Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection

Adjuvant treatments

ActiFast Tubular Bandages

ActiFast Tubular Bandages

ActiFast is a versatile, cotton, 2-way stretch tubular bandage range that is soft to the touch and has low sensitivity. It can be used in a variety of skin conditions, including the acute management of atopic eczema, by means of the wet wrapping technique. The bandage is easy to apply, can be cut to size and shape, and is safe to use where compression is contraindicated. ActiFast also provides a suitable protective layer under compression bandages or wraps

Alhydran

Alhydran

A specialist after-care treatment for the treatment and hydration of burnt, damaged or vulnerable skin immediately after wound closure. Combines the strength of freshly processed, pure aloe vera gel (Aruba Aloe barbadensis) and high-quality oils and ingredients such as jojoba oil, vitamin E and vitamin C. Helps to prevent scar formation and reduces itching and redness of the skin. Hydrates dry, sensitive and vulnerable skin and improves the flexibility of tight, non-elastic skin affected by burns and scalds. Also available with an integral SPF 30 sun block

Anhydrol Forte

Anhydrol Forte

Anhydrol Forte contains aluminium chloride hexahydrate, which is believed to denature the protein content of sweat issuing from eccrine glands, and to combine with the intraductal keratin fibrils, producing a functional closure. The antibacterial action of the aluminium ion also precludes the development of miliaria. Accordingly, there is no secondary inflammation. The intraluminal pressure rises to the point where it acts as a feedback system, shutting off acinar secretion

Anthelios Baby & Kids

Anthelios Baby & Kids

Specially formulated for children’s fragile and sensitive skin, and suitable for the face and body. The easy-to-apply texture, together with the patented Mexoplex filter, provides high broad spectrum sun protection that is sand, perspiration and very water resistant. The slightly white fluid ensures full coverage of the child and is paraben, fragrance and MI-free.

Anthelios XL

Anthelios XL

Very high UVB (SPF50+) and UVA sun protection, specifically designed for sensitive skin and clinically proven in 28 clinical trials. Contains the patented filtering system Mexoplex and a powerful anti-oxidant complex with Baicalin for increased protection against long UVA damage. Very water resistant with a non-greasy, easily absorbed texture which does not leave white marks. 

AproDerm Barrier Cream

AproDerm Barrier Cream

A non-greasy barrier cream that protects against irritation due to bodily fluids while moisturising the skin. AproDerm Barrier Cream has been specially formulated with both Dimethicone and Trimethylsiloxysilicate, and as well as having barrier function, it also has humectant and skin conditioning actions. Free from SLS, parabens, metals, alcohol, fragrances and colours, AproDerm Barrier Cream is suitable to be used with incontinence pads and hydrocolloid dressings. Safe to use from birth and with only a small amount required for each application.

BAP Scar Care Gel

BAP Scar Care Gel

Quick drying, non-greasy, medical silicone gel enriched with vitamin E. Produces an invisible matt finish, making it especially suitable for use on the face or under cosmetic camouflage. Can be applied in a single movement. Dries within seconds of application. Also available with SPF 25 UV protection

BAP Scar Care S

BAP Scar Care S

A standard (1.2mm thick) transparent, self-adhesive silicone dressing. Can be applied under clothing and compression therapy. Each dressing is designed to be washed and reused for several weeks

BAP Scar Care T

BAP Scar Care T

Ultra-thin (0.3mm), flexible, self-adhesive thin and transparent medical silicone dressing. Each dressing can be worn continuously for up to 7 days then discarded and replaced

Bio-Oil

Bio-Oil

Bio Oil has an advanced formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil, making it highly effective for numerous skin concerns, including aging skin and dehydrated skin. Bio Oil is formualted with the following all-natural ingredients: vitamin A, vitamin E, calendula oil, lavender oil, rosemary oil and chamomile Oil. Bio Oil is a non-comedogenic (acnegenic), hypo-allergenic product that is suitable for use by individuals with sensitive skin

Boots Derma Care Itch Relief

Boots Derma Care Itch Relief

Boots Derma Care Itch Relief cream contains crotamiton for effective relief of itching and works for 10 hours

Cala Soothe

Cala Soothe

Cala Soothe helps pruritus and contains Bentonite Calamine, glycerol, phenol liquefied, sodium citrate and zinc oxide

Care Virasoothe

Care Virasoothe

ViraSoothe Chickenpox Relief Cooling Gel and Spray help relieve the irritating symptoms of chickenpox. Effectively cooling the skin, the treatment stops the itch-scratch infections cycle. Its special formula protects the skin’s natural environment to allow the skin to heal naturally which can help reduce long-term scarring.

