Zerolatum Emollient Bath Additive is part of the Zeroderma range, made in the UK by Thornton & Ross. These products are similar to other well-known dry skin products on the market, but retail at a slightly lower price.
Zerolatum is the range’s answer to the well-established Oilatum Junior Bath Additive and its ingredients are almost identical (see below).
The bath additive can help children and babies with dry skin associated with eczema, contact dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis. It can also help aging people with ichthyosis, senile pruritus, and other related skin conditions.
It is colour-free and fragrance-free and presents as an oily liquid that mixes easily with bath water. As an emollient designed for use by children and infants, it contains no common sensitisers or irritants (such as SLSs) and can be used instead of soap.
Being a bath additive, it has the advantage of moisturising the whole body, unlike a creams or gels, which are usually applied topically.
Zerolatum is gentle-acting and leaves a fine layer of oil on the skin’s surface to aid the moisturising process. This oil layer reduces water evaporation from the upper skin layers, helping dry skin to feel softer, smoother, and suppler.