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QV Gentle Wash for Dry and Scaly Skin - 500ml

QV Gentle Wash for Dry and Scaly Skin - 500ml

  • Gentle soap-free cleanser for dry skin
  • Richly moisturises with glycerin
  • pH balanced to moisturise delicate skin
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QV Gentle Wash is a mild, pH-balanced, soap-free, foaming cleanser for use on sensitive and dry, scaly skin.

It is suitable for most people with delicate skin, including infants and the elderly; it can also be used in place of soap by people with dry skin conditions, such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.

The cleanser is designed for regular usage and is gentler on the skin than standard soaps, which often strip away natural oils and aggravate dry skin.

It is best used before or after bathing or showering, especially at night time. It can also be used to remove make up.

QV Gentle Wash is non-greasy and contains no preservatives, fragrances, or artificial colourings. It is also free of propylene glycol and lanolin, making it suitable for most skin types.

The cleanser is an emollient that contains glycerin, which is a naturally occurring humectant. This helps maintain hydration while cleansing, leaving the skin feeling clean, soft, and flexible, without blocking pores in the process.




QV Gentle Wash is best used daily in the shower or bath. Apply it to wet skin and lightly massage in, as you would do with standard soap.

When you have finished, rinse off and gently pat the skin dry. It should feel softer and more hydrated.


QV Gentle Wash must be kept away from children’s reach, like with all medication. Immediately contact a doctor if ingested.

It should be used only externally and be especially careful around the eye area. Because of the wide variety of ingredients in this cleanser, it’s best to check the list thoroughly and avoid using if you may be allergic to any of the ingredients.

Stop using the cleanser if any skin problems occur or you notice any other unwanted reactions.

In general, you can use the lotion safely while pregnant or breastfeeding, but it is always best to check with your doctor.

Be aware that this product contains methylparaben and propylparaben.

Side Effects

There are no recorded side effects associated with use of QV Gentle Wash, and no known interactions with other medicinal products exist.

The cleanser does, however, contain some ingredients that can cause allergic reactions (which can be delayed).

Scientific Research

For people with Psoriasis

HelloSkin’s experts were not able to find clinical data on the benefits of QV Gentle Wash on psoriatic lesions.

However, QV Gentle Wash contains glycerin, which occurs naturally in the skin where it helps attract and retain water from the deeper skin layers, thereby hydrating and thus moisturising the skin (1).

A decrease in the water content of the upper layer of the skin is found in many dry skin conditions, including psoriasis, and is linked to a reduced function of the skin barrier (2), which is believed to contribute to the inflammation and aggravation of the disease (3).


  1. Dermatol Ther. 2004;17 Suppl 1:49-56
  2. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003;4(11):771-88
  3. Lancet. 2007 Jul 21;370(9583):272-84
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