The constant search for relief from the irritation caused by
dry skin, has led to the availability of a large range of products for various
skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis.  Adcock Ingram
OTC has recently entered a partnership with French-based Pierre Fabre
Dermatologie, to bring the well-established and internationally available
Dexeryl range to the benefit of the South African consumer.

The complementary Dexeryl Emollient Cream and Dexeryl
Cleansing Cream,1 which are suitable for use by the whole
family, have recently been endorsed by the Allergy Foundation of South Africa
(AFSA).  As stated on their website, “AFSA approval means that the product
had been shown to be efficient at reducing allergens from the environment or
the products have significantly reduced allergen or chemical content in
accordance with the AFSA Certification.” 

Dexeryl Emollient Cream creates a physical barrier against
external damage to the skin, inhibiting evaporation and consequently preventing
dehydration of the skin.  This makes Dexeryl Emollient Cream a medical
device, which is applied as a thin layer to the skin once or twice daily, or
more often if required, but not exceeding six times per day.  The
filmogenic effect of white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin, together with the
hydrating effect of glycerol, help to maintain the moisture balance in the skin. 
Glycerol, as a deep moisturising agent, stimulates skin elasticity.  The
combination of agents in Dexeryl Emollient Cream also reduces, and helps to
prevent, irritation of the skin. 

Complementary to the Dexeryl Emollient Cream is the soap-
and fragrance-free cleanser, Dexeryl Cleansing Cream, which is specially
formulated as a gentle tear-free, daily cleanser for all types of very dry skin
in infants, children and adults.  The two products can be used together to
manage skin dryness.

The Dexeryl range is designed for skin dryness which may be
experienced by people undergoing skin aging or suffering from conditions such
as diabetes, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, icthyosis or from the side effects
of oncologic treatment.

Available in pharmacies without a prescription, the Dexeryl
Emollient Cream and Cleansing Cream are marketed at a price-competitive
level.  The Dexeryl skincare and hygiene products are marketed by Adcock
Ingram OTC and are currently available in independent pharmacies.   



1 Refer to product labels for further information

2 Allergy Foundation of South Africa.  Allergy
friendly products.  Cited 06 November 2018.  Available at:

 Adcock Ingram Healthcare (Pty) Ltd. Reg. No.
2007/019928/07. Private Bag X69, Bryanston, 2021, South Africa. Tel.
+27 11 635 0000