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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.

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”.



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

Your daily skincare routine

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

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

Follow with Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry, sensitive skin.

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

Do's and Don't's

Use this product if …

Try a different 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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pick the right moisturiser for me?

Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin is particularly good for those looking for a rich, intensely hydrating face moisturiser for dry skin. You can find information on alternative moisturisers and different skin types throughout our website, but if you are unsure, we recommend that you ask a pharmacist or dermatologist for a face-to-face diagnosis.

How should I prepare my skin before using Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin?

Start your skincare routine by cleansing your face thoroughly but gently with Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Milk. Follow with Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Clarifying Toner. If you are looking for a quicker cleansing solution, or are out and about, try Eucerin DermatoCLEAN 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Fluid. Once your skin is clean, it will be better prepared to absorb the active ingredient in Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin.

Why should I integrate sun care for my face into my daily routine?

It is very important to protect facial skin from the sun. It’s thinner and more sensitive to UVA and UVB radiation than the skin on the rest of the body. And, because it isn’t protected by clothing, our face is exposed to the sun all year round. Prolonged UV exposure also decreases aquaporin activity, causing the skin to look and feel dry and dehydrated. Sun protection can help you to avoid cellular DNA damage, photoageing and hyperpigmentation.

Why does sensitive and dehydrated skin need special sun care?

Skin is often sensitive or dehydrated because its natural barrier is compromised. As a result, it is more reactive to sunlight and more susceptible to sun damage. Sunlight can cause sensitive skin to dehydrate further, aggravating symptoms and making it to look and feel drier than before. It is a good idea to use products that have been specially formulated for sensitive skin because they are less likely to trigger a reaction. Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE with SPF 25 and UVA protection for all skin types offers effective protection against UV-induced skin damage. For higher protection, try Eucerin Sun Fluid Mattifying SPF 50+.

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Acne and dry face

This product saved me,my face after trying many product and none of them worked some lady at dis-chem recommended this and my skin is glowing fully moisturized and the acne is close to non-existing.
Eucerin ZA

Hi Lolo. 

Thank you so much for your Review post regarding your use of the AquaPorin range.  We are so glad to hear that you have experienced good results following the use of this product.  Our R&D, Sales and Marketing teams work very hard to bring a wide range of well formulated products to the market place to suit each and every skin's need, and they will be thrilled to read your comments!  Thank you again for sharing your experience with us.  We really appreciate it.

Many Thanks,

Eucerin ZA Team


Surprising results

I started to use this on my hands which have become very sensitive to bumps over the years. So far I have had the best results as the skin has plumped up and is now less prone to damage. The unsightly red bump marks appear less frequently. So happy as my hands were not too good to look at. I highly recommend this product.
Eucerin ZA

Hi Jeremy,

Thank you so much for your positive feedback.  It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback from loyal users of our brands.  Our R&D, Sales and Marketing teams work very hard to bring a good variety of well-formulated products to the market place to suit each and every need and they will be thrilled to read your comments!  Thank you again for taking the trouble to post your review on our web-site. 


Eucerin ZA Team