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Oilatum Shower Gel to treat eczema and dry skin conditions (relieves itching) - 150g


  • One or more ingredients have been tested on people with psoriasis and proven beneficial
  • Non-foaming cleanser for dry skin
  • Moisturises and soothes itchy skin
  • Free from fragrance, soaps, and other irritants
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Description

Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance Free is a gentle cleanser to be used in the bath or shower by people with dry skin conditions such as contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, senile pruritis, and ichthyosis.

People who suffer from dry skin often experience itchiness and soreness. This can be worsened by the dehydrating effects of the skin’s natural protective barrier being damaged. This barrier helps to trap moisture by reducing evaporation from the skin’s surface in healthy individuals.

Oilatum Shower Gel helps to condition the skin and to repair its natural defences against moisture loss. Its liquid paraffin content helps to trap moisture, rehydrating the skin so that it feels less rough, softer, and suppler, while also easing the itchiness.

It is formulated for use on wet skin and is not to be confused with the Oilatum Gel or other Oilatum products in the same range, which are designed for use on dry skin.

This gel is non-foaming and contains none of the harmful skin irritants that many commercial soaps and cleansers contain. It is safe for children and the elderly to use.

Oilatum Shower Gel is fragrance-free and gentle enough to be used daily as part of your bathing routine. With regular use will help to recondition the skin.

Ingredients

The ingredients in Oilatum Shower Gel are:

  • Paraffinum liquidium
  • Polyethylene
  • Octyldodecanol
  • PPG-2 myristyl ether propionate
  • PEG-8 dilaurate
  • Phenyl trimethicone
  • PEG-40 sorbitan peroleate

Directions

Oilatum Shower Gel should be used as part of your normal wash or shower routine. Apply it to wet skin and massage the gel into the affected areas. Afterwards, rinse lightly with warm water and pat dry with a soft towel – avoid rubbing dry.

Precautions

Oilatum Shower Gel is suitable for adults or children but should not be used on greasy skin. Store it safely out of children’s reach.

Take extra care when getting into or out of the shower, as the moisturising oils in this product may make surfaces more slippery than usual.

Do not ingest this gel – it is for external use only. If it gets into the mouth or eyes, flush it out with clean water.

Always check ingredients carefully. If you have hypersensitivity to liquid paraffin or any other ingredient, do not use this gel. In case of an unexpected reaction, stop using it immediately and consult a doctor or pharmacist.

This product is considered safe to use when pregnant but, if unsure, check with your doctor.

Side Effects

Hypersensitivity to ingredients (especially light liquid paraffin) may cause a skin reaction. In rare cases, irritation, rash, erythema, or pruritus may occur at the application site. No other side effects are known and no interactions with other medicinal products have been reported.

Research & Evidence

For people with Psoriasis

HelloSkin’s experts have not been able to find any clinical data on the effect of Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance Free in people with psoriasis. However, the product contains paraffin which primarily works by forming a lipid barrier on the skin that traps water and limits water evaporation from the skin surface. Water evaporation is increased in psoriatic lesions compared with normal skin (1), which is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, that may be worsening the disease symptoms (2).

For people with Eczema

HelloSkin’s experts could not find scientific data on the use of Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance Free in people with atopic dermatitis. However, the product contains liquid paraffin which is known to help prevent water from evaporating over the skin surface.

In atopic dermatitis and other dry skin conditions water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced skin barrier function, which can worsen the disease symptoms (2).


References

  1. Ann Dermatol. 2012 May;24(2):168-74
  2. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(11):771-88
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