Hydromol is a range of products designed for the treatment of dry skin and eczema. The products work by replacing traditional soaps, shower gels, and bubble baths that contain detergents that can irritate dry or damaged skin. Hydromol products also leave a fine layer of emollient on the skin to reduce TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss) and keep irritants out.
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Cream, ointment, intensive cream or bath additive?
Hydromol's products comes in different types. They are all similar in the sense that they are emollients, but the composition and consistency will vary. In general, they all are effective for treating dry, rough, or scaly skin.
Creams are a mixture of oil and water and are less greasy than ointments. They are easy to spread and can be easily absorbed by the skin.
Ointments are thicker and oilier than creams. They tend to be more effective at moisturizing the skin but can be more difficult to spread and can leave the skin greasier than when using a cream.
Intensive creams are thicker than creams and ointments and are designed to create a protective barrier on the skin to prevent water loss and reduce the risk of skin irritation.
Bath additives can be added to the bath water and leaves a moisturizing film on the skin once it has been gently dried.
How does Hydromol Bath & Shower Emollient work?
Hydromol Bath & Shower Emollient works in two ways. Firstly, it replaces traditional soaps, shower gels, and bubble baths that contain detergents that can irritate dry or damaged skin. Secondly, it leaves a fine layer of emollient on the skin to reduce TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss) and keep irritants out. Additionally, Hydromol Bath & Shower Emollient has been shown to leave less oily residue on bath surfaces than other frequently prescribed bath emollients.
What is the key feature of Hydromol Cream?
Hydromol Cream is formulated with key ingredients for skin health, including sodium pyrrolidone carboxylate, a humectant that helps moisturize the skin from the inside. Hydromol Cream also leaves a fine layer of emollient on the skin to reduce TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss) and keep irritants out. The cream combines the actions of a humectant and emollient to promote skin health in a single application.
What is Hydromol Ointment used for?
Hydromol Ointment is a highly occlusive emollient used to reduce trans-epidermal water loss. It does not contain fragrances, colours, preservatives, or Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, making it suitable for those with particularly sensitive skin.
What is Hydromol Intensive used for and how does it work?
Hydromol Intensive is used to relieve the discomfort of clinically dry skin conditions. It contains a high concentration of urea, a component of the skin's own Natural Moisturising Factor, which acts as a humectant to moisturize the skin from the inside. With a 10% concentration of urea, Hydromol Intensive helps to relieve discomfort for patients with clinically dry skin conditions, alongside a Complete Emollient Therapy regime.