Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Cream with Buffered Alpha Hydroxy - 2.7 oz. (78g)
Repair dry, rough hands and cuticles with Eucerin's Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Cream. Eucerin's Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Cream is a creme specially formulated to moisturize and protect. Eucerin's Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Cream is a unique, non-greasy formula. Eucerin's Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Cream intensively moisturizes, and is enriched with buffered alpha hydroxy to gently exfoliate. Discover noticeably smoother hands after just one application of Eucerin's Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Cream.
- Dermatologist recommended
- Repairs and gently exfoliates dry, cracked skin on the hands and fingers
- Noticeably smoother hands after just one use
- Non-greasy, fast-absorbing
- Relieves dry skin associated with hand eczema
Intense hydration plus gentle exfoliation to smooth and repair dry, very dry and rough skin.
Your skin is a reflection of your health.
Sleep, exercise and eating a balanced diet are important to ensure your skin looks and feels its best—but so is a good daily skincare regimen. Skin is our body’s protective shield, so its health affects our overall health. And when our skin is healthy and radiant, we feel confident, and it shows.
That’s why Eucerin has made healthy skin their mission for over 100 years. With high quality, clinically proven products that can repair and help maintain the health of your skin, Eucerin is the brand trusted by dermatologists and pharmacists around the world.
Make healthy skin a priority by learning about your skin type, skin concern, or about the elements beyond your skin that can affect your skin health. Find skincare products that are appropriate for a particular condition and your skin’s daily needs. And learn how elements beyond your skin can affect your overall skin health.
The information provided herein is not intended to be medical advice. Nor is it intended to treat the underlying skin disease or condition. The information is provided solely to:
- Improve the appearance of the skin or
- Achieve healthier looking skin
Normal skin demonstrates the ideal balance of moisture and cell turnover in the topmost protective layers of skin. In normal, healthy skin, pores are barely visible; skin is moist, clear and glowing.
Our skin acts as a two-way barrier protecting the internal body from damaging external elements and preventing the excessive outward passage of moisture, which is needed to keep skin healthy. Crucial to this barrier function is a hydrolipid film composed of moisture and natural oils (including fatty acids and lipids) that protects and covers the skin’s surface. In normal skin, this hydrolipid film is doing its job to keep the right moisture in and damaging bacteria out.
This hydrolipid film is fragile and must maintain a pH between 4.5 and 5.5 to function optimally. So even normal, healthy skin needs the proper daily skincare to maintain the right balance of moisture and lipids. Environmental factors can cause imbalances in the skin’s pH, increasing the risk of breakouts and dry skin. Prolonged exposure to UV rays is one of the most damaging environmental factors, and can lead to wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, brown spots, dryness, and serious diseases like skin cancer.
Care & Treatment
The first step to maintaining healthy skin is keeping your skin clean. Use the right cleanser that removes dirt without stripping those protective lipids, and always use warm water, not hot. Hot water and abrasive soaps can remove protective lipids and can damage your skin over time.
Moisturizing lotions, creams and gels are vital because they help bind water to the skin and prevent moisture loss. For normal skin, it’s important to find gentle products that support the skin’s protective properties. Even the healthiest skin can become irritated and imbalanced with products that contain harsh ingredients or fragrances.
Sunscreen is also recommended to protect skin from the cellular damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Dry skin is extremely common and is experienced by almost everyone at some point in his or her lifetime. In some cases it can be genetic—one can be predisposed to having a drier type of skin. But in many cases, dry skin occurs due to external factors like extremes in climate, UV sunlight rays, and from exposure to chemicals and detergents that strip moisture away from the topmost protective layers of skin.
Our skin acts as a two-way barrier protecting the internal body from external elements and preventing the excessive outward passage of water and electrolytes. Dry skin is the result of decreased moisture in the top layers of our skin’s epidermis (the stratum corneum), which weakens its protective function and can affect the appearance of skin. Maintaining the right moisture balance in the top layers of the skin’s epidermis is important in managing dry skin conditions and keeping skin healthy, hydrated and smooth.
