Dermol 200 shower emollient and Dermol 500 lotion contain four main ingredients: liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate, both of which have moisturising properties, and benzalkonium chloride and chlorhexidine hydrochloride, which are an antiseptics.
Moisturising lotions and shower gels are useful for dry skin conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis, which get worse when the skin is allowed to dry out.
Used regularly, they help restore the skin's smoothness, softness and flexibility by replacing lost moisture and helping the skin retain moisture.
This helps reduce scaling, redness and itching.
Both the shower emollient and the lotion can be used in the shower as a soap or normal shower gel substitute when washing, or applied directly to dry areas of skin as a moisturiser.
After washing, the skin should be patted rather than rubbed dry to avoid rubbing off the oil.
In dry skin conditions such as eczema, using moisturisers and moisturising shower gels regularly, even once the skin has improved, can help prevent flare-ups.