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Over the last couple of weeks my Son Jayden has had a small spotty rough patch under his eye, it was only very small but didn't seem to go and then one day the patch seemed to be slightly more raised and red so I decided to take him to the nurse to get it checked out. The nurse assured us that it was nothing to worry about and could just be a little patch of eczema or rough skin. She advised that we purchased a tub of Aqueous Cream as this is ideal as she put it for anything, I went straight to our local Superdrug and purchased a large tub of their own range of Aqueous Cream.
Superdrug Aqueous Cream comes in a large white plastic tub, it has a white plastic lid on the top which simply pulls off and pushes back on again. There is a label wrapped around the tub, it has the Superdrug logo on the front of it which is basically a silver star, just underneath this is the name Aqueous Cream with a small amount of product information just underneath this, all of the information is written in a dark green writing.
The back of the tub contains all of the relevant product information including facts about the cream, directions for use, care and safety advise and the ingredients, all of this is written in dark green writing again making it easy to read and stand out against the white background, it is also all written in neat sections making it easy to follow. The packaging is very plain and simple but it does contain all of the information you need to know.
Superdrug Aqueous Cream is basically a plain white cream which has a reasonably thick consistency, it looks just like a regular moisturising cream. Superdrug Aqueous Cream is a moisturising cream which is suitable for use all over the body and is designed to help restore the skins smoothness and softness, it is also suitable for sensitive skin making it suitable for the whole family.
One thing which did surprise me is that Superdrug Aqueous Cream can also be used as a substitute soap to cleanse your skin whilst washing and bathing allowing you to smooth and sooth dry skin at the same time.
Superdrug Aqueous Cream is paraben free, Lanolin free, fragrance free and dermatologically tested, it is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans so this cream really should be suitable for the whole family to use.
Directions for Use
The directions for using Superdrug Aqueous Cream really is simple, you just massage the cream into your face, hands and body and it can be used as frequently as needed. Or alternatively as I have mentioned this can also be used as a substitute soap.
Care and Safety Advise
The safety advise that appears on the back of the packaging is standard for this type of product and states that you should avoid contact with eyes and if this does occur rinse thoroughly. It also states that this cream is only suitable for external use and should be kept away from children.
Price and Availability
The Aqueous Cream I purchased came from Superdrug and is part of their own range, I bought a 500ml tub of this cream and it cost me £2.99, personally I thought this was excellent value for money and to be honest thought it was going to be a lot more expensive when the nurse suggested I purchase some. It does also come in a smaller 100ml tube which is around 50p cheaper than the large tub, I personally felt the larger tub was the best value for money.
After purchasing the Superdrug Aqueous Cream I decided to try it on Jayden straight away, I massaged a very small amount into the rough blotchy patch of skin on Jayden's face and just left it, I was pleased to discover that the cream didn't take a lot of rubbing in and absorbed pretty much straight away, which was very handy as Jayden was not impressed at me applying the cream to him and kept trying to push me away.
I also noticed after I had applied the cream he had a second red patch appear on the same cheek, I didn't think much of it and rubbed a bit of the Aqueous Cream into that as well, around 5 minutes later I noticed that the area where I had applied the cream on his cheek had come up bright red, the redness had to be caused by a reaction to the Aqueous Cream as it was in exactly the same place as where I applied it.
I was really surprised at this as it is described as being suitable for sensitive skin and contains none of the regular products that can be an irritant, also Jayden does not have sensitive skin, usually I can use any products on him whether it be creams (apart from nappy cream) or shower gels, so for his cheek to react like this was very unusual.
I decided not to risk using the cream on him any more and swapped to E45 cream (also recommended by the nurse) and this has really helped.
Me and my Husband have been using the Superdrug Aqueous Cream as a moisturiser to use it up and we have had no problems with it, as a moisturiser it is pretty good, it absorbs really fast and after using it my skin does feel smooth and soft so it does do what it promises to.
The cream is also very well priced and good value for money. I would recommend Superdrug Aqueous Cream as a moisturiser, however I would be careful when using it on children and if you have sensitive skin as it does not appear to be as gentle as it states, Jayden does not have sensitive skin and had a reaction to it so someone with sensitive skin could have a much worse reaction to this product.
I first heard of this product when I was prescribed aqueous cream when I was about 7 or 8 for my eczema. It worked a treat for this. Whilst I grew out of my eczema as I grew up, I was left with dry skin that gets irritated by almost everything, leaving it painfully dry and sore. The last time I was out having a look around Superdrug for inspiration for anything that would help my skin, I found this, and at £2.99 for 500ml, I decided it must be worth a try.
I must say that this helps to a greater extent than any other creams that I have previously tried. You can either put it on as a moisturiser, or use it with water so that it lathers up a bit to create a kind of lather - I personally do both. It is soap free, which is great as I find soap to be one of the things that irritates my skin the most, and is also not scented. As the perfumes that are often put in face creams are often themselves extremely drying and irritating to the skin, this is a necessary characteristic of any cream suitable for use on dry skin.
