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Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin


For dehydrated, sensitive skin

A unique moisturiser that provides intense, 24-hour hydration to dehydrated, sensitive skin.

Product info

Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin is an innovative face moisturiser that enhances the skin’s own hydration system and leaves skin supple, smooth and radiant.

Skin needs water to work efficiently and effectively. Well hydrated skin is smooth and supple and looks radiant. When skin’s natural protection barrier is compromised, it loses moisture and becomes dehydrated. Dehydrated skin looks dull, feels tight and is unable to keep external irritants at bay. It becomes sensitive as a result. Intense, long-lasting hydration is necessary to keep skin looking and feeling its best.

Most moisturisers improve skin hydration by limiting the evaporation of water from the skin and/or by binding moisture in to the outer layer of the skin with humectants such as Glycerin. Skin also has its own hydration system – the Aquaporins. These are microscopic channels that transport water between skin cells and support skin hydration from within. Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE enhances their natural strength. The formula contains Gluco Glycerol, a state-of-the-art hydrating ingredient, which is proven to increase the number of Aquaporins in the skin. This means that, in addition to limiting evaporation and binding water into the outer layers of skin, Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE supports skin’s own hydration system

The velvety texture of Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin provides intense, 24-hour hydration as is quickly absorbed by the skin. It relieves skin tightness and leaves skin smooth and supple. Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE is clinically and dermatologically proven to be compatible with sensitive skin and is free from fragrance or parabens.


The product has been rigorously tested in both in-vitro and in-vivo studies that verify the efficacy of the range and its compatibility with sensitive skin. 365 women (aged between 20 and 45) took part in a usage test in September 2014 where they tried the product for two weeks. 88 of these women tried AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin. The results were analysed by dermatologists as well as being self-assessed


  • Immediate results: 93% noticed and immediate increase in moisture levels and said that the product “revitalises and refreshes the skin at once”.
  • Intense moisturisation: increased moisturisation 24 hours after first use.
  • Long-lasting moisturisation: an increase in moisture was still evident 3 days after stopping regular use.
  • Skin feels smooth and supple: 98% noticed their skin felt more smooth and supple.
  • Relieves discomfort: 94% said it “alleviates the feeling of skin tightness”.
  • Highly compatible with sensitive skin: 97% agree that the product is “suited especially to sensitive skin needs”.


  • fragrance-free
  • paraben-free
  • non-comedogenic
  • absorbs quickly
  • ideal make-up base

How To Use


Apply morning and evening by gently massaging into your face, neck and décolleté. Avoid contact with eyes

Your daily skincare routine

Step 1: Cleanse

Remove any waterproof eye make-up with Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Waterproof Eye Make-up Remover, then cleanse skin thoroughly using Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Milk.

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Step 2: Tone

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Step 3: Special care

First apply any special care products you are using, such as Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE Revitalising Eye Care.

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Step 4: Care

Follow with Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry, sensitive skin.

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Step 5: Protect

If your skin is going to receive high sun exposure, protect it with Eucerin Sun Creme SPF 50+.

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Do's and Don't's

Use this product if …

You are looking for an intensely hydrating face moisturiser.

You have dry skin that is dehydrated and sensitive. Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin has been specially formulated to be kind on sensitive skin and is clinically proven to deliver results.

Try a different product if …

You are looking for an intensely hydrating face moisturiser with added protection against UVA and UVB rays. Try Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE with SPF 25 and UVA protection for all skin types.

You are looking for a face care product for sensitive skin that reduces wrinkles and firms the skin. Try Eucerin Q10 ACTIVE Day Cream for dry skin.

You are looking for an intensely hydrating face moisturiser but have normal to combination sensitive skin. Try Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for normal to combination skin.

You are looking for an intensely hydrating body moisturiser. Try the Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE Refreshing Balm-Lotion Rich.

Your skin feels tight and is very dry or rough. Try Eucerin Lipo-Balance for instant relief and long-lasting nourishment.

You have hypersensitive skin, the main symptoms of which are burning, stinging or itchiness. Try Eucerin UltraSENSITIVE Soothing Day Care for dry skin which contains a limited number of ingredients to reduce the risk of reaction.


FAQ (4)

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  • Zama 2023/12/04
    Recommended Replacement (combination skin)?
    Hi I see that your Aquaporin range has been discontinued, what would you advise I use as a replacement? I have been using the ‘for all skin types’ as I neither had dry or oily skin so it struck the perfect balance for me? From the products still on the shelf, what would be a replacement for combination skin like mine ?


    Hi Zama.  Thank you for your enquiry.  There is no direct replacement for the AquaPorin Day Cream at the moment.  However, the other day cream which is formulated for all skin types is the Hyaluron Filler Day Cream which you may like to try.  Please read more about it on this link to our web-site:  https://www.eucerin.co.za/products/hyaluron-filler/day-care-spf-30.  Thank you again for getting in touch.

  • Lerato 2023/11/21
    Lovely product
    Hi there. I’m a 22 year old young woman who has been using the product for the past two years or so and I’m so disappointed to see it being discontinued. The other products cater to people with hyperpigmentation and ageing skin and the aquaporin active is really great for young girls like myself who have dry skin and need a product that’ll hydrate. Please advise on when the product will be back in stores


    Hi Lerato.  Thank you for your enquiry.  Unfortunately there are no plans to reintroduce this product in South Africa.  We sincerely regret the inconvenience and frustration that this discontinuation may be causing you and thank you again for taking the time to get in touch with us.

  • Jo 2023/11/10
    Replacement product
    Seeing as this product is being discontinued, please can you recommend a similar replacement. I use this one in the evenings and the one with spf during the day but both will no longer be on the sold. I'm not sure which product to use going forward, please assist.


    Hi Jo.  Thank you for your enquiry. There is no direct replacement for AquaPorin.  However, you may like to try the Q10 Active Day Cream which is formulated for dry skin and you may find this to be a good alternative.  Please read more about it on this link to our web-site:  https://www.eucerin.co.za/products/q10-active/day-cream-for-dry-skin

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