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Eucerin pH5 Skin-Protection Washlotion

Strengthens and supports skin's natural protection

A cleanser with mild surfactants which preserve skin’s natural defences and protects it from drying out.

Product info

Eucerin pH5 Washlotion is a soap-free formula for gentle yet effective cleansing of sensitive skin. Its combination of pH5 Citrate Buffer and extra mild surfactants help protect skin’s enzyme activity, maintaining its barrier function and preventing it from drying out.

Main Findings

  • Babies and infants with dry, irritated skin were treated daily with Eucerin pH5 Washlotion and up to 3 times a week with Eucerin pH5 Oil Bath.
  • Both products were proven to have a mild cleansing and an efficient caring effect, and to be well-tolerated. 
  • A further study confirmed the suitability of Eucerin pH5 products for use on allergy stressed skin.

Properties

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

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 126 women with sensitive skin aged between 35 and 65. They reported the following results after two weeks of use:

  • 98% confirmed the product cleanses gently
  • 98% said that the product protects skin from drying out
  • 98% said that it makes their skin feel smooth and soft
  • 98% reported that the product leaves a pleasant skin feeling
  • 94% said that the product helps to protect the skin's natural defenses


(1) Beiersdorf AG: PiU, Spain, 2017

Clinical Studies

Eucerin pH5 Washlotion was proven to be a safe and efficient cleanser for daily baby and infant care. It was also shown to be suitable for allergy-stressed skin.

Cleanser 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 Washlotion is a daily-use face and body cleanser that is free-from alkali soap. Extra-mild surfactants ensure that dry, sensitive skin is gently but effectively cleansed. The unique Eucerin pH Balance System gives the cleanser the optimal pH to protect skin’s natural defenses, to preserve its resilience and prevent it from drying out.

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 Washlotion is available in both lightly fragranced and unperfumed versions. It is also suitable for babies and children.

How To Use

Instructions

  • Use Eucerin pH5 Washlotion for daily cleansing. 

Do's and Dont's

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 babies and infants:

Eucerin Baby Bath & Shampoo.

You have very dry, itchy skin:

Try Eucerin Washfluid 5% Urea.

Your skin is irritated and needs intensive replenishment:

Try Eucerin pH5 Oil Bath.

You want a moisturizer 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 texture:

Try Eucerin pH5 Soft Shower.

You’re looking for a rich and replenishing oil-based cleanser:

Try Eucerin pH5 Shower Oil.

You prefer a cleanser in a bar format:

Try Eucerin pH5 Soap-Free Bar.

You have very dry, itchy skin:

Try Eucerin UreaPLUS Washfluid 5% Urea.

You’re looking for a cleanser for your intimate area:

Try Eucerin pH5 Intim Protect.

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

Try Eucerin pH5 Lotion or Eucerin pH5 Light Lotion.

Do's and Dont's

Use this product if …

You have dry, sensitive skin, type 1 allergies, or are looking for a gentle cleanser that’s suitable for all the family, including babies:

Eucerin pH5 Washlotion is a mild but effective daily cleanser.

Use Eucerin pH5 Washlotion if …

You have sensitive skin or type I allergies, or want a gentle cleanser all the family can use, even babies:

Eucerin pH5 Washlotion is a very mild, daily-use cleanser.

Instructions

  • Massage lotion into body. It will form a foam to cleanse skin.
  • Can be used in shower or bath as often as required.
  • For best results, use in combination with a moisturising care product from the Eucerin pH5 range.

FAQ (8)

    What is Enzyme Protection?

    Eucerin Skin Research developed a method to evaluate the activity of the enzyme trypsin present in the topmost layer of skin. Lab tests proved that the Eucerin Sensitive Skin care products activate it to strengthen skin’s natural defences from the inside out.

    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.

    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.

    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 and excellent skin protection with clinically-proven skin tolerability. Eucerin pH5 Washlotion is suitable for frequent use on skin that is prone to type 1 allergies such as Hay Fever.

    Before applying a new product all over your body, 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.

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