Care Zinc & Castor Oil Cream

Care Zinc & Castor Oil Cream

Care Zinc & Castor Oil Cream soothes nappy rash and treats dry chapped skin. Provides a protective water resistant barrier for dry skin conditions. It also acts to provide a mildly antiseptic water resistant emollient barrier for dry skin conditions and nappy rash. 

Cavilon Continence Care Wipes

Cavilon Continence Care Wipes

No-rinse skin wipes for the treatment of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) to cleanse, moisturise and protect the skin. Wipes contain 3% dimethicone and are biodegradable, pH balanced, perfume and parabens free, soft and hypoallergenic.

Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream

Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream

Highly concentrated barrier cream to protect against bodily fluids and moisturise skin. Resists wash-off to provide long-lasting protection from skin breakdown. Safe to use on injured skin.

Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film

Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film

An alcohol-free liquid barrier film that dries quickly to form a breathable, transparent coating on the skin. It is designed to protect intact, damaged or 'at-risk' skin from urine, faeces, other body fluids, adhesive trauma and friction. It lasts for up to 72 hours, and will not sting when applied to broken skin.

Cica-Care

Cica-Care

Self-adherent, reusable silicone gel sheet

ComfiFAST Easywrap Garments

ComfiFAST Easywrap Garments

A range of easy-to-apply, washable garments used in wet and dry wrapping for the treatment of atopic eczema. Easywrap garments are available for children, teenagers and adults

ComfiFAST MultiStretch Tubular Bandage

ComfiFAST MultiStretch Tubular Bandage

Comfifast MultiStretch tubular bandages have been developed using MultiStretch technology, enabling the bandage to stretch in multiple directions – radial, longitudinal and diagonal, designed to provide complete freedom of movement and enhance patient comfort

ComfiFAST Tubular Bandages

ComfiFAST Tubular Bandages

ComfiFAST Tubular Bandages are specially designed from a light breathable fabric, allowing complete freedom of movement. They are used for dressing retention, wet and dry wrapping and for patch wrapping atopic eczema. They are simple and easy to apply, and come in five colour-codes that are available in different lengths for community and hospital use, with a double stripe for easy identification. They are also cost-effective, as they are washable and re-usable

Conotrane

Conotrane

Conotrane is a cream for topical application containing 22.0% dimeticone and 0.1% benzalkonium chloride. Dimeticone is water repellent, allowing transpiration of water vapour from the skin. Benzalkonium chloride is a quaternary ammonium compound, which is active against bacteria and yeasts

Covermark

Covermark

Covermark is a specialised camouflage make-up, which contains substantially more pigments in its preparation compared with ordinary fluid foundations. It is a high-pigmented foundation cream that is applied before Covermark Finishing powder, which renders a matte, natural-looking result. It comes in a range of 20 premixed skin tones plus neutralising white and yellow tones, and one translucent finishing powder. CovermarkFoundation has a solid texture and is water- and sweat-proof, lasting 24 hours without the use of a finishing powder. It also provides SPF 30 with natural filters, which are suitable for sensitive skin

Debrisoft

Debrisoft

Debridement pad made from polyester, using patented Monofilament Fibre Technology.

Debrisoft Lolly

Debrisoft Lolly

Debridement device with a head made from polyester, using patented Monofilament Fibre Technology secured to a polypropylene handle.

Delph

Delph

Delph sun care offers a range of high-quality products from SPF15 to SPF50 with superior UVA and UVB protection. UVA star rating is four-star offering a superior protection. Delph is based on the original Lemon Delph fragrance blended with a highly-developed laboratory formulation, giving full protection at the required sunscreen level and great water resistance properties (even after two separate 20-minute dips in the pool)

Dermacolor

Dermacolor

Dermacolor is a high-pigmented cream that is set with fixing powder. It comes in over 200 premixed skin tones and complementary colours, plus one colourless powder and six skin tone colour powders. It has a solid texture and is smudge proof (when set) but not rub proof

