• Epimax

Epimax Original Cream

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Product features

  • Cream to treat dry skin conditions
  • Forms a protective barrier layer over the skin.


Buy Epimax Cream Online UK

You can buy Epimax Cream online from our UK registered online pharmacy. Please read the associated information about this medication to make sure it's safe for you. You can then place your order. 

After completing any associated assessment form, our pharmacists can then review your order. If approved, we can dispatch it to your chosen address, with options for next-day delivery. If for any reason your order is not approved, a full refund is issued.

About Epimax Cream 

Epimax is an everyday emollient cream used to soothe skin and keep it hydrated. It contains a mixture of liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin which relieves and soothes red, inflamed, damaged, dry, or chapped skin. Epimax can be used throughout the day and also as a soap substitute, or as a body wash in the bath or shower. 

Your skin normally produces oils, which protect it from irritation and help to keep moisture locked in. In dry skin conditions, this process is interrupted, leading to skin drying out and cracking.

Epimax forms a protective barrier layer over your skin, which helps to protect delicate skin and locks moisture into the skin.


Some patients may find that Epimax Cream isn’t as effective at treating their symptoms. Here at Simple Online Pharmacy, we have a number of alternatives available, including;

Practical Tips

Dry skin conditions can be difficult to deal with. Follow these quick tips to help make sure your skin is as protected as possible.

Change your environment - dry air can lead to dry skin. A humidifier can help to keep the air from drying out, and make sure to avoid cold air.
Use a gentle skin cleanser - many soaps can contain ingredients that cause skin irritation. Avoid soaps containing sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), as this is well known to cause irritation in sensitive skin. Fragrance-free and colouring-free products are often good for sensitive skin types.
Use a soap substitute - in many cases, any sort of soap can be enough to trigger a skin reaction. Some emollient therapy creams, such as Epimax, can be used as a soap substitute, cleansing while also increasing the water content of the skin and preventing hands drying out. Most bath emollients can also be used as soap substitutes.
Avoid hot water - where possible, use warm water rather than hot. Hot water can strip the upper layer of oil from your skin, and can cause irritation to already delicate skin. Adjust the temperature of your boiler before you wash in the shower.
Avoid the sun - sun exposure and tanning can both cause further skin irritation. While some forms of UV treatment can be helpful to some skin conditions (such as psoriasis), this should be performed by a trained professional to avoid overexposure and further skin damage. 

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What is Epimax cream used for?

Epimax is used in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.  

Epimax is also suitable for use as a soap substitute and for frequent use throughout the day, Epimax helps to offer relief and keep the skin comfortable when suffering from dry skin conditions.

How does Epimax work?

In dry skin conditions, the skin’s natural defences have been affected. Normally, the skin produces oils, which coat the skin to protect from irritation and lock in moisture.

Epimax works to replace this layer, preventing skin from drying out and becoming irritated.

How often to use Epimax Cream cream? 

Epimax can be applied daily and can be used on the skin as often as required throughout the day.

Is Epimax a steroid cream?

Epimax does not contain steroids. This product uses soft paraffin and liquid paraffin, which help to soothe and hydrate areas of dry skin while also protecting against further moisture loss.

Is Epimax safe to use on the face?

Epimax is safe for use on the face during dry skin treatment. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth, speak to a doctor or pharmacist if you find yourself needing to use this product on your face for prolonged periods.

Side Effects

Epimax Cream Side Effects

As with all medicines, there is a slight possibility of side effects although not everyone will experience them. 

The most common side effects of Epimax Cream can include;

  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Redness
  • Peeling
  • Burning (especially if applied to raw skin)
  • Pain
  • Skin inflammation

Many of these effects can be attributed to the condition of the skin when applying. If you notice these symptoms becoming worse once you apply this cream, stop using this product and speak to your doctor, pharmacist or dermatologist.

If you experience any of the following side effects, stop using this product and seek urgent medical advice;

  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • Swelling of the face, tongue, throat or lips
  • Skin rashes that include hives

These may be signs of a serious allergic reaction.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.


How To Use Epimax Cream

Apply as frequently as required, smoothing gently into the affected areas.

As a body cleanser or a soap substitute; use as required instead of soap when washing hands.


Warnings for use of Epimax Cream

Do not use this product if you are allergic to cetostearyl alcohol or phenoxyethanol, or any of the listed ingredients.

Use caution when applying to damaged skin. If the skin has major breaks, is infected or is bleeding, speak to a healthcare professional for medical advice before applying.

Please note this product may create slippery surfaces. Take care not to slip, or allow these slippery surfaces to hang around. Clean any residue from surfaces with a towel.

Once applied, keep away from naked flames, as some of the ingredients are flammable. Any dressings, clothing or bed clothes which are exposed to this substance may be a fire hazard, even after washing. Be sure to avoid allowing this product to soak into furnishings, as these cannot be easily washed.


The ingredients for Epimax Cream are White soft paraffin 15% w/w and liquid paraffin 6% w/w. Epimax also contains cetostearyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, phenoxyethanol and water.

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