How Epaderm Emollient Helps Dry Skin (and a Giveaway)

(AD - Ambassador Role) To celebrate the beginning of my Ambassador role with Epaderm I am hosting a giveaway for a lucky winner to receive the full range. This is perfect for anyone who has eczema, dermatitis or dry skin. You can enter at the end of this post after finding out more about the Epaderm range and how to use the products.

3 varying sizes tubs of Epaderm ointment and 3 tubes of Epaderm Cream
The Epaderm Product Range


What is in the Epaderm range?


The emollient range comes in two forms: cream and ointment. Each of these come in several different sizes:

Epaderm Ointment comes in 125g, 500g and 1kg pots and Epaderm Cream comes in 50g, 150g and 500g pump bottles. The large sizes are great for if you are using it daily on a large area and the small ones make a handy addition so you can take the product out with you.

What is the Epaderm emollient range for?


The Epaderm range was developed by dermatologists for the management of dry skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. Emollients are moisturisers that calm and hydrate the skin so it is less itchy. They provide relief when dry skin conditions flare up, but continuing to use them after the skin has improved helps to provide a barrier against environmental irritations and stops skin drying out. After all, it tends to be when eczema reaches that dry stage that it becomes itchy and then it becomes sore if you repeatedly scratch it. Using an emollient can break the cycle.

Should you use Epaderm Cream or Epaderm Ointment?


Both the Cream and Ointment are emollients so they will both help with dry skin conditions. Whether you use one, or both, is a matter of personal choice. They are both suitable for all ages (including babies) and are free from fragrance, colouring and sodium laureth sulphate (SLS).

The 3 sizes of Epaderm cream available and a hand showing how the containers work and what the cream looks like
Epaderm Cream


Epaderm Cream


Epaderm Cream is a non-greasy formula which is lighter than the ointment making it ideally suited for less severely affected areas, day time use and hands. It is a 2 in 1 emollient and cleanser which can be used to gently clean the skin or hydrate it. Using detergents or soaps to wash areas of dry skin can increase water loss from the skin making emollients a better option for washing without causing additional dryness. Clinical studies have proven Epaderm Cream effectively relieves the symptoms of dry skin after just two weeks.

To use as an emollient it is recommended the cream (or ointment) is applied generously and frequently in the direction of hair growth to reduce the risk of blocking hair follicles, even after the skin condition has improved.

To use as a cleanser lather a small amount in your hands with warm water and use in the same way as a normal soap.

I use the Cream with my eldest daughter on the large patches of mild irritation she has covering much of her legs. She likes the non-greasy feel of Epaderm Cream while it also provides relief from itching of eczema without any stinging she has had from other products tried in the past.

A hand with Epaderm Ointment on showing the consistency of the ointment
Epaderm Ointment


Epaderm Ointment


Epaderm Ointment feels more greasy than the Cream, but this can provide better relief from dry skin. It is ideal for dryer patches of skin and for applying at night to provide relief while sleeping. Like Epaderm Cream the Ointment can be used as an emollient and a cleanser, but the 3 in 1 Ointment can also be used as a bath additive.

To use in the bath take 4g of ointment and melt in a cup of hot water before adding to the bath water when it is cool enough. The ointment will make the surface of the bath slippery so you will need to take extra care, especially when getting in or out. Using the Ointment in the bath is a great way to hydrate dry skin affecting much of the body.

I use the Ointment on my younger children where they have localised patches of irritated dry skin from eczema. I massage it in after bath time and before they go to bed.

Giveaway


To win the Epaderm range enter via the Rafflecopter widget below before midnight on Sunday 20 September 2020. UK entry only. Winner will be selected at random and contacted by email. If the Giveaway widget isn't viewing correctly you can also enter the giveaway here.

For another chance to win check out my fellow Epaderm Ambassador's post about how she uses Epaderm and enter her giveaway (closes 23rd September).
a Rafflecopter giveaway
***Disclosure: this post and giveaway are part of my role as an Epaderm Ambassador***

66 comments

  1. I've never used Epaderm but it may be the answer to my very dry skin.

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  2. never used this before but have family members with eczema

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  3. I have never used Epiderm before

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  4. Tried cheaper alternatives to yreat my sensitive allergy prone skin - must say EPADERM is the best - lasts for ages too

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  5. Fantastic Prize 😀 keeping my fingers crossed 🤞 Wow 😮

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  6. I am using Epiderm as I type, it does wonders for me & my dry skin

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  7. Love epaderm- best emollient for eczema

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  8. my husband suffers badly with eczema

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  9. my daughter uses it on her eczema, unfortunately she gets it on her lower back which is painful when sitting leaning back in a chair

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  10. My husband get dry patches on his legs and not tried this before

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  11. not used it before but i used to suffer from eczema outbreaks when i was a teenager and still do when im run down

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  12. I've had eczema since I was a baby so have already tried to find creams that keep my skin from drying out and itching, I have used epaderm in the past and found it fantastic - especially in the winter

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  13. Both me and my son have eczema - I haven't used this before

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  14. Sally Collingwood1 September 2020 at 11:00

    I have got quite bad eczema that flairs up from time to time and so does my grandson.

