I went to the doctors when i was about 13yr old cause my skin was very dry and flakey. To cut a long story short he gave me E45 and of i went. The E45 works for a short period of time like 20 mins idh and its back again. I gave up going back to the doctors for yrs. Im now 46yr old and have suffered with this awefull skin condition. A few months ago i decided to go back to the doctors and he gave me this double based gel to try it is a cream and i have seen a massive improvement in my skin. If you suffer from dry flakey skin please go to your doctor and ask to give this double based gel a try and let me no how you get on with it. Hope this thread helps people out cause this skin condition has made my life hell. Good luck people.