Adex Gel is a specially formulated emollient solution designed to effectively manage and treat dry skin conditions that are prone to inflammation, such as atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, mild to moderate eczema, and psoriasis.
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The gel offers a unique and comprehensive approach to skin care, providing both a highly moisturizing effect and an ancillary anti-inflammatory action through the use of nicotinamide, a form of Vitamin B3. This combination results in a reduction of inflammation and redness, offering relief from the symptoms of dry skin conditions.
Adex Gel has a highly absorbent gel formulation that contains 30% oils and the humectant glycerol. The gel can be applied all over the body, including the face, hands, and flexures, and can be used continuously or as needed. It is suitable for frequent and regular use and does not contain topical corticosteroids.
Adex gel comes in two sizes. 500g pump and 100g tube.
What is atopic dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a chronic skin condition that causes inflammation, redness, and irritation. It is not contagious and can occur at any age, but typically begins in childhood. The skin becomes extremely itchy, leading to further symptoms such as swelling, cracking, fluid secretion, crusting, and scaling. The exact cause is unknown, but it is believed to be influenced by genetic, immune, and environmental factors. The severity and persistence of the condition can vary, but treatment can help control symptoms.
What is Contact Dermatitis?
Contact Dermatitis is a type of eczema that is triggered by direct contact with a specific substance. This type of eczema results in the skin becoming dry and irritated, causing discomfort and other symptoms. However, if the substance causing the problem is identified and avoided, Contact Dermatitis often improves or goes away completely. Additionally, there are treatments available to help alleviate symptoms and improve overall skin health.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that causes an itchy and scaly rash on various parts of the body such as the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp. It is a long-term condition with no cure and can be painful and disruptive to daily life, often flaring for a few weeks or months before subsiding.
What are humectants?
Humectants are substances that attract water and help to reduce dryness in the skin by holding water in place. They are commonly used in emollients and some naturally occurring examples include glycerol and urea. These substances work by attracting and retaining moisture in the skin, helping to keep it hydrated and healthy.
What are emollients and how do they work?
Emollients, also known as occlusives, are ingredients commonly found in moisturizers that create a protective barrier on the skin to prevent transepidermal water loss. This barrier helps to seal in the skin's moisture and prevent water loss, effectively treating dry, flaky skin. Examples of emollients include petrolatum (petroleum jelly), shea butter, and oils such as grape seed and jojoba. Emollients are oil-based and work by providing a layer of hydration to the skin, thereby improving its overall appearance and texture. Which emoillients are used in Adex gel? The following emoillients are found in Adex gel: Glycerol, Isopropyl Myristate, Liquid Paraffin, Sorbitan Laurate
What are the benefits of using nicotinamide topically in skin-care?
When used topically in skin-care, niacinamide has several benefits. Firstly, it can improve skin hydration by preventing the evaporation of moisture from the skin into the environment. Secondly, it has natural anti-inflammatory properties, making it suitable for calming irritated skin and for people with sensitive skin. These properties make niacinamide a versatile ingredient in skin-care.