Dry body skin – How do I treat large areas of dry skin?

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Many people know and love Eucerin Aquaphor’s iconic ointment for its outstanding regenerative properties. To soothe small areas of very dry skin, a traditional ointment is an excellent solution. 

But what about larger or harder to reach areas of the body? Applying an ointment can be difficult and time consuming. That’s why Eucerin Aquaphor created the Ointment Body Spray for dry skin. It’s the repairing ointment formula so many have turned to for years to soothe skin irritation, now in an innovative and convenient spray form.

An innovative ointment

The Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment is a go-to body ointment for many people who wish to give SOS repair and care to dry, very dry or cracked skin. The multi-tasking formula is suitable to treat minor burns, on dry hands and cuticles or even on sensitive baby skin, to name a few uses. 

However, when it comes to the application of ointment to a larger area of the body that may be difficult to reach, a traditional body ointment or skin repair cream may not be the best option.

With this in mind, Eucerin set out to innovate in the category of body ointment skincare, by creating an ointment spray. The Eucerin Aquaphor Ointment Body Spray intensively moisturizes to help repair very dry, and irritated skin. Thanks to the advanced spray dispenser, you can now easily apply the product to large or hard to reach areas of the body like legs, back and torso, hands and arms or even rough heels for an instant cooling sensation.  

Spray anywhere on the body for instant cooling sensation

The ointment spray is very easy to apply and can even be used upside down to deliver a continuous and even distribution of soothing body ointment. You can now immediately soothe and relieve skin irritation with 360° reach, any area of the body. 

A legacy of dry skin repair

Eucerin Aquaphor first created its now iconic Repairing Ointment in the US in 1925, as a healing product that would help accelerate skin regeneration for minor burns, skin rashes or extremely dry and cracked skin. Different to other body lotions, its great success can be attributed in no small part to its high efficacy. It is a water-free ointment that generates the ideal environment to help regenerate damaged or irritated skin. Thanks to its high tolerability and suitability for use on sensitive or irritated skin, it has become a staple in many homes to treat a wide range of skin conditions. 

The active ingredients found in the formula of the classic Eucerin Aquaphor skin repair ointment include Panthenol and Glycerin. These key ingredients can also be found in the ointment spray.  

How do these ingredients work exactly? Panthenol or Dexpanthenol is an effective moisturizer that works by improving hydration in the outermost layer of the skin and helping to reduce transepidermal water loss. These two actions aid in overall skin regeneration and repair. Glycerin on the other hand, is a humectant which helps attract and hold water in the skin. It is also an effective moisturizer that smooths and provides long-lasting moisturization to skin. 

Thanks to an innovative spray dispenser, this highly effective ointment formula is now easier than ever to apply to large or hard to reach areas of the body.

One product, many use cases

To soothe everyday skin irritations, a gel cream or repair cream such as the Eucerin ph5 Soft Cream could be the best moisturizer for your dry skin. But what about skin irritations that come from more rigorous activities like playing sports, camping or spending time in the sun? 

To relieve smaller areas of skin after such activities, an ointment like Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment is excellent for providing instant relief. But for larger or hard to reach areas of the body, a different kind of SOS care is needed. 

That’s where the Eucerin Aquaphor Ointment Body Spray’s innovative spray dispenser comes in handy. 

A highly effective repairing ointment for dry skin

For example, when jogging or playing team sports, chaffing or friction can often occur between the legs. While a regular ointment would certainly work to protect, it would take much more product and time to apply to such a large area of the body. Because of its innovative spray dispenser, the Eucerin Aquaphor Ointment Body Spray can easily deliver ointment to those larger and harder to reach areas of the body and can even be used upside down. The dispenser makes it easy to apply, while the iconic formula gives an instant cooling sensation to soothe skin and creates a protective barrier over skin to support skin’s natural transfer of water vapor and oxygen. 

The Eucerin Aquaphor Ointment Body Spray can even be used to care for skin after laser therapy to encourage quick and safe regeneration. 

Trusted and recommended by experts

Recommended by dermatologists

Dermatologists have long recommended Eucerin Aquaphor ointment as a non-comedogenic and effective ointment to repair dry, very dry or irritated areas of skin. Numerous clinical and dermatological studies have also been undertaken to back the ointment’s effectiveness at delivering SOS care. Now, the ointment body spray is also found to be effective at repairing large and hard to reach areas of the body. A Product in Use (PiU) study conducted with 120 women with dry or irritated body skin aged between 25 and 651 reported the following results after using the product regularly for two weeks:



 Immediately soothes and relieves dry, rough skin all day 88% 
 Soothes skin all day long  88%
 Is ideal to apply on dry legs and heels 87%
 Offers a refreshing cooling effect 82%

1 Beiersdorf AG, PiU, France, November 2019

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