What is Doublebase Gel?
Doublebase is a clinically-proven emollient that has been prescribed to treat dry skin conditions for many years. Doublebase contains a high moisture content that is normally associated with a cream and the easy absorption of a gel. Doublebase has gained a reputation for being non-greasy, despite its high oil content.
Doublebase is made by Diomed (Dermal Labs) and is available in 100g & 500g packs. Doublebase is free from steroids, SLS, parabens, MI preservatives, colourings and fragrances.
How does Doublebase Gel work?
The oily ingredients, isopropyl myristate and liquid paraffin, encourage rehydration and softening of dry skin by forming an occlusive barrier within the skin surface, thus reducing drying from evaporation of water that diffuses from the underlying layers.
Doublebase's specially developed gel formulation breaks down when in contact with salts in the skin, irreversibly separating the oil and water parts of the gel. The oils in Doublebase Gel are no longer suspended in the water, which means they can be absorbed into the skin, form a protective layer and are less susceptible to removal by washing.
Glycerol helps retain residual water from the gel formulation and reduces evaporation of water through the skin leaving it moisturised and healthy.