White Soft Paraffin is a hypoallergenic, protective moisturising base for the prevention of chafing and the management of dry skin conditions and does not contain a preservative. When applied to the skin, it leaves a layer of oil on the surface of the skin that prevents water evaporating from the skin surface. It is a very greasy moisturiser. It is also water repellent and helps protect the skin from irritants. It is an emollient, sometimes known as skin lubricant. Benefits of being on this product can include restoring the skin's smoothness, softness and flexibility by helping the skin retain its moisture.