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What is slugging?

Slugging is when you cover your face, or any body part, with a thick layer of petroleum-based product, such as Epaderm Ointment, typically over night, in order to help the skin heal. The occlusive (petroleum-based product) creates a barrier on your skin to help lock in hydration and prevent water loss.

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Suitable for

All ages, including babies

Moisturises & Softens

providing a film barrier which aids moisture retention