Products for mild dry skin can all be purchased OTC in accordance with the NHSE Guidance
Prescriptions for the treatment of mild dry skin should not routinely be offered in primary care as the condition is appropriate for self-care. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/emollients/
If prescribed, please adhere to the formulary choices below.
Preparations marked ACBS are regarded as drugs when prescribed in accordance with the advice of the Advisory Committee on Boarderline Substances for the clinical conditions indicated.
http://www.ppa.org.uk/ppa/edt_intro.htm See part Part XV of the Drug Tariff
Fire hazard with emollients - updated information Dec 2018
Warnings about the risk of severe and fatal burns are being extended to all paraffin-based emollients regardless of paraffin concentration. Data suggest there is also a risk for paraffin-free emollients. Advise patients who use these products not to smoke or go near naked flames, and warn about the easy ignition of clothing, bedding, dressings, and other fabric that have dried residue of an emollient product on them.