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Eucerin AtoControl Lotion For Atopic Dermatitis 250ml
- Basic, daily care for a skin with Atopic Dermatitis
- Rich body lotion for dry, irritated skin
- Easily absorbed water-in-oil formula
- Helps to soothe itchy skin with Licochalcone A and Omega 3-6 oil
- Contains Ceramides to strengthen the skin barrier
- Prolongs the period between flare-ups
- Suitable for Babies
- Fragrance free
Acute & long-term care for atopic skin
Eucerin AtoControl Lotion For Atopic Dermatitis 250ml
Eucerin AtoControl Lotion is a daily-use body lotion with Licochalcone A and Ceramides to care for atopic skin.
Soothes itchy skin and prolongs the period between flare-ups.
Atopic skin is dry, irritable and itchy. This itchiness induces scratching which triggers the itch-scratch cycle. Symptoms worsen and can get in the way of a good night’s sleep and have a negative impact on quality of life.
Eucerin AtoControl Body Care Lotion is a daily-use body lotion that has been specially formulated to soothe and intensely moisturise irritated and itchy skin.
The easily-absorbed, water-in-oil lotion is enriched with soothing Licochalcone A, Ceramides and Omega Oils to strengthen skin’s barrier, relieve dryness and itching and prolong the period between flare-ups of Atopic Dermatitis.
With regular application skin condition noticeably improves and skin feels soft and smooth. Fragrance- free, Eucerin AtopiControl Lotion can also be used alongside Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream during a flare-up and has been shown to support sleep and improve quality of life for those with Atopic Dermatitis.
Suitable for adults, children and babies over three months.
- Intensely moisturise
- Easily absorbed
- Suitable for babies
- Very good care efficacy and skin tolerability proven on atopic skin
A good self care guide and information for Atopic Dermatitis Treatments is available on the NHS website.
For optimal care routine, use in combination with soap-free Eucerin AtoControl Bath & Shower Oil 400ml.
Very good care efficacy and skin tolerability proven on atopic skin:
In a Product in Use (PiU) test, Eucerin AtopiControl Lotion was used alongside Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream by a sample of 144 men and women, aged 30+, with mild and moderate Atopic Dermatitis. After four weeks of daily use they reported the following results:
- Improves skin condition
97% agreed with the statement that the products "Improve skin condition".
- Supports better sleep
96% agreed that, with the products, "I don’t need to scratch a lot during the night"
94% agreed that, with the products, they weren’t "waking up early due to skin problems"
93% agreed that, during the trial period, they woke up "less often during the night"
89% agreed that the products help them to "wake up well rested"
88% agreed that the products helped them to have a "good energy level during the day"
- Improves quality of life
Before the trial, 92% of the sample agreed that Atopic Dermatitis affected their quality of life. After four weeks of using the AtopiControl products, only 38% of the sample agreed that the disease affected their quality of life. From this we can infer that, as a result of using the products, 54% of the sample felt there was an improvement in their quality of life.
What is the difference between Eucerin AtopiControl Cream and Eucerin AtopiControl Lotion?
The cream has been specially formulated for use on problem areas such as the elbow folds and knee cavities. The lotion is better suited for use all over the body.
Is Eucerin AtopiControl Lotion suitable for use on children?
Yes, so long as your child is three months or older.
What do you mean by a ‘flare-up’ and ‘the period between flare-ups’?
Broadly speaking, Atopic Dermatitis has two different phases. A ‘flare-up’ is one of the names used to describe the acute, active phase when skin is at its most irritable. It can feel intensely itchy, you may experience a burning sensation and skin can look dry, red and flaky.
Between these acute, flare-up phases are periods of time when your skin is relatively calm and less irritated. This period is also known as the non-acute, non-active or interval phase. The length of each phase varies greatly depending on the individual, but products specially formulated to care for atopic skin − such as those in the Eucerin AtopiControl range − can help to extend the period between flare-ups and offer relief during acute flare-ups.
Is Atopic Dermatitis the same as Eczema?
