Aqueous Cream 500g x 2Peter Boles Pharmacy
***Aqueous Cream - Double pack (2 x 500g pots) = 1000g ***
Aqueous Cream is a Light non-greasy moisturiser that helps restore the skin's smoothness & flexibility.
Aqueous Cream is also an alternative to soap or shampoo for those who have sensitive skin or can not use products containing fragrance or perfume. It is also free of colouring agents.
Warning: Do not swallow it is not to be taken. Always read the label & use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist please consult your healthcare professional.
Emulsifying Ointment 30% w/w.
Use aqueous cream as a soap substitute or wash product. Use it to bath or shower, instead of soap. Do NOT use aqueous cream as a leave-on emollient, in contact with the skin for prolonged periods.
What is aqueous cream?
Aqueous cream is a non-greasy emollient or moisturiser, used to treat dry skin conditions such as eczema. It is made from a mixture of emulsifying ointment and water (also called oil in water emulsion). When used as a soap substitute or wash product, it works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin, which traps water beneath it and prevents water evaporating from the skin surface. In this way it helps to retain moisture on the skin and reduce dryness. Read more about emollients and moisturisers.
How to use aqueous cream
Aqueous cream is recommended as a soap substitute, to be used instead of soap. Soaps (including shower gels and bubble baths) can irritate and dry out the skin. This can make the eczema worse. Although aqueous cream but does not lather or foam like regular soap, it cleanses the skin effectively. It can be applied before or during bathing, showering or washing, and must be rinsed off.
When using aqueous cream in the bath or shower, the floor can become slippery so use a bath mat or shower mat to avoid accidents.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, aqueous cream can cause unwanted side effects, although not everyone gets them. Often unwanted side effects improve as your body gets used to the new medicine.