Whilst I find that this cream helps my skin enormously, I find it takes a long time to be absorbed into my skin, and so can leave my skin feeling sticky if I do not leave it to dry for long enough when using it as a moisturiser. However, it is definitely not as bad as some of the ointment typed creams often used for dry skin or for eczema, so I would definitely recommend it to anyone with dry skin or eczema - especially as it is a fraction of the price of a lot of the creams that claim to help!
Both of my children suffer from dry skin. One has eczema and the other just has typical dry baby skin. For my daughter who has eczema this cream seems to really help keep her skin as good as possible but for our baby with dry skin it doesn't seem to work very well and instead makes his skin quite red.
Recently Mrs B took our children to the doctors to discuss their skin and she was told that recent research has shown that in some cases Aqueous cream can make the skin condition worse! This was a surprise as we had been recommended this by our previous doctor. In our daughters case it seems to help so we will continue to use it but for our son we were prescribed a different cream.
Aqueous cream is a moisturiser. It comes in various sizes but we bought this big pot from Superdrug. It's not very appealing to look at a very boring white tub but it doesn't need to be anything special. The cream is not too thick so it's easy to apply especially for on children. You don't have to spend ages working it in your hands to get it a good consistency instead you can just lather it on.
We tend to apply this to Little B twice a day on her dry areas such as her legs and her arms paying particular attention to her elbows and knees where it seems to be more dry. It takes quite a while to rub in and so it can end up being transferred onto clothes and bedding so we try to keep her amused with a biscuit whilst it absorbs.
We find that it helps her skin to stay from getting too dry. If we go a few days without using it her skin will flare up and chances of eczema coming out are very high. We do try to use this regularly so that we can keep on top of her skin condition.
I think it's a very good cream, it doesn't have a smell and it's just very simple so it's not stuffed full of ingredients that could effect her skin in a negative way.
In light of recent research I think you should use this if it helps but to be ware that it can hinder in some cases like with our other child.
I have suffered with eczema for most of my life and I am always trying out new creams that are supposed to be great for helping eczema so when I heard about aqueous cream I decided to try it.
It was my friend who told me about it as she suffers with eczema too and said that it had really helped. I decided to buy the Superdrug own brand version of it as it was really cheap and I managed to get my big 500ml tub of it for just £3 which is the full retail price.
This is definitely one of the cheapest creams that I have for my eczema and had I liked it, i would have saved a lot of money in the long run by switching from other brands to this, but I find it much too thick and heavy. I only used it a few times before throwing it away.
It is a great moisturiser though and really helped my skin feel a lot better - it is usually really dry but after applying this it felt a lot silkier, smoother and hydrated. I used it when my eczema was quite bad and it provided a little relief and a bit of a cooling sensation, but it didn't help with the itchiness.
When applying it to my sore skin, it didn't hurt too much either and didn't sting as badly as some other creams can do. The consistency of it like I said is very thick and it doesn't absorb into the skin as well as the other creams that I use and my skin stayed greasy feeling for quite a while after per I put it on, which is why I didn't like it .
I prefer more lightweight creams which don't feel like they're clogging my pores. On a brighter note though, the cream isn't unpleasant smelling like some brands of aqueous creams can be - in fact it is completely fragrance free.
All in all this isn't for me, as it is much too thick and greasy, however it is an effective moisturiser so I can't complain too much. I am going to give it three stars, but I will not be buying it again.
My daughter was prescribed a tub of aqueous cream a few years back when her eczema was causing her a huge amount of discomfort. Initially I was a little sceptical that it would be the wonder cure that my GP insisted it was however I was more than happy with its results. Since then I have bought aqueous cream on a regular basis, my most recent purchase being from Superdrug.
Superdrugs Aqueous cream comes in a large 500ml white tub with a flip top lid. The front of the tub shows the superdrug star logo along with the product name in green writing. We are also informed that this product gives "effective moisturisation from dry skin". The back of the tub gives plenty of information, general warnings and an ingredients list. Directions for use are also given which simply suggest "Massaging gently into the face, hands and body." Once opened the product has a shelf life of six months. It is free from parabens and lanolin, it has been dermatologically tested.
As with all Superdrug products, their aqueous cream has not been tested on animals. It is BUAV approved and is also suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
The aqueous cream itself is white in colour and fragrance free. It is of a thick whipped consistency. It is pretty similar to other brands of aqueous cream I have purchased in the past.
Most shower gels and soaps irritate my daughters sensitive skin, so on our GP's recommendation we replaced these products with aqueous cream. Since using aqueous cream as a substitute for regular soap my daughters eczema has been significantly reduced. My daughter has been using Superdrugs version for a few weeks now and it has not caused her any problems. It cleans and cleanses her skin well and leaves it looking and feeling well moisturised. It has been fantastic at keeping the eczema at bay.
I have been using the aqueous cream occasionally as a general body lotion, hand cream and as a shaving cream for my legs. It leaves my skin really soft and nicely moisturised. The product takes a few minutes to be absorbed into the skin but once dried it leaves no sticky after residue. As it has no fragrance there is no problem with it clashing with deodorants or perfumes. A little really goes a long way so at £2.99 for a 500ml tub it is certainly worth every penny. It is a brilliant moisturiser and one which we will certainly be buying and using again.
Superdrugs Aqueous cream can be bought in most Superdrug stores and on their website (delivery charges may apply).
500ml - £2.99