Helping to keep the skin’s balance of moisture and protection is a hydrolipid film composed of moisture and natural oils (including fatty acids and lipids) that covers the skin’s surface. In dry skin, this film has become impaired, leading to moisture loss and dryness. Excessive showering and bathing, especially in hot water, washes away these protective oils. And many soaps and detergents can strip natural moisture. Cold winter weather, wind, heat and excessive sun exposure can all disturb skin's natural hydration levels and lead to dry skin.
In addition to external factors, there are many conditions, such as eczema and atopic dermatitis and psoriasis that can cause extremely dry skin. Dry skin is also a side effect of diabetes. And as aging skin loses its capacity to retain moisture, the result is often dryness and wrinkles.
Dry skin can also become flaky, rough or bumpy. Keratosis Pilaris is a common dry skin condition that causes rough skin bumps, usually on arms and legs.
Care & Treatment
When treating dry skin, always use a mild, soap-free cleanser. Avoid hot water, which can dry out skin further, and within a few minutes after bathing, apply an effective moisturizer to seal moisture into the skin. Whether caused by genetics, temperature changes or chemical irritants, dry skin needs the right skincare products designed to increase the skin’s water-binding capacities and prevent the loss of moisture from the deepest skin layers. Contact your dermatologist if your dry skin conditions persist or appear to worsen, even with treatment.
Don’t forget your hands! Exposed to hot water, soil and weather extremes, the skin on your hands can easily become overburdened and damaged. Dry and cracked hands are prone to more serious conditions like eczema and dermatitis. So keep them well moisturized, and protect them with gloves in cold weather, when using cleaning products or gardening.
Sensitive skin has a lower resistance to irritants. If you’re prone to sensitive skin, you know that it can be unpredictable and challenging to identify exactly what is irritating your skin. While some people are predisposed to having sensitive skin, many external factors, including climate, UV exposure, hot water and harsh chemicals can make any skin more sensitive. Today 50–60% of the U.S. population reports having sensitive skin.
Fragrances are a frequent irritant to sensitive skin, which can be found in many skin and hair care products, as well as in detergents and soaps. Allergens are another class of skin irritants that can cause inflammation and rashes for those who have allergic contact dermatitis. Common allergens include nickel (found in many eyeglass frames) and latex, which can cause allergic skin reactions.
Care & Treatment
Sensitive skin tends to show redness, swelling and scaling when irritated. It may also prickle or burn, feel tight or itch. However, establishing a good daily skincare regimen will help to minimize sensitive skin reactions. Start by washing skin with warm (not hot) water and using mild soap and fragrance-free cleansers. Avoid harsh, grainy scrubs and stiff, scratchy loofahs, which can also irritate your skin.
When choosing a moisturizer, look for one that’s formulated for sensitive skin and fragrance-free. Be wary of "botanical" ingredients, too; some essential oils can irritate sensitive skin. Heat and sun exposure can also be an irritant to sensitive skin, so always remember the sunscreen. And unless you’re using a line of products designed to work together, don't layer too many different products on your skin. If you do have a reaction, this can make it difficult to identify which product caused the problem.
If your conditions persist or appear to worsen, your dermatologist may prescribe a treatment to help manage sensitive skin flare-ups.
A baby’s delicate skin requires special care. As its protective barrier is developing and adapting to a new environment, infant skin is sensitive and especially vulnerable to chapping, chafing and rashes. Dry baby skin is also a common concern, so you need to take additional steps to ensure the best health for your baby’s skin.
Care & Treatment
One place to start is with your baby's clothing and any garments that touch his or her skin. Newborns may be susceptible to chemicals found in new clothing, so be sure to wash clothes thoroughly before they’re worn. Also, a baby’s skin can easily be irritated by soap and harsh detergents, so use products that are free of fragrances and dyes. Check the labels to ensure that the detergent you choose is safe for sensitive skin.
