Our medical research team
For people with Psoriasis
HelloSkin’s experts were unable to find clinical data on the use of Balneum Cream in people with psoriasis.
However, the product contains urea and ceramides. Urea has been shown in psoriasis to have a direct effect on the rapid proliferating skin cells (keratinocytes) and also has a water binding capacity, resulting in a moisturising effect (1).
Ceramides are found naturally in the skin, and helps drag water up into the upper skin layers. In psoriatic skin lesions, the skin is unable to produce sufficient ceramides, which compromises the structure of the skin (2).
For people with Eczema
HelloSkin’s experts were unable to find clinical data on the use of Balneum Cream in people with atopic dermatitis. However, the product contains urea, ceramides and lactic acid all of which are found naturally in the skin.
Urea has a water binding capacity and therefore a moisturising effect (1). In eczematous skin urea has been shown to improve hydration of the upper skin layer, the water binding capacity and reduce the water loss across the skin surface (3), and to help prolong the eczema-free time compared with a control cream (4).
Lactic acid is also as a component in the natural moisturising factor (5), which serves to keep the skin well-hydrated and thereby helps sustaining the skin barrier function (6).
Ceramides are essential for the proper function of healthy skin (2). In the upper layer of atopic dermatitis skin, the level of ceramides is reduced compared with healthy skin (7, 8).
Skin with insufficient levels of ceramides has an increased loss of water across the surface, and thus becomes dry with increased permeability to irritants and allergens which may worsen the disease symptoms (2, 9).
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