Dry skin is a very common condition and accounts for more than 40% of visits to dermatologists. Depending on the severity of dryness, skin can be tight and rough and/or prone to itching, scaling, flakiness and redness. In extreme cases, skin is pathologically dry (Xerosis).
The main reasons for dryness are a lack of moisture and an impaired skin barrier function which results from:
- A lack of lipids: these are essential for a stable barrier function, which also protects from moisture loss.
- A deficit of Urea and Natural Moisturising Factors (NMFs) which bind moisture in to the skin.
All Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS products are formulated with a unique combination of ingredients:
- Ceramide and other lipids to form a lipid envelope to strengthen the skin barrier and protect against moisture loss.
- Urea and other Natural Moisturising Factors (NMFs) to improve skin’s water-binding capacity and increase its moisture content.
The formula is clinically proven to replenish both lipids and moisture in the skin to give immediate relief. It also delays the symptoms of dry skin for up to 48 hours. Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS leaves skin looking and feeling smooth, soft and supple.
Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS offers a comprehensive range of products which includes lotions, creams and a cleanser as well as hand care treatments. These products are available with different concentrations of the water-binding active Urea, and the concentration used should vary according to the severity of dryness.