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Diprobase Ointment 50g Emollient For Eczema Dry Chapped Skin

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Diprobase Ointment 50g Emollient For Eczema Dry Chapped Skin

£1.69
Diprobase ointment doesn't contain any active ingredients as such. It is a mixture of liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin that produces a greasy moisturiser. It works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface.
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Description

Diprobase ointment doesn't contain any active ingredients as such. It is a mixture of liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin that produces a greasy moisturiser. It works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface. Dry skin results from lack of water in the outer layer of skin cells known as the stratum corneum.

When this layer becomes dehydrated it loses its flexibility and becomes cracked, scaly and sometimes itchy. The stratum corneum contains natural water-holding substances that retain water seeping up from the deeper layers of the skin. Water is also normally retained in the stratum corneum by a surface film of natural oil (sebum) and broken-down skin cells, which slow down evaporation of water from the skin surface. The skin dries out when too much water evaporates from its surface. This increases as we get older and is made worse by washing, because hot water and soap remove the layer of natural oil on the skin surface.

Moisturisers are helpful for all dry skin conditions, particularly eczema and dermatitis, which get worse when the skin is allowed to dry out. Used regularly they help restore the skin's smoothness, softness and flexibility by helping the skin retain moisture. They should be applied frequently, particularly before or after washing, to prevent the skin drying out. In conditions such as eczema, using a moisturiser regularly, even once the skin has improved, can help prevent flare-ups of this condition.

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Ingredients

White soft paraffin and liquid paraffin.

Usage

Apply a thin layer of ointment and massage thoroughly into affected areas of skin.

Warnings

For cutaneous use. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. For external use only. Store below 25°C.

Delivery & Returns

Standard Delivery

Standard UK delivery is £2.90* 

We aim to deliver orders within 3-5 working days to the shipping address provided by you in your order if the shipping address is in the UK.  For orders being delivered outside mainland UK, this will be longer and we cannot give a guaranteed delivery time due to the differences between carriers. Delivery timescales are estimates only. If you do not receive your order within 14 days of us confirming your order has been sent you must notify us and we will investigate the non-delivery provided. Orders from outside the UK have varied delivery charges, depending on the particular country.  Please note that in some instances you may be required to answer product related questions from our Pharmacist as part of the checkout process.  Failiure to answer these will cause delays.  Please allow extra time for Pharmacy approved products.  Please note that Bank Holidays do not count as working days.

Delivery charges for orders outside the UK will vary. *Northern Ireland delivery charges different

Express UK Delivery

Express UK delivery is £5.99*

Please note that Express delivery is only available on orders placed before 1pm (GMT) Monday to Friday in the UK.  After 1pm we cannot guarantee express delivery, even if it has been selected.  Please note that this is not a guaranteed next day service, but is an expedited delivery option.  Products which need to be approved by a pharmacist are not suitable for express delivery.

*Northern Ireland delivery charges different

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Delivery outside of the EU

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