Dermatitis and Eczema are the same thing: collective terms for inflammatory changes in the skin. As such, they include many different dermatological diseases. Atopic Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis are also the same thing.
Eucerin AtoControl Range
Phase-adapted care for Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic Dermatitis − also known as Atopic Eczema − is a skin disease that makes skin dry, red, irritable and itchy. This itchiness induces scratching which makes symptoms worse and can lead to skin infection. Atopic Dermatitis can also impact sleep and quality of life. When babies and children suffer their parents can feel helpless and guilty.
The disease has two distinct phases:
- An acute phase when skin flares up
- The period between flare-ups when skin is calmer
Because there is no known cure for Atopic Dermatitis, the primary aim when caring for atopic skin on a daily basis is to prolong the non-acute phase. During a flare-up, the focus is on soothing and calming skin as quickly as possible. Eucerin AtoControl offers the phase-adapted skincare that atopic skin needs.
Most products in the range contain a unique active ingredient complex of soothing Licochalcone A and barrier-strengthening Ceramides. When used daily, the basic care products − a bath and shower oil, a balm, a lotion, a hand cream, a face cream and an all-purpose cream − reduce dryness, redness and itching.
Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream has been specially formulated to relieve skin during a flare-up. It offers intensive care: reducing itching, moisturizing skin and strengthening its natural barrier.
Eucerin AtoControl Anti-Itch-Spray instantly cools skin, reduces itching within 60s and offers relief for up to six hours. It can be used when skin is itchy either between flare-ups or during the acute phase of Atopic Dermatitis. It is also effective on skin that is itchy as a result of Xerosis, Psoriasis and Diabetes.
All products are clinically and dermatologically proven to deliver results while being gentle on atopic skin. Research shows that Eucerin AtoControl Acute Care Cream, Eucerin AtoControl Lotion and Eucerin AtoControl Balm also promote a good night’s sleep and improve quality of life.
Fragrance-free, the range is suitable for adults, children and babies over three months.
Like all skincare products Eucerin AtoControl Lotion For Atopic Dermatitis can cause side effects, however, this may be less likely.
- If you experience irritation, stop using it.
- Do not use it if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
You may experience skin irritation, if this happens consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, our Rightdose pharmacists or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
SKIN CONCERNS - DRY SKIN
Dry skin – What is it, what causes it, and what can be done about it?
The skin is one of our most important organs, as it protects us against the environment, gives us our appearance and sense of touch. However, when skin becomes dry, it can feel rough and tight, or even become chapped or itchy, and its ability to function properly becomes compromised.
Dry facial skin
Dry skin on the face is particularly uncomfortable, and may lead to premature ageing. The dryness usually appears on the cheeks under the jaw and around the eyes. The lips often also become dry, especially in winter.
Dry skin on the body
Dry skin on the body most frequently occurs first on the feet and shins, as these areas have less sebaceous glands and are often more exposed to the environment, although it can occur anywhere on the body.
Dryness is a leading cause of skin complaints
A lack of moisture within the skin can present in different ways, ranging from typical roughness, scaling, and small cracks to redness, inflammation, constant tightness and itching. However, this will differ depending on the severity and location of dryness.
There are several internal and external factors to dry facial skin, all of which contribute to the same skin dehydration process.
Hands tend to become dry as they are washed frequently.
Symptoms of dry skin
Initially, when the skin first begins to lose moisture, the skin feels:
If the dryness is not treated, and the skin loses further moisture, the skin becomes:
- Very tight
Symptoms of rough and cracked skin
Certain areas of the body, particularly hands, feet, elbows and knees are prone to:
- Extreme tightness
- Extreme roughness
- Skin cracks or fissures
- Intense itching
The relationship between dry and sensitive skin
Avoid washing with harsh soaps - as dry skin can be sensitive, parabens, colourants and perfumes might be irritating.
Dry skin is usually sensitive, and might react with irritation if in contact with harsh detergents, soaps or unsuited cosmetic products. When the skin’s barrier function is disturbed, allergens, irritants, pollutants and micro organisms can penetrate the skin more easily.
