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Emollient Therapy

Ovelle make traditional licensed formulations originating from the British Pharmacopoeia (BP), a library of dermatological formulations that are recommended by medical professionals globally.

These formulations work to repair and treat the skin barrier. The key to skin repair of dry, sensitive skin conditions is Emollient Therapy a term used by medical professionals to describe how to deeply hydrate the epidermis and allow skin heal.

What are emollients?

Emollients come in various forms: lotions, creams, ointments, soap substitutes and oils. They help to repair cells on the surface of the skin and are used to treat and prevent “flare-ups” of dry skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.

Used every day, emollients help to:

  • soothe dry skin conditions
  • repair the skin’s barrier, thereby preventing entry of irritants and allergens
  • increase the effectiveness of prescribed treatments
  • reduce the requirement for topical corticosteroids

Emollients can be used in two ways :

  • Applied directly to the skin as a leave-on moisturiser (EMOLLIENT MOISTURISERS)
  • As a soap substitute instead of ordinary soap and shower gels (EMOLLIENT SOAP SUBSTITUTES).

What is a leave-on emollient moisturiser?

Leave-on emollient moisturisers soothe and relieve dry sensitive skin conditions by providing an oily layer over the skin’s surface. This prevents water loss from the epidermis, the outer layer of skin and restores the skin’s barrier function preventing the penetration of irritants, allergens and bacteria.

What is an emollient soap substitute?

Ordinary soaps and bubble baths can dry out the skin by stripping away its natural oils. Emollient soap substitutes do not foam or lather but are just as effective at cleansing the skin as ordinary soap with the additional benefit of leaving the skin coated with a protective film afterwards. Emollient soap substitutes can either be applied before bathing, showering or washing, or while in the water.