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Eucerin AtopiControl Balm

tick Basic, daily care for atopic skin, suitable for newborns
tick A light balm that soothes itchy and irritated skin from day one
tick Strengthens and preserves the skin barrier

A daily use body balm with Licochalcone A, Ceramides and Shea butter to care for atopic skin

Soothes itchy skin and strengthens skin barrier

Product Info

Balm for atopic skin

Atopic skin is irritable, dry and itchy. This itchiness induces scratching which gets in the way of a good night’s sleep and can have a negative impact on quality of life.

Eucerin AtopiControl Balm is a daily-use body balm that has been specially formulated to soothe and intensely moisturize irritated and itchy skin. The light but nourishing oil-in-water balm is enriched with soothing Licochalcone A, Ceramides and Shea butter to strengthen skin’s barrier and relieve dryness and itching. It should also be used during a flare-up alongside Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream, Eucerin Anti-Itch-Spray and your usual medication.

The balm for Atopic Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis provides instant moisture to make skin soft and smooth and, with regular application, skin condition noticeably improves. Eucerin AtopiControl Balm has been clinically and dermatologically proven to support sleep and improve quality of life for those with Atopic Dermatitis1.

The fragrance-free balm has a light, pleasant texture that absorbs quickly and is non-greasy and non-sticky. Eucerin AtopiControl Balm is dermatologically tested for dry, atopic skin. It is safe to use from day one for the fragile skin of newborns and babies. Due to the sensitive yet effective formula, it is also ideal for children and adults, hence a balm for the whole family that preserves the skin barrier and actively soothes itchy skin.

If you want to learn even more about Atopic Dermatitis and Atopic Eczema for babies and newborns, have a look at our latest article

Eucerin AtopiControl Balm comes now in a tube that is made from 40% less plastic. We care for the environment and are constantly working to reduce the impact of our production and our products sustainably on the environment. For more information about Eucerin's responsibility towards the environment and nature visit our sustainability page. 

1 Beiersdorf PiU, Italy, April/May 2019.

Clinical and dermatological studies

Clinical and dermatological studies prove very good efficacy and skin tolerability

Main findings

Among other clinical and dermatological studies, a Product-in-use (PiU) study1 was conducted with 166 patients (men and women, aged 30+) with mild to moderate Atopic Dermatitis that causes sleep problems at least 1-2 days a week. They reported the following results after four weeks of regular use:

After 4 weeks
The product relieves dry, rough skin 99%
The product has a pleasant and nourishing texture 99%
The product soothes skin 98%
After application skin feels smooth and soft 98%
The product provides intensive moisture 97%
The product relieves irritated skin 97%
 The product reduces redness 96% 

1 Beiersdorf AG, PiU, April/May 2019


AtopiControl Balm texture

  • suitable for babies and newborns from day one
  • fragrance-free
  • absorbs quickly
  • non sticky
  • non-greasy

How to use


Atopic dermatitis treatment

Your daily routine

Cleanse skin with Eucerin AtopiControl


Cleanse your face in the morning and evening with Eucerin UltraSENSITIVE Cleansing Lotion. Cleanse your body with Eucerin AtopiControl Bath and Shower Oil. These products can be used during acute flare-ups of Atopic Dermatitis as well as during the period between flare-ups.

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Daily care for the periods between flare-ups

Apply the appropriate daily care product:

Additional care for during a flare-up

Apply Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream to the relevant affected area to relieve itching and improve skin condition. It is an ideal adjunct to medical treatment for Atopic Dermatitis. If you are also using a topical medical product apply that treatment before Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream.

All our daily care products can also be used during a flare-up and should be applied after your medication and/or Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream.

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Sun protection is an important part of skincare for Atopic Dermatitis


Immediate itch relief

Eucerin AtopiControl Anti-Itch-Spray instantly cools skin, reducing itching within 60s. Use it to provide immediate and long-lasting relief whenever your skin is itchy – either during a flare-up of Atopic Dermatitis or in the periods between. As it’s not a care product, we recommend you use it in combination with other products in the AtopiControl range. Eucerin AtopiControl Anti-Itch-Spray is also effective on skin that is itchy as a result of Xerosis, Psoriasis and Diabetes.

Sun protection

Atopic skin is particularly sensitive to UVA and UVB rays. For this reason, if your skin is going to be exposed to sunlight, we recommend that you apply a sun protection product after your care product. You only need to add this stage in the mornings. Try Eucerin Sun Creme SPF30 or Eucerin Sun Creme SPF50+ for your face and try Eucerin Sun Lotion Extra Light SPF30 or Eucerin Sun Lotion Extra Light SPF50 for your body.