DermaSilk Therapeutic Clothing

DermaSilk Therapeutic Clothing

DermaSilk are itch-reducing garments and tubular sleeve that are designed to treat pruritus and irritation caused by eczema, dry skin and dermatitis in adults and children, plus chemo and radiotherapy induced conditions and certain gynaecological conditions such as lichen sclerosus, lichen simplex chronicus and recurrent thrush. They are made from a unique combination of medical grade, fibroin silk, protected by a non-migrating antimicrobial that cannot be removed from the fabric. DermaSilk is designed to be worn as a long-term prophylactic and is not intended for wet or dry wrapping. Only a light amount of non-greasy emollient is required under it. The garments can be used in the presence of infection as they are not occlusive and have been tailored to ensure that they will last for as long as they fit the patient

Dermatix

Dermatix

Dermatix is available in silicone gel sheets or fabric-backed silicone gel sheets

Drapolene

Drapolene

Drapolene contains benzalkonium chloride and cetrimide, which are both quaternary ammonium disinfectants with properties that are typical of cationic surfactants. This preparation is useful in the treatment and prevention of nappy rash. It suppresses the development of ammonia-producing organisms usually associated with this condition

DreamSkin

DreamSkin

DreamSkin is a unique polymer technology that simultaneously protects and moisturises skin, while also supporting the skin's natural repair function and reducing the effects of external irritants. In eczematous skin, the skin barrier is defective and lacks the ability to retain and produce sufficient amounts of natural moisture like normal skin, leaving it dry, cracked and unable to properly defend against external irritants. The DreamSkin polymer imitates the ability of healthy skin to protect against these irritants and has the ability to both add and take away moisture simultaneously. In this way, it helps retain the beneficial moisture that the skin produces naturally, while also drawing away unwanted moisture from weeping wounds or perspiration. In addition, the polymer helps restore the skin's own ability to regulate moisture and temperature. The polymer has been applied to a range of medical grade silk garments for comfort, delivery and easy patient concordance. The garments are manufactured to the highest standards, featuring advanced fabrication techniques, such as flat seams for minimal irritation. The garments are machine washable at 40 degrees and designed to be worn during the day or night underneath normal clothing, for sufferers of eczema and contact dermatitis. They can also be used in conjunction with other medications and emollients.

Driclor

Driclor

Driclor acts locally, in the stratum corneum and the terminal duct to relieve hyperhidrosis. Aluminium chloride hexahydrate is acidic and is thought to act by diffusing into the sweat ducts where on neutralisation it forms gelatinous hydroxides which obstruct the flow of sweat. The antiperspirant effect of aluminium chloride hexahydrate is partly explained by production of mechanical blockage in the eccrine sweat duct. Following application, aluminium is found in the stratum corneum and intra-luminally in the terminal duct

Easifast

Easifast

Easifast is an elasticated stockinette, which can be used for dry and wet wrapping in eczema. Can also hold primary dressings in place without compression and constriction.

Elave Sensitive Sun SPF30

Elave Sensitive Sun SPF30

Elave Sensitive Sun SPF30 is an EU compliant broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection system. Contains physical and chemical sunscreen with vitamins B5, C and E. If used as directed it can prevent long-term sun damage of the skin decreasing the risk of skin cancer and premature ageing. Elave Sensitive Sun SPF30 absorbs 97% of UVB radiation that causes sunburn.

Eurax Cream

Eurax Cream

Eurax has a symptomatic action on pruritus and is an acaricide. It provides relief from irritation for 6 to 10 hours after each application

Kelo-Cote

Kelo-Cote

A clinically-proven, topical silicone gel for the management and prevention of old and new scars. It is self-drying and forms a bond with the outer layer of skin cells to form a flexible, breathable, waterproof barrier, providing hydration and protection to the scar. This creates an environment which allows the scar to mature through normalised collagen synthesis cycles, and improves the physiological and cosmetic appearance of the scar. Kelo-cote is available with additional UV SPF 30 for areas that require additional protection, such as face, neck and hands, and a spray, ideal for joints, flexures, hairy areas or sensitive scars such as those caused from burns. 

Keromask

Keromask

Keromask is a high-pigmented masking cream, which is set with the Keromask Finishing Powder. It comes in 21 premixed skin tones, three complementary mixer colours and four Finishing Powders, and has a liquid texture. It is useful for large areas and is smudge proof and waterproof (when set) but not rub proof.

