Help for delicate skin
QV ARE the skincare experts dedicated to creating highquality products to help families improve their skin health. Australian-made and owned, the much-loved QV range was initially created on request by the Queen Victoria Hospital in Melbourne. (That’s how QV got its name). In 1975 the hospital approached Gerald Oppenheim, a chemist and founder of Ego Pharmaceuticals, makers of QV, and asked him if he would create specialist skincare products for their hospital patients. Oppenheim agreed and QV skincare was born. From these humble beginnings, the trusted QV brand now has over 30 products within the QV family which are exported around the world. QV is Australia’s No. 1 dermatological skincare brand.
The QV philosophy is to use only gentle ingredients that have a reduced chance of irritating delicate and sensitive skin.
That’s why QV products do not contain soap. Soap has an alkaline pH that can strip away your skin’s natural layer of protective oils, leaving it dry and irritated. QV products are also fragrance free. Fragrances are the major cause of irritation and sensitisation from topical product use. Avoiding fragrance is especially important for people who have sensitive skin or dry skin conditions. QV products are free of lanolin and colourants as well.
All QV products have been dermatologically tested and are manufactured to high pharmaceutical standards.
QV understands that while it is critically important to avoid using unnecessary ingredients, it is equally important to include those ingredients that have been proven effective. Whether it’s the latest innovation, or a tried and tested formulation, QV uses ingredients that actually work such as:
Works with the skin’s natural processes to improve the skin’s hydration levels. It is an important part of many QV formulas including QV Gentle Wash and
A natural component of the skin’s sebum. Squalane boosts skin moisture and hydration. It is non-irritating and assists with suppleness. QV Cream contains Squalane
3. Light liquid paraffin:
An emollient which promotes rehydration and suppleness of the skin.
4. Soft white paraffin:
An occlusive agent with excellent emolliency.
All QV products not only hydrate, but also help seal in your skin’s own natural moisturise by acting as a protective barrier.
The QV Range
Every product in the QV range was developed specifically for people with dry or sensitive skin. QV products are specifically tailored to cleanse and moisture different levels of dry skin. A complete cleanse and moisture routine is the best way to help with dry and sensitive skin issues. There are many QV products designed to suit various skin types and severity of conditions. The following are some of the products you can find in the QV range:
QV Gentle Wash
QV Gentle Wash is a gentle, non-drying body cleanser that maintains the skin’s hydration during cleansing to ensure the skin is left feeling soft and clean. The highest selling QV product in Australia, QV Gentle Wash’s unique formulation is noncomedogenic so it won’t block pores. It is pH-balanced, and free from colour, lanolin, fragrance and propylene glycol. QV Gentle Wash is suitable for all skin types and can also be used by those who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. It is an ideal cleanser for those with dry skin and is also suitable for acne prone skin, infants and the elderly.
QV Cream is a highly concentrated moisturising formula containing 5 moisturisers (emollients, humectants and occlusive) to help soothe and hydrate dry and sensitive skin. QV Cream not only moisturises the skin by providing much-needed re-hydration, it also helps seal in the skin’s own natural moisture by acting as a protective barrier. QV Cream is free from propylene glycol, lanolin and fragrance. The dermatologically tested formulation is also pH-balanced.
QV Cream helps prevent and relieve dry skin, but does not contain the common irritants that are known to upset sensitive skin or those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. The gentle, yet effective, formulation also means that it is suitable for infants and the elderly. QV Cream is also suitable for anyone suffering from dry skin, and is excellent for very dry areas such as the elbows, knees and hands. QV Cream will leave your skin feeling supple, nourished and protected.
QV Skin Lotion
QV Skin Lotion is a soothing light everyday skin moisturiser that helps prevent and relieve dry skin. QV Skin Lotion acts as a protective barrier and moisturises the skin, providing much needed re-hydration. With a luxuriously light formulation, it is easy to apply to all parts of the body and is suitable for all skin types and ages, from infants to the elderly. QV Skin Lotion is free from propylene glycol and lanolin, fragrance and colour.
QV Lip Balm
QV Lip Balm blends SPF 30+ broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection with a soft, soothing, moisturising gel that is gentle enough for sensitive lips.
QV Lip Balm protects while conditioning the lips and locking in moisture. It also provides gentle hydration to dry and cracked lips. The added SPF 30+ will give you the confidence to enjoy the sun, knowing your lips are protected and kept silky smooth.
Dermatologically tested, free from colour, fragrance, lanolin and preservatives, QV Lip Balm SPF 30+ helps protect and rehydrate dry lips and comes in a 15g tube with glideon applicator.
QV range of products is available at all major pharmacies and clinics.
To see the full QV range, visit www.qvskincare.com.au, QV on Facebook at QV Skincare or contact 03-7956 8868. QV products use gentle ingredients that are developed specifically for people with dry or sensitive skin.