Zerocream Dry Skin Emollient - 500g

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Laura Shillcock - Medical Content Writer
Laura Shillcock
Medical Content Writer
06/05/2022
05/05/2024

What is Zerocream Dry Skin Emollient? 

Zerocream is an emollient used in the treatment of dry skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and ichthyosis. It helps to relieve dry, flaking, itchy symptoms and restores moisture into the skin leaving it soft and hydrated. Zerocream contains 27% paraffin, more specifically liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin. 

How to use this product

Always use this product exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Chemist4U pharmacist has told you. For best results, apply Zerocream directly to the affected areas of skin 2-3 times daily. Smooth the product gently onto the skin in the direction of hair growth, avoid vigorously rubbing in the product as this can worsen irritated skin. 

Zerocream does not leave a greasy residue and it can be used as an alternative to soap. Although it won’t foam like normal soaps, it is still just as effective at cleaning the skin while retaining moisture. Preferably, emollients should be used after bathing or showering as this is when the skin can lose a lot of moisture and become dry. After washing with Zerocream pat the skin dry with a towel, do not rub. 

How does paraffin relieve dry skin? 

Liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin are commonly used in skincare products due to their soothing and hydrating properties. These kinds of paraffin form a protective barrier over the skin to lock in moisture. They prevent moisture loss from the skin caused by eczema, psoriasis, etc, and when used consistently as prescribed, the skin remains hydrated and flare-ups of dry, itchy skin are prevented. 

What causes dry skin?

Dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can run in families but there are many environmental factors that can trigger dry skin. These include:

  • Harsh soaps and detergents that can strip the natural oils from the skin

  • Extreme weather, particularly in cold and low humidity climates

  • Heat from central heating, wood stoves, and fireplaces

  • Hot baths and showers

  • Old age - ageing skin is thin and loses natural oils that are essential for keeping the skin hydrated

  • Medication - dry skin can be a side effect of some types of medication

Is Zerocream suitable for children? 

Zerocream may be used by children over the age of one. For babies and children under the age of one, you should seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist before using this product.

When should this product not be used? 

Zerocream may be unsuitable for certain people. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if your skin is badly cracked, infected, or bleeding. 

Are there any side effects? 

Seek emergency medical attention if you notice any signs of a severe allergic reaction, symptoms of which include swelling of the face and throat, skin rash, breathing difficulties and/or loss of consciousness. 

Storage information

Store below 25°C in a cool, dry place out of sight and reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.

Important information

Make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before using 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 using 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 using 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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Zerocream Dry Skin Emollient - 500g Reviews

By Veronica Perry,
January 17, 2024
Given a sample tube by GP, found it works for me, so ordered a BIG tub.
By Sue,
November 09, 2022
it works well Very quick delivery
By Diana,
July 26, 2022
I have found this product very useful, as I get a lot of soreness. Reasonably priced, so able to use as much as I need.
By jillian mason,
May 03, 2022
Good for dry skins all types, lovely to use
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