Why use QV?

Regular use of skin emollients like QV is the best way to manage your skin condition ⁵⁴. 

The hidden ingredients in some cosmetic products could be doing more harm than good. Here’s how QV stacks up against some of the biggest offenders…

QV v. Aqueous Cream

Many doctors used to prescribe aqueous cream for eczema and dermatitis sufferers. Researchers have since found that aqueous cream often increases water loss and can cause thinning in healthy skin .

QV is one of the few brands to use glycerol in its products. This naturally occurring humectant actually helps skin to retain moisture, helping to prevent irritation .

QV v. Soap

Eczema-prone skin loses water and natural oils more easily than healthy skin. Most cosmetic soaps dry the skin out and are therefore not ideal for eczema or dry skin sufferers Using an emollient-rich liquid cleanser, like QV Gentle Washleaves a moisturiser on the skin when the soap is washed off offering better protection against dehydration. 

Many soaps also contain the popular ingredient Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. SLS can cause contact dermatitis and aggravate eczema by breaking up the layer of oil that prevents skin from drying out. All QV skin emollients are free from SLS.

QV v. Shower Gels

It’s tempting to choose a shower gel that looks natural and has a great fragrance. All QV products are free from fragrance. QV Gentle Wash is ideal for use as a shower gel if you suffer from eczema, dermatitis or sensitive skin.

Many soaps also contain the popular ingredient Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. SLS can cause contact dermatitis and aggravate eczema by breaking up the layer of oil that prevents skin from drying out. All QV skin emollients are free from SLS.

QV v. Moisturisers

Surprisingly, even creams that are specifically designed for eczema can contain ingredients that irritate the skin. Many cosmetic moisturisers contain lanolin, propylene glycol and SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate).

Lanolin is an effective moisturiser that has been used for centuries for skin, nails and hair. But it is also mildly comedogenic, which means it sticks to the skin and can block pores – not good news for people with sensitive skin While Propylene glycol has been linked to allergic contact dermatitis, skin reactions and eczema flare-ups  QV Skin Lotion, QV Intensive Ointment, and QV Cream doesn't contain either lanolin or propylene glycol, keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day. 

QV v. Bubble Bath

The fragrances found in bubble bath can be skin allergens, irritants and photo sensitizers ¹All QV skin emollients are fragrance-free to protect sensitive skin. There are emollient bath products on the market that rest on the surface of water, effectively coating the skin as you get in and out of the bath. Unlike these, QV Bath Oil will fully disperse in water, which means your skin will be coated and protected while you soak, offering long-lasting protection.