Sensitive skin is not always related to dryness. In either case, it is important to avoid skin care products that contain irritating ingredients such as perfumes and colourants. Always check that the product is dermatologically tested on sensitive skin. Read more about sensitive skin in general or specifically on face or body.
If you are worried or unsure about your symptoms, or they are becoming worse, we recommend you see your doctor or dermatologist for a face-to-face consultation.
If you need further information to help you identify the cause of your skin complaint, and which treatment route to take, the skin test may be a useful diagnostic tool.
Causes & Triggers
- UV rays can lead to skin ageing and consequential to skin dryness.
- Some medication can lead to dry skin.
Frequent washing, or long, hot baths or showers, removes the lipids that make up the skin barrier.
Inappropriate skin care routine – It is important to follow a routine, and use products that are suitable for dry skin. It is especially important not to use strong soaps that strip away natural skin lipids.
Certain medications and medical treatments (such as radiation therapy, dialysis or chemotherapy) are known to cause dry skin as a side effect. Medications that control blood pressure, known as diuretics, are known to have this side effect.
External triggers compromise the natural skin barrier, thereby initiating the moisture-loss process. The main external triggers are:
Always check with a doctor or pharmacist if you are concerned that a medication may be contributing to dry skin.
Factors that can contribute to dry skin
Healthy skin is well-moisturised with an intact skin barrier. The main contributing factors of dry skin are discussed above; however, several other factors also affect the severity of dry skin.
Lack of effective treatment
Lack of effective treatment can also contribute to the severity of the dryness. When dry skin is not treated properly, the dryness can progress and negatively influence the moisture network in the deeper layers. Therefore, a moisturiser that also addresses this fact would help to improve symptoms. Most moisturisers only work to restore the surface barrier function and rely on the moisture network below to supply the moisture to the upper layers. Sunscreens addressing dry skin should be applied regularly to protect skin from damaging UV rays. Frequent hand washing might lead to dry skin, try to avoid soaps with harsh detergents.
Excessive sun exposure can also contribute to skin dryness. A sunscreen for dry skin should contain moisturising actives in addition to an appropriate Sun Protection Factor (SPF), thus rehydrating the skin. It is also important that the sunscreen, and any other skin care products used on dry skin, do not contain irritating perfumes and colourants, as dry skin, especially dry facial skin, is more prone to irritation than normal skin.
Certain occupations can also increase the risk of dry skin. Typically these are occupations that require working in hot or cold conditions (farmer/fisherman), frequent use of detergents (doctor/ nurse/ hairdresser), or exposure to chemicals (mechanic/cleaner).
Adequate intake of fluids is important as the moisture content of the skin is dependent on the body's water balance.
Skin hydration is dependent on the body’s water balance. This further deprives already dry skin of moisture. Elderly people are prone to dehydration as the sensation of thirst diminishes with age. Drinking the minimum of 1.5 litres of fluids daily is essential for maintaining a healthy skin condition.
Nicotine and toxins from cigarette smoke may decrease blood flow significantly, resulting in a decreased metabolic rate within the skin. This means the skin dries out more easily and ages prematurely.
Sometimes babies are affected due to their genetic predisposition. They can develop skin diseases e.g. like atopic eczema with the main symptoms itchiness and dry skin. As skin ages, its elasticity and density reduces and skin loses its youthful look.
Moisture levels in the skin are partly determined by genetics. Some people are genetically predisposed to dry skin. Even in identical conditions, different people will have different skin types. Fair-skinned individuals seem to be more prone to dry skin than people with darker complexions. Diseases such as Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Diabetes and Ichthyosis have a genetic predisposition.
Hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or menopause, can result in skin becoming dry.
As people get older their skin’s ability to produce sweat and lipids decrease due to the reduction in the function of sebaceous and sweat glands in the skin. Dry skin and ageing are interrelated, and can form a vicious circle. Read more about age-induced dryness.
A lack of nutrients, unsaturated fatty acids and vitamins can contribute to dry skin. Vitamin C and E are also involved in maintaining healthy skin.
