Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection

Moisturisers

AproDerm Emollient Cream

AproDerm Emollient Cream

AproDerm Emollient Cream is a soap substitute and an 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. Contains white soft paraffin 15% and liquid paraffin 6%.

AproDerm Gel

AproDerm Gel

A highly moisturising 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. Free from SLS, parabens, benzyl alcohol, 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 sensitisers, irritants and preservatives. Providing long-lasting hydration as a result of its high oil content, AproDerm Ointment soothes, moisturises, protects and enhances the skin barrier. It 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%.

Aquaderm Cetomacrogol Cream

Aquaderm Cetomacrogol Cream

Aquaderm Cetomacrogol Cream is a moisturusing cream and soap substitute containing cetomacrogrol 1000, white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin.

Aquaderm Hydrous Cream

Aquaderm Hydrous Cream

Aquaderm hydrous cream is a moisturising ointment and soap substitute containing wool alcohol, hard paraffin and white soft paraffin

Aquamax

Aquamax

Aquamax has a higher lipid content, which creates a better barrier for hydration. It has a lack of skin sensitizers, which means there is less chance of irritation

Aquasoothe

Aquasoothe

An emollient containing 1-2% methol in aqueous cream

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.

Bell's Emollient

Bell's Emollient

Bell’s Emollient is an ointment containing 50% w/w liquid paraffin BP and 50% w/w white soft paraffin. Moisturising emollient for dry skin conditions

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.

Dermacool

Dermacool

Dermacool is a menthol in aqueous cream that soothes and cares for irritated skin. Available in three SLS-free strengths (0.5%, 1.0% and 2.0%) and one non-SLS free strength (5.0%), its non-greasy formula locks in moisture to hydrate and calm dry skin.

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

E45 Cream

E45 Cream

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

E45 Lotion

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.

Emcrem

Emcrem

A moisturising cream containing 15% white soft paraffin and 6% liquid paraffin.

Emollin Spray

Emollin Spray

An aerosol to apply pure White Soft Paraffin BP and Liquid Paraffin BP to the skin

Enopen

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 Cream

Epimax Cream

Epimax is a highly effective, carefully formulated emollient cream, containing white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin. Epimax Cream is the most cost-effective emollient cream available on the NHS and is less than half the price of E45, Cetraben and Diprobase Creams. Epimax Cream is SLS, Lanolin, Parabens, Isopropyl Myristate, Chlorocresol and Fragrance Free.

Epimax Oatmeal

Epimax Oatmeal

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

Exmaben Cream

Exmaben Cream

Contains liquid paraffin light (105mg per 1g) and white soft paraffin (132mg per 1g)

Exmalatum Cream

Exmalatum Cream

Contains liquid paraffin light (60mg per 1g) and white soft paraffin (150mg per 1g)

ExmaQS Cream

ExmaQS Cream

Contains liquid paraffin light (60mg per 1g) and white soft paraffin (150mg per 1g)

ExoCream

ExoCream

Acts as an emollient which softens and moisturises dry skin. Helps restore the skin’s normal protective function and acts as a barrier to irritants. ExoCream has identical ingredients to E45 cream. It contains white soft paraffin 14.5%, light liquid paraffin 12.6%, hypoallergenic anhydrous lanolin 1% and paraffin 10.5% 

Fifty-50

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

Hypobase gel

Hypobase gel

Helps form a barrier on the surface of the skin that helps to prevent dry skin conditions. Contains liquid paraffin 15% and isopropyl myristate 15%.  

Infaderm Therapeutic Oil

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%).

Isomol Gel

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

Kamillosan

Kamillosan

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

Lipobase Cream

Lipobase Cream

Lipobase is an emollient with a bland base for use in conjunction with topical corticosteroids or to gradually reduce the topical dosage of Locoid Lipocream. It may also be used where a continuously alternating application of the active product and the base is required, as in prophylactic therapy

Menthoderm

Menthoderm

Menthoderm is a Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) free menthol in aqueous cream. Menthodermcan 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%, 1.0% and 2.0% menthol

Myribase Gel

Myribase Gel

A protective hydrating emollient for the treatment of dry skin conditions, which may be used as an adjunct to other topical treatments. It has identical ingredients to Doublebase Gel and contains Isopropyl myristate 15% and liquid paraffin 15%. It is free of fragrance and colourings. 

Ovelle Emulsifying Ointment

Ovelle Emulsifying Ointment

Contains emulsifying wax (300mg per 1g), liquid paraffin (200mg per 1g) and white soft paraffin (500mg per 1g)

Pure Health

Pure Health

Liquid paraffin (500mg per 1g) and white soft paraffin (500mg per 1g)

QV Cream

QV Cream

Glycerol 10%, light paraffin 10% and white soft paraffin 5%. Dermatologically tested and pH balanced. Free from SLS, colour, fragrance, propylene glycol, urea, lanolin or its derivatives. Non-comodegenic formula.

QV Skin Lotion

QV Skin Lotion

An emollient lotion with glycerol, a naturally occurring humectant

R1 Cooling Gel and R2 Protectant Lotion

R1 Cooling Gel and R2 Protectant Lotion

R1 and R2 is a two-part radiation advanced skincare system. Step1, cool the skin and provide intensive hydration with a R1 a water-based gel. Step 2. Protect the skin and add moisturise with R2 lotion 

Soffen Cream

Soffen Cream

Contains liquid paraffin light 10.5% and white soft paraffin 13.2%

Thirty-30

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

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

Unguentum M Cream

Unguentum M Cream

Unguentum M has emollient properties and can be used as a protective cream. It is an ambiphilic topical preparation with emollient properties, combining the high lipid content of an ointment with the water-miscible characteristics of a cream. The high lipid content reduces water loss from the skin and this hydrating effect permits recovery from dermatitis, eczema and dry or scaly skin conditions. Unguentum M also contains sorbic acid which has an antibacterial effect

ZeroAQS Emollient Cream

ZeroAQS Emollient Cream

An emollient cream containing macrogol cetostearyl ether 1.8%, liquid paraffin 6%, white soft paraffin 15%

Zerobase Emollient Cream

Zerobase Emollient Cream

Zerobase cream contains liquid paraffin, which has an emollient moisturising action on dry or chapped skin

Zerocream Emollient Cream

Zerocream Emollient Cream

Zerocream Emollient Cream is applied topically to soothe, smooth and hydrate the skin. It contains liquid paraffin and soft white paraffin, whose emollient properties have a moisturising action on dry or chapped skin

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 Gel

Zerodouble Gel

Contains 15% isopropyl myristate, 15% liquid paraffin and 10% glycerol.  Containing 30% emollient and 10% humectant, this highly moisturising gel is suitable for dry skin conditions. 

Zeroguent Emollient Cream

Zeroguent Emollient Cream

Zeroguent contains light liquid paraffin, soft white paraffin and soya bean oil, all of which act as emollients, occluding the skin, forming a protective barrier and reducing water loss. A thin application of the cream should be gently massaged into the skin at appropriate intervals. When used as a protective barrier cream, Zeroguent should be applied sparingly to the affected areas of the skin before or immediately after exposure to a potentially harmful factor