LaVera Barrier Cream

LaVera Barrier Cream

Contains lavender and aloe vera. Protects skin from harmful body waste including intestinal contents and urine

Magicool Plus

Magicool Plus

Magicool is an instant body and face cooling spray for adults and children. This spray, successfully formulated by scientists, is self-chilled and works without refrigeration. Cools, hydrates and calms skin

Medi Derma-S Total Barrier Cream – Non-sting

Medi Derma-S Total Barrier Cream – Non-sting

Non-sting barrier cream providing transparent long-lasting protection from moisture-associated skin damage on intact and mildly damaged skin. Moisturises and helps to restore skin integrity

Medihoney Barrier Cream

Medihoney Barrier Cream

Medihoney barrier cream contains active Medihoney antibacterial honey. Helps to reduce inflammation, prevent maceration, excoriation and irritation resulting from the effects of incontinence and diarrhoea. Can be applied to injured skin, peri-wound areas, pressure areas and skin folds. Provides moisturising and protection to dry skin

Mepiform

Mepiform

Discreet and flexible scar dressing consisting of a laminate (polyurethane and non-woven) covered with a soft silicone gel

Microair Barrier Socks and Gloves

Microair Barrier Socks and Gloves

Microair barrier fabric prevents allergens/irritants from getting into contact with the skin but still lets it breathe. This is a tri-layered fabric, made of a knitted polyester microfibre in layers 1 & 3. The internal layer is a micro porous membrane (2) which allows the passage of water vapour and sweat whilst remaining waterproof, blocking the passage of allergens

Proshield Foam and Spray Cleanser

Proshield Foam and Spray Cleanser

A gentle, pH-balanced, no-rinse moisturising cleanser designed to minimise the irritation of intact or injured skin in patients with incontinence. Lightly fragranced to minimise malodour. Breaks down dried stool

Proshield Plus Skin Protectant

Proshield Plus Skin Protectant

A dimethicone-based skin protectant containing copolymer bioadhesives. Indicated for use on both intact skin and skin that is damaged as a result of incontinence

Remedy Moisturising Barrier Cream

Remedy Moisturising Barrier Cream

Moisturises the skin while providing a protective breathable barrier. Contains a 24% silicone blend, with both emollients and humectants. Other ingredients include vitamins and nutrients derived from natural ingredients including safflower, green tea, blue green algae, clove, soya, and corn. Sulphate and fragrance free. Non-irritating and non-sensitizing, CHG compatible and dermatologist tested

Remedy Moisturising Cream

Remedy Moisturising Cream

Cream that moisturises and nourishes skin, helping restore its natural moisture balance and barrier properties. Can be used on the entire body, including the face. Contains proteins, vitamins, essential fatty acids and carbohydrates; rich in natural oils, antioxiants and natural emmolients; hypoallergenic, pH-balanced and dye-free

Robinul

Robinul

Robinul contains glycopyrrolate, which is a quaternary ammonium compound and, as such, is absorbed through the skin in negligible amounts only

Scar FX

Scar FX

Silcone gel sheet, self-adhesive and reusable

SilDerm Scar Gel

SilDerm Scar Gel

SilDerm are silicone gel and spray products. They can be used on large scars such as those caused from burns or major trauma also on joints, flexures and hairy areas. SilDerm can be used in conjunction with pressure garments or other scar therapy options. SilDerm has been shown to reduce redness, flatten, soften and smooth scars.

SilDerm Scar Gel Dual Action

SilDerm Scar Gel Dual Action

SilDerm are silicone gel and spray products. They can be used on large scars such as those caused from burns or major trauma also on joints, flexures and hairy areas. SilDerm can be used in conjunction with pressure garments or other scar therapy options. SilDerm has been shown to reduce redness, flatten, soften and smooth scars.

SilDerm Scar Spray

SilDerm Scar Spray

SilDerm are silicone gel and spray products. They can be used on large scars such as those caused from burns or major trauma also on joints, flexures and hairy areas. SilDerm can be used in conjunction with pressure garments or other scar therapy options. SilDerm has been shown to reduce redness, flatten, soften and smooth scars.

Siopel

Siopel

Siopel cream contains cetrimide 0.3% w/w, an effective antiseptic used for wound cleansing. It also contains Dimeticone 1000 10% w/w, which binds firmly to the skin surface and forms a protective barrier. The cream also contains arachis (peanut) oil.

Skinnies Laundry

Skinnies Laundry

Natural laundry product (powder and liquid) containing: vegetable oil soap; aqua; glucose-derived detergent; ethanol; natural anionic detergents; citrates; and citric acid

Skinnies Silk

Skinnies Silk

A clinically proven range of seamless and coloured medical garments designed to be worn continuously for the management of irritated skin caused by mild to moderate atopic eczema, epidermolysis bullosa, palliative care, radiotherapy and as a non-irritant dressing retention. The itch is controlled by using the properties of stretch and seamlessness enabling body temperature regulation and can reduce the frequency and severity of eczema flare-ups

Skinnies Viscose Garments

Skinnies Viscose Garments

A range of easy-to-apply, washable garments used in wet and dry wrapping for the treatment of atopic eczema.

