Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection

Moisturisers

AproDerm Emollient Cream

AproDerm Emollient Cream

AproDerm Emollient Cream is a soap substitute and occlusive, leave-on emollient that is free from SLS, parabens, chlorocresol, fragrances and colours. Suitable from birth AproDerm Emollient Cream soothes, moisturises and protects the skin of those suffering from eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions. This cooling cream is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Contains white soft paraffin 15% and liquid paraffin 6%.

AproDerm Emollient Starter Pack

AproDerm Emollient Starter Pack

Drug Tariff listed the AproDerm Emollient Starter Pack contains 4 types of emollient that vary in greasiness, consistency, and ingredients. Patients can try all four emollients before deciding which one(s) they prefer to use, taking into account the dryness of their skin, lifestyle, personal preference, and age. AproDerm Emollient Starter Pack is the most efficient way for your patients to choose the emollient that works best for them, aiding compliance and adherence and so ensuring successful emollient therapy, which is key to dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. 

The AproDerm Emollient Starter Pack contains:

  1. AproDerm Colloidal Oat Cream, a light, paraffin-free emollient which has all the benefits of colloidal oat including protecting and restoring the skin barrier, soothing the itch, irritation and redness associated with dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, as well as having humectant properties and maintaining the skin’s normal pH. As well as being a moisturiser it can also be used as an effective soap substitute, to prevent the skin from drying out further. 
  2. AproDerm Emollient Cream is slightly richer than AproDerm Colloidal Oat Cream, however, is still light and easily absorbed, whilst being cooling and moisturising. It can also be used as an effective soap substitute, to prevent the skin from drying out further. 
  3. AproDerm Gel is a highly moisturising gel, without the greasiness of an ointment, which actively draws and retains moisture within the skin and provides a protective barrier to help reduce dryness and irritation. It is also an effective pre-bathing emollient so can be applied to skin prior to bathing to prevent it from drying out even further, whilst protecting it from the irritant effects that can be caused by washing and bathing products such as soaps, shower gels and shampoos. 
  4. The final emollient is AproDerm Ointment, the most intensely moisturising emollient within the pack. Providing long-lasting hydration it soothes, moisturises, and enhances the skin barrier and is especially good for overnight use and hand eczema. The pack also comes with a patient self-care guide that is filled with useful information on applying emollients, tips on how patients can get the best from their emollients, potential triggers as well as the additional support that is available to them.

All the AproDerm emollients are suitable from birth, SLS free, parabens free, fragrance free, colour free, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly. AproDerm Emollient Starter Pack is the quickest and most efficient way to prescribe the right emollient for your patients, prescribe today and see the difference.

AproDerm Gel

AproDerm Gel

A highly moisturising, occlusive, leave-on emollient gel without the greasiness of an ointment, that actively draws and retains moisture within the skin and provides a protective barrier to help reduce dryness and irritation. AproDerm Gel is suitable from birth and can also be used as a pre-bathing emollient and before swimming to help counteract the drying and irritating effects of pool chemicals. Vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and free from SLS, parabens, triethanolamine, fragrances and colours, AproDerm Gel contains isopropyl myristate 15% and liquid paraffin 15%.

AproDerm Ointment

AproDerm Ointment

AproDerm Ointment is an intensely moisturising, occlusive, leave-on emollient that is suitable from birth and free from preservatives, common sensitisers and irritants. Providing long-lasting hydration as a result of its high oil content, AproDerm Ointment soothes, moisturises, protects and enhances the skin barrier. This vegan-friendly and cruelty-free ointment can be used throughout the day, however if a patient finds the greasy formulation cosmetically unacceptable it can be applied at night time and complemented with another emollient during the day. Particularly great for overnight use and for hand eczema, AproDerm Ointment contains white soft paraffin 95% and liquid paraffin 5%. The 500g ointment pot now comes with two free handy spatulas (dishwasher-safe) to decant the ointment, so that patients do not use their fingers to remove it from the pot and potentially infect the contents.

