Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Balm
Lip balm for dry, cracked lips
Most people suffer from dry and cracked lips at some point. They’re uncomfortable, sometimes painful, and can make us feel self-conscious too. They need SOS care, and Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Balm delivers immediate care and relief within 60 seconds.
The skin on our lips is thin and doesn’t have any sebaceous glands, so it’s prone to drying out. Cold winds and the sun dry our lips out further making matters worse. Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Balm is clinically and dermatologically proven to soothe and repair dry, cracked lips. The formula, enriched with Glycerin, Dexpanthenol, Bisabolol and Vitamins C and E, creates the ideal protective barrier for lip skin regeneration and makes lips soft and supple again.
When lips send out SOS signals, Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Balm comes to the rescue. The balm is fragrance- and preservative-free and comes in an easy to apply 10ml squeeze tube. It is suitable for adults and children of three years and older.
Clinical and dermatological studies
Clinical and dermatological studies prove very good care efficacy and tolerability even on problematic skin.
A Product-in-Use (PiU) study was conducted with 122 women aged between 25 and 75 who were regular users of lip balm. They reported the following results after two weeks of regular use (always daily and, in most cases, several times a day):
- Soothes my dry, cracked lips: 96%
- Makes my lips feel soft: 95%
- Instantly soothes and protects my dry, cracked lips: 90%
- Leaves a pleasant feeling on the lips: 87%
- Provides ‘SOS lip care’: 82%
- Offers my lips relief in 60 seconds: 80%
How To Use
Use Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Repair if…
You’re looking for instant relief for dry, cracked lips:
Aquaphor SOS Lip Repair gives lips the SOS care they need and is clinically and dermatologically proven to offer lip relief in 60 seconds.
You want to repair or protect your lips:
Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Repair repairs and protects cracked, dry lips.
You need a lip balm that’s suitable for sensitive skin:
Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Balm is suitable for all skin types includes problematic and sensitive skin. The balm is easy apply to dry, cracked and uncomfortable lips.
You’re looking for a lip balm with an applicator:
Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Balm comes in a handy 10ml squeeze-tube applicator that makes it easy to apply. You can, of course, apply the product with your finger if you prefer.
Try a different product if …
You’re looking for a moisturizing stick for daily lip care:
Eucerin Lip Active effectively moisturizes lips and offers SPF 15 sun protection. You’d like to soothe and repair very dry, cracked or irritated skin elsewhere on your body: Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment is clinically and dermatologically proven to accelerate skin regeneration.
Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Balm forms a protective but semi-occlusive barrier over the skin that supports the natural transfer of water vapor and oxygen to and from skin, allowing skin to ‘breathe’ and strengthen its natural barrier function.
The 5% Dexpanthenol in the formula enhances skin regeneration and repair. It is proven to improve symptoms of skin irritation and supports hydration in the outermost layers of skin. It works alongside Glycerin, another effective moisturizer that attracts water and helps to keep it in the skin providing long-lasting hydration and care.
The formula is further enriched with Bisabolol, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and Vitamins C and E which nourish stressed skin and help to protect against environmental factors, contributing to the balm’s regenerative effect. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for skin health and supports collagen synthesis in skin cells. Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant that protects against the free radicals that cause oxidative stress, thereby helping to make lips more resilient.
How is the skin on my lips different to other skin?
Lip skin is much thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. It has fewer melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that give skin its color and protects from UV radiation) and so lips appear red. Lip skin doesn’t have any sweat or sebaceous glands. These glands play a key role in maintaining moisture levels and so the fact that there aren’t any in lip skin makes our lips particularly prone to drying out.
What causes lips to become dry and cracked?
As with most skin conditions, genetics play a role and some people are more prone to dry, cracked lips than others.
Lip skin is thinner than a lot of other skin and doesn’t have any sweat or sebaceous glands. These glands play a key role in producing protective oils that maintain moisture levels and, without them, lips are prone to drying out.
The weather is a significant trigger. People tend to suffer from dry, cracked lips during dry, hot weather or cold windy weather, and so those who spend a lot of time outside due to their jobs or leisure activities are likely to suffer more than others.
Some medications (including medical acne treatments) can cause lips to dry out and crack. And, if you lick you lips regularly, this can also lead to dryness.
You can read more about the causes of dry, cracked lips and how to take care of them in our article.
How often should I apply Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Balm?
You can apply Eucerin Aquaphor Lip Balm whenever your lips feel dry and tight, and as often as you like. The handy 10ml squeeze tube makes it easy to pop in your bag and carry around with you wherever you go.
What is the advantage of a lip balm over a stick?
Dry, cracked lips are often sensitive and can hurt if you apply pressure. A balm is softer and easier to apply because it is more spreadable. A stick needs a bit more pressure and so is more suited for occasionally dry lips that need a bit of extra moisturization now and then. However, first and foremost, it is about personal preference so you should choose the product that works best for you.
Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Balm has been formulated to be used whenever lips send out SOS signals. The translucent balm has a pleasant ointment-like texture and comes in an applicator tube and so is easy to apply gently, evenly and directly to your lips.
What is the difference between this and the Aquaphor Repairing Ointment?
The SOS Lip Balm has been specially formulated with ingredients suitable for lips / the mouth area and comes in a handy applicator tube that makes it easy apply directly to your lips.
Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment is ideal for dry, cracked and irritated skin on other problem areas of skin such as the knees and elbows, cracked knuckles and cuticles and cracked heels. It is also suitable for use on babies and children, on minor burns and on skin after superficial dermatological procedures such as laser treatment treatments and chemical peels2. Skin is regenerated, protected and repaired.
2 Eucerin Aquaphor Repairing Ointment should only be used on re-epithelialized skin (i.e. once new tissue has formed) and not on open, wet or bleeding wounds. Ask your Dermatologist for advice on how long you should wait after treatment before using the product.
How do I choose between Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Balm and Eucerin Lip Active?
Eucerin Aquaphor SOS Lip Balm is a balm that has been specially formulated for dry, cracked lips and offers relief within 60 seconds. Eucerin Lip Active is a moisturizing stick intended for the daily care of sensitive lips. It also contains SPF15 sun protection.