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Aquaphor is an over-the-counter (OTC) ointment used as a protective barrier to seal in skin's natural moisture and seal out irritants. Although it is approved for various uses, it is commonly used to treat and prevent diaper rash. The product can be applied as often as necessary to heal and soothe the skin.

What Is Aquaphor?

Aquaphor® Healing Ointment is a nonprescription skin product that is useful for a variety of different purposes. It is fragrance-free and preservative-free, and is frequently recommended for people with sensitive skin.
(Click Aquaphor Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Available Products

There is no difference between Aquaphor Healing Ointment and Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment, other than the packaging. Also, there is no difference between the products in the jars or in the tubes.
There is a difference between Aquaphor Healing Ointment and Aquaphor Original Ointment, a product that is no longer available. The currently available formulation (Healing Ointment) has additional moisturizing ingredients, compared to the original formula.

Who Makes Aquaphor?

This product is made by Beiersdorf, Inc.

What Ingredients Are in It?

Aquaphor contains the following ingredients:
  • Petrolatum (41.1 percent)
  • Mineral oil
  • Ceresin
  • Lanolin alcohol
  • Panthenol
  • Glycerin
  • Bisabolol.
Aquaphor works as a protective barrier to seal in skin's natural moisture and to seal out irritants. It also helps to soothe and heal the skin.
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