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Eucerin Ingredients

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Eucerin Ingredients
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Eucerin is the brand name for a dermatological skin cream that helps to treat common skin conditions such as dryness, itching, irritation and inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema. This skin cream is sold without a prescription and is available in a variety of formulas for varying skin problems.


Eucerin is a brand name skin cream that comes in a variety of types for varying skin conditions. It is used as a dermatology-grade skin cream that offers moisturizing and protective benefits. Eucerin helps to soothe irritated and inflamed skin due to severe dryness, sun irritation, allergic contact dermatitis, eczema and other conditions.

Eucerin Formulas

According to the manufacturers, Eucerin Dermatological Skincare, Eucerin Omega formulas have the added ingredients of essential fatty acids called Omega-6 fatty acids and licochalcone. The Omega-6 fatty acids are derived from plant extracts such as Evening Primrose oil and grape seed oil and help to strengthen the tight barriers between skin cells.

The compound licochalcone is an extract from the licorice root and is used as a soothing agent to reduce skin inflammation and irriitation. Eucerin’s anti-itch cream formula contains added menthol for skin cooling and oatmeal for relieving skin irritation. Another formula for severe dry, flaky skin contains the ingredient urea to trap moisture into skin.

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Other Ingredients

Additional ingredients in Eucerin skin creams are listed by NetDoctor.co.uk and include cetyl alcohol and lanolin alcohol. The manufacturer explains that though alcohol substances are thought to be drying to the skin, these two type of alcohols are emulsifying agents and have a moisturizing effect on the skin.


Eucerin skin creams are labeled “Fragrance-free” which means that the product contains no fragrances whatsoever. Eucerin Dermatological Skincare explains that this makes the product good for sensitive and irritated skin and it will lead to further skin inflammation. Other skincare creams that are labeled “unscented” often contain masking fragrances that are used to hide medicinal or chemical odors.

Animal Testing

According to Eucerin Dermatological Skincare, this skin cream is not tested on animals. However, product safety tests are conducted using in-clinic and laboratory testing and in-home research. The manufacturer states that all types of Eucerin skincare are safe for children and adults.

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