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Doublebase Range

Doublebase Range

Highly moisturising and protective emollients for regular treatment of dry or chapped skin conditions, which may also be itchy or inflamed.

The Doublebase Range is available on NHS prescription. Patient Advice leaflets on dry skin conditions and their management are also available on-line, view them here.

Doublebase.com is a website designed to assist healthcare professionals and patients, by providing access to a range of information to help manage dry skin conditions and get the most out of emollients, and by providing further support.

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These ‘how to use emollients’ animations are short, snappy and fun, and show patients how to use applied, soap substitute and bath emollients to get the best therapeutic results.

3 Quick Start Guides

Doublebase Dayleve Gel:
Doublebase Dayleve Gel is an advanced gel formulation combining high levels of emolliency with exceptionally long lasting protection, together with the convenience of as little as twice daily application. This is especially helpful if frequency of application is a compliance issue.

Doublebase Dayleve Gel has been specially formulated to be highly moisturising with long lasting protection.

This short animation shows how Doublebase Dayleve Gel differs in its mode of action to that of simple cream emollients.

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Doublebase Dayleve Gel contains:

  • Emollient oils at a high level (30%) to protect against dryness
  • A high level of a humectant, glycerol, to help retain residual water within the stratum corneum
  • new-flashAn additional agent, povidone, which forms a film layer within the stratum corneum, so as to further inhibit water evaporation. In addition, study data have shown that in addition to povidone's film forming action, it also appears to significantly improve the water holding capacity of the formulation by enhancing the microstructure of the gel.

Doublebase Dayleve Gel achieved significantly longer lasting and cumulative skin hydration when compared with an established comparator cream. This has been demonstrated with multiple applications of both products, click here for study details, and following single applications, view the study here.

The overall product acceptability was found to be significantly higher for Doublebase Dayleve Gel when compared with a marketed emollient cream. In addition, significantly more patients selected Doublebase Dayleve Gel as the emollient they would like to use again. Click here for study details.

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Doublebase Gel:
Doublebase Gel is formulated to offer the emollient advantages of an ointment with the cosmetic acceptability of a cream.

Double action Doublebase Gel has both emollient and humectant properties:

  • Its high oil content is occlusive and provides an efficient emollient action, reducing evaporation of water through the stratum corneum.
  • The humectant glycerol increases the water content of skin to reduce roughness and irritation caused by dryness.

Doublebase Gel is now available in a new 1kg pump dispenser in addition to the existing 500g pump dispenser and 100g tube. The new 1kg pack dispenses up to 4g per actuation of the pump.

In a corneometry study, Doublebase Gel has been shown to outperform two well known proprietary creams. To view the study, click here (An effective, cosmetically acceptable, novel hydro-gel emollient for the management of dry skin conditions.)

Similarly, in another corneometry study, Doublebase Gel was shown to have a significant and cumulative beneficial effect on skin hydration whereas Aqueous Cream did not improve skin hydration levels even after 7 days of continuous use. Click here to view the data.

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Doublebase Bath:
Doublebase Bath is formulated as a creamy emulsion which is designed to disperse throughout the bath water to cover the body evenly and avoid messy tidemarks on the bath.

Doublebase Bath contains:

  • Emollient oils to soften the skin and protect against dryness.
  • The humectant, glycerol, to attract water and moisturise the skin.
  • The non-ionic soap substitute cetomacrogol, which gently and effectively cleanses the skin.

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Doublebase Shower:
Doublebase Shower is specially designed for use in the shower. It has a hooked overcap and a non-drip valve which makes it easy to use, hence increasing patient compliance. Patient acceptability and the efficacy of Doublebase Shower have been evaluated, click here to view the data.

Doublebase Shower may be applied before, during or after showering, with or without a normal cleanser.

Doublebase Shower is a highly emollient shower gel which contains:

  • The non-ionic soap substitute cetomacrogol, which gently and effectively cleanses the skin.
  • The humectant glycerol, which attracts water to moisturise the skin.
  • A high oil content to soften the skin and protect against dryness.

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Doublebase Wash:
Doublebase Wash is specially developed for use by the sink and comes in a convenient 200g pump dispenser. Non-foaming and fragrance free, Doublebase Wash is a highly emollient alternative to soap.

It has three actions:

  • The non-ionic soap substitute cetomacrogol gently and effectively cleanses the skin.
  • The humectant, glycerol, attracts water, to moisturise the skin.
  • The high oil content softens the skin and protects against dryness.

Doublebase.com provides patients with further information on the Doublebase range, and on dry skin conditions and their management. There is also a Healthcare Professional section which provides further information on Doublebase and also provides useful resources relating to dry skin conditions. Click here to visit Doublebase.com

Doublebase Dayleve Gel:
Liquid paraffin 15% w/w, isopropyl myristate 15% w/w gel
100g tube £2.65 (NHS price ex. VAT); 500g pump dispenser £6.29 (NHS price ex. VAT) [P]
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Doublebase Gel:
Liquid paraffin 15% w/w, isopropyl myristate 15% w/w gel
100g tube £2.65 (NHS price ex. VAT); 500g pump dispenser £5.83 (NHS price ex. VAT); 1kg pump dispenser £10.98 (NHS price ex. VAT) [P]
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Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive:
Liquid paraffin 65% w/w bath additive
500ml bottle £5.45 (NHS price ex. VAT) [GSL]
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PIL

Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel:
Liquid paraffin 15% w/w, isopropyl myristate 15% w/w gel
200g bottle £5.21 (NHS price ex. VAT) [P]
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PIL

Doublebase Emollient Wash Gel:
Liquid paraffin 15% w/w, isopropyl myristate 15% w/w gel
200g pump dispenser £5.21 (NHS price ex. VAT) [P]
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PIL