QV Intensive Ointment is useful for very dry skin conditions. The ointment works by sealing in moisture and rehydrating your skin. The formulation is aqua-free meaning that it will not burn and sting when used on cracked skin or inflamed skin.
It is free from colour, fragrance and lanolin, which makes it suitable for even the most subtle skin types affected by sensitive, dry, itchy skin or eczema. The moisturising properties of the the ingredients, including light liquid paraffin and dimethicone, helps maintain your skin’s protective barrier, prevent moisture loss, and restore the natural conditions of your skin.
Ointments like QV Intensive Ointment are the best type of moisturisers for very dry skin conditions such as psoriasis. The thick and greasy texture with a slow absorption makes them less pleasant for use during the day. This is why some people prefer them during the night when the ointment is left on the skin for longer time periods, which allows it to fully absorb.
Apply generously to the body and face and massage gently into the affected skin areas.
For very dry and thickened skin you can apply the ointment under wet wraps to allow for deep absorption and a longer lasting moisturising effect.
Best results are obtained when the ointment is left on the skin for longer time allowing it to fully absorb. Therefore, QV Intensive Ointment is very useful at night.
Alternatively, apply after showering and bathing when the skin is most likely to be dried out.
Ointments should be applied at least every 6-8 hours, but can generally be used as often as required.
Do not used QV Intensive Ointment on wounds and refrain from use if you are sensitive to some/any of the ingredients. Stop use if you experience any irritation.
Do not use soap on areas that are affected by very dry skin in order to prevent irritation.
The ointment is only for external use and you should avoid contact with the eyes. As with all medicines, keep out of reach of babies and children.
No side effects are reported for this product. However, as with all skin care products, if you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients (listed above) local reactions or allergic reactions may occur.
HelloSkin’s experts did not find any clinical data on the use of QV Intensive Ointment in people with psoriasis. However, the product contains liquid paraffin, petrolatum and dimethicone which are known to help limit water evaporation from the skin surface. Increased water evaporation in psoriatic lesions is known to be a problem compared with healthy skin (1).
For people with Eczema
HelloSkin’s experts did not find any clinical data on the use of QV Intensive Ointment in people with atopic dermatitis. However, the product contains liquid paraffin, petrolatum and dimethicone which are known to help reduce water evaporating across the skin surface.
In atopic dermatitis, loss of water across the skin is linked to a reduced barrier function (2), which further worsen the disease. In a study of children with atopic dermatitis an over-the-counter petrolatum based emollient was found to be just as beneficial in measures of disease severity and improvement compared with two prescription device moisturisers when applied three times per day for 3 weeks (3).