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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.
How To Use
Step-by-step guide for AtopiControl Balm
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.
Daily care for the periods between flare-ups Apply the appropriate daily care product: Eucerin AtopiControl Balm: a light balm that is easy to apply all over your body Eucerin AtopiControl Lotion: a rich lotion that is easy to apply all over your body Eucerin AtopiControl Cream: a nourishing cream for specific areas of your body such as the elbows and knees Eucerin AtopiControl Hand Cream: also suitable for Hand Eczema Eucerin AtopiControl Face Cream: an ideal make-up base 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.
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.
We choose all our ingredients with great care and never compromise on quality. Learn more about the key ingredients of this product.
Licochalcone A is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing ingredient. It is derived from the root of the Chinese Licorice plant (Glycyrrhiza Inflata) which uses natural compounds to protect its cells from excessive sunlight. When used in skincare products, Licochalcone A works to reduce inflammation and neutralize free radicals that negatively influence skin cells and accelerate the aging process. It helps to protect the deeper epidermal skin layers from sun-induced effects.
Ceramides are important lipids in the hydrolipid film (which protects the external layers of skin). Produced naturally in healthy skin, they strengthen the skin barrier, helping to prevent moisture loss due to evaporation and keeping out irritants that can cause inflammation and itching. When skin’s Ceramide levels fall the skin barrier is impaired. Skin can start to lose water and become dry and irritated.
Eucerin uses synthetic Ceramides that are biologically-identical and that enhance skin’s natural barrier – locking in moisture and preventing dryness and irritation.
Grape Seed Oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. The polyphenols and flavonoids found in Grape Seed Oil are strong anti-oxidant compounds and, thus, provide protection from damage caused by free radicals while Linoleic acid soothes and nourishes skin.
Evening Primrose Oil is a natural plant oil that contains a high percentage of Omega-6 fatty acids, namely Linoleic and Gamma-Linolenic Acid. These help stabilise the skin’s natural protective barrier and reduce moisture loss, which in turn soothes and nourishes rough and dry skin.
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.
Do 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.
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