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Eucerin pH5 Skin-Protection Shower Oil

Regenerates skin's natural protection

A rich daily cleanser that preserves skin’s natural defences and protects it from drying out.

Product info

Eucerin pH5 Shower Oil has been developed specifically for the needs of sensitive skin. Its unique combination of pH5 Citrate Buffer and extra mild surfactants protect skin’s own enzymes. Intensive lipid replenishing leaves skin feeling pampered and silky soft, and stops it from drying out, even after frequent showering.

Clinical Studies

The mild surfactants contained in Eucerin pH5 Shower Oil were proven to be highly skin compatible and thus suitable for the cleansing of sensitive, irritation-prone skin.

Main Findings

  • Eucerin pH5 Shower Oil was proven to be considerably more compatible with skin's own enzymatic processes than market standard formula, influencing them less and protecting them more. 
  • It was shown to approach the level of mildness of tap water, making it suitable for sensitive and irritable skin conditions. 
  • A further study confirmed the suitability of Eucerin pH5 products for use on allergy stressed skin.

Properties

  • pH skin neutral
  • also available as perfume-free version
  • suitable for allergy-stressed skin

Clinical and dermatological studies

Clinical and dermatological studies prove very good efficacy and skin tolerability for dry, sensitive skin.

Main Findings

In addition to other clinical and dermatological studies, a Product-in-Use (PiU study) 1   was conducted with 119 women with sensitive skin aged between 35 and 65. They reported the following results after two weeks of use:

  •  99% confirmed the product cleanses gently
  •  99% said that the product helps to protect the skin's natural defenses
  •  98% said that the product protects skin from drying out
  •  97% said that it makes their skin feel soft and smooth 
  •  89% reported that the product leaves a pleasant skin feeling

(1)Beiersdorf AG: PiU, Spain, 2017

Shower oil for dry, sensitive skin

Dry, sensitive skin is easily irritated by environmental triggers, making it even more sensitive. It requires more than gentle cleansing to become less sensitive. 

Eucerin pH5 Shower Oil has been specially developed with extra-mild surfactants suitable for cleansing dry, sensitive skin. The unique Eucerin pH Balance System gives the formula the optimal pH to protect skin’s natural defenses and preserve its resilience.

Rich in natural caring oils, it replenishes lipids, leaving skin feeling pampered and silky soft, and stops it from drying out even after frequent use. 

Eucerin pH5 Cleansing products protect skin´s own microbiome for a healthy skin. 98% of consumers confirm: Gentle cleansing for microbiome protection. Read more about the skin’s microbiome and visit our research background website.

The Shower Oil is available in both lightly fragranced and unperfumed versions. It is suitable for use on children of three years and older.

How To Use

Instructions

  • Use Eucerin Shower Oil daily, to maintain the skin’s natural barrier function. Supplement with Eucerin pH5 Lotion for optimal care and protection.

Do's and Dont's

Use this product if …

You have dry sensitive skin, or suffer from type 1 allergies:

Eucerin pH5 Shower Oil gently cleanses dry sensitive skin, protecting its natural defenses and making it more resilient to environmental triggers. It is also suitable for allergy-stressed skin.

Use Eucerin pH5 Shower Oil if …

You have dry sensitive skin, or suffer from type I allergies:

Eucerin pH5 Shower Oil is a gentle cleanser for sensitive skin, which helps protect skin from drying out. It can also be used for allergy-stressed skin.

Try a different product if …

You are looking for a mild cleanser for frequent showering:

Try Eucerin pH5 Soft Shower.

You want a gentle cleanser you can use in the bath or shower:

Try Eucerin pH5 Soap-Free Bar.

You want a cleanser specifically for the sensitive, intimate area:

Eucerin Intim-Protect.

You want a cleanser specifically for babies and infants:

Eucerin Baby Bath & Shampoo.

You have very dry, itchy skin:

Try Eucerin Washfluid 5% Urea.

You want a moisturiser for sensitive skin:

Try Eucerin pH5 Lotion.

Try a different product if …

You’re looking for a mild cleanser for frequent showering and prefer a gel format:

Try Eucerin pH5 Soft Shower.

You’re looking for a gentle cleanser for dry, sensitive skin and prefer a bar format:

Try Eucerin pH5 Soap-Free Bar.

You’re looking for a cleanser specially formulated for the intimate area:

Try Eucerin Intim Protect.

You have very dry, itchy skin:

Try Eucerin Washfluid 5% Urea.

You’re looking for a moisturiser for dry, sensitive skin:

Try Eucerin pH5 Lotion.

