Balneum Cream works by replacing the oils that have been lost in dry skin, with a soothing and softening effect. This also helps prevent further loss of skin moisture. Balneum Cream contains urea in an easily absorbed smooth white cream to relieve itching. Urea is a substance found naturally in the skin that helps the skin retain water. Balneum Cream is used in people with dry skin conditions such as those with eczema and psoriasis whose skin has reduced amounts of urea. Another active ingredient, Ceramide 3, helps to restore the barrier function of the skin.