Hydromol Ointment and Hydromol Bath and Shower Emollient both work in a similar way, as emollients.
They form a protective barrier over your skin, keeping moisture locked in and irritants out.
This gives your skin the chance to rehydrate without becoming more irritated.
Hydromol Cream also works as a humectant, which means it attracts water when it’s applied to the skin.
This helps your skin to rehydrate, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
What are the ingredients in Hydromol?
The ingredients in the Hydromol products we stock are as follows:
Hydromol Ointment: Cetomacrogol emulsifying wax (contains cetostearyl alcohol and macrogol cetostearyl ether), yellow soft paraffin and liquid paraffin.
Hydromol Cream: The active ingredient is sodium pyrrolidone carboxylate 2.5%. The other ingredients are liquid paraffin, isopropyl myristate, sodium lactate solution, cetomacrogol emulsifying wax, myristyl myristate, macrogol cetostearyl ether, hydroxybenzoates (parabens) (E218, E214, E216), phenoxyethanol and purified water.
Hydromol Bath and Shower Emollient: The active ingredients are light liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate. The other ingredients are C12-C14 alcohol with 3 molecules of ethylene oxide, polyol fatty acid ester and iso-octyl stearate.
Is Hydromol an emollient?
Hydromol products all contain emollients, making them a popular choice for those with dry, irritated skin.
They help to protect and hydrate your skin from the inside out.
What is eczema?
Eczema is a skin condition that causes patches of skin to become dry, flaky, irritated and cracked.
It usually affects the front and back of knees and elbows, but it can occur on any part of the body.
Eczema tends to first occur in childhood and is a long-term skin condition that can cause discomfort, but some people find that they grow out of it as they get older.
Certain irritants and germs can cause symptoms of eczema to worsen, so it is essential that you keep your skin clean and hydrated.
There is no cure for eczema, but there are several steps you can take to help manage your skin:
Moisturise your skin - use moisturisers, ointments or lotions that contain emollients to lock in moisture, prevent your skin from drying out and reducing the need to itch
Avoid itching - itching the skin can cause germs to infect the skin, making symptoms worse
Avoid long, hot showers/baths - hot water dries out the skin
Use a soap substitute - harsh soaps can strip the skin of its natural moisture which can exacerbate symptoms of eczema
Use an emollient bath oil - it will prevent your skin from drying out in bathing and can help to manage symptoms of eczema
If your eczema is severe speak to your doctor, who can prescribe a suitable treatment.