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Brand: Aqueous / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisture Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / Suitable for: Children

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      21.06.2013 11:03
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      Not bad, cheap and easy to use but there's better and nicer smelling out there!

      Aqueous cream is something I come across often at work, and is a very popular topical emollient. It comes in a cream form and is available in various sizes an packages. I have a 500g tub which I bought from my local chemist for £3. You can currently buy a 500g tub from Boots for £4.09. My tub is white with a large screw top lid, the only down side of this tub, instead of a tube, is that the cream is exposed to your skin as you scoop it out.

      Aqueous cream is used as a cleansing agent and an emollient/moisturiser to soothe and soften skin. It is white and thick, similar to defrosted ice-cream. It has a mild clinical smell, but not one that is noticeable unless you sniff the cream or your skin after application.

      The directions for use are to apply to the affected area of skin frequently. I have used aqueous cream as a soap substitute when washing my hands, my job requires me to do it a lot and m hands can becomes very dry because of this. Washing with aqueous cream helps to retain the moisture in your skin while you wash them. It feels like washing our hands with a slightly oily hand wash, and it leaves a noticeable layer over our skin which you can see from the water beading on top of it. It does leave your hands feeling very soft and protects them well if you need to do a lot of and-washing.

      I have also used aqueous cream as a moisturiser, it sinks into your skin reasonably quickly and doesn't leave you feeling too oily, however it doesn't last as long as a more intensive moisturiser.

      Ingredients:
      purified water, emulsifying wax (containing cetostearyl alcohol, sodium laurilsulfate), chlorocrescol 0.1% w/w
      Active ingredients:
      Liquid Paraffin,White Soft Paraffin

      People often choose to use aqueous cream to use on eczema. My partner is a sufferer of chronic eczema and had never found aqueous cream to be of much help. Upon further research I see that the National Eczema Society states that The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulator Agency (MHRA) have issued a new drug safety update (March 2013) for aqueous cream. It states that the cream may cause skin irritation, especially to children with eczema due to the ingredient Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, which is an anionic surfactant known to be a mild irritant. The National Eczema Society now recommends that eczema sufferers should not use Aqueous cream as a leave on emollient.

      Overall I will give aqueous cream 3/5. It's a reasonably cheap emollient and can be helpful to protect skin when you need to wash our hands frequently, however there are more natural moisturisers out there which offer more intensive and longer moisture than aqueous cream does.

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      06.05.2013 13:59
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      A bargain treatment

      In my first job I was a trainee at a big international company in the North West. I was hired to do marketing but the nasty souls decided I should spend six months 'in the labs' getting to know what the business was about.

      After weeks of grinding and sieving various powders and taking the stink out of all sorts of nasty vegetable oils, I developed eczema or contact dermatitis. The crooks of my arms were particularly bad and my eyelids became scaly and pink. I looked like a tortoise in badly applied eye-shadow.

      Fortunately we had an excellent health centre on site and one of the nurses was a specialist in skin conditions. She had worked for years with a consultant who had done multiple tests to evaluate the effectiveness of steroid creams and alternatives on eczema. She told me that for a large proportion of the people in the tests, aqueous cream used regularly was as effective on mild eczema as the use of hydrocortisone creams.

      I was given a mild hydrocortisone to clear up the worst of the damage (use with care and always in the smallest possible amounts to avoid skin thinning) and a whopping big tub of aqueous cream. She told me that once we'd tackled the initial flare-up, I should stop the hydrocortisone and just use the aqueous cream. And when the flare up was bad, she advised to use the aqueous cream as an alternative to soap or shower gel as an ultra-gentle cleanser.

      I've not had any eczema attacks in at least the last 15 years but things were pretty bad for a while before that. The secret of my elimination of the condition was in two parts - firstly the use of a combination of HC and aqueous cream and secondly, getting a job somewhere else. The factory shared a site with a major detergent manufacturer and being surrounded by enzymes and fine powders in the air didn't suit me at all.

