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Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin

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Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin

A unique moisturiser that provides intense, 24-hour hydration to dehydrated, sensitive skin.

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Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin

Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin is an innovative face moisturiser that enhances the skin’s own hydration system and leaves skin supple, smooth and radiant.

Skin needs water to work efficiently and effectively. Well hydrated skin is smooth and supple and looks radiant. When skin’s natural protection barrier is compromised, it loses moisture and becomes dehydrated. Dehydrated skin looks dull, feels tight and is unable to keep external irritants at bay. It becomes sensitive as a result. Intense, long-lasting hydration is necessary to keep skin looking and feeling its best.

Most moisturisers improve skin hydration by limiting the evaporation of water from the skin and/or by binding moisture in to the outer layer of the skin with humectants such as Glycerin. Skin also has its own hydration system – the Aquaporins. These are microscopic channels that transport water between skin cells and support skin hydration from within. Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE enhances their natural strength. The formula contains Gluco Glycerol, a state-of-the-art hydrating ingredient, which is proven to increase the number of Aquaporins in the skin. This means that, in addition to limiting evaporation and binding water into the outer layers of skin, Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE supports skin’s own hydration system.

The velvety texture of Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin provides intense, 24-hour hydration as is quickly absorbed by the skin. It relieves skin tightness and leaves skin smooth and supple. Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE is clinically and dermatologically proven to be compatible with sensitive skin and is free from fragrance or parabens.

Clinical and dermatological studies

The product has been rigorously tested in both in-vitro and in-vivo studies that verify the efficacy of the range and its compatibility with sensitive skin. 365 women (aged between 20 and 45) took part in a usage test in September 2014 where they tried the product for two weeks. 88 of these women tried AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin. The results were analysed by dermatologists as well as being self-assessed.

Main findings


noticed an immediate increase in moisture levels and said that the product “revitalises and refreshes the skin at once”.


noticed their skin felt more smooth and supple.


said it “alleviates the feeling of skin tightness”.


agree that the product is “suited especially to sensitive skin needs”.

How To Use


Apply morning and evening by gently massaging into your face, neck and décolleté. Avoid contact with eyes.

Do’s and don’ts

Use this product if …

You are looking for an intensely hydrating face moisturiser.

You have dry skin that is dehydrated and sensitive. Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin has been specially formulated to be kind on sensitive skin and is clinically proven to deliver results.

Try a different product if …

You are looking for an intensely hydrating face moisturiser with added protection against UVA and UVB rays. Try Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE with SPF 25 and UVA protection for all skin types.

You are looking for a face care product for sensitive skin that reduces wrinkles and firms the skin. Try Eucerin Q10 ACTIVE Day Cream for dry skin.

You are looking for an intensely hydrating face moisturiser but have normal to combination sensitive skin. Try Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for normal to combination skin.

You are looking for an intensely hydrating body moisturiser. Try the Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE Refreshing Balm-Lotion Rich.

Your skin feels tight and is very dry or rough. Try Eucerin Lipo-Balance for instant relief and long-lasting nourishment.

You have hypersensitive skin, the main symptoms of which are burning, stinging or itchiness. Try Eucerin UltraSENSITIVE Soothing Day Care for dry skin which contains a limited number of ingredients to reduce the risk of reaction.


Reduced moisture content due to limited number of Aquaporins (schematic illustration)

Reduced moisture content due to limited number of Aquaporins (schematic illustration)

The unique formula contains nature-identical Gluco Glycerol, an enhanced Glycerol derivative with excellent, scientifically proven moisturising properties. Gluco Glycerol activates the skin’s own moisture distribution channels - the Aquaporins. The formula helps to strengthen skin’s natural barrier to prevent water loss and ensure long-lasting hydration.

FAQ (4)

  • How do I pick the right moisturiser for me?

    Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin is particularly good for those looking for a rich, intensely hydrating face moisturiser for dry skin. You can find information on alternative moisturisers and different skin types throughout our website, but if you are unsure, we recommend that you ask a pharmacist or dermatologist for a face-to-face diagnosis.

  • How should I prepare my skin before using Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin?

    Start your skincare routine by cleansing your face thoroughly but gently with Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Milk. Follow with Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Clarifying Toner. If you are looking for a quicker cleansing solution, or are out and about, try Eucerin DermatoCLEAN 3 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Fluid. Once your skin is clean, it will be better prepared to absorb the active ingredient in Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE for dry skin.

  • Why should I integrate sun care for my face into my daily routine?

    It is very important to protect facial skin from the sun. It’s thinner and more sensitive to UVA and UVB radiation than the skin on the rest of the body. And, because it isn’t protected by clothing, our face is exposed to the sun all year round. Prolonged UV exposure also decreases aquaporin activity, causing the skin to look and feel dry and dehydrated. Sun protection can help you to avoid cellular DNA damage, photoageing and hyperpigmentation.

  • Why does sensitive and dehydrated skin need special sun care?

    Skin is often sensitive or dehydrated because its natural barrier is compromised. As a result, it is more reactive to sunlight and more susceptible to sun damage. Sunlight can cause sensitive skin to dehydrate further, aggravating symptoms and making it to look and feel drier than before. It is a good idea to use products that have been specially formulated for sensitive skin because they are less likely to trigger a reaction. Eucerin AQUAporin ACTIVE with SPF 25 and UVA protection for all skin types offers effective protection against UV-induced skin damage. For higher protection, try Eucerin Sun Fluid Mattifying SPF 50+.

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Pioneers in skincare

We deliver a holistic dermo-cosmetic approach to protect your skin, keep it healthy and radiant.

Recommended by dermatologists

We work together with leading dermatologist and pharmacist partners around the world to create innovative and effective skincare products they can trust and recommend.

Committed to innovation

For over 100 years, we have dedicated ourselves to researching and innovating in the field of skin science. We believe in creating active ingredients and soothing formulas with high tolerability that work to help you live your life better each day.