E45 Products FAQs

1. What are suitable skincare products for my skin?

There is no ‘best’ when it comes to skincare products – everybody’s skin is different. Different people’s skin will react to skincare products differently, and you might prefer to use certain types of products at certain times of the day or year.

However, there are some types of products which work well for many people. Emollients are a key product that can usually be built into your skincare routine. Not only do they help restore moisture to dry skin, they also help form a barrier over your skin to help keep moisture in and protect your skin from irritants.

A complete skincare routine is most effective when your emollient cream is used alongside soap-substitute products, as normal soap products can make your skin more dry. 

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2. I’ve seen that the product I’ve been considering has wool fat (lanolin) in it – but I’ve heard bad things about lanolin.

Lanolin (wool fat) is used in lots of emollient products. The oils in lanolin have a similar chemical composition to those found in your skin and can help your skin retain water.

Lanolin is derived from sheep’s wool, where it acts as a natural water repellent. Many decades ago there was an issue with Lanolin because it wasn't sufficiently purified, which caused some people to be sensitive to creams that included the ingredient.

Still, evidence has shown that very few people in the normal population are sensitive to Lanolin. Certain people can be allergic to Lanolin, but they often have a related allergy e.g. people who are allergic to wool.

Some creams, including E45, contain an ingredient called Medilan™. This is a purified form of Lanolin with the same moisturising properties – but it’s also a hypoallergenic, medical-grade Lanolin, which means it’s less likely to cause an allergic reaction.

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3. How often should emollients be used?

For eczema sufferers it's important to use emollients as directed on the pack, using around 250-500g of emollient per week with at least 30 minutes between application. E45 Cream is to be applied to the affected area 2 or 3 times daily.

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4. What is Cream E45 used for?

Cream E45 brings relief to a wide range of dry skin conditions including flaking skin. It also helps soften rough, hard skin on other parts of the body. Cream E45 reduces skin dryness in conditions such as eczema.

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5. How does Cream E45 work?

Cream E45 contains three active ingredients white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin and lanolin, which have emollient and occlusive properties. Emollients generally soften the skin and make it smooth, and Occlusives form a layer on the skin surface, and help to prevent water loss.

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6. Can I use Cream E45 on my children?

Yes, you can. Cream E45 can be used every day by the whole family.

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7. Can I use E45 on my tattoo?

Dermatological E45 cream can be used to reduce skin dryness. Depending on your specific situation, please consult the healthcare professionals.

8. Can I use E45 on my face?

Dermatological E45 cream can be used on face to reduce skin dryness.

9. Can I use dermatological E45 cream when pregnant?

Please consult the healthcare professionals.

10. Is E45 good for sunburn?

Dermatological E45 cream brings relief to a wide range of skin conditions including minor sunburn. Depending on your specific sunburn situation, please consult the healthcare professionals.

11. Is E45 good for dry skin?

Yes. E45 is a brand dedicated to dry skin care.

The dermatological E45 cream brings relief to a wide range of dry skin conditions including flaking skin. It also helps soften rough, hard skin. It reduces skin dryness in conditions such as eczema.

The E45 moisturising lotion improves extremely dry skin in just 2 weeks. It can be used all over your body, face and hands to give long-lasting care for dry and sensitive skin.

The E45 emollient shower cream is a soap free, non drying and non foaming gentle cleansing shower wash for sensitive and very dry skin.