Ovelle Emulsifying Ointment BP contains a blend of ingredients to hydrate and softens all skin types, especially dry skin. Formulated without fragrance and colors, it gently soothes as a moisturizer and cleanses as a soap substitute or bath additive.
How to use
As a skin moisturizer: Apply to the skin as often as required.
As a soap substitute cleanser: Apply to skin, massage gently, and rinse well. Alternatively use a warm flannel and rinse.
As a bath additive: Melt in hot water in a suitable container, then add the mixture to the bath.
Suitable for frequent use.
Hazards and Cautions
If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs rinse with copious amounts of water. Do not use damaged or broken skin. Surfaces may become slippery when used. Do not use it after the expiry date shown on the label. For external use only.
Storage: Keep the container tightly closed when not in use. Keep out of the reach of children. Do not store above 25°C.
Paraffinum Liquidum, Petrolatum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
How does emulsifying ointment work?
Your skin feels dry, itchy, and scaly when the outer layer of skin cells, known as the stratum corneum, loses too much water. The stratum corneum normally contains natural water-holding substances that retain water seeping up from the deeper layers of the skin. Water is also usually kept in the skin by a film of natural oil (sebum) and broken-down skin cells that slow down the 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. People who suffer from eczema also appear to have less natural oils on their skin.
The emulsifying ointment contains emulsifying wax, liquid paraffin, and white soft paraffin. When you apply the ointment to the skin or use it instead of soap, these oils stay on the surface of the skin to prevent water from evaporating from the skin surface.