* Contains light liquid paraffin
* Formulated to treat itchy, irritating dry skin conditions including eczema and dermatitis
* Replaces oil and water and hydrates the keratin
* Suitable for infant bathing
How do Oilatum emollient formula work?
Oilatum emollient contain light liquid paraffin. They work by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface.
Dry skin results from lack of water in the outer layer of skin cells known as the stratum corneum. When this layer becomes dehydrated it loses its flexibility and becomes cracked, scaly and sometimes itchy. The stratum corneum contains natural water-holding substances that retain water seeping up from the deeper layers of the skin, and water is also normally retained in the stratum corneum by a surface film of natural oil (sebum) and broken-down skin cells, which slow down evaporation of water from the skin surface.
Important information about Oilatum emollient
This preparation is for external use on the skin only. It should only be used with water, either added to bath water, used in the shower, or applied to wet skin for example when washing hands.
Avoid contact with the eyes.
When using Oilatum in the bath or shower take care to avoid slipping, especially when getting in or out, as this preparation may make the bath or shower more slippery than usual