MENU

Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream, calms irritated skin and helps relieve itching - 40ml


  • One or more ingredients have been tested on people with psoriasis and proven beneficial
  • Rich moisturising cream to soothe and regenerate dry, itchy skin
  • For use during mild flare ups of eczema
  • Mild enough for infants over 3 months to use
£9.69
Only a few left. ()
+
-
Currently sold out
  • Free shipping in all of UK
  • Next day delivery option
  • 30-day return policy

Description

Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream is an intensive moisturiser designed for use on dry skin that is prone to itching.

People who experience regular flare ups of a dry skin condition must take steps to prevent infection. Irritable, itchy skin heightens the likelihood of scratching, which can break the skin and cause bacteria to enter the body. This is especially the case when the skin is exposed to irritants found in common soaps, cleansers, and moisturisers, helping to create a damaging ‘itch-scratch’ cycle.

AtoControl Acute Care Cream is paraben-free, colour-free, and fragrance free. It is well-tolerated and contains active ingredients that moisturise rough, dry, reddened skin and help to soothe and regenerate it.

Evening primrose oil and grape seed oil contain Omega-6 fatty acids, which help to restore the skin’s natural protective barrier and reduce moisture loss; liquorice extract has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that protect skin cells from UV-radiation; decandiol is a moisturising ingredient with antibacterial properties; and menthoxypropanediol has a cooling effect that relieves itching.

This cream is suitable for daily use, even on skin that is experiencing a mild atopic flare up. It can be used on infants and children from the age of 3 months, as well as adults, and may be used in combination with other treatments, as directed by your medical professional.

Ingredients

The ingredients in Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream are:

  • Aqua
  • Glycerin
  • Caprylic/Capric triglyceride
  • Dimethicone
  • Pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate
  • Triisostearin
  • Vitis vinifera seed oil
  • Oenothera biennis oil
  • Cetyl alcohol
  • Glyceryl stearate
  • PEG-40 stearate
  • Glycyrrhiza inflata root extract
  • Ceramide NP
  • Decylene glycol
  • Menthoxypropanediol
  • Citric acid
  • Sodium citrate
  • Tocopherol
  • Ascorbyl palmitate
  • Trisodium EDTA
  • BHT, 1,2-Hexanediol
  • Phenoxyethanol

Directions

Apply this cream freely as often as required on affected areas, after first cleansing and toning the skin with irritant-free products. It can be applied to the face or body, after having applied any medical treatments that your doctor has prescribed.

Gently massage it into the skin until absorbed completely.

Precautions

Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream must be kept away from children. Use externally and take care when applying on the face to avoid contact with the eyes.

There may be a slight stinging sensation or feeling of coldness when first applied.

Check the ingredients contained in this cream and if you have ever had any reaction to any of them, find an alternative treatment or consult with your doctor. Should there be an unexpected skin reaction, stop using and seek medical advice.

Side Effects

Other than a slight initial stinging or cold sensation when first applied, there are no associated side effects of using this care cream. No interactions with other medicines have been identified or reported.

Research & Evidence

For people with Psoriasis

HelloSkin’s experts could not find clinical data on the benefits of Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream in psoriatic lesions. However, the product contains glycerin and ceramides.

Glycerin is found naturally in the skin where it helps attract and retain water from the deeper skin layers, thereby helping hydrating and moisturising the skin (1). In dry skin conditions, including psoriasis, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which can exacerbate disease symptoms (2).

Furthermore, in psoriatic skin lesions, the synthesis of ceramides is impaired, which compromises the structure of the skin and leads to skin barrier dysfunction (3).

In a recent study, a ceramide moisturiser that was used as an adjunctive therapy for plaque psoriasis for a period of 8 weeks showed benefits on psoriasis severity and area compared with the group that did not apply the ceramides. Further, with continued use over a year this group also showed less relapse and rebound compared with the control group (4).

For people with Eczema

HelloSkin’s experts did not find clinical data on the use of Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream in people with atopic dermatitis. However, the product contains glycerin and ceramides.

Glycerin is found naturally in the skin where it helps attract and retain water from the deeper skin layers, thereby helping to hydrate and moisturise the skin (1). In dry skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which can exacerbate disease symptoms (2).

Furthermore, in the upper layer of atopic dermatitis skin, the level of ceramides is reduced compared with healthy skin (5, 6). 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 also worsen the symptoms (7, 2).

In a study with both adults and children with atopic dermatitis, a ceramide containing cleanser and moisturiser that was applied twice daily for 6 weeks, showed reduction in disease severity and itching compared with before treatment (8).


References

  1. Dermatol Ther. 2004;17 Suppl 1:49-56
  2. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(11):771-88
  3. Eur J Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;24(2):194-200
  4. Dermatol Ther. 2015 Nov-Dec;28(6):373-82
  5. Contact Dermatitis. 2013 Aug;69(2):65-71
  6. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2015;28(1):42-55
  7. Skin Therapy Lett. 2014 Jan-Feb;19(1):5-10
  8. Cutis. 2014 Apr;93(4):207-13.
- was added to your cart.