The Pinetarsol range is intended to be skin cleansers (as soap alternatives) for itchy and inflammed skin. These may occur in conditions such as dermatitis, hives, eczema, sunburn, insect bite, nappy rash and psoriasis. Pine tar which is the key ingredient in Pinetarsol helps to reduce itch and inflammation while gently cleansing the skin without stripping its natural oils, thereby minimizing skin irritations typical of conventional soaps. It is not photo-sensitizing (increase sensitivity to sunlight) unlike coal tar. Soap-free.
Pinetarsol Bath Oil is more moisturizing than Pinetarsol Solution and will be prefered for those with dry skin. However, it is inappropriate to be used for sponging small areas or to be used in seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Directions depending on use:
- As a bath: Add 15-30mL to warm to terpid bath (For Baby bath use 5mL instead). Bathe for 5-10 minutes once daily or more frequently depending on severity.
- As shower: Wet skin then apply onto affected area. Leave on for a few minutes before rinsing off.
Product of Ego Pharmaceuticals (Maker of QV range of products).