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Epaderm ointment doesn't contain any active ingredients as such. It is a mixture of yellow soft paraffin, liquid paraffin and emulsifying wax that produces a greasy moisturiser. It works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface.
Moisturisers are helpful for dry skin conditions, particularly 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 helping the skin retain moisture. They should be applied frequently to prevent the skin drying out.
As someone who has developed eczema in my forties, I could not find a cream that would soothe and not cause reactions on my skin. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ms. S. Gillett
I got this in desperation when my daughter had a really bad flare up and was waiting to see Dermatologist, her usual emollient that she got from the Doctors was not working. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Janet
Honestly the best cream I have ever used. I suffer from sever exezma and lost all the pigment in my skin and this cream was recommended by two dermatologist. It is amazing. Read morePublished 6 months ago by sofia charalambous