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  15. My husband suffers from eczema, we are always on the look out for something to help, this looks great!

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  16. We have a few members in our family that suffer me my daughter and grandson

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  17. I get dry spots when i am stressed, they can become itchy and can get red.

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  18. I use Epaderm on my dry legs. Very soothing.

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  19. My husband suffers from really dry skin and using epaderm helps him from feeling itchy

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  20. As we have eczema and psoriasis in the family, I would love to try this x

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  21. I would really love to try Epaderm for my very dry skin

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  22. Found Epiderm to be the best for eczema on my hands - still use it now to keep it at bay x

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  23. My little one uses cetraben but I haven’t used epiderm before. I had skin problems and the hospital gave me aveeno which has been a godsend for me.

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  24. I've not heard of this brand before. My daughter uses Cetraben for her dry skin. Great review, something new to try.

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  25. I suffer really badly around my wrists, this would be great to soothe that!

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  26. We have not used this before but it might work for my daughters dry skin

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  27. My daughter suffers badly with eczema especially round and in her ears

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  28. I have contact dermatitis on my palms and nothing I've tried so far has got rid of it. I'd love to give Epaderm a go.

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  29. I get eczema on my elbows and I do like Epaderm

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  31. I'd like to try this because I have reoccurant eczema on my palm

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  32. I'm the one with incredibly dry skin. I haven't tried Epiderm before because I tend to be seduced by silly claims on 'beauty' products instead and then regret spending so much!

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  33. I have dermatitis,so i will be giving this a go!

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  34. My sister gets really bad eczema and she raves about this stuff!

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  35. I have had eczema/dry skin all my life. Epaderm is the only ointment I have found to give me some relief from it.

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  36. I have it all behind my ears and in my scalp, it drives me mad sometimes, and sometimes it wakes me up because it weeps so much, it would be wonderful if this worked

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  37. My brother has it all over his scalp and swears by Epaderm .

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  38. I have not tried epiderm before but started to get dry skin a couple of years ago and I am trying to find something to help with it!

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  39. My daughter suffers with ezcema and these are the products we smoother her in after every shower/bath

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  40. Both myself and my son suffer with eczema and have not tried this cream before so would be nice to try

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  41. My dry skin would drink this up - Caroline Watson

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  42. I think this would work well on my niece.

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  43. Just been recommended to use Epaderm by my local village pharmacist to use on my poorly Finger's / hand's (they have become very itchy / dry and fingertip's have cracked open 'with using hand sanitiser') :( My 1st day using it , got everything crossed hoping it's going to help x

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  44. I have eczema and so does my youngest grandaughter. I haven't tried Epaderm yet and most products don't seem to help my worst flare ups.

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  45. my daughter uses it on her eczema i ave eczema but use cream from te doctors

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  46. I have eczema, my daughter has it too. I use E45 mainly and Neutrogena Norwegian Hand Cream but it doesn't seem to work as well as it used to. I have never tried Epaderm x

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  47. I get eczema on my legs, especially during winter. Never tried Epaderm before.

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  48. We haven't used Epaderm. All four of us have suffered/still suffer from eczema in various amounts - and certainly I would love to try this on my dry skin.

    Hazel Rea @beachrambler

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  49. I haven't tried Epaderm before but would love to do so. I get dry, itchy and sore skin occasionally and struggle to find products that are comfortable to use and which manage those symptoms.

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  50. I get a lot of dermatitis from rescuing wild hedgehogs that have a lot of sharp spines! I wear gloves but really struggle with sore skin still. I haven't heard of this brand but will give it a go!

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  51. As I get older I've started suffering with dry skin but haven't tried this yet!

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  52. Never tried this but sounds good I have dry skin and patches

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  53. I have not tried this one before, but I would love to, as the review sounds perfect x

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  54. Never used Epaderm but it sounds like it would be ideal for my dry skin!

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  55. We have not tried this before but two out of three of the children suffer with dry skin which then cracks and gets sore, so it sounds great

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  56. I've never tried Epaderm but I've had eczema since a baby and am constantly having problems, especially on my hands

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  57. I haven’t tried it.. but it sounds like just what I need. I really suffer with hands and shins strangely they can get red raw with scratching x

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  58. I have a tiny pot of Epaderm in my handbag. I have chronic eczema all over my body.

    @polly58



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  59. I've used Epaderm before for both mine and my sons dry skin and it worked pretty well, I'd love to win this prize it'll be great for my whole family :)

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  60. Have been prescribed Epaderm for years, so much more effective than many alternatives

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  61. I have never tried this product before, but my daughter suffers from very bad eczema and I suffer with dermatitis, so this would be wonderful to try.

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  62. I'm entering for my mum who has dry skin and has used Epaderm before and found it really helpful in soothing and healing her skin.

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  63. I usually get dry skin in the winter. I haven't tried this before but it would be great for the colder weather.

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  64. Dermatitis I've had it a few times x

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