Hand Creams

When working with our hands, wear can reduce their natural protective barrier against irritation from bodily and external fluids. Our range of barrier creams reinforce the protective barriers on our hands, protecting them from contaminants for extended periods. Here at Cromwell, we have a broad variety of barrier creams from brands such as Rozalex®, Solent® and Derma Shield®.

What are barrier creams?

Barrier and hand creams create layers of protection on hands which protect them from irritation. They ensure that materials can be handled safely without irritation from solvents, oils, dirt, grime, adhesives and sweat.

When are barrier creams used?

Barrier creams are used in industries and environments where manual handling is a common task such as engineering, automotive, manufacturing, workshops and warehouses. The creams are also ideal for use with gloves, where they protect from bodily fluids or irritants in the lining material.

Considerations when choosing a barrier cream

• Work type - Our barrier creams often specialise in either dry or wet work. Dry work includes handling dust, dirt, powders and wood. Wet work includes handling water, acids, bleaches, paints and adhesives.

• Timing - Barrier creams are often used at different times in the workday: there is pre-work cream, general hand cream and after-work cream. Consider when you want your hands to have protection and choose accordingly.

• Pack size - Consider how much you use your hands for handling purposes at work and ensure you get the right pack size for your needs.

Barrier cream jargon buster

We want to make it easy for you, so here are some key terms that will help you understand the range and applications a little better.

What does hypoallergenic mean?
Some products in our range are hypoallergenic, which means that they have been tested and proven to cause fewer allergic reactions in people, in comparison to other products.


How long do barrier creams last?
Barrier creams vary in how long they last, so ensure to check each product before purchasing. Often, they last up to 5 hours, allowing for extended usage during the workday.

Is the cream sticky?
Barrier creams have been especially created to be invisible, dry and non-sticky to ensure that normal handling of materials isn't affected by the protective layer of cream.