Psoriasis Balm - La Roche-Posay Iso-Urea MD Baume Psoriasis is a balm specially formulated to ease the dry patches, scaly skin, and itching that is associated with psoriasis.
Psoriatic skin is often characterized by thickened plaque and severe dehydration. This balm is designed to moisturise, smoothen, and rehydrate the skin.
It is a non-greasy, non-sticky, fragrance-free formula that spreads easily on the affected skin areas. It works intensively on scaly skin, using its urea content to help reduce the thickness of the patches and prevent recurrence; it also promotes the restoration of the skin barrier, to help prevent future problems with dehydration.
Its thermal spring water content is also claimed to soothe sensitive skin and promote good skin health.
The ingredients in La Roche-Posay Iso-Urea MD Baume Psoriasis are:
Apply Iso-Urea MD Baume Psoriasis once or twice per day after cleansing. Pour into the palm of the hand and gently massage it into the affected areas of skin.
Iso-Urea MD Baume Psoriasis is for external use only. In the case of accidental swallowing, seek medical advice. In the event of contact with the eyes, rinse out with clean water.
For use by adults only. Store safely out of children’s reach.
Check the long list of ingredients in this product for any known hypersensitivities. Though it contains no parabens (preservatives), check for allergies to other ingredients. In the case of an unexpected reaction, stop using the product immediately and consult a doctor or pharmacist.
There are presently no known side effects associated with the use of Iso-Urea MD Baume Psoriasis. It is not known to affect, or be affected by, other medicines.
Our experts at HelloSkin did not find any clinical data on the use of La Roche-Posay Iso-Urea MD Baume in people with psoriasis.
However, the product contains urea which is a part of the skin’s natural moisturising factor, known to assist in hydrating the upper skin layers (1). In higher concentrations, urea also works as a descaling agent (2).
Furthermore, the product contains glycerin, which is also found naturally in the skin where it helps attract and retain water and air from the deeper skin layers, thereby helping by hydrating and moisturising the skin (3).
In psoriasis there is an increased water loss across the skin surface compared with healthy skin (4). This water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which may aggravate disease symptoms (5).
The liquid paraffin content in the product helps creating a lipid film on the skin surface that limits water evaporation across the skin.