QV Intensive Ointment For Very Dry Skin – 450g

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What is QV Intensive Ointment?

QV Intensive Ointment is a balm that contains a blend of 5 active ingredients to help soothe dry, irritated skin. The low irritant formula protects dry, sore skin to help it to heal and become more comfortable. QV Ointment is preservative and water free and can be applied as often as needed to help sensitive, dry skin and is ideal for using on areas typically affected by dry skin conditions, such as the elbows and knees. This product can be used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and ichthyosis and is suitable for infants, children and the elderly. If you’re looking for an effective treatment for dry skin, try QV Intensive Ointment.


Why do I have dry skin?

Dry skin can be caused by a variety of environmental and health factors. It isn’t usually a cause for concern, but if it is experienced regularly it may be a symptom of an underlying health condition such as diabetes or a skin condition such as eczema. Environmental factors, such as dry air, temperatures that are too hot or cold and exposing the skin to heat can cause the skin to dry out and become sensitive due to the lack of moisture in the air. Similarly, the use of harsh soaps, chemicals and fragrances can strip the skin of its natural oils making it feel tight, dry and uncomfortable. Dry skin can also be caused by a variety of skin conditions, which may need to be managed long-term in order to keep the skin hydrated and comfortable. If you are regularly experiencing dry skin on parts of your body, it can be useful to seek advice from your doctor as it may be a symptom of an underlying illness or skin condition.


What is eczema?

Atopic eczema can cause the skin to become dry, red and uncomfortable. For most people, eczema is a long-term skin condition that needs to be managed. However if it develops during childhood, it can be outgrown and some adult cases of eczema can be improved with careful management. Eczema can affect any part of the body, but it most commonly affects the knees, elbows and around the neck , hands, cheeks and scalp.


What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis causes red, scaly patches of skin to form on the elbows, knees and lower back. The patches can be uncomfortable and itchy, similar to eczema and can vary in severity. For some people, the irritation is minor, but for others Psoriasis can cause severe discomfort which can have a big, negative impact on their life. People who have Psoriasis may experience periods where they have no or minor symptoms followed by periods where symptoms are severe.


How can QV Ointment help to soothe dry skin?

QV Intensive Ointment contains 5 key ingredients to soothe irritated, dry skin:

  • Petrolatum
  • Isopropyl Myristate
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Liquid Paraffin
  • Dimethicone

QV Ointment is a blend of emollients and protective ingredients that help to lock moisture into the skin to prevent it from drying out. It moisturises and hydrates the skin to keep it feeling comfortable and prevents moisture loss. QV protects and soothes dry skin to prevent irritation and can be used as often as required to provide relief from irritating symptoms of dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. The caring, low irritant formula doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, fragrances, colours or preservatives and is light enough to not block the pores of the skin when applied. This product is gentle enough for use on all the family including infants, children and the elderly.


How to use this product

Apply generously on the face and body where required and massage in gently. It is recommended to use this product after bathing or showering to lock in moisture.


This product contains paraffin which can become flammable when it soaks into fabric. Avoid smoking or going near anyone who is smoking or using naked flames, such as candles, gas cookers or heaters. Change your clothing and bedding frequently whilst using this product to avoid risk of fire and wash fabrics that have come into contact with this product at a hotter temperature. Avoid the use of candles, electric blankets, overload plug sockets or place hot hair tools on the bed when using this product.


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 is suitable for external use only. Do NOT apply this product to wounds and avoid contact with eyes during application. Avoid using soap on the affected areas to prevent irritation. If irritation occurs when using this product, discontinue use.


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.

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.


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Active Ingredients

  • Glycerin


  • Paraffinum Liquidum, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyethylene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Silica.

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QV Intensive Ointment For Very Dry Skin – 450g Reviews

Dominic Cox,
Excellent product ,best cream I've ever used.thanks.
carol farrow,
Does what it says
G. B.,
Effective and soothing but a little greasy.
Annabelle Evans,
Very soothing for my psoriasis.
Good moisturiser for eczema

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