The Hydromol Range
Hydromol is a range of products for the treatment of dry skin and eczema. These products can be used individually, or together as a Complete Emollient Therapy regime.
Hydromol Bath & Shower Emollient
Hydromol Bath & Shower Emollient works in two ways. First, it replaces traditional soaps, shower gels and bubble baths, all of which contain detergents which can irritate dry or damaged skin1,2. Secondly, it leaves a fine layer of emollient on the skin to reduce TEWL (trans-epidermal water loss), and keep irritants out3.
A key feature of Hydromol Bath & Shower Emollient is that in trials, it has been shown to leave less oily residue on bath surfaces than other frequently prescribed bath emollients16.
Hydromol Cream also works hard, formulated with key ingredients for skin health. It contains sodium pyrrolidone carboxylate17, which is a humectant12. This helps moisturise the skin from the inside. In addition, Hydromol Cream also leaves a fine layer of emollient on the skin that helps reduce trans-epidermal water loss, and keep irritants out3.
Hydromol Cream combines the actions of a humectant, an occlusive barrier and an emollient, enhancing the water-holding capacity of the skin11. It works in three ways to promote skin health in a single application.
Read more about prescribing Hydromol Cream.
Hydromol Ointment is a highly occlusive emollient, by forming an occlusive layer on the skin, it helps to reduce trans-epidermal water loss. It contains no fragrances, colour or preservatives which may irritate particularly sensitive skins, and now does not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. This may be useful if your skin is particularly sensitive to this ingredient.
Hydromol Ointment is a direct equivalent formulation with the same clinical uses as Epaderm, but costs around 25% less18.
Hydromol Intensive is used to relieve the discomfort of clinically dry skin conditions. It contains a high concentration of urea, a component of the skin's own Natural Moisturising Factor. It acts as a humectant to moisturise the skin from the inside.
With a 10% concentration of urea, Hydromol Intensive helps to relieve discomfort for patients with clinically dry skin conditions, alongside a Complete Emollient Therapy regime.