Frequent bathing can dry out baby's delicate skin. During the first year, a bath two or three times a week is all that's needed. Avoid long baths and hot water, since both can cause dry baby skin. Gently cleanse your baby, paying special attention to skin folds and the diaper area. Soaps can be drying and fragrances may irritate, so look for a soap-free, fragrance-free cleanser. After bathing, gently pat away excess water with a soft, absorbent towel.
No one can resist a baby's soft, tender skin. To keep it that way, smooth on a moisturizer within three minutes of bathing to seal in moisture. To avoid dry baby skin and potential irritation, use moisturizers without fragrances.
To prevent and help heal diaper rash, change diapers frequently to avoid prolonged contact with irritating wetness, and wash the diaper area with each diaper change. Always wipe a baby's bottom from front to back to help avoid infection. Allow skin to air dry, or use a soft cloth. Then apply a thin layer of ointment to create a barrier between skin and wetness. Call your pediatrician if diaper rash doesn't improve, or worsens.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Can I use Eucerin body cremes and lotions on my face?
A: Yes! Eucerin and Aquaphor products are non-comedogenic, gentle and formulated for sensitive skin, so they can be used on the face. However, since these products are designed primarily for use on the hands and body, you may prefer the feel of a moisturizer formulated specifically for facial use. Additionally, many of these hand and body products don't provide sun protection.
Eucerin Extra Protective Moisture Lotion SPF 30, Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Creme and Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Lotion SPF 15 are all formulated for use on the face.
If your skin is visibly red, Eucerin Redness Relief has a line of three products specifically developed for your facial skin's unique needs.
Q: Can I use Eucerin body cremes and lotions on my hands?
A: Sure, but Eucerin suggests Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Hand Creme and Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Hand Creme. These non-greasy, fast-absorbing formulas soften and smooth rough, dry hands without leaving a sticky after-feel.
Q: Can Eucerin and Aquaphor products be used on children?
A: The Eucerin Original Creme, Eucerin Original Lotion, Aquaphor Healing Ointment, Aquaphor Gentle Wash and Eucerin Calming Creme are appropriate for use on children over 2 years of age. For children under 2 or if you have any questions about the suitability of any product for your child, please consult your pediatrician.
Q: Can I use Eucerin and Aquaphor products if I'm pregnant?
A: All of Eucerin's skincare products are tested and formulated to be safe. If you have specific concerns or questions about using any of Eucerin's products while pregnant, check with your doctor.
Q: My infant has diaper rash. Will Eucerin Calming Creme help?
A: Eucerin Calming Creme is not appropriate for use on diaper rash. Aquaphor Healing Ointment protects chafed skin associated with diaper rash and helps protect from wetness. It's clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of diaper rash within six hours.
Q: What is the shelf life for Eucerin and Aquaphor products? Can I use them after their expiration date has passed?
A: Shelf life varies by product, but most Eucerin and Aquaphor products are safe to use for two years after being produced. Although they will not be harmful after their expiration date has passed, products may begin to deteriorate and active ingredients may become less effective. For this reason, Eucerin recommends that you replace any unused product after the expiration date has passed, or if the product doesn't look or feel right.
Q: Can I get the ingredient list for a particular Eucerin or Aquaphor product?
A: The ingredient list for each Eucerin and Aquaphor product is displayed on its packaging and on its product page, under the “Ingredients” tab, on this website. If you are sensitive to a particular ingredient, or have any other concern, Eucerin suggests that you consult your dermatologist.
Q: I've heard that alcohol can dry out the skin. Why do Eucerin products contain alcohol if they are supposed to be moisturizing?
A: In chemistry, there is a group of substances with the collective name "alcohols." They have many different properties. Cetyl alcohol and lanolin alcohol are often used as emulsifying agents and actually have a moisturizing—not drying—effect on the skin.
If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of a product for use on you or your child, please consult a dermatologist or pediatrician.
Q: I think I may be sensitive to lanolin and I see that several Eucerin products contain lanolin alcohol. Should I be concerned?
