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Dermol Cream

Dermol Cream (500g)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Tue. 22 Sep and Thu. 24 Sep.

Description for Dermol Cream

A moisturising cream and skin protector, Dermol Cream works against irritated skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. An antimicrobial emollient that helps to retain the skin's natural moisture to prevent drying. When used regularly, Dermol Cream helps to reduce scaling, redness and itching.

Product Information

  • Age: From Birth

    Maximum per order: 4

  • Pregnancy: Suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

Dermol cream works to both protect and moisturise your skin, combating dry and irritating dermatological problems such as eczema. It also acts as an antimicrobial, killing off irritation causing micro-organisms and helping to retain your body’s moisture.

Using Dermol cream has been proven to dramatically reduce scaly skin, redness and itchiness. It works particularly well against conditions that haven’t subsided due to other treatments. It can relieve almost all of your skin symptoms including: itching, crusting, scaling, redness, dryness, and general discomfort around the afflicted area.

By protecting the skin’s natural moisture it helps to prevent it from becoming crusty and dying. It contains four main active ingredients which work together to combat your skin condition. These include:

  • Benzalkonium chloride
  • Chlorhexidine hydrochloride
  • Liquid paraffin
  • Isopropyl myristate

The first two ingredients, benzalkonium chloride and chlorhexidine hydrochloride, act as antiseptics and work to kill harmful bacteria on the skin’s surface, preventing it from infecting or aggravating other areas.

The second two ingredients, liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate, act as moisturisers and work to make your skin healthier. They work together, replacing lost water and creating a barrier over the surface of the skin, preventing water from escaping.

The more the skin dries out, the worse conditions such as eczema will become. Moisturising lotions like Dermol are vital for maintaining a healthy and irritation free skin. By using it regularly you will be able to retain and enhance your skin’s natural properties, promoting a healthier body, and relieving painful symptoms.

After your symptoms have cleared up it is recommended to continue usage in order to fight against future flare-ups.

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

With clean hands, apply Dermol cream to problem areas and gently massage into the surrounding skin. There is no upper limit to the amount of Dermol cream you can use. You can also apply Dermol to wet skin when in the shower or bath.

It is uncommon to experience adverse side effects when using Dermol cream; however some individuals may experience some of the following:

  • Increased itchiness of the skin.
  • Increased irritation.
  • Redness.

Before taking any new medication or treatment you should always extensively read the packaging and accompanying product information. If you have any concerns speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Dermol cream contains four ingredients which have an active effect on the body, including:

  • Liquid paraffin (10% w/w) 
  • Benzalkonium chloride (0.1% w/w)
  • Isopropyl myristate (10% w/w) 
  • Chlorhexidine dihydrochloride (0.1% w/w)

Dermol cream also contains several ingredients which do not have an effect on the body, including:

  • Disodium phosphate dodecahydrate
  • Macrogol cetostearyl ether (cetomacrogol 1000) phenoxyethanol
  • Sodium dihydrogen phosphate dehydrate
  • Glycerol
  • Cetostearyl alcohol
  • Purified water

Before deciding to use Dermol cream it is important to read the following warnings.

Dermol cream should not be used if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients listed above. In rare cases, severe allergic reactions may occur.

In certain individuals, chlorhexidine can lead to low blood pressure and even unconsciousness. Do not use Dermol if you have ever had any problems with chlorhexidine.

For these reasons it is usually a smart idea to only use a small portion of cream to begin with. This will allow you to test the product and see if any negative effects occur. Once you are sure that it is right for you, the cream can be applied as often as you like.

Care should be taken to avoid getting Dermol into your eyes.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 3 - 5 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 3 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Eczema & Dermatitis?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What conditions can I use Dermol cream for?

    Dermol cream can be used for any skin conditions which cause dryness and irritation including dermatitis and eczema.

  • How can Dermol cream affect other topical creams?

    By softening and smoothing the skin, Dermol can increase the absorption of other medicines applied onto the same area. This can be beneficial in conditions, such as eczema and dermatitis, as improved absorption will enhance the ability of other topically applied medicines, such as corticosteroids. However, it is important not to apply Dermol at the same time, as this can potentially dilute the active ingredients of other medicines. It is recommended to leave at least half an hour between applying Dermol cream and using any other medicated cream, ointment, or lotion.   

Authored By:

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William Obeng

MPharm IP

Published on: 20-09-2016

Last modified on: 20-09-2018

Reviewed By:

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Scott McDougall


Reviewed on: 20-09-2018

Next review date: 20-09-2020

Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

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