The lotion used in the trial is Abena® Skincare Lotion Unscented, which costs around A$13 for 500 ml. Other similar lotions may be used.
The lotion should:
- be pH neutral
- contain a non-irritating humectant (eg glycerine)
- contain an occlusive agent (eg paraffin or plant oil).
Similar available lotions include Cetaphil® Moisturising Lotion, Cetaphil® Daily Advance Lotion, Alpha Keri® Skin Moisture Boost Lotion and QV® Skin Lotion. These may be purchased from pharmacies, supermarkets and online.