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.

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.

Ingredients

Instructions

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

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Do's and Dont's

Use Eucerin pH5 Shower Oil if …

Try a different product 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.

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:

Frequently asked questions

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, 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.

Eucerin Sensitive Skin Activating skin’s natural defences

Our skin is naturally well-protected from environmental influences through its own defences, which are controlled by enzymes. They regulate bacterial growth, maintain moisture and protect against irritation. In sensitive skin, however, enzyme activity is reduced and the barrier function compromised, which leads to irritability and dryness.

Eucerin offers a complete range of products specially developed to combine excellent skin protection and regeneration with clinically proven skin tolerability. Unique ingredients with a pH value of 5 restore enzyme activity, strengthening the natural protection layer and regulating the moisture balance of skin. So skin feels noticeably soft and is visibly smooth.