E45 Emollient Wash Cream is a mild, creamy formula designed to rehydrate dry skin and help it retain its natural moisturising properties.
It usually replaces standard soaps, shower gels, and cleansers, which often contain chemicals that can be particularly harsh on dry, flaky, sore, or scaly skin. These chemicals should especially be avoided by sufferers of eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, ichthyosis, and other dry skin conditions.
Dry skin is an outcome of a lack of moisture in the top layer of skin cells, which is exacerbated by some soaps and detergents.
E45 Emollient Wash Cream is soap and detergent-free and contains no artificial fragrances. When it cleans the skin, it does not foam, and it cleans without drying the skin out.
Its emollient properties form a protective layer on the skin that helps it to retain the body’s natural moisture, rather than it evaporating away. This leaves the skin feeling softer, smoother, and suppler, with less redness, itching, and irritation.
E45 Emollient Wash Cream is mild enough to be used by most people with dry skin, including children and the elderly.
E45 Emollient Wash Cream can be used daily as part of your usual wash routine.
After shaking the bottle, apply the formula to wet skin on the face, body, or hands. Then massage it in well and rinse off with water, before patting dry with a soft towel.
This is most easily done when bathing or showering but, depending on the location of the affected skin, the wash cream can also be applied when washing at the basin.
E45 Emollient Wash Cream can be used by children, but always store it out of their reach.
Use only externally and take special care when washing the face and around the eyes.
Take extra care when using this cream in the bath or shower. The mineral oil content may make the surfaces more slippery than usual, so try to use a shower mat or bath mat. Be sure to clean away any residue on the surfaces with a detergent afterwards.
Always check the ingredients carefully. If you have a hypersensitivity to any of them, avoid using this product.
It can generally be used safely while pregnant or breastfeeding.
In rare cases, the use of E45 Emollient Wash Cream has been associated with skin irritations. In the event of this happening, discontinue use.
No known interactions with this product and other medicines exist.
HelloSkin’s experts have not found any clinical data on the benefits of E45 Emollient Wash Cream for people with psoriasis.
The product contains zinc oxide, which in itself will result in water absorption (1). Zinc salts (0.25%), have also shown to reduce the symptoms of psoriatic skin (2).
Furthermore, the product contains petrolatum and paraffinum liquidum, which are known to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface. Water evaporation is increased in psoriatic lesions compared with normal skin (3).