Instructions

  • Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets in your eyes, rinse off with water
  • To avoid slipping, rinse shower thoroughly after use
  •  For best results, use in combination with a moisturizing care product from the Eucerin pH5 range

FAQ (8)

    What is the active principle of the Eucerin pH5 products?

    Eucerin pH5 cleansing and moisturizing products contain very mild, dermatologically tested ingredients ideal for sensitive skin and sensitive dry skin. All of these products have excellent skin compatibility and protect your skin against daily environmental stress. The pH5 Citrate Buffers contained in Eucerin pH5 products naturally stabilize the hydrolipid film of skin. Glycerin and Dexpanthenol protect from drying out and support the regeneration of the skin.

    What happens when water gets into a bottle of Eucerin pH5 Shower Oil?

    Many Eucerin products contain water-soluble or hydrophilic ingredients, as well as lipidic or hydrophobic ingredients. To enable these ingredients to mix with one another and to create a homogenous product, we add emulsifiers or ingredients with emulsifying properties. The composition of this mixture must be precisely balanced. If for example a large amount of water unintentionally gets into the bottle of Eucerin pH5 Shower Oil the homogeneity of the product can be compromised. The additional water can lead to a consistency change in the product. The liquid shower oil is replaced by a gel-like mass that sits on the bottom of the bottle. The watery and gel-like portions seem to separate and you can no longer mix just by shaking. The product will not perform optimally. We suggest keeping it away from the shower spray and please do not add water.

    How can you tell if a product is safe for sensitive skin?

    Eucerin Sensitive Skin products have been specially developed to combine excellent skin protection and regeneration with clinically proven skin tolerability. However, in general, if you’re trying out a new product, apply it repeatedly to skin at the flexure of the elbow. If it does not lead to redness, swelling or itching the product can be assumed to be compatible with your skin.

    Talk to your dermatologist or pharmacist if you’re worried about any of your symptoms.

    What are surfactants, and which ones does Eucerin use?

    Surfactants are active cleansing agents, sometimes also called active surface or active interface substances. They are organic compounds that influence molecular adhesion and reduce surface tension. When used in skin cleansers, they make it easier to remove dirt particles from skin’s surface. 

    Comprehensive clinical and dermatological studies prove that the extra-mild surfactants used in Eucerin cleansing products – which include Sodium Myreth Sulfate and Lauryl Glucoside – have excellent skin compatibility.

    Why does skin’s pH matter and what does the Eucerin pH Balance System do?

    Skin’s surface is covered by a protective acid mantle which gives it a mildly acidic pH. This pH plays an important role in skin condition and is key to skin’s protective barrier. It neutralizes alkaline-based aggressors (such as harsh surfactants), supports the essential process of shedding dead skin cells (known as desquamation), inhibits the growth of bacteria and creates the optimal environment in which skin’s natural flora can thrive.

    When skin’s pH alters its barrier function is compromised. Water loss increases and skin dries out making it more susceptible to external irritants and sensitivity. 

    The Eucerin pH Balance System contains pH5 Citrate Buffer to restore and support skin’s optimal pH. This helps to strengthen skin’s barrier function, protect its natural defences and make skin less sensitive.

    Why does skin need protection?

    Our skin works hard to protect our bodies. It defends the body from external influences such as changes in climate, pollution, UV light, and chemicals. But these environmental forces can have an impact on skin and cause it to become stressed. When skin is stressed, it is less able to work as an efficient barrier. It loses moisture and becomes permeable from the outside. It’s important that we protect our skin and support the optimal pH balance for its natural barrier function. Skin is then able to carry on its important work of protecting us.

    How can I be sure your products are safe for my sensitive skin?

    All Eucerin pH5 cleansing products have been specially formulated to combine gentle cleansing with excellent skin protection and clinically-proven skin tolerability. Eucerin pH5 Handwash Oil is suitable for frequent by those with Atopic Dermatitis.

    Before applying a new product all over your hands, test it first by applying it repeatedly to the skin on the inside of your elbow. If there’s no reaction (e.g. redness, swelling or itching) then it’s safe to assume the product is compatible with your skin. If you have any concerns we recommend that you ask a pharmacist or dermatologist for their advice.

    What are surfactants, and which ones does Eucerin use?

    Surfactants are active cleansing agents, also called active surface or active interface substances. They are organic compounds that influence the molecular adhesion on the contact surfaces of various materials (like skin and dirt particles) by reducing the surface tension to ease the removal of dirt particles, for example.

    Eucerin cleansing products contain mild surfactants that demonstrate excellent skin compatibility, documented in comprehensive clinical studies.

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