Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient For Dry Skin - 500g

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What is Adex Gel?

Adex gel is an emollient gel that helps to soothe and protect your areas of dry skin. It’s ideal for those who are suffering from eczema, dermatitis, or psoriasis, helping to reduce inflammation in your irritated skin during flare-ups. If you’re looking for a dry skin treatment that’s perfect for the whole family, even toddlers who are older than 1, Adex gel could be the perfect product for you.


What is eczema?

Eczema is a common dry skin condition that lots of people suffer from every day. It’s more common in children, but many of them grow out of it as they get older, and some people may develop eczema for the first time as adults. Eczema can occur in smaller patches, or larger more widespread areas of the skin, causing dryness, inflammation, and itching when you experience flare-ups. You can experience eczema all over your body, but some of the most common places where people experience eczema include:

  • Hands and feet
  • Inside the creases of the skin, e.g. inside your elbows or the backs of your knees
  • The face and scalp, especially in children


How will Adex Gel treat my eczema and dry skin?

Adex gel works as an emollient, which means that it forms a protective barrier over your skin when you apply it. This barrier helps to keep moisture locked into your skin, helping it to get the hydration it needs to heal properly, leaving it soft and smooth. This barrier can also help to keep irritants away from your damaged skin, protecting it and keeping it from becoming more inflamed.


Can I use this product if I’m taking other medication?

Adex Gel is not currently known to affect or be affected by, any other medications that are taken orally (swallowed). However, if you are using any other products that are applied to your skin, such as other emollients or steroid creams, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product so you can be sure they are safe to use together. If a medical professional tells you that it’s okay for you to use this product at the same time as other skin treatments, make sure to leave a suitable amount of time to let each product absorb into the skin before applying other treatments to the same area. This will keep you from diluting any of the treatments you’re using.


Can I use this product during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. Adex gel has not been tested for safety during pregnancy and should be used with caution under medical supervision at this time.


How to use this product

Gently smooth as much Adex gel as you need over dry or inflamed areas of skin. For best results, do not rub the skin vigorously, but use as few gentle strokes as possible, stroking in the same direction as hair growth just like you would if you were stroking a cat or a dog. Let the gel absorb into your skin for a short while, if necessary. Use 3 times a day, or as often as you need to.


When should this product not be used?

Adex Gel is not suitable for use in children under the age of 1 year. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. Be aware that this product contains paraffin, which is an important ingredient in emollients, but can increase the flammability of fabrics it comes into contact with. Be sure to change dressings, clothing, bedding, and any other fabric this product comes into contact with regularly, and stay away from naked flames, lit cigarettes, etc. while using this product.


Does Adex Gel have any side effects?

Like all medications, Adex Gel can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include skin reactions, such as mild rashes or allergic reactions. If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.


How to store this product

Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not freeze this product. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.


Important information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction

For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.

If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:

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  • Carbomer, glycerol, isopropyl myristate, liquid paraffin, nicotinamide, phenoxyethanol, sorbitan laurate, trolamine and purified water

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Is ADEX GEL better than EPAderm for Psoriasis

Some people prefer a gel preparation to an ointment as it can be easier to apply, but neither is considered better than the other. It is usually a personal preference and trying to see which suits you best.

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Standard Shipping (3-5 Working Days)123£2.95
Royal Mail Tracked 24011£4.95
Next Day Guaranteed (1 Working Day)n/an/an/a£6.95

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Free UK Delivery on all orders over £30* - Delivery within 3-5 working days.

Standard UK Delivery - £2.95* - Delivery within 3-5 working days.

Express UK Delivery - £4.95** - Delivery within 1-2 working days.

Temperature Controlled Delivery - £8.85 - Delivery within 1-3 working days.

Please Note: These prices are shown as a guide only. All delivery times are approximate but have been obtained in good faith.

*Excluding refrigerated products and treatments which are subject to different postage charges.


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All our items are sent completely discreet for your peace of mind.

This means the packaging is plain, there is no mention of what product is inside your package and there is no mention of Chemist4U either.

We respect that many of our products are of a sensitive nature - this is why we take every step to keep your purchases private.

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Adex Gel Moisturising Emollient For Dry Skin - 500g Reviews

Theresa Witziers,
Works really well
Mr Dermod Drought,
The product is excellent the only quibble I have is the dispenser; my condition is whole body and the dispenser only pumps out a comparatively small amount and as I must use both hands they become very slippery. The large pump button on a Balneum tub is ideal, I have to use it on my feet
Rachel Marlow,
This is another great cream for eczema puts moisture back in and helps relieve itchy skin too
Gwyneth --,
Very good product and reasonable price and quick delivery
Excellent service and quality.

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