Epimax Excetra Cream - 500g

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What is Epimax Excetra Cream?

Epimax ExCetra Cream is a gentle, soothing alternative to soap and shower gel. The caring cream formula is perfectly formulated for use a soap substitute when bathing or showering and can be used as a moisturiser during the day to keep skin feeling comfortable. It contains a high lipid content to help retain moisture within the skin and provides lasting relief for severe symptoms of dry skin conditions. Epimax ExCetra Cream is suitable for dry skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. If you’re looking to give your skin a boost with long-lasting hydration, try Epimax ExCetra Cream. 

What causes dry skin?

Dry skin can be caused by a variety of different factors including:

  • A drop in temperature and humidity in the air
  • Being around sources of heat, such as fires or radiators
  • Taking hot baths or showers 
  • Harsh soaps and detergents
  • Swimming in chlorinated pools

Dry skin can also be a symptoms of a skin condition, such as eczema, psoriasis or pruritus 

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis causes patches of flaky red skin that are covered in silver scales to form on the skin. The patches usually appear on the elbows, knees and lower back and can by itchy or sore. Those who have psoriasis, usually have periods with little to no symptoms followed by periods when symptoms are more severe. 

What is eczema?

Eczema is a common skin condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. Although there is no cure for it, it can be managed with emollients and a dedicated skin care routine. If it develops during childhood, it is possible for the condition to improve over time. Eczema can affect any part of the body, but it more commonly affects:

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

What is pruritus?

Pruritus is common in older adult as the skin tends to become more dry with age and can be caused or worsened by dry skin. Common symptoms of pruritus include:

  • Redness
  • Bumps, spots or blisters
  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Leathery or scaly skin 

Why is it important to moisturise our skin?

Whatever skin type you have, it is important to keep your skin hydrated through regular moisturising. Keeping our skin moist allows the skin’s protective barrier to replenish and remain strong. This barrier is our skin’s defence against harmful substances, germs and viruses. It prevents them from penetrating the skin and causing infection. If our skin becomes dehydrated and dry, it compromises this protective barrier, which can leave us vulnerable to infection. Dry skin conditions, such as eczema can be made worse if the skin isn’t moisturised, as cracks and irritation can occur, which can cause pain and discomfort. Moisturising our skin regularly helps to keep our skin’s hydration levels topped up which prevents dry skin, irritation, itchiness and cracks, as well as protecting us from infection. 

How can Epimax ExCetra Cream help to soothe dry, itchy skin?

Epimax ExCetra cleanses and softens the skin without causing it to lose moisture and become dry. It can be used as a soap substitute when bathing and showering and can also be used as a moisturiser to keep skin hydrated and moisturised. The hydrating formula contains a high lipid content to help retain moisture and provides long-lasting moisturisation and relief from severe dry skin symptoms. Epimax is suitable for those with dry skin conditions and it doesn’t contain:

  • SLS 
  • Lanolin
  • Paraben
  • Gluten
  • Perfume

The bottle is fully recyclable and the cream is suitable for vegans. The cream is easily absorbed by the skin and leaves it feeling soothed, soft and comfortable. 

How to use this product

Apply ExCetra to the skin as frequently as required. When using as a skin cleanser, use as required in the same way you would use body wash in the bath or shower. When using as a moisturiser, smooth gently onto the affected areas in the direction of hair growth. 

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). This product contains paraffin. Stay away from naked flames as fabrics can become easily ignited after coming into contact with paraffin. 

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 https://www.nhs.uk

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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Active Ingredients

  • Emulsifying Wax, Liquid Paraffin, White Soft Paraffin


  • White soft paraffin 13.2% w/w, liquid paraffin 10.5% w/w, emulsifying wax (SLS free), glycerol, cetostearyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, citric acid monohydrate, trisodium citrate dihydrate, water 

Product Data

Active Ingredient(s)
Emulsifying Wax, Liquid Paraffin, White Soft Paraffin

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