Hydromol Ointment is an odourless, colourless, moisturising emollient that smoothens, softens and protects the skin.
It is especially useful in cases of very dry, cracked or flaky skin, caused by lack of moisture in the outer layers of the skin cells. It may also be used in the management of eczema and psoriasis.
The ointment is classed as an ‘occlusive’, which means it forms a ‘barrier’ layer of oil on the skin’s surface, preventing water loss through evaporation and effectively sealing moisture in. It is ideal for use as part of your regular night-time routine, and can also be used under wet wraps.
The ointment is easily absorbed by dry skin and, when applied regularly, it will help to make the skin feel softer and more flexible.
Because of its lack of fragrance, colourings, or preservatives, and the absence of the ingredient Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), the ointment is extremely well-tolerated even by the most sensitive skin. This means it can be used by most adults and children without causing irritation.
Hydromol can even be used in place of soap, producing a soft, creamy wash for people with particularly sensitive skin, and/or with poor tolerance of commercial soaps; you can also use it as a moisturising bath additive.
The smoothing and softening effect of this ointment may also assist with the absorption of other preparations and medicines applied to the skin, such as when eczema sufferers need anti-inflammatory, corticosteroid creams.