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Barrier cream vs Shielding lotion

A barrier cream is a topical formulation used in industrial applications and as a cosmetic to place a physical barrier between the skin and contaminants that may irritate the skin. Three classes of barrier creams are used: water repellent creams, water-soluble creams, and creams designed for special applications. Barrier creams may contain substances such as zinc […]

What is a Shielding Lotion? How is it different from normal moisturiser?

A Shielding Lotion is a type of lotion that bonds with the outermost layer of dead skin cells, enhancing the skin’s ability to retain natural oils and moisture, and assisting in the skin’s ability to protect against external irritants and allergens.   How is it different from regular moisturiser? Conventional lotions only attempt to replace […]

Tips to care for dry skin

Dry skin is a very common skin condition among those who suffer from eczema. However, did you know that dry skin affects up to 50 per cent of elderly people? The skin undergoes many changes with age. The epidermis, or the uppermost layer of the skin, becomes thinner, and its protective lipid (oil) barrier also becomes damaged. […]