Emollients are moisturisers, such as E45, that can help maintain the skin’s natural protective barrier and rehydrate the skin. Here’s how they work.
Available in various forms – creams, ointments, lotions or gels – emollients contain lipids, such as soft paraffin – noted by the team at E45.
Soft paraffin is particularly helpful to eczema-prone skin as it works as an effective skin barrier.
Lathered over the original defective skin barrier, soft paraffin helps lock in moisture.