Emollients are often called moisturisers. They are lotions, creams, ointments and bath/shower additives which oil the skin to keep it supple and moist. Regular use of emollients is often the most important part of the day-to-day treatment for people with eczema. Emollients prevent the skin from becoming dry and help to protect the skin from irritants.
Normally emollients are hand-spread to the skin but now emollients are also available in spray formats using the Bag-on-Valve (BoV) packaging. The spray emollient used in BOV technology contains no preservatives or other additives and the product remains separated from the propellants at all times.
Unlike applying an emollient as a cream and rubbing it onto the skin, an emollient spray is contact-free, meaning it can be administered without risk of cross-contamination. Once applied, it dissolved in a volatile silicone which quickly evaporates leaving only the pure emollient onto the skin.