What is Kerodex® Barrier Cream ?
A topical formulation applied to the surface of the skin as a physical barrier to irritants therefore preventing and providing protection from occupational skin disorders (OSDs), contact dermatitis and/or work-related eczema (WRE). It forms a protective film on the skin and shields against irritation, efficiently & conveniently. It is said to act like an invisible glove to guard the hands and skin.
Invented at the beginning of 20th century in England as a skin barrier cream for Industries. After World War II women began working in industries in Britain as there were few men. Exposure to harsh chemicals caused damage to the skin, caused social issues and made work difficult. Also once the skin becomes rough, it takes a lot of time to heal completely no matter how much care is taken. Dr. K B Alberman developed a special barrier cream on the basis of Skin Science called , “Kerodex”. It protects the skin by application before work. Since then, for more than 75 years Kerodex has been protecting skin and hands of people across multiple industries.
NEED FOR BARRIER CREAMS
Skin is the largest organ of the human body. Contact dermatitis is one of the most common chemically induced occupational illness. Workers who are in constant contact with one or more harmful substances (see ISI chart) need to be protected. Once damaged, skin becomes vulnerable and carries germs even after washing. In addition washing with regular soap does not help remove many synthetic chemicals and so it is ineffective. Strong soaps and detergents can also cause skin disorders.
When our skin is exposed to harsh chemicals it leads to chemical burns, fissured eczema, oil acne, acid burns, eczematous eruptions, inflammation, lesions, sores, burns & boils that are not only ugly but also painful. Deteriorating condition of hands, skin getting hard, cracked and dry abrasions caused by constant friction.
Skin Irritation can be Caused by:
Alkalies, Solid waste, Bio medical waste, Laundry dirt, Grease, Degreasing agents ,Mineral oil, Diesel, Kerosene, Air turbine fuel, Cutting oil, Dyeing and bleaching solutions, Trichloroethylene, Solvents, Thinner, Coolants.
WHERE CAN KERODEX BE USED?
Beauty & Hairdressing
Hotels & Restaurants
Water Soluble Barrier Creams
Effective against substances not involving aqueous solutions. It dissolves with sweat and heavy friction. Protection lasts 3 hours under normal conditions and gets pushed out by hydrostatic pressure.
Application for Water Soluble Barrier Creams
Before work 2 gms of the cream should be applied to clean dry hands up to the wrists and 4 gms upto the elbows. Reapply every 3 hours. If the hand comes in contact with water during this period, it is essential to clean the hands and re-apply.
Water Repellent Barrier Creams
Effective against substances involving aqueous solutions and liquids. It does not dissolve with sweat and friction. Protection lasts 3 hours under normal conditions and gets pushed out by hydrostatic pressure.
Application for Water Repellent Barrier Creams
Before work 2 gms of the cream should be applied to clean dry hands up to the wrists and 4 gms upto the elbows. Reapply every 3 hours. The hands may be washed during this period without affecting the protective film on the skin.
BENTONITE & KAOLIN LIGHT
KERODEX® 50 Barrier Cream
A Water Soluble, Antiseptic Cream Base effective against quartz dust, lead dust, graphite, mica and others..
Indication: Effective against contact with enamels, quartz dust, grease, sand, mica, lead dust, activated carbon, carbon black, spirit based ink, japan lacquers, graphite, jute, and facilitates removal of oil when washing after work. (See ISI chart.)
KERODEX ® 71 Barrier Cream
A Water Repellent Cream Base effective as a multipurpose cream against a wide range of hazards.
Indication: Effective against contact with acids, alkalies, resins, industrial Compounds, Chemicals, Solvents, Detergents, Urea Formaldehyde Compounds, Waste Contaminants, Hospital & Biomedical Waste. (See ISI chart.)
KAOLIN LIGHT & BENTONITE
KERODEX® 52 Barrier Cream
A Water Soluble Cream Base effective while dry grinding, handling glass fiber, synthetic resin laminates and others..
Indication: Designed as both a barrier cream and to assist cleaning hands after handling paints. It is effective in processes like handling glass fibre, synthetic resin laminates and also recommended for use with printing inks and solvent based washes. (See ISI chart.)
DIMETHICONE & BENTONITE BARRIER CREAM
KERODEX® 72 Barrier Cream
A Water Repellent Cream Base formulated to protect the skin against Phosphate Ester Compounds.
Indication: Effective when working with Hydrocarbon solvents like trichloroethylene, acetone, air turbine fuel, skydroll, carbon tetrachloride, toluene, benzene etc. Protects their hands and skin against splashes of these substances. (See ISI chart.)