What solutions are there for dry skin?
Cleansing dry skin
- Avoid skin care products with irritating alcohols, parabens, colourants or perfumes.
- Reduce the time spent in hot water by having quick showers instead of long baths.
- Avoid dry air by spending less time outdoors in hot and cold weather, and by using a humidifier indoors when the heating is on.
- Using gloves when washing dishes will help to avoid hot water and strong detergents.
- Wear clothes made of natural materials like cotton and silk that do not irritate the skin. Wool is natural but can irritate, so direct contact should be avoided.
- Try to use a clothes detergent without dyes or perfumes, as these can remain on the clothes after washing and irritate dry skin.
- Ensure that you drink adequate amounts of fluids.
Moisturizing dry skin
To avoid skin's moisture loss it is essential to use moisturizing skincare on a regular basis.
Appropriate skin care for dry skin should contain actives, such as Urea, Gluco-glycerol or Ceramide-3.
Ideally, moisturisers for dry skin should contain actives such as:
- Urea and Lactate that replenish missing natural moisturising factors, which help to bind moisture in the upper layer of the skin.
- Gluco-glycerol is a molecule that stimulates the skin’s own moisture network, and therefore helps to support the function of the Aquaporins in the deeper epidermal layers, which in turn enhances the natural upward flow of moisture to the outer layers, ensuring long-lasting hydration.
- Ceramide-3 helps to repair the lipid barrier, and therefore reduces moisture loss.
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When to use:
Apply once or twice daily, or as often as needed. For best results use in combination with Eucerin AtopiControl Bath and Shower Oil.
How to use - Your daily routine
- 1. Cleanse: Cleanse your face in the morning and evening with Eucerin UltraSensitive Cleansing Lotion. Cleanse your body with Eucerin AtopiControl Bath and Shower Oil. These products can be used during acute flare-ups of Atopic Dermatitis as well as during the period between flare-ups.
- 2. Care - Daily care for the periods between flare-ups
Apply the appropriate daily care product:
Eucerin AtopiControl Lotion: a rich lotion that is easy to apply all over your body.
Eucerin AtopiControl Cream: a thick cream for specific areas of your body such as the elbow folds and knee cavities.
Eucerin AtopiControl Face Cream: specially formulated for facial skin and an ideal make-up base during flare-ups.
All Eucerin daily care products can also be used during a flare-up and should be applied after your medication and/or Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream.
- 3. Protect: Atopic skin is particularly sensitive to UVA and UVB rays. For this reason, if your skin is going to be exposed to sunlight, we recommend that you apply a sun protection product after your care product. Try Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Cream SPF30 or Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Cream SPF50+ for your face and try Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Lotion Extra Light SPF30 or Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Lotion Extra Light SPF50+ for your body.
Only use this product if:
- You have Atopic Dermatitis and are looking for an all over body moisturiser for daily use: Used daily, Eucerin AtopiControl Lotion will help to prolong the period between flare-ups and can also be used during flare-ups alongside your usual medication and Eucerin AtopiControl Acute Care Cream to help soothe skin and reduce itching.
- Your child has Atopic Dermatitis and is over the age of three months: Eucerin AtopiControl Lotion will help to alleviate his or her discomfort and improve skin condition.
Don't use this product if you have dry skin, but don’t have Atopic Dermatitis, instead try Eucerin UreaRepair PLUS Body Lotion 10% Urea.
If no improvement in skin condition is seen or if problems persist, consult a healthcare professional.
- Do not use it, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
For sensitive skin, it is recommended to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Aqua, Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Octyldodecanol, PEG-7 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dimethicone, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Ceramide NP, Tocopherol, Ozokerite, Sorbitan Isostearate, Methoxy PEG-22-Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, PEG-45-Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, PEG-2 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Magnesium Sulphate, BHT, 1-2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate.
Check ingredients for any known allergens prior to use.
*Please be aware that ingredient lists for products in our brand are updated regularly. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package for the most up-to-date list of ingredients to ensure it is suitable for your personal use.
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