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Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream

With regenerating, soothing, anti-itch, anti-bacterial and cooling properties

Clinically proven to significantly improve the skin's appearance during flare-ups.

Intensive care cream for flare-ups of Atopic Dermatitis

Eucerin's AtoControl Acute Care Cream breaks the vicious circle of itchy flare-ups with soothing care. AtoControl Acute Care Cream is not a pharmaceutical product.

Apply as often as needed on the affected areas to intensively care, calm and soothe skin. Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream is a unique complex which includes regenerating Omega-6- fatty acids (Evening Primrose Oil and Grape Seed Oil), soothing Licochalcone A (an extract from the licorice root), anti-bacterial Decandiol and cooling Menthoxypropanediol. It has been clinically and dermatologically proven to be suitable for atopic skin in adults, children and babies from the age of 3 months.

To minimise the risk of skin irritation and allergies, it is cortisone-free, fragrance-free, colourant-free and paraben-free.

Clinical Studies

Clinical and dermatological studies show the product's  tolerability on patients with atopic skin.


  • Significant reduction of transepidermal water loss.
  • Irritated and reddened skin was calmed and soothed.
  • The need to scratch was reduced and skin felt relieved.



  • Apply as often as needed on the affected areas during a flare-up.
  • Occasionally the feeling of coldness or slight stinging might be perceived.

For your daily routine

For atopic skin on the body use Eucerin AtoControl Cleansing Oil.

For atopic skin on the body use Eucerin AtoControl Body Care Lotion.

Before using the Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream on the face or body apply any medical treatments (if appropriate).

Do's and Dont's

Use Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream if …

Try a different product if …

You have Atopic Dermatitis (also know as Atopic Eczema) and are looking for a cosmetic skin care product for use during a flare-up:


Your child has Atopic Dermatitis and is over the age of three months and you are looking for a dermo-cosmetic product to alleviate some of their discomfort.

Eucerin AtoControl Care Cream can be used as adjunctive care to Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream or in addition to a pharmaceutical product.

You have Atopic Dermatitis but are not experiencing a flare-up:

You may want to try Eucerin AtoControl Body Lotion.

You have dry skin but not Atopic Dermatitis:

If this is the case try Eucerin UreaRepair Plus

Your child has Atopic Dermatitis and he or she is under the age of three months.

You have ever had a reaction to any of the ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

How much product/cream do you need for the following areas: Face, one leg, one arm in table spoons?

There are no clear cut rules about this. Usage should be liberate and repeated (patients usually apply too little amounts of moisturisers). An indication of the amount needed might be drawn from the sunscreen rule: 2mg / cm2, meaning approx. 35g for an average adult body.

How should the Eucerin AtoControl Acute Cream be used?

The Eucerin AtoControl Acute Cream may be applied alone in acute phases with mild to moderate symptoms or with medication for severe flare-ups. The pharmaceutical product must always be applied first, followed by the cosmetic skin care. Depending on the dose, this may only be relevant for the morning application with subsequent applications only needing the skin care cream. Basic care products are not designed for acute flares but are intended for the symptom-free intervals between flare-ups.

Will Eucerin AtoControl products cure my Atopic Dermatitis?

There is no cure as such for this disease but applying AtoControl Care Cream as part of a daily skin care routine can alleviate some of the discomfort.

What is meant by the “vicious circle of atopic skin”?

This describes the constant dry, itchy skin cycle experienced by people with Atopic Dermatitis. Irritation begins so the sufferer scratches. The scratching causes inflammation which leads to skin dryness which causes barrier dysfunction. This, in turn, provides a humid growth environment for Staphylococcus aureus bacteria to colonise, causing irritation and further scratching. And so the vicious circle continues.

Is Atopic Dermatitis the same as eczema?

No. Eczema is a general term for any inflammation of the skin. Atopic Dermatitis is a form of eczema, so is also known as Atopic Eczema, but there are several other skin diseases that are eczemas but not Atopic Dermatitis.

Is Atopic Dermatitis contagious?

No. Atopic Dermatitis is not contagious and it cannot be passed from one person to the next through skin contact.

Eucerin AtoControl Dermo-cosmetic skin care for dry and irritable skin

Eucerin AtoControl is a range of dermo cosmetic products that care for for dry and irritated skin during inactive phases and flare-ups. Each  product has been clinically and dermatologically tested and proven to reduce dryness, scaling and tension.

The Basic Care lotions and creams contain a combination of Omega-6-fatty acids and Licochalcone A to replenish skin, restoring its natural barrier and making it more resilient. As well as hydrating skin intensively, these products reduce the roughness, itch and tightness associated with atopic skin.

The Active Care range includes Eucerin's new AtoControl Acute Care Cream. Its skin caring properties significantly improve the skin's appearance during flare-up phases and help reduce the use of hydrocortisone during flare-ups. A clinical study shows a comparable cosmetic effect of the skin caring properties of Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream to the effects of a 1 % hydrocortisone cream on the complexion of atopic skin. AtoControl Acute Care Cream is not a pharmaceutical product and is not meant to replace one.

No fragrances, colourants or parabens have been used in this range and products are suitable for children and babies over the age of 3 months

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