A: Lanolin alcohol is a purified derivative of lanolin. It retains the moisturizing properties of lanolin; however, because natural impurities are removed, lanolin alcohol has a much lower potential for irritation than lanolin does. The lanolin alcohol used in Eucerin and Aquaphor products must meet extremely strict quality and purity standards. Further, all Eucerin and Aquaphor products are clinically proven to be gentle for sensitive skin.
However, if you are concerned about lanolin, Eucerin suggests that you consult your dermatologist before using any product you haven't used in the past.
Q: I see that Eucerin products are fragrance-free. What's the difference between fragrance-free and unscented?
A: Fragrances are a leading cause of irritation for sensitive skin. A product labeled "unscented" may contain subtle masking fragrances, which are used to cover up medicinal or unpleasant product odors. "Fragrance-free" means that a product contains absolutely no fragrance. Most dermatologists recommend fragrance-free products.
Q: I see that some Eucerin products contain urea. What is urea, where does it come from and what does it do?
A: Urea is a skin conditioner and humectant (meaning that it draws moisture into the skin). It occurs naturally in the skin, as part of skin's natural moisturizing factor. The urea in Eucerin products is synthetically produced from inorganic salts and does NOT come from humans or any animals.
Q: Do Eucerin lotions with SPF protect against UVA and UVB rays?
A: Yes. All Eucerin products with SPF contain sunscreens to help protect against both UVA and UVB radiation.
Q: Can I use a sunscreen on top of a Eucerin moisturizer?
A: Yes. Apply your Eucerin moisturizer first, and then the sunscreen (or a foundation with sunscreen) over it.
Q: Can I use Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Creme during the day?
A: Yes, although Eucerin recommends that you use Eucerin Redness Relief Daily Perfecting Lotion SPF 15 during the day, instead. This product contains Green Color Neutralizers, which instantly counteract visible redness, and also contains sun protection, making it a great choice for the daytime. However, if you prefer Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Creme, just remember to use a sunscreen over it.
Q: Can I use Eucerin Redness Relief products if my dermatologist has prescribed topical medications for rosacea?
A: Eucerin Redness Relief is clinically proven compatible with metronidazole and azelaic acid, two of the most commonly prescribed topical Rx rosacea medications.
Q: I don't know if I have rosacea, but my face gets red a lot. How do I know for sure?
A: In some cases, facial redness is a symptom of a skin condition called rosacea. If you think you may have rosacea, or if your skin is persistently red, Eucerin suggests you consult a dermatologist.
Q: When should I use Aquaphor instead of Eucerin?
A: As a general rule, use Aquaphor when skin is healing. Aquaphor intensively moisturizes, soothes and protects dry, cracked or irritated skin to help it heal. Aquaphor will also help prevent chafing and chapping.
Eucerin moisturizers are also very effective, but are more suitable for use under clothing and makeup, because they absorb into the skin more quickly than Aquaphor does.
Q: Is there a difference between Aquaphor Healing Ointment and Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment? Why do the packages look different if the product is the same?
A: There’s no difference between these two products. Eucerin made Aquaphor Healing Ointment available in a baby package to better help moms locate it in the store.
Q: What research does Eucerin conduct to support their advertising claims?
A: Eucerin conducts extensive scientific research and laboratory testing, as well as in-home and clinical testing, to make sure their advertising claims are factual. Because of the competitive nature of their business, Eucerin does not provide details to individuals about any specific research they conduct.
Q: Are Eucerin products tested on animals?
A: No, Eucerin does not test their products on animals. Product safety is important to them. Eucerin conducts product clinical and use tests with human volunteers. Other product safety tests are conducted using high-technology testing methods that do not involve animals.
Eucerin provides gentle, effective skincare that dermatologists trust. With a full line of clinically proven products for cleansing, moisturizing, healing and protection, you’re sure to find products that are just right for you and your family. Eucerin is owned by Beiersdorf AG, a leading manufacturer of products for skin and beauty care with over 125 years of experience in research and development.