Eucerin pH5 Hand Cream

Reduces skin sensitivity

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

Hand Cream for dry, sensitive skin

Dry, sensitive skin is easily irritated by environmental triggers such as frequent washing, changes in temperature and exposure to the elements, making it even more sensitive. It requires more than a gentle moisturizer 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, an active ingredient known for its regenerative and wound healing properties. It restores skin’s natural defenses and reduces skin sensitivity.

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

Clinical and dermatological studies

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


  • Skin moisture was significantly enhanced in those treated with Eucerin dry, sensitive skin products.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does skin need protection?

Skin is our most important protective barrier. It defends the body from external influences such as changes in climate, pollution, UV light and chemicals. 
However, these environmental forces can 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 is susceptible to external irritants. It’s important that we protect our skin daily and support its natural barrier function. Our skin is then able to carry on its important work of protecting us.

What is the active principle of the Eucerin pH5 Skin-Protection products?

Eucerin pH5 Skin-Protection cleansing and moisturising products contain very mild, dermatologically tested  and proven to restore skin’s optimal pH and protect its natural defenses, making it more resilient and less sensitive to environmental triggers.

These include Dexpanthenol, an active ingredient known for its regenerative properties. It increases skin’s resilience to irritation, has wound healing properties, and leaves skin looking and feeling soft and smooth.

All products in the Eucerin pH5 range have excellent skin compatibility with dry, sensitive skin.

How can you tell if a product is safe for my sensitive skin?

All Eucerin pH5 cleansing products have been specially formulated to combine gentle cleansing with excellent skin protection and clinically-proven skin tolerability. 

Before applying a new product all over your body, test it first by applying it repeatedly to the skin on the inside of your elbow. If there’s no reaction (e.g. redness, swelling or itching) then it’s safe to assume the product is compatible with your skin. If you have any concerns we recommend that you ask a pharmacist or dermatologist for their advice.

Is this product suitable for use on hands with Atopic Dermatitis?

If you have Atopic Dermatitis on your hands, we recommend that you use Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Hand Cream 5% Urea. Clinical studies have demonstrated that it offers very good care efficacy for Atopic Dermatitis and is well tolerated, even by extremely dry and diseased skin.



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

Do's and Dont's

Use this product if …

Try a different product if …

You have dry, sensitive skin and are looking for a product to protect and restore chapped hands:

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:
Your hands are extremely dry and rough, or you have Atopic Dermatitis:
You’re looking for a gentle cleanser that’s suitable for all the family, including babies:

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.