Dermol Cream 500g
Dermol Cream 500g
Dermol Cream is a treatment for dry or problem skin. It has antimicrobial and emollient properties and can be used as a leave-on application or as a soap substitute. Dermol Cream helps treat and prevent dry and itchy skin conditions, particularly eczema and dermatitis. It contains active ingredients like benzalkonium chloride, chlorhexidine dihydrochloride, liquid paraffin, and isopropyl myristate, which help soften, moisturise, and protect the skin.
- Antimicrobial and emollient treatment for dry skin conditions
- Safe for all ages, including babies
- Benzalkonium chloride and chlorhexidine dihydrochloride combat bacteria
- Liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate soften and protect skin
- Can be used as a leave-on application or soap substitute
How does Dermol Cream work?
Dermol Cream has two types of active ingredients. Benzalkonium chloride and chlorhexidine dihydrochloride are antimicrobials that combat bacteria on the skin that can worsen eczema and prevent infection caused by scratching itchy skin. Liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate are emollients that help to soften, moisturise, and protect the skin by trapping moisture in the skin and restoring the normal protective function of the skin. They also prevent the skin-drying and irritant effects that can be caused by washing and bathing and by the soaps, foaming additives, and fragrances used in ordinary skin cleansing products.
What does it mean that Dermol has antimicrobial properties?
Antimicrobial properties mean that Dermol kills microorganisms or stops their growth on the skin. This can help when treating skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis as it helps combat bacteria on the skin that can worsen the symptoms. The antimicrobial properties can also help prevent inflammation caused by scratching itchy skin.
Can anyone use Dermol Cream?
Yes, Dermol Cream is suitable for all age groups, including babies.
Can I use other emollients or treatments with Dermol Cream?
Yes, Dermol Cream can be used in addition to any other emollients or treatments your doctor or pharmacist may have given or prescribed for you to treat your dry skin condition.
How do I perform a patch test for a new skincare product?
To perform a patch test for a new skincare product, apply the product to a small patch of skin where it is unlikely to accidentally wash or rub away, such as the inside of the arm or bend of the elbow. Apply the product as thickly as you would when using it regularly and leave it on the patch of skin for as long as it would normally be on the skin. If the product is something you would usually wash off, keep the patch on for 5 minutes or as long as the instructions advise. Repeat the patch test twice a day for between 7-10 days, as a reaction may not happen immediately. If your skin reacts to the product, wash it off as soon as possible and stop using it.
What should I do if I forget to use Dermol Cream?
If you occasionally forget to use it, do not worry, just carry on using the product as described the next time you require it.
What happens if I apply too much Dermol Cream?
There is no added risk associated with applying too much Dermol Cream. The skin will become greasy if it cannot absorb the cream but none of the ingredients in Dermol Cream is harmful should you apply too much cream. Simply wipe off excess cream if necessary.
Active ingredients: benzalkonium chloride (0.1% w/w), chlorhexidine dihydrochloride (0.1% w/w), liquid paraffin (10% w/w), isopropyl myristate (10% w/w).
Also contains: cetostearyl alcohol, cetomacrogol 1000, phenoxyethanol, glycerol, disodium phosphate dodecahydrate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate and purified water.
Usage and Instructions
As a soap substitute:
Use Dermol Cream to wash with instead of your ordinary soap or shower gel. It will not foam or lather like ordinary cosmetic products. After washing, bathing or showering, pat the skin dry with a soft towel (avoid rubbing as this can make dry skin conditions worse).
For use as a leave-on application (e.g. after showering):
Apply Dermol Cream to the affected areas and gently smooth into the skin. If necessary, allow time for any excess to soak in. Do not rub the skin vigorously. Reapply as often as required.
If you are applying another treatment to the same areas of skin as Dermol Cream, try to avoid mixing the two products. This can be achieved by applying the treatments alternately, leaving sufficient time to allow the previous application to soak in.
Dermol Cream can be used during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. The ingredients have been in widespread use in this and similar preparations for many years, without reports of problems. However, safety trials have not been conducted.
Take special care when using Dermol Cream:
For patients with very sensitive skin, it is generally a good idea to start any new treatment on a small test area first.
Avoid getting it in the eyes, especially when using it on the face.
When used as a soap substitute in the bath or shower the product can make the surface slippery, so be careful to avoid slipping over when getting into and out of your shower or bath (e.g. by using a shower or bath mat).