Aveeno Lotion

Aveeno Lotion

Formulated with naturally active colloidal oatmeal, this easily absorbed, fragrance-free, non-greasy lotion relieves dry and sensitive skin. Regular use provides long-lasting protection. It is suitable for adults and babies from 3 months who may be prone to eczema.

Care Aqueous Calamine Cream (SLS free)

Care Aqueous Calamine Cream (SLS free)

This soothing cream works as a mild astringent to relieve mild sunburn and other minor skin conditions. Suitable for all adults, the elderly and children, it is also not considered likely to cause any undesirable effects during pregnancy. However, as with all medicines, women who are pregnant or are breastfeeding should talk to their doctor or pharmacist before using this product

Cetaphil Moisturising Cream

Cetaphil Moisturising Cream

Designed to soften and soothe, this non-greasy, non-irritating and fragrance-free formulation is ideal for dry and sensitive skin. It does not block pores and absorbs quickly, locking in the moisture and providing long-lasting hydration, leaving your skin feeling soft, silky and revitalised

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion

The lotion enhances the skin's moisture-protection system and helps restore the natural protective barrier. Its unique formula gives rapid, effective hydration and treats the dryness associated with skin conditions and dermatological treatments. Because the lotion is non-greasy, it absorbs quickly into skin, leaving no discernable residue

Cetraben Cream

Cetraben Cream

An emollient, moisturising and protective cream containing 13.2% white soft paraffin, 10.5% light liquid paraffin and 4.5% glycerol. Free from fragrance, colouring, SLS, lanolin and parabens.

Cetraben Lotion

Cetraben Lotion

An emollient, moisturising and protective lotion containing 5% white soft paraffin, 4% light liquid paraffin and 3% glycerol. Free from fragrance, colouring, SLS, lanolin and parabens.

Cetraben Ointment

Cetraben Ointment

An emollient, moisturising and protective ointment containing 35% white soft paraffin and 45% light liquid paraffin. Free from fragrance, colouring, SLS, lanolin and parabens.

Diprobase

Diprobase

Diprobase is a range of emollients with moisturising and protective properties, recommended for the management of eczema and other dry skin conditions. 

Doublebase Gel

Doublebase Gel

Doublebase Gel is a highly emollient and protective hydrating base. It may also be used as an adjunct to other topical treatments. The oily ingredients, isopropyl myristate and liquid paraffin, encourage rehydration and softening of dry skin by forming an occlusive barrier within the skin surface, thus reducing drying as a result of the evaporation of water diffusing from the underlying layers

Doublebase Once

Doublebase Once

Doublebase Once is a once daily, highly moisturising and protective emollient gel for the management of dry skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and ichthyosis. An advanced gel formulation, specially formulated to provide at least 24 hours’ hydration from one application. An effective, easy to apply alternative to ointments for patient convenience.

E45 Cream

E45 Cream contains hypoallergenic lanolin, light liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin, all of which have emollient moisturising properties

E45 Lotion

An emollient lotion containing light liquid paraffin 4%, cetomacrogol, white soft paraffin 10%, hypoallergenic anhydrous

Elave Sensitive Body Lotion

Elave Sensitive Body Lotion

Elave Sensistive Lotion is a light moisturising lotion formula, which is quickly absorbed by the skin helping to relieve the itch of dry skin. It contains camomile to soothe irritated skin and is an ideal emollient for dry patches and eczema. It also contains paraffinum liquidum and caprylic/capric triglyceride to hydrate and help retain moisture in the skin.

Elave Sensitive Intensive Cream

Elave Sensitive Intensive Cream

Elave Sensitive Intensive Cream is an emollient treatment cream formulated to protect the skin’s natural barrier and reduce flare-ups of dry, itchy, sensitive, ultra-sensitive, reactive, eczema and dermatitis prone skin. The emollient rich formula contains white soft paraffin and fractionated coconut oil to soothe, hydrate and calm the skin. 

