.
- A small fingertip of product is normally enough for both your hands. A medium fingertip of product is about right for problem areas on baby’s skin and a slightly larger amount is ideal for each of your feet.
- Massage into your skin using your fingertips. The ointment spreads easily as it warms.
- Do not use on open, bleeding or wet wounds. Wait until skin has re-epithelialized before using the product.
Do's and dont's
Use Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm if …
You want to repair very dry, cracked or irritated skin:
Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm is clinically and dermatologically proven to accelerate skin regeneration.
You are looking for a product to smooth very dry and cracked hands or cuticles:
Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm is proven to improve skin condition overnight and results continue to improve with regular use.
You want to get rid of cracked skin on your heels:
Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm smooths and softens very dry and cracked skin on your feet.
You’re looking for a product to help you care for skin with a minor burn:
Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm supports damaged skin and helps to speed up skin regeneration but should not be applied on open or bleeding wounds. Wait until skin has fully re-epithelialized (the medical term for when new tissue has formed) before using the ointment.
You’re looking for a product to use on your baby’s skin:
Eucerin Aquaphor is suitable for use on babies over three months old.
You’re looking for a product you can use after a chemical peel or laser treatment:
Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm supports skin regeneration after chemical peels and laser therapy but should only be used on skin that is fully re-epithelialized (i.e. not on open wounds).
Try a different product if …
You’re looking for a daily moisturizer for large areas of very dry and sensitive skin on your body:
Try Eucerin pH5 Lotion F or Eucerin pH5 Lotion for your body. The Eucerin pH range offers long-lasting moisturization, making skin more resilient and less sensitive and is suitable for allergy-prone skin.
You or your child have Atopic Dermatitis:
The Eucerin AtopiControl range has been specially formulated for atopic skin.
You have acne or are looking to reduce blemishes:
We recommend a daily skincare routine using products from the Eucerin PROACNE range.
You have open wounds and bleeding skin:
If your skin isn’t healing naturally or you are in anyway concerned about your skin consult your doctor for advice.
How it works
The active ingredients work in complementary ways to speed up the healing process. Paraffinum Liquidum and Cera Microcristallina form a semi-permeable, protective coat over the skin which maintains the natural rate of water vapour loss due to evaporation, which in turn keeps the damaged skin moist as the flow of moisture from the deeper skin layers to the upper layers is maintained. Panthenol penetrates into the skin and conditions it by aiding important processes that hydrate and regenerate the skin. At the same time, Bisabolol soothes the damaged skin. The inclusion of Glycerin moisturizes the skin and strengthens its natural barrier function.
How often should I apply Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm?
You can apply Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm as often as you like to soothe and smooth areas of irritated or cracked skin.
Can I use Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm 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 balm. 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 Soothing Skin Balm 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 Soothing Skin Balm suitable for use on my baby’s skin?
Yes, the skin balm 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 Soothing Skin Balm 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.
Do not use the skin balm on open burns or burns that are bleeding. If you are in any doubt about the condition of your burn, consult your doctor.
Is Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm suitable for use on very dry skin all over my face and body?
Yes. Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm can be used anywhere on both your face and body as a multipurpose SOS skincare treatment. Being a skin balm, it is best suited to targeted areas of skin such as cracked hands or feet and minor grazes and burns.
My skin is prone to acne. Can I use Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm?
Yes, because it has been clinically and dermatologically proven to be non-comedogenic (which means that it does not cause blemishes). However, if your primary skin concern is acne, we recommend that you use products from the Eucerin PROACNE range which have been specially formulated for skin prone to acne and blemishes.
I’ve recently had laser therapy and/or a chemical peel. Is it OK for me to use Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm?
Yes. Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm is safe to use after laser treatment or a chemical peel and will speed up skin regeneration. If you have open wounds on your skin, wait until it has fully re-epithelialized (i. e. when new tissue has formed) before you apply the ointment. If you are in any doubt ask your dermatologist for advice.
Will the skin balm help with cracked skin on my hands and damaged cuticles?
Yes. Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm is ideal for softening and soothing cracked skin on your hands. Research has shown that it makes a considerable difference overnight even after just one use. Those benefits continue with regular use. The transparent ointment massages easily into cuticles softening them so they are easier to push back.
I’ve got cracked skin on my heels. Will Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm help?
Yes. Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm helps to speed up skin regeneration and repair cracked skin on your feet. Skin is softened and cracked heels look and feel smoother.