What Is Aquaphor?


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Aquaphor is a line of skincare products made by Eucerin. It is available as a healing ointment and as a lip repair product. This multipurpose ointment and skin protectant is used to treat and prevent dry, chapped or irritated skin.

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Aquaphor Healing Ointment is formulated with glycerin, bisalobol (chamomile essence) and provitamin B-5 to protect, moisturize and smooth skin while promoting healing, according to the official Aquaphor website. It may be used to protect the skin from everyday irritants such as frequent hand washing and cold, dry weather. It can also help sooth minor skin irritations, such as diaper rash or burns from radiation therapy. Aquaphor contains no dyes, fragrances or preservatives, so it is safe and gentle for sensitive skin. It is also a clinically proven non-acnegenic.

Aquaphor works by creating a barrier on the skin that absorbs water while allowing oxygen flow. When applied to a wound, it also absorbs the skin’s own wound exudates, which helps to keep the wound moist and promote healing.

As of November 2014, Aquaphor Healing Ointment is available in a vareity of sizes and types, according to the Aquaphor website. The same formula is available in the baby aisle under the name Aquaphor Healing Ointment Baby. Eucerin also makes two Aquaphor Lip Repair products, including a Lip Repair and Protect product with SPF 30. Both are specially formulated for sensitive lips and recommended by dermatologists.

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