Skinnies WEB Garments

Skinnies WEB Garments

A range of easy-to-apply, modular garments for the purpose of dressing retention, where it is necessary for dressing stability and conformity reducing impact damage – enabling improved healing and quality of life

SkinSafe

SkinSafe

Alcohol-free, no-sting silicone barrier film

Sorbaderm Barrier Cream

Sorbaderm Barrier Cream

A white concentrated cream that provides the skin with protection from body fluids. It also protects dry, chafed, red, or irritated skin by moisturising it and providing a long lasting barrier. Use of this cream still allows adhesive products to stick to the skin.

Sorbaderm No-Sting Barrier Film

Sorbaderm No-Sting Barrier Film

A polymeric solution which forms a uniform film when applied to the skin. It is a non stinging solvent, transparent and vapour permeable.

Sprilon

Sprilon

Zinc Oxide 12.5% w/w/Dimeticone 1.04% w/w Cutaneous Spray

Sudocrem

Sudocrem

Barrier cream containing benzyl alcohol 0.39%, benzyl benzoate 1.01%, benzyl cinnamate 0.15%

SunSense Kids SPF 50

SunSense Kids SPF 50

SunSense Kids is a new improved formula (previously Toddler Milk). It is an easy-to-apply lotion especially formulated for the delicate skin of children from 6 months and above. It provides SPF 50+ UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection. It contains vitamin B3.

SunSense Sensitive SPF 50

SunSense Sensitive SPF 50

Sun Sense Sensitive has UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection SPF 50+ making it suitable for extremely sensitive skin. It contains no chemical absorbers, or added colour, thereby minimising the potential for irritation. It also provides SPF 50+ broad-spectrum protection with 4 hours water resistance.  

SunSense Ultra

SunSense Ultra

Sunsense sunscreens are specially formulated to provide high SPFs and protect against UV damage. They help protect against skin cancer, provide protection for people with skin allergies and photosensitivity, and help prevent premature ageing, skin pigmentation and wrinkles. These dermatologically tested formulations are free from PABA, PABA derivatives and lanoline. They protect skin from UVA, UVB, infrared and visible light. SunSense 50+ is a light smooth milk with a moisturising base that is suitable for everyday use and is water resistant for 4 hours

Surcare Sensitive

Surcare Sensitive

A laundry and washing-up liquid brand which contains no enzymes, dyes, acids or fragrances. The Surcare range includes laundry powder, laundry liquid, laundry capsules, fabric conditioner and washing-up liquid. 

Uvistat

Uvistat

Uvistat Sun Creams are 100% fragrance-free and specially formulated for sensitive skin. Uvistat provides high UVA/UVB protection, ensuring the highest level of protection. MIT free.

 

Uvistat SPF50 Lipscreen contains Vitamin E and Tea Tree Oil to help protect against cold sores and dry chapped lips.

Veil Cover Cream

Veil Cover Cream

Veil is a high-pigmented cover cream, which is set with a transluscent finishing powder. It comes in 40 premixed skin tones, including four complementary colours. It has a soft texture, and is smudge and waterproof (when set) but not rub proof. The finishing powder is available in translucent and dusk

Viticolor Gel

Viticolor Gel

Viticolor is a gel that has been designed to give a gradual, semi-permanent colour to depigmented skin in vitiligo. Viticolor contains a combination of 3 approved colouring agents, which give immediate but temporary colour to the skin with a pigmenting base containing DHA and erythrulose to give long-lasting colour. Viticolor Gel may be used during the treatment period and particularly during phototherapy

Xclair

Xclair

Xclair conatins sodium hyaluronate  to soothe irritated skin

Xepin

Xepin

Xepin cream contains the active ingredient doxepin hydrochloride. Doxepin is a medicine that is related to the tricyclic antidepressants. However, when doxepin is applied to the skin it can relieve itching.

Doxepin cream is thought to work by blocking histamine receptors in the skin, therefore reducing some of the reactions that cause itching associated with eczema. The medicine is also absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream and can cause some drowsiness. This may also help to relieve the itch of eczema.