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Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea for dry to very dry tight facial skin - 50ml

Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea for dry to very dry tight facial skin - 50ml


  • One or more ingredients have been tested on people with psoriasis and proven beneficial
  • 5% urea and lactate content help lock in moisture
  • Formulated for treatment of dry to very dry skin
  • Eases roughness, tightness, and flakiness
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Description

Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea is part of a large range of skincare products for dry, very dry, and sensitive skin under the Eucerin brand name.

This cream contains 5% urea and lactate, both of which are proven to help the skin lock in moisture. Urea is produced naturally in the body, but is often lacking in people with dry skin conditions; it helps to draw moisture from deeper in the skin, keeping the upper skin layers hydrated.

In replenishing the urea levels in the skin, this cream delivers an intense moisturising action. This eases the tightness and roughness associated with dry or very dry facial skin, helping it feel smoother, softer, and more elastic. It is also suitable for psoriasis and eczema-prone skin.

Unlike many creams, cleansers, and lotions, this product is free of harmful irritants like colorants and fragrances, and does not block pores. It is gentle, non-greasy, absorbed quickly, and light enough to be used daily as part of the normal skincare routine.

Especially formulated for use on the face and neck, this cream is for use by adults and can be used either under make-up or after shaving as a facial moisturiser.

Ingredients

The ingredients in Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea are:

  • Aqua
  • Urea
  • Glycerin
  • Caprylic/Capric triglyceride
  • Cyclomethicone
  • Dimethicone
  • Pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate
  • Triisostearin
  • Cetyl alcohol
  • Sodium lactate
  • Glyceryl stearate 
  • Benzyl alcohol
  • PEG-40 stearate 
  • Biosaccharide gum-1
  • Methylparaben
  • Lactic acid
  • Lanolin alcohol 
  • Phenoxyethanol

Directions

Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea is best used in the mornings as the final step in your daily cleansing, toning, and moisturising routine.

Make sure that you cleanse the face thoroughly and pat dry before using this cream. It should be massaged gently into the face and neck.  Then allow the skin to absorb it.

Precautions

Check the ingredients in Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea carefully. If you have a known hypersensitivity to any ingredient, do not use. In the event of an unwanted skin reaction while using, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not use this cream on skin that is broken and avoid contact with the eyes. If any cream enters the eyes accidentally, flush out with clean water.

Use this cream only externally and keep out of children’s reach.

Side Effects

No side effects with Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea have been reported to date. There are no known interactions with other medicinal products.

Research & Evidence

For people with Psoriasis

Helloskin’s experts were unable to find the clinical data on the benefits of Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea in people with psoriasis. However, the product contains urea, lactic acid and glycerin.

Urea is known to be able to attract and retain water in the upper skin layer, and may also help maintaining a functional skin barrier in other ways (1). In dry skin conditions, including psoriasis, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which may be worsening the disease symptoms (2).

Furthermore, the product contains lactic acid, which is a component in the natural moisturising factor in the upper skin layer, that serves to keep this part of the skin well-hydrated, and which has been shown to be decreased in psoriatic lesions compared with healthy skin (3).

The product also contains glycerol which occurs naturally in the skin. In the skin, glycerol helps attract water from the deeper skin layer and bind water in the skin and thereby provide a moisturising effect (4).

For people with Eczema

Helloskin’s experts did not find scientific data on the use of Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea in people with atopic eczema. However, the product contains urea, glycerin and lactic acid.

Urea has been shown to prolong the eczema-free period when using a 5% urea cream compared with a reference cream (5). Also, in eczematous skin urea has been shown to improve hydration of the upper skin layer, the water binding capacity and to reduce the water loss across the skin surface (5). Glycerin is known to have similar properties (4).

Lactic acid also works partly by attracting and binding water, as one of the components in the so-called natural moisturising factor (6).


References

  1. Eur J Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;24(2):194-200
  2. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(11):771-88
  3. J Dermatol. 2014 Feb;41(2):144-8
  4. Dermatol Ther. 2004;17 Suppl 1:49-56
  5. Acta Derm Venereol. 2015 May;95(5):587-92
  6. J Dermatol Sci. 2012 May;66(2):154-9
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