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Epaderm is a pale yellow ointment containing Emulsifying Wax and Yellow Soft Paraffin. It also contains Liquid Paraffin. Epaderm's formulation contains no fragrances, colourings or additives.

Epaderm provides a film barrier which aids moisture retention within the skin. It is highly versatile.  Epaderm can be used on the skin, in the bath or as a soap alternative.

 

It therefore offers the three stages of complete emollient therapy (1).
Developed by dermatologists, specifically for sufferers of dry skin conditions, Epaderm can be used on a wide range of dry skin conditions and is ideal for use in wrapping.

Alternative Epaderm Uses

 

It’s a skin cleanser
When caring for dry skin conditions, it is vital to ensure that moisturisation is carried out whenever possible.  However, it is equally important that no soaps or products containing detergents are used, as they will increase water loss from the skin (3). Using Epaderm as a skin cleanse substitute ensures that dry skin can be properly washed without losing additional moisture, or having to deal with the problems that common soap additives might produce.

 

Using Epaderm as a skin cleanser
Scoop a small amount from the tub, lather under warm water and then use as a normal skin cleanser.

 

It’s a bath additive
Soaking the skin in an emollient for optimum rehydration is another key step of complete emollient therapy (1). As Epaderm contains no fragrances, colourings or additives, baths can be taken as often as required.

 

Using Epaderm in the bath
Take 4g (about the size of a 50 cent coin) from the tub. Melt this in a tumbler of hot water, ensuring it has cooled sufficiently before adding to the bath. Do not apply hot water directly to the skin. When using Epaderm as a bath additive, care should be taken, as it will make the surface of the bath slippery.

 

Benefits of use

  • Epaderm's formulation contains NO fragrances, colourings or additives
  • Epaderm's film barrier aids moisture retention within the skin
  • Epaderm can be used on the skin, in the bath or as a soap alternative and offers complete emollient therapy in one product (1)
  • Epaderm is ideal for use in wet wrapping
  • Convenient 125g, 500g available
  • Three-in-one relief for dry skin conditions

Epaderm is an alternative to Hydromol ointment (unavailable in NZ) as it contains the same ingredients.


 
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Epaderm Ointment

Epaderm provides a film barrier which aids moisture retention within the skin. It is highly versatile. Epaderm can be used on the skin, in the bath or as a soap alternative.
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