Why use a specialist cleanser?

 

Keeping your skin clean and healthy is vitally important after all the skin is the largest organ in the human body. As well as performing a number of functions that are vital to health, such as temperature regulation and insulation, skin plays a key role in preventing water loss and protecting us against external aggressors that cause disease. Keeping it healthy is important

If you are prone to dry skin conditions such as eczema then your skin will lose water and natural oils more easily. This can be further exacerbated by the ingredients found in many soaps and shower gels1.

Rather than using products that use SLS as a foaming agent you should seek out emollient-rich cleansers like QV Gentle Wash. Everything that goes into QV products has been carefully considered to help reduce potential irritants and increase its skin-friendly credentials.

QV is free from:

  •       SLS
  •       Fragrance
  •       Colour
  •       Lanolin
  •       Propylene glycol

QV Gentle Wash contains glycerol which is a naturally occurring humectant which helps the skin retain moisture, whilst helping to protect against irritation. It is non-greasy, won’t block pores, and leaves skin feeling smooth and soft. 2 

References

  1.      National Eczema Society. Emollients. [internet] (cited 31 January 2019). Available from http://www.eczema.org/emollients

Fluhr JW, Darlenski R, Surber C. Glycerol and the skin: holistic approach to its origin and functions. Br J Dermatol 2008; 159:23-34.