Siopel CreamSiopel Cream is an antiseptic barrier cream that keeps skin clean and protected from water and other external irritants. It also reduces water loss from the surface of the skin, allowing the skin to retain its moisture and reduce the itchiness of the skin.Siopel contains two active ingredients:Cetrimide: An antiseptic substance which destroys certain types of bacteria that can infect the skin, to help keep it clean. Studies with cetrimide have shown it to be active against a wide range of bacteria including Staph. aureus, the most common cause of infection in wounds and burns.Dimeticone: A silicone fluid which binds to the skin surface and forms a barrier between the skin and water, or other irritating substances that are soluble in water.Combining these ingredients creates a water repellant barrier cream that moisturises and reduces the risk of infection. This makes it ideal for treating conditions where the skin needs to be protected from water soluble irritants, for example when treating nappy rash in children.Siopel Cream contains arachis oil (peanut oil) so is not suitable for people with a known peanut allergy.