Review of Eucerin and Aquaphor Products
Yesterday we started discussing eczema: the red, dry, itchy, scaly winter skin many of us get during the dry winter months.
Be the Best Nanny Newsletter's second favorite set of moisturizers for prevention and treatment of eczema are Aquaphor and Eucerin Original Moisturizing Creme. Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment and Eucerin Original Lotion and Cremes are both excellent choices for routine infant skin care–for daily moisturizing all day long, especially after bathing and during diapering. Since Aquaphor and Eucerin Original Moisturizing Creme are both non-sensitizing and fragrance-free, they are an ideal choice for even the smallest infants’ fragile skin. There are a large line of Eucerin products, including body washes and lotions with SPF so shop around for the product that works best for you or your charges.
Eucerin Original Moisturizing Creme has been recommended for eczema patients for a long time. It moisturizes with petroleum and mineral oil. The The lotion version is not greasy at all. The manufacturer recommends using Eucerin on mildly flared to normal skin, as it has a thinner consistency than might be necessary for more severely inflamed skin. This also allows the product to be absorbed by the skin more easily.
Petroleum jelly acts as a barrier and will trap moisture in the skin. This is very important treatment for eczema sufferers. This is the main active ingredient in Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment. Aquaphor is an is an ointment that contains 41% petroleum jelly -- more than it's thinner Eucerin counterpart.
The manufacturer recommends using Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment for more severe cases of eczema, as skin may require the extra grease it provides to become adequately hydrated. I love it on my cracked, bleeding fingers. When skin is sore, red and irritated, Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointmentcan provide fast, soothing, healing help. Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment is hypoallergenic and non-sensitizing–proven safe to use on even rashy or painful skin. And since it helps skin heal faster, it also helps prevent diaper rash pain fast!
Have you tried Eucerin and Aquaphor products? What are your thoughts?