Win Epaderm dry skin cream in new handy size worth £6.99 – 10 prizes!

Swedish health care company Mölnlycke has launched a new 150g size Epaderm Cream in a handy-sized bottle with pump dispenser. Epaderm emollient is recommended by doctors for the treatment of a range of dry skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis.The new 150g bottle provides people living with dry skin a convenient ‘on-the-go’ sized bottle to ensure their skin receives the best possible care at all times, despite busy lifestyles.

Epaderm is a doctor-recommended skin hydrator for dry skin, eczema, psoriasis – suitable for all ages including babies – new 150g size costs £6.99 and is available at Boots & Superdrug

Barbara Page MBE, Dermatology Nurse Advisor and Chair of the Psychodermatology sub group of the British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) said: “I am confident that this new size of Epaderm Cream will be a welcome addition for the many people throughout the UK who regularly use an emollient on a daily basis to manage their dry skin conditions and are looking for a convenient option to keep up their regime when they are out and about.”

Kieran Gormley, Epaderm Marketing Manager at Molnlycke added: “Epaderm Cream is clinically proven to significantly improve skin hydration and smoothness after just two weeks, outperforming other leading emollient creams. Epaderm Cream is free from fragrance, colouring and sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS), making it ideal for new-borns to those in their advancing years and people with living with dry and sensitive skin.

“We specifically developed the new ‘on-the-go’ 150g Epaderm Cream to be able to offer people living with dry skin conditions a convenient choice for their holiday suitcase and becomes the bottle they choose to throw into their handbags, gym bags or their festival backpacks.”

The new Epaderm Cream 150g is currently available in Boots and Superdrug stores with a recommended retail price of £6.99. Epaderm Cream 50g and 500g and Epaderm Ointment in 125g, 500g and 1kg sizes, are available on prescription and also in most pharmacies throughout the UK.

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Please note that this competition closes on Sunday 4 June 2017 at midnight.  The 10 winners will be informed within 48 hours of the close. The Editor’s decision is final and no monetary equivalent is being offered.

Competition – two Lotil kits of products for very dry skin

Lotil has teamed up with Elixir News to offer two readers the chance to win a complete smooth skin kit from Lotil. Each pack is worth over £20. With Eczema Week coming up we thought that this would be the perfect prize to offer, especially if you are a sufferer.


Each pack with include: a 30ml – handy handbag-sized tube; 50ml – tube; a 114ml – jar and a 500ml – extra large container with pump dispenser: a foot cream and a lip balm

Lotil Cream is recommended for use on all dry skin that needs extreme repair and moisturising. It contains powerful emollients that rapidly rehydrate the skin and soften chapped and cracked skin. It also combines a variety of properties to prevent infections and the rich, non-greasy and deeply hydrating formula penetrates quickly for practical use.

Lotil Lip Care is an effective treatment for dry and chapped lips. It contains all the skin moisturising and other benefits of regular Lotil and is perfect for effectively combating sensitive, inflamed and cracked lips.

To win one of the packs please answer the simple question below. To learn more about Lotil click here

Slow down skin-ageing with the new Hydra Test pen

Dry skin is ageing skin. So how do you find out if your skin is suffering from moisture depletion before the signs are visible and the damage is done?

A new high-tech device from HydraTest could be the answer. It’s a pen that’s been designed to measure skin moisture levels in seconds and help prevent dehydrated skin, a key factor in premature skin ageing.


HydraTest is a pen-size device that offers instant, accurate and real-time analysis of the skin. It measures oil and hydration levels in just five seconds, delivering your very own personalised ‘skin prescription’ so that you can tailor skincare needs based on the readings.

Regular exposure to stress from constant hot, cold and artificial environments can play havoc with skin hydration. Coupled with the fact that many women often mis-diagnose their skincare type and, as a result, end up using the wrong care regime or products, these factors can all aggravate skin and cause premature wrinkles that make us look older than we actually are.

The device works by using the latest bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) – the same sophisticated technology in professional medical and beauty equipment. It detects the skin’s conductive moisture levels, delivering accurate and precise information about your skin so that you can keep a check on moisture levels at home and on the go, and top up with your favourite moisturiser whenever skin needs it to keep it in optimum condition.

If the reading is low the skin is hydrated and vice versa. HydraTest is simple to operate: Press the “Measure” button once, apply the contact to the skin zone you want to check and the digital read out will display oil and hydration levels within 3 to 5 seconds.

A credit card sized guide is included with the device to cross-reference the. Its lightweight too weighing just 40g and about the same length as standard pencil, the unit takes one AAA battery which delivers approximately 1000 separate skincare readings.

Available to buy at  Harvey Nichols stores and online at RRP £75.

Product review – Jergens Naturals Ultra Hydrating Body Moisturiser


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Jergens Naturals say their Ultra Hydrating body moisturiser is a real hero in combating dry skin and doubles skin hydration instantly. It will be ideal for soothing your skin in the coming winter months.

The moisturiser softens and quenches skin with a blend of Jojoba Oil, Avocado and Olive Oil, restoring skin to a state of pure comfort and natural well-being. Jergens Ultra Hydrating body moisturiser is made with 96% natural high quality ingredients. Jergens Naturals products deliver effective, ecologically responsible and natural products to women everywhere.

What our reviewers thought… It smells wonderful, but not overpowering. No clue to this is given on the beige bottle which is quite simply branded. The moisturiser itself goes a long way, don’t be too sparing as although it doesn’t soak in right away, it does so in a very short time.

 Putting on a reasonable amount gives a really good softening and smoothing effect on the skin and really makes a big difference on rough areas like elbows and knees even on first application. Overall, this moisturiser does what it says on the tin so we highly recommend it. Jergens Naturals Bodycare and Handcare is available in stores nationwide, including Boots, Superdrug, Waitrose and Sainsburys.