Elave Sensitive Ointment

Elave Sensitive Ointment

Elave Sensitive Ointment is formulated to protect the skins natural barrier and reduce flare-ups of eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and other dry itchy sensitive skin conditions. The emollient rich formula contains 30% white soft paraffin and 50% liquid paraffin to moisturise and protect the skin. Elave Sensitive Ointment replaces skins oils and forms a water-proof barrier on the skin’s surface preventing water loss. Regular use can manage dry, itchy skin in patients with eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, reducing flare ups. Elave Sensitive Ointment relieves and soothes red, inflamed, damaged, dry, itchy or chapped skin.

Emollin Spray

Emollin Spray

A spray-on emollient, applying a mix of pure White Soft Paraffi n BP and Liquid Paraffi n BP to the skin. Free from water, fragrance, SLS, lanolin, parabens, and preservatives. Spray-on delivery allows hands-free application, ideal for tender, vulnerable skin and hard-to-reach places

Enopen

Moisturising cream with ingredients including white soft paraffin 13.2% w/w and light liquid paraffin 10.5% w/w.

Epaderm Cream

Epaderm Cream

Emollient cream containing glycerine, liquid paraffin, yellow soft paraffin and emulsifying wax

Epaderm Ointment

Epaderm Ointment

Emollient ointment containing liquid paraffin, yellow soft paraffin and emulsifying wax

EPIMAX Isomol Gel

EPIMAX Isomol Gel

Isomol Gel is a new, highly moisturising gel for regular and frequent use containing Isopropyl Myristate 15% / Liquid Paraffin 15%. Isomol Gel is 50% less expensive than the equivalent brand Doublebase Gel

EPIMAX Moisturising Cream

EPIMAX Moisturising Cream

An emollient for daily use as an all-purpose, replenishing moisturiser. Also suitable for the relief of eczema, psoriasis, and other dry skin conditions, it can be used by all ages (including children over the age of one month). It contains 14.5% white soft paraffin, 12.6% light liquid paraffin, and 1% liquid anhydrous lanolin. It can be used as a soap substitute and is free from sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), parabens, and perfumes.

EPIMAX Oatmeal Cream

EPIMAX Oatmeal Cream

Epimax Oatmeal is an emollient cream for the relief of dry skin and eczema, especially conditions that are triggered by allergens. Its light, non-greasy formulation allows for quick absorption, offering maximum comfort for everyday use and to provide quick moisturisation as it’s needed. It contains Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour and is free from Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), lanolin, parabens and perfumes

EPIMAX Ointment

EPIMAX Ointment

Epimax Ointment is an emollient for the relief of moderate/severe dry skin, eczema and psoriasis, suitable for overnight use or as a bath additive. Its waxy formulation and consistency help to trap moisture, offering long-lasting, intensive relief for very dry or cracked skin. It contains liquid paraffin 40% and yellow soft paraffin 30% and is free from Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), lanolin, parabens and perfumes

EPIMAX Original Cream

EPIMAX Original Cream

An emollient for the relief of eczema, psoriasis, and other dry skin conditions. It contains 15% white soft paraffin and 6% liquid paraffin. It can be used as a soap substitute and is free from sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), lanolin, parabens, and perfumes.

EPIMAX Paraffin-free Ointment

EPIMAX Paraffin-free Ointment

Emollient for the relief of eczema, psoriasis, and other dry skin conditions. It can be used as a bath additive or as a soap substitute. It contains 38% hydrogenated castor oil and is free from sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), lanolin, parabens, and perfumes.

Eucerin Urea Repair Plus 10% Urea Lotion

Eucerin Urea Repair Plus 10% Urea Lotion

Gives very dry, rough body skin the daily care it needs. It contains a unique combination of ingredients (urea, ceramide and other natural moisturising factors), which bind moisture in and repair the skin's natural protective barrier to prevent further moisture loss. The formula has been clinically and dermatologically proven to deliver immediate relief and intense, long-lasting moisturisation, delaying dryness and roughness for up to 48 hours. 

ExoCream

ExoCream

Acts as an emollient which softens and moisturises dry skin, restoring the skin’s normal protective function and acting as a barrier to irritants. It contains white soft paraffin 14.5%, light liquid paraffin 12.6%, hypoallergenic anhydrous lanolin 1%, and is fragrance free. The paraffin creates a breathable hypoallergenic layer of oil on the skin surface to prevent water evaporating while the lanolin heals and softens the top layers of the epidermis, soothing inflamed skin and preventing further flare-ups. May also be used as a gentle facial cleanser, avoiding foaming soaps which can be potential irritants.

