Epaderm Ointment 500g
Epaderm Ointment 500g
Epaderm Ointment is a 3-in-1 emollient that can be used directly on the skin, in the bath or as a skin cleanser
Key Benefits of Epaderm Ointment:
- Free from fragrance, colouring and SLS
- 3-in-1 emollient
- Deeply moisturises
- Provides a barrier to help soothe the skin
- Suitable for sensitive skin
Epaderm Ointment is a rich emollient formulated with clinically proven ingredients that deeply moisturise the skin.
Epaderm Ointment is a 3-in-1 emollient for the management of dry skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. Epaderm formula offers three aspects of complete emollient therapy in one - it can be used on the skin, as a bath additive or as a skin cleanser.
Using Epaderm as a skin cleaner helps ensure that dry skin can be properly washed without losing additional moisture, or having to deal with the problems that common soap additives might produce.
It has no fragrances, colourings or preservatives making it ideal for treating a wide range of skin conditions and is especially suitable for babies and children.
Epaderm Ointment provides a barrier to help soothe the skin. Emollients are not steroids so you can use as much as you need. It should be applied generously and frequently even when the skin has improved.
Cetomacrogol Emulsifying Wax BP. (contains Cetostearyl Alcohol and Macrogol Cetostearyl Ether 22)
Yellow Soft Paraffin BP.
Liquid Paraffin Ph. Eur.
It contains no colours, fragrances or additives.
Usage and Instructions
Directions: apply Epaderm Ointment directly on the skin in the direction of hair growth. This will reduce the risk of blocking hair follicles.
Application should be at least twice per day. When emollients are applied to the whole body, it has been suggested that adults require at least 500g/week and children require at least 250g/week of emollient being used.
1 measure is 8g.
Face Ears and Neck: Half a measure twice a day
Hands: Quarter of a measure twice a day
Arms: 1 measure twice a day
Legs: 2 measures twice a day
Anterior Trunk: 1 measure twice a day
Back: 1 measure twice a day
Genitals: Quarter of a measure twice a day
To use Epaderm Emollient as a cleanser, scoop a small amount from the tub, lather under warm water and then use as a normal soap.
Take 4g (about the size of a £2 coin) from the tub. Melt this in a tumbler of hot water, ensuring it has cooled sufficiently before adding to the bath. Do not apply hot water directly to the skin. When using Epaderm Emollient as a bath additive, care should be taken, as it will make the surface of the bath slippery.
Keep away from fire, flames and cigarettes when using all types of emollients (both paraffin-based and paraffin-free). Dressings, clothing and bedding that have been in contact with an emollient can easily catch fire. Washing fabrics at high temperatures may reduce the build-up of an emollient, but does not remove it completely.
Ointments are effective, however, they can feel greasy and may not be cosmetically acceptable all of the time. They are highly effective on dry skin skin when used at night for long-term moisturisation.