Special Care

Explore QV Special Care Products

  • QV Flare Up Cream

    To help relieve the symptoms of eczema and dermatitis flare ups. Contains phenoxyethanol, and contains hydroxybenzoate/s.
  • QV Flare Up Bath Oil

    For relief of atopic eczema skin flare ups.
  • QV Flare Up Wash

    A gentle cleansing formulation to help relieve atopic eczema.
  • QV Intensive With Ceramides - Light Moisturising Cream

    Suitable for use with very dry, itchy, irritable skin. Supports the skin barrier.
  • QV Intensive With Ceramides - Hydrating Body Wash

    Suitable for very dry, itchy and/or irritable skin.
Special Care Ceramides

QV Intensive with Ceramides

Dry skin conditions such as eczema can leave skin feeling very dry and itchy and needing more than just a regular moisturiser. That’s why we have developed the QV Intensive with Ceramides range- containing a new moisturiser and a new cleanser that not only helps rehydrate skin, but also helps support the skin barrier. The articles on this page explain how dry skin conditions can impact skin and how QV products may help.

Why helping maintain the skin barrier is important
QV Intensive with Ceramides - what you need to know
  1. ASCIA, Information for patients, consumers and carers; Eczema (atopic dermatitis) [internet], 2015 [updated 2015; cited 2018 May 11]. Available from: https://www.allergy.org.au/images/pcc/ASCIA_PCC_Eczema_2015.pdf
  2. Victoria State Government, Better Health Channel; Eczema (atopic dermatitis) [internet], 2018 [updated 2018 April; cited 2018 May 11]. Available from: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/ConditionsAndTreatments/eczema-atopic-dermatitis
  3. Victoria State Government, Better Health Channel; Skin [internet], 2018 [updated 2018 April; cited 2018 May 11]. Available from: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/ConditionsAndTreatments/skin
  4. Novotny J, Hrabàek A, Vávrová K. Synthesis and structure-activity relationship of skin ceramides. Curr Med Chem. 2010; 17(21):2301–24
  5. Janssens M, van Smeden J, Gooris GS, Bras W, Portale G, Caspers PJ, et al. Increase in short-chain ceramides correlates with an altered lipid organization and decreased barrier function in atopic eczema patients. J Lipid Res. 2012; 53:2755–2766.
  6. Sajic D, Asiniwasis R, Skotnicki-Grant S. A Look at Epidermal Barrier Function in Atopic Dermatitis: Physiologic Lipid Replacement and the Role of Ceramides. Skin Therapy Lett. 2012; 17(7):6-9.
  7. Hon K.L, Leung K.C, Barankin B. Barrier Repair Therapy in Atopic Dermatitis: An Overview. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2013; 14:389-399.