Dermalex Repair & Restore - 200g

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Olivia Appleton - Medical Content Writer
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What is Dermalex Repair and Restore?

Dermalex Repair and Restore is a breakthrough skin-strengthening cream recommended by dermatologists for dry to atopic (eczema) skin. It is clinically proven to intensely hydrate and strengthen the skin barrier and can even prevent the relapse of eczema. Its efficacy is supported by 20 years of research and over 20 scientific publications. This ultra-hydrating moisturiser implements a barrier shield and recovery complex, for skin that is soft and soothed.


What causes dry skin?

Dry skin is usually a temporary condition, although some people may experience it long-term, where the skin doesn’t retain sufficient moisture.

Symptoms of dry skin

  • Skin feeling tight- especially after showering, bathing or swimming
  • Skin that looks and feels rough
  • Itching
  • Flaking, scaling or peeling
  • Fine lines or cracks
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity

Causes of dry skin

  • Weather- skin can dry out in winter when humidity levels drop and there isn’t a lot of moisture in the air
  • Heat- central heating, fireplaces and heaters can reduce humidity, which can dry out the skin
  • Baths, showers and swimming- taking long, hot showers, lying in hot baths or swimming in chlorinated pools can dry out the skin
  • Skin conditions- eczema and psoriasis are two examples of conditions that can cause dry skin


What is eczema?

Eczema is a very common skin condition that causes inflammation and intense irritation. Common symptoms caused by eczema include:

  • Dry, sensitive skin
  • Itchiness
  • Red, inflamed skin
  • Rough, leathery or scaly patches of skin
  • Oozing or bleeding
  • Areas of swelling

Eczema can affect any part of the body, but commonly affects:

  • The backs or fronts of the knees
  • Outside or inside the elbows
  • Around the neck, hands, cheeks or scalp

What causes eczema

People with eczema tend to have an over-reactive immune system that causes inflammation in response to a trigger (such as a substance or an allergy). You can be born with an increased likelihood of developing atopic eczema from the genes you inherit from your parents. Research has shown that children whose parents have 1 or both parents with atopic eczema or who have other siblings with eczema are more likely to develop it themselves. This is due to a mutation of a gene that is inherited by a child from their parents. This gene is responsible for creating filaggrin, a protein that helps our bodies maintain a healthy protective barrier. Without this barrier, moisture can escape and bacteria and viruses can enter our skin. This is why many people with eczema can have severely dry and infection-prone.

The severity of symptoms can vary depending on the treatment of symptoms and exposure to symptoms. Typical triggers of eczema symptoms include:

  • Irritants- such as soaps and detergents like shampoo, washing up liquid and bubble bath
  • Dry skin- when the skin loses too much moisture, it can easily become brittle and rough which can lead to a flare-up of eczema
  • Environmental factors or allergens- cold and dry weather, dampness, dust mites, pet hair, pollen and moulds
  • Food allergies- such as allergies to cows’ milk, eggs, peanuts, soya or wheat
  • Some materials- such as wool and synthetic fabrics
  • Hormonal changes- women may find their symptoms get worse in the days before their period or during pregnancy
  • Stress- some people can experience an eczema flare-up when they are stressed

When to see a doctor

If you experience some of the following symptoms and you’ve not previously had a diagnosis for eczema, seek advice from your GP:

  • Visibly irritated red skin in the creases of your skin
  • A history of skin irritation occurring in the same areas mentioned above
  • Generally dry skin in the last 12 months
  • A history of asthma or hay fever

How to treat eczema

If you have experienced any of the above symptoms long-term, it is recommended that you seek advice from your GP. As well as medical treatments for eczema, there are many self-care measures you can take to help manage your symptoms and keep your skin comfortable.

  • Moisturise your skin at least twice a day- use a product or combination of products that keep your skin hydrated throughout the day
  • Apply an anti-itch cream to the affected area- apply the treatment twice a day to the affected area after moisturising. Using a moisturiser before the anti-itch cream helps the cream to penetrate the skin better. Scratching your skin can cause cuts and bleeding that can lead to infection, reducing itchiness can prevent you from scratching and therefore limit the chance of infection
  • Don’t scratch- Rather than scratching, try pressing the skin. Cover the itchy area, if possible, to prevent scratching
  • Choose mild cleansers- use gentle cleansers that don’t contain perfumes, dyes or harsh soaps. Using cleansers that contain moisturising properties can be beneficial for dry, irritated skin and symptoms of eczema
  • Wear cool, smooth-textured clothing- reduce irritation by avoiding tight, rough or scratchy clothing. Instead choose loose clothing made from a material that allows your skin to breath, such as cotton
  • Treat stress and anxiety- Stress and emotional disorders can worsen eczema


How does Dermalex work?

Water levels are low beneath the surface of the skin and moisture escapes through the cracks in the surface of the skin. When Dermalex is applied, it increases the water content in the top few layers of the skin, providing hydration and locking in moisture. It creates a barrier to stop external irritants and germs from penetrating the skin and causing damage and leaves the skin surface feeling smooth and soft.


How to use Dermalex Moisturiser

Always wash your hands before use. Ensure the skin is clean before applying the cream twice a day, taking care not to use it on any open wounds. To prevent flare-ups, use during symptom free-periods. Re-apply after showering or bathing.


  • Suitable for external use only and on intact skin
  • For single patient use only
  • Do not expose the product to a heating source, extreme cold or direct sunlight
  • Use before the expiration date indicated on the packaging
  • If symptoms persist after 4 weeks of treatment, seek medical advice from your doctor
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children


When NOT to use this product

Do NOT use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients (see ingredients tab for full list). Avoid application on open wounds, intimate area, inside the mouth or into eyes, nose or ears. Seek advice from your GP or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist if:

  • The product will be used in combination with other treatments
  • Severe, hyper-acute symptoms of eczema are experienced
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding


Side Effects

Like all topical treatments, E45 can cause side effects, although not everyone experiences them. A possible side effect of a slight stinging sensation might be noticeable during the first few applications, but this is normal and temporary. In the unlikely event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use immediately. If the side effects persist or worsen or if you notice any side-effects not listed in the leaflet or on the packaging, contact your GP or a Chemist 4 U pharmacist.



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.

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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

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