      It won't work on everyone and those with really extreme eczema will laugh in my face for even suggesting it but I have many friends who've followed this advice and used aqueous cream on themselves, young babies and children with excellent results. It's one of the cheapest things you can find in a pharmacy and its powers verge on miraculous.

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        01.03.2013 10:04
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        Aqueous cream

        My son has quite bad eczema, although luckily for him it's getting better all the time and he doesn't have it constantly, he just gets a flare up now and again. When he was first born he had it quite badly and so the doctor prescribed Aqueous Cream for him. We now have tubs and tubs of the stuff around the house which is great because in my opinion its a really good cream and one all the family use now as we have a ready supply.

        Aqueous cream is described as a, "moisturising cream suitable for soothing dry skin all over the body. Aqueous cream can also be used as a soap substitute for hand washing or in the bath by rubbing into the skin before rinsing off completely." I did this when my boy was first born and it worked well and even with water on his skin the cream would smooth around his skin well.

        I literally slather this all over my little boys body, especially after he has had a bath. He is quite slippery afterwards but the nice thing is this cream doesn't have a smell so it's quite natural and healing. It does taste a bit funny though! I apply this to my little boys face as well as he often gets inflammed cheeks and they I forget and give him lots of kisses and you can taste that awful creamy taste in your mouth, not nice. I noticed this cream worked well on my hands though. After I had creamed him up I had lots left on my hands so I would rub my hands together like you do when you put cream on and I noticed it did really well for my chapped hands which is nice.

        The cream is white and it has a creamy, thick, whipped consistency to it. When I rub it onto skin you can see your skin turn a bit white as it takes a while to soak in as its quite heavy and afterwards I can feel it a bit on my skin but it does leave skin with a nice barrier of smoothness which I feel works deep down into the skin. My little boy's skin has improved tremendously after using this, I do need to use it for a few days but you can see improvement in it after the first day which is great. The cream contains an emulsifying ointment which includes white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin and purified water. You can tell it has paraffin in it as you get that really smooth feeling to your skin.

        The cream does last forever, the tubs I got last year have an expiration date of the end of 2013 and we'll use them by then so all in all a good, hard working cream.

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          30.05.2012 22:48
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          An excellent skin care product that everyone should have just in case

          Background:
          A few years back I suffered from very dry skin in certain areas such as my knees and elbows despite my young age. Looking back, this could have possibly been an early symptom of my thyroid disorder as dry skin is indeed an early symptom of the illness. So as a result of this, I popped round my local gp and was prescribed with a few bottles of aqueous cream. She explained that they would help to alleviate the dryness and also moisturise the areas it was applied to also. With her advice to apply it twice daily and to be pretty generous in application, I left happy and went off to the pharmacy to pick up my prescription.

          The Brand:
          Aqueous Creams come in a variety of brands but tend to be mostly entitled 'Aqueous Cream' alone. As such its difficult to review the companies themselves.

          The product:
          Aqueous cream can be purchased in tubes or tubs and come in various quantities. For the most part however a tub of the stuff is 100ml and a tube is 100g which are pretty standard quantities that tend to last for a pretty long time in my experience. The cream is used as a cleansing agent and as such has softening and alleviating qualities. I now use it once a day on my hands and any other areas that are particularly bad hit by dryness (for example my fingertips in the summer months as I tend to get bad eczema there) and I tend to apply enough so that there is no residue sitting on my skin which in itself could be bad for me.

          The cream does not contain any fragrance which in my opinion is a good thing because it means that my skin doesn't become irritated at all which is something I sometimes experience in these types of scented products. Further it can be used during pregnancy and breast feeding which is great as you can be assured there are no harmful agents within the product.

          The thing that the product is most commonly used for is eczema treatment, however I find that it works as a good moisturiser and is an excellent, cheap alternative to other named brands on the market. Some may believe however, it is lacking in exceptional quality that some pricier products have, so this may not be an option for everyone. It is also great on working on cracked or rough skin areas, and I have found that the skin retains a smooth, soft texture within probably 2-3 days which is an excellent turn around time.

