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What is Doublebase
Emollient Gel?

Doublebase Emollient Gel is a highly moisturising and protective emollient (a medical moisturiser) which is clinically proven to help soften, moisturise and protect dry skin and conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and ichthyosis

The GEL formulation of Doublebase Emollient Gel looks different from and performs differently to cream or ointment based moisturisers.

Doublebase Emollient Gel is simple to apply, it easily absorbs when smoothed into the skin and can start to work from the first application allowing you to get on with your day.

Suitable for all ages, including babies.

Fine tuned for dry skin



How does Doublebase
Emollient Gel work?

Doublebase Emollient Gel forms a layer of oil in the upper layers of the skin which helps to trap moisture. The skin cells can absorb this moisture and swell, closing the cracks between them and slowing the water loss which makes skin dry.

Doublebase Emollient Gel also contains glycerol, a humectant, which helps to keep water within the skin.

As dry skin is ‘thirsty’, Doublebase Emollient Gel should be applied regularly (ideally 3 to 4 times each day if needed) to soften and moisturise the skin, making it smooth and supple. Continued use helps to maintain improvement in skin hydration.

It is important to ensure that emollients are used correctly to achieve the maximum benefit.

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The Quick Start Guide to Using Applied Emollients

Emollients should be smoothed onto dry skin in the direction of hair growth and then allowed to soak in. Don’t vigorously rub emollients into your skin.

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A Quick Start Guide to Dry Skin

You should always read the patient information leaflet within your emollient pack for full instructions, or speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for further information.

Where can I buy Doublebase
Emollient Gel?

Doublebase Emollient Gel is available from many pharmacies throughout the UK.

Doublebase Emollient Gel is available in 100g tubes and 250g pump dispensers for self-selection from the pharmacy, without a prescription. If it is not in stock the pharmacy staff should be able to order it in for you.

All Doublebase Emollient Gel products

Who are Dermal?

Did you know, Dermal, the makers of Doublebase Emollient Gel, have been making dermatological treatments for over 55 years?

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