Fifty-50

An emollient containing white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin, to help the skin retain more moisture

Hydromol Ointment

Hydromol Ointment

A 3-in-1, all‐purpose emollient, bath additive and soap substitute, which contains no fragrances, colourings, additives or preservatives and is suitable for all ages.

Infaderm Therapeutic Oil

Infaderm Therapeutic Oil can be used as a bath oil or emollient. It contains almond oil (30%) and liquid paraffin (69.9%).

Kamillosan

Kamillosan contains chamomile, which soothes redness, soreness and inflammation associated with a wide range of skin conditions.

Menthoderm

Menthoderm

A Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) free menthol in aqueous cream. It can be used to soothe and cool heated, dry, irritated and itchy skin conditions. The preservative undecylenic acid also helps to protect dry and irritated skin against fungal infection. There are three strengths: 0.5%, 1% and 2% menthol.

Miclaro Oat Cream & Lotion

Miclaro Oat Cream & Lotion

Formulated with naturally active colloidal oatmeal for the relief of dry and sensitive skin. The natural starches found in the oatmeal help cleanse and maintain the skin’s natural balance, soothing inflammation and redness, while the proteins and lipids contained in oats moisturise dry and irritated skin by preventing trans epidermal water loss. The lotion is easily absorbed, non-greasy and relieves dry and sensitive skin with regular use. The cream restores the epidermal barrier while soothing and relieving dry and irritated skin. Both the cream and lotion contain avena sativa kernel flour 1%, are fragrance free and are suitable for adults and children over the age of 3 months.

QV Cream

QV Cream

A rich, protective cream that replenishes and helps repair dry skin. Th is 24-hour moisturising cream is also pH balanced, fragrance free, lanolin free, colour free, non-comedogenic, dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic.

QV Skin Lotion

QV Skin Lotion

A light, 24-hour moisturising lotion to help prevent and relieve dry skin. It is pH balanced, fragrance free, colour free, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and has a dermatological formula.

Thirty-30

An emollient containing 30% emulsifying wax and 30% yellow soft paraffin

Toleriane Ultra

Toleriane Ultra

Specifically designed for sensitive, intolerant and reactive skin, containing a range of high tolerance products and formulated with minimum ingredients to limit the risks of allergies. Clinically proven to make your skin less sensitive, while providing long-last hydration.

Ultrabase

Ultrabase

An emollient cream which may be used for a wide variety of dry skin conditions. It contains white soft paraffin 10% w/w.

ZeroAQS Emollient Cream

ZeroAQS Emollient Cream

An SLS free, 2-in-1 leave on emollient and wash that adds moisture to the skin for the relief of flaking dry skin conditions.

Zerobase Emollient Cream

Zerobase Emollient Cream

For use as an effective emollient and as a skin cleanser for the relief of flaking dry conditions.

Zerocream Emollient Cream

Zerocream Emollient Cream

An emollient cream with 27% paraffins for the relief of symptoms of flaking, dry skin, ichthyosis, dermatitis, dry stage of eczema and dry cases of psoriasis. It can be used as an alternative to soap.

Zeroderm Ointment

Zeroderm Ointment

Zeroderm Ointment is a rich three-in-one emollient that can be used as a leave-on moisturiser, soothing bath treatment and as a moisturising soap substitute. Zeroderm Ointment is free from additives, preservatives, colours and sodium lauryl sulphate

Zerodouble Emollient Gel

Zerodouble Emollient Gel

Double the moisturising action. A non-greasy gel to soften, smooth and rehydrate dry skin conditions. Contains 30% emollient and 10% humectant.

Zeroguent Emollient Cream

Zeroguent Emollient Cream

A rich emollient cream and wash that contains soya bean oil for protecting and hydrating dry scaly skin. It also offers symptomatic relief of dermatitis, ichthyosis, eczema, nappy rash, protection of dry skin areas, pruritus.