Aquaphor Review

When I was contacted about reviewing Eucerin’s Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment and Gentle Wash & Shampoo, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I already use Eucerin’s lotions for my dry skin, so I was willing to try something new. First up, the Gentle Wash & Shampoo.

AquaphorSimply put, I love using an all-in-one baby wash for bathing my 3-year-old son and washing his hair. He still squirms quite a bit, so being able to complete both tasks in one step saves me time and energy. With Aquaphor Gentle Wash & Shampoo, I found that it quickly turned into a rich lather when applied to a bath pouf. This made it even easier to bath my son in short order. In addition, thanks to its tear-free formula, the Gentle Wash & Shampoo didn’t burn my son’s eyes, which was definitely tested often. Plus, it was fragrance-free, so I didn’t have to worry that he smelled all flowery long after the bath was over. And, after several days of use, I was happy to discover that the Aquaphor didn’t irritate or dry out his skin. Overall, I was very pleased with the baby wash.

The Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment was a bit of a different story. I was looking forward to trying the lotion because I have dry skin on my hands, which is aggravated whenever I wash them. However, the lotion was very sticky and it felt like I had put on way too much, even when I used just a little bit. I had to wipe my hands with a napkin to remove the excess. I thought it wouldn’t take long to absorb, but, again, I was wrong. It took longer than I had expected, and while I did see some improvement in the dry skin on my hands, it wasn’t enough for me to regularly use the Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment. Eucerin has some other lotions that I prefer over this one.

So, in the end, the Aquaphor Gentle Wash & Shampoo is a keeper, but the Aquaphor Advanced Therapy Healing Ointment is not. At least, that’s my results. Give them a try, and see if you have a difference experience. Either way, leave a comment below so we know what you think!

Disclosure: Aquaphor provided samples of both products as well as compensation for this review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are entirely those of the author.




  1. We use the wash but I’m also not a huge fan of the ointment, I only use it at night on my feet when I can put socks over it :)

  2. Hmmm…I think I might try the healing ointment on my feet and elbows. The fact that it takes a long time to absorb might actually be a good thing for those problem spots.

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