Flexitol Hand Balm for Very Dry Hands - 56g

Flexitol Hand Balm for Very Dry Hands - 56g

  • Rich moisturiser for very dry hands
  • Contains 10% urea and vitamin E
  • For adults and children over the age of 12
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Flexitol Hand Balm is a moisturising hand cream formulated for the relief from symptoms of dry skin.

Its long list of ingredients includes vitamin E and 10% urea, which help the upper layers of the skin attract and retain more moisture, to become more hydrated.

Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant that helps protect against sun damage and free radicals. [Urea][1] improves water uptake from the deeper layers of skin cells to the upper layers; although it occurs naturally in the body, skin damaged by a dry skin condition will usually have lower levels than healthy skin. This can worsen the dryness and lead to flaky skin.

Regular use will increase moisture levels and generally lead to softer hands and soothing of symptoms associated with dry skin.


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Flexitol Hand Balm can be applied to the hands 2-3 times a day as necessary. Gently massage the balm in to the patches of dry skin.

Being a richly formulated moisturiser, you should find that you don’t need to apply too much to the affected areas.


Flexitol Hand Balm is for external use only, and must always be stored out of reach of children.

Take care to avoid contact with the eyes while the cream is on the hands.

This product contains a very long list of ingredients, particularly fragrances. Check them carefully and avoid use if you have a known hypersensitivity to any ingredient.

If an unexpected local irritation or rash appears, discontinue use of the hand balm.

Side Effects

There are no reported side effects of Flexitol Hand Balm, but examine the ingredients carefully before use to check for allergies. No known interactions exist between this product and other medicines.

Scientific Research

For people with Psoriasis

HelloSkin’s experts were unable to find clinical data on the use of Flexitol Hand Balm in people with psoriasis.

However, the product contains urea which is known to attract and retain water into the upper skin layer and may also help maintaining a functional skin barrier in other ways (1).

In dry skin disorders, including psoriasis, water loss from the upper skin layer is linked to a reduced function of the skin barrier, which may be worsening the disease symptoms (2).

The product also contains lanolin (a waxy substance obtained from sheep's wool, also sometimes referred to as wool fat), which may help to reduce water evaporation from the skin surface.

In psoriasis conditions the water loss across the skin is increased compared to healthy skin (3).


  1. Eur J Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;24(2):194-200. doi: 10.1684/ejd.2014.2294
  2. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(11):771-88
  3. Ann Dermatol. 2012 May; 24(2): 168–174
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