After a sleepover at our friend’s home, Marcie had very dry skin (supposedly the air-conditioning was more drying and I moisturized her earlier than usual for the sleepover). A few weeks later, Marcie’s grandpa was recommended to use Emolin for his dry skin and we thought to test it out as well. This is basically an emulsifying ointment, with paraffin as its ingredient (White Soft Paraffin, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Liquid Paraffin). While I’m not a fan of paraffin and sodium lauryl sulphate, we thought to give it a try given Marcie’s super dry skin at that time. Surprisingly, we had quite a bit of fun turning the waxy ointment into soap and her skin was smoother after the shower, with no sign of skin irritation after a month of usage.
So we added this to our shower products, rotating with Octenisan and Ezerra. It takes more time to use though as you have to turn the wax into soap by lathering and be sure to rinse off completely as you do not want irritants such as sodium lauryl sulphate left on your child’s skin. Quite a few times I noticed that I had left bits of the wax on her skin and removed it while moisturizing, oops!
In Singapore, we use Emolin but I supposed the effect is the same as Epaderm, which is a more available brand globally.
MarcieMom’s take: I think it does make a difference for those with super dry skin and since it is a wash-off product, perhaps less risk of the ingredients being irritants – but do keep a look out and test on a certain skin area first
Marcie’s take: It is fun to turn the wax into soap!