Eucerin pH5 Hand Cream

Reduces skin sensitivity

A gentle but effective hand cream that restores skin’s natural defenses for long-lasting protection and moisturization.

Hand cream for sensitive skin

Dry, sensitive hands are easily irritated by environmental triggers such as frequent washing, changes in temperature and exposure to the elements, making them even more sensitive. That’s why they require more than a gentle hand cream to become less sensitive.

Eucerin pH5 Hand Cream has been specially formulated to make dry, sensitive hands more resilient and to prevent them from drying out. The unique Eucerin pH Balance System contains pH5 Citrate Buffer to restore and support skin’s optimal pH. The formula also includes Dexpanthenol known for its regenerative properties. It restores skin’s natural defenses and reduces skin sensitivity.

The hand cream helps to reduce moisture loss and protect skin from environmental irritants. Use as often as necessary for skin that feels soft and smooth.

Clinical and dermatological studies

Clinical and dermatological studies prove very good efficacy and skin tolerability on dry, sensitive and problematic skin.


In addition to other clinical and dermatological studies, a Product-in-Use (PiU) study was conducted with 166 women with sensitive skin aged between 30 and 75.1 They reported the following results after two weeks of use:

  • 99%: Helps to protect my skin
  • 98%: Instantly moisturizes
  • 97%: Has a pleasant texture
  • 96%: Hands feel smooth and protected
  • 96%: Has an intense caring effect
  • 96%: soothes and protects working and stressed hands

1 BDF research, May/June 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does skin need protection?

Our skin works hard to protect our bodies. It defends the body from external influences such as changes in climate, pollution, UV light, and chemicals. But these environmental forces can have an impact on skin and cause it to become stressed. When skin is stressed, it is less able to work as an efficient barrier. It loses moisture and becomes permeable from the outside. It’s important that we protect our skin and support the optimal pH balance for its natural barrier function. Skin is then able to carry on its important work of protecting us.

Why does skin’s pH matter and what does the Eucerin pH Balance System do?

Skin’s surface is covered by a protective acid mantle which gives it a mildly acidic pH. This pH plays an important role in skin condition and is key to skin’s protective barrier. It neutralizes alkaline-based aggressors (such as harsh surfactants), supports the essential process of shedding dead skin cells (known as desquamation), inhibits the growth of bad bacteria and creates the optimal environment in which skin’s natural flora can thrive.

When skin’s pH alters its barrier function is compromised. Water loss increases and skin dries out making it more susceptible to external irritants and sensitivity.

The Eucerin pH Balance System contains pH5 Citrate Buffer to restore and support skin’s optimal pH. This helps to strengthen skin’s barrier function, protect its natural resilience and make skin less sensitive.



  • Apply as often as needed
  • Massage until the cream is completely absorbed
  • For best results, use in combination with Eucerin pH5 Handwash Oil

Hand cream for sensitive skin is just one of our products for dry, sensitive skin

Do's and Dont's

Use this product if …

Try a different product if …

You have dry, sensitive skin and are looking for a hand cream:

Eucerin pH5 Hand Cream delivers long-lasting moisturization, restores skin’s natural defenses and leaves it smooth and protected..

You’re frequently washing your hands, and want to protect them from drying out:
You’re looking for a hand cream for extremely dry and rough skin:

Try Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Hand Cream 5% Urea which delivers immediate and long-lasting moisturization.

You have Atopic Dermatitis or Hand Eczema and are looking for an appropriate hand cream:

Try Eucerin AtopiControl Hand Cream which soothes dry, itchy and irritable skin and strengthens skin’s natural barrier.

You have dry, sensitive skin and are looking for a body cream:

Eucerin pH5 Restores skin’s natural defenses with pH5 Balance System

Healthy skin is the body’s first and best defense against external irritants. But, when skin is dry and sensitive, its barrier function is compromised and it is prone to further dryness and sensitivity.

Eucerin pH5 is a comprehensive range of skin care products that has been specially formulated to address the needs of dry, sensitive skin. The unique Eucerin pH5 Balance System restores skin’s optimal pH level and strengthens skin’s natural defenses, making it more resilient to environmental triggers and reducing sensitivity. Many of the products also contain Dexpanthenol which is known for its regenerative properties.

All products in the range – which includes body lotions, body creams and body cleansers – are clinically and dermatologically proven to be ideal for daily use on dry, sensitive and allergy-prone skin. They protect skin from drying out, support long-lasting moisturization and leave it looking and feeling soft and smooth.