Zeroderm is a white opaque ointment. It moisturises and softens eczematous dry skin, psoriasis, and other cases of dry skin. Zeroderm Ointment has a 3-in-1 functionality as a leave-on emollient, soap substitute and bath additive.
The directions below apply for both children and adults.
When used as a moisturising emollient, apply on affected areas on the dry skin as often as necessary. Use as a bath additive by melting approximately 4 grams of ointment in a suitable container of hot water and then add to the bath water. If used as a substitute for soap, take a small quantity of ointment then lather under warm water and use as you normally would when washing and showering. Afterwards, pat the skin dry with a soft towel.
Refrain from use if you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in Zeroderm Ointment.
Apply externally only and avoid eye contact.
When used in shower and bath, be aware that the floor may become slippery.
Zeroderm Ointment is unlikely to have negative or harmful effects when it is used as directed on the label.
Due to the ingredient, cetearyl alcohol, the ointment can rarely cause local reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
Our experts were not able to find scientific data on Zeroderm Ointment on psoriatic lesions. But, the product contains high amounts of liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin, which is known to limit water evaporation from the skin surface. In psoriatic plaques, the water loss over the skin is increased compared to healthy skin (1).
For people with Eczema
HelloSkin’s experts were not able to find scientific data on Zeroderm Ointment in atopic dermatitis. However, the product contains high amounts of liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin which is known to limit water evaporation from the skin surface. In atopic dermatitis, loss of water across the skin is linked to a reduced barrier function (2) that may further worsen the disease.