Eucerin pH5 Washlotion

Preserves skin resilience

A mild body cleanser that protects skin’s natural defenses and prevents it from drying out.

Cleanser for dry, sensitive skin

Dry, sensitive skin is easily irritated by environmental triggers, making it even more sensitive. It requires more than gentle cleansing to become less sensitive. 

Eucerin pH5 Washlotion is a daily-use face and body cleanser that is free-from alkali soap. Extra-mild surfactants ensure that dry, sensitive skin is gently but effectively cleansed. The unique Eucerin pH Balance System gives the cleanser the optimal pH to protect skin’s natural defenses, to preserve its resilience and prevent it from drying out.

The Washlotion is available in both lightly fragranced and unperfumed versions. It is also suitable for babies and children.

Clinical and dermatological studies

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

Main Findings

In addition to other clinical and dermatological studies, a Product-in-Use (PiU study)1  was conducted with 126 women with sensitive skin aged between 35 and 65. They reported the following results after two weeks of use:

  • 98% confirmed the product cleanses gently
  • 98% said that the product protects skin from drying out
  • 98% said that it makes their skin feel smooth and soft
  • 98% reported that the product leaves a pleasant skin feeling
  • 94% said that the product helps to protect the skin's natural defenses


(1) Beiersdorf AG: PiU, Spain, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

What are surfactants, and which ones does Eucerin use?

Surfactants are active cleansing agents, sometimes also called active surface or active interface substances. They are organic compounds that influence molecular adhesion and reduce surface tension. When used in skin cleansers, they make it easier to remove dirt particles from skin’s surface.

Comprehensive clinical and dermatological studies prove that the extra-mild surfactants used in Eucerin cleansing products – which include Sodium Myreth Sulfate and Lauryl Glucoside – have excellent skin compatibility.

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 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 defences and make skin less sensitive.

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.

How can I be sure your products are safe for my sensitive skin?

 All Eucerin pH5 cleansing products have been specially formulated to combine gentle cleansing and excellent skin protection with clinically-proven skin tolerability. Eucerin pH5 Washlotion is suitable for frequent use on skin that is prone to type 1 allergies such as Hay Fever.

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.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Massage lotion into body. It will form a foam to cleanse skin.
  • Can be used in shower or bath as often as required.
  • For best results, use in combination with a moisturising care product from the Eucerin pH5 range.

Woman using cleanser for sensitive skin

Do's and Dont's

Use this product if …

Try a different product if …

You have dry, sensitive skin, type 1 allergies, or are looking for a gentle cleanser that’s suitable for all the family, including babies:

Eucerin pH5 Washlotion is a mild but effective daily cleanser.

You’re looking for a mild cleanser for frequent showering and prefer a gel texture:
You’re looking for a rich and replenishing oil-based cleanser:
You prefer a cleanser in a bar format:
You have very dry, itchy skin:
You’re looking for a cleanser for your intimate area:
You’re looking for a moisturizer for dry, sensitive skin:

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.