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Do’s and don’ts

Use this product if …

You have Atopic Dermatitis and are looking for an all over body moisturizer for daily use:

Eucerin AtopiControl Balm is a daily-use body balm that has been specially formulated to soothe and intensely moisturize irritated and itchy skin.

You’re looking for a body moisturizer that you can use alongside your usual medication during a flare-up:

Eucerin AtopiControl Balm can be used during flare-ups alongside your usual medication, Eucerin AtopiControl Anti-Itch-Spray and Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream to help soothe skin and reduce itching.

Your child has Atopic Dermatitis and is newborn or older:

Eucerin AtopiControl Balm will help alleviate their discomfort and improve skin condition.

You’re looking for a light textured product that absorbs easily:

Eucerin AtopiControl Balm has a light but nourishing texture that absorbs quickly and easily with no greasy residue.

Try a different product if …

You’re looking for an all over body moisturizer for daily use on atopic skin, but prefer a richer texture:

We recommend Eucerin AtopiControl Lotion.

You’re looking for a daily care cream to use on targeted areas of atopic skin such as on the elbows or knees:

Try Eucerin AtopiControl Cream.

You have Atopic Dermatitis and are looking for a hand cream:

Try Eucerin AtopiControl Hand Cream.

You have Atopic Dermatitis and are looking for a daily care cream to use on your face:

Try Eucerin AtopiControl Face Cream.

You`re experiencing a flare-up of Atopic Dermatitis:

You can still use Eucerin AtopiControl Balm but we recommend that you use it alongside Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream and your recommended medication. Apply your topical medical product first, allow it to absorb and then apply Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream to the irritated area. You can then apply Eucerin AtopiControl Balm to the rest of your body.

You have dry skin on your body but don’t have Atopic Dermatitis:

Try Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Body Lotion 5% Urea or Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Body Lotion 10% Urea (depending on how dry your skin is).


How they work together

The care products in the Eucerin AtopiControl range contain a unique active ingredient complex:

  • Licochalcone A: an extract of liquorice which soothes skin and reduces redness
  • Ceramides: to strengthen skin’s barrier function

These ingredients work together to soothe skin during acute flare-ups as well as to deliver the daily, basic care that atopic skin needs to prolong the period between flare-ups.

Impaired skin barrier
Dry, irritable, often itchy skin

Impaired skin barrier function leads to dryness, skin becomes irritable and sometimes even inflamed.

Eczema itch: illustration

Effect of daily care products with Licochalcone A and Ceramides

The skin barrier is strengthened. Itching is relieved and skin is calmed, soothed and smooth again.

Itchy skin relief with AtopiControl: illustration

Atopic Dermatitis has two phases


Phases of Atopic Dermatitis illustration
The acute phase: where skin flares-up
The subacute phase: the period between flare-ups when skin is calmer (also known as the inactive or subclinical phase)

You can find out more about how the range works in Behind the science of Eucerin AtopiControl.

FAQ (4)

    What is the difference between Eucerin AtopiControl Balm, Eucerin AtopiControl Lotion and Eucerin AtopiControl Cream?

    The balm and the lotion are both ideal for use on atopic skin all over the body. They are both effective at soothing skin and supporting its natural barrier function. The choice of which product to use comes down to textural preference: the balm is an oil-in-water formulation and is lighter; the water-in-oil lotion is richer. Some people choose to use the lotion during the winter and the balm during the summer. The cream has a thicker texture and has been specially formulated for use on problem areas such as the elbows and knees.

    Is Eucerin AtopiControl Balm suitable for use on children?

    Yes, it is suitable for newborns as of day one.

    What do you mean by a ‘flare-up’ and ‘the period between flare-ups’?

    Broadly speaking, Atopic Dermatitis has two different phases. A ‘flare-up’ is one of the names used to describe the acute, active phase when skin is at its most irritable. It can feel intensely itchy, you may experience a burning sensation and skin can look red, dry and flaky. Between these acute, flare-up phases are periods of time when your skin is relatively calm and less irritated. This period is also known as the non-acute, non-active or interval phase. The length of each phase varies greatly depending on the individual, but products specially formulated to care for atopic skin − such as those in the Eucerin AtopiControl range − can help to extend the period between flare-ups and offer relief during acute flare-ups.

    Is Atopic Dermatitis the same as Atopic Eczema?

    Atopic Dermatitis and Atopic Eczema are collective terms for inflammatory changes to the skin and they include many different dermatological diseases. Atopic Dermatitis and Atopic Eczema are used to describe the same chronic inflammatory condition.

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