          Price and availability:
          You can purchase any brand of aqueous cream from a pharmacy for usually £1-3 depending on the quantity you are after. For me, I much prefer the tube version of the product as I find it is then easier to apply, and this tends to cost a little under £2 (although my local pharmacy is a bit steep in all honesty). If you can, it is probably best to visit your GP as often, like I did when I was younger, it may be possible to get the stuff through prescription which is much less hassle and in particular for those under 16 free!

          My thoughts:
          I would definitely recommend aqueous cream from any brand as it provides good quality skin care for anyone with dry or damaged skin. It is alleviating and soothing and an excellent treatment for sore areas on the body, even more sensitive areas such as the face. It is so wide ranging and its abilities are vast that for the price it is well worth the money.

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            09.04.2012 12:13
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            Cheap and cheerful and flipping great all round and for the whole family!

            I personally hadn't heard of Aqueous cream until my best mates dad who is a reflexologist massaged my feet with the stuff. The day after him doing so the skin on my feet felt so soft and the massage he had given me was so comfortable when he was using this that I decided to investigate this product and to get myself some to trial!

            The Packaging:

            Well this comes in a white plastic tub comes in two sizes as far as I am aware and my size tub is the smaller one at 100ml which cost me about £1.50 in my local chemist and you can also get it in the larger size which is 500ml costing if my mind serves me correctly about £4.00ish. The tub is very plain to look at and on the front of it we are simply told that it is Care + Aqueous Cream 'Relieves dry or chapped skin' and then on the back of it we are told how to use it, warnings and size are given along with contact details for the manufacturer and if you peel that sticky label back on there we are given warnings to adhere to as well. The lid simply once the seal is broken which you pull off with ease simply twists gently on and on. Informative and very plain looking packaging this is and looks like a bit of a medical product really.

            The Cream Itself:

            For me this has turned out to be one of my best little finds and purchase in a long time. Basically its a very intensive moisturiser, suitable particulary for people with incredibly dry skin and skin complaints. You can use it as intended as a moisturiser as many times a day as you want to and my friends who has eczema was advised by her Dr to shower and bathe in it which she does daily as she is really sensitive to scented products.

            Me though I use this on my very dry skin daily. I did read up about this product prior to buying it and you do have to be be sure you really do have very dry skin before using it because it can lead to the thinning of the skin otherwise.

            The cream itself is white and thick and feels like it contains a water content. A little of it goes a very long way indeed, it contains no real smell to it at all and its a none greasy, heavy cream that you only need a very small amount of and it massages in with ease leaving the area touched with it not feeling greasy but you can certainly feel the area is moisturised and for a very long time to making skin feel less tingly, hot or tight....which is a blessing for my poor feet!

            I bought this for the dry skin on my feet to use at bedtime in the main and its made a huge difference to how they feel and how they look. However I recently had a fall and badly cut my arm open which will certainly leave my arm scarred and I have been applying this to area daily and it really has improved the skins appearance and softened the dry skin without causing me any discomfort at all.

            This really is a fabulous little miricle cream and so cheap and versatile for what it is. I am sure now that I will always have a tub of this in my home to keep dry skin at bay as its cheap, easy to use and so effective for dry skin it needs to be seen to be believed!

            Available in all good chemists etc.

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              08.02.2012 13:34
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              I love it!

              If you are in a hurry, scroll down for a summary in bullet points. If you want to know my opinion on Aqueous cream, read on...

              I have extremely dry skin and what's worse is that I am sensitive to perfumed products.
              I spent years going through all the typical creams one can find in supermarkets and chemists, and found that they either irritated my skin, didn't sink in properly or sank in too quickly and felt like I hadn't even used anything.
              I was working in a chemist when I discovered Aqueous cream. The only reason I found it existed is because someone asked for it directly and a colleague got some out of a hidden drawer!!
              This stuff is very rarely on the shelves for you to see, which is why I feel it is important to promote it in this review.

              A large 500ml tub of aqueous cream is about £4 - £5 on average and can be obtained from most chemists in England. You can also get smaller amounts in tubes in some places.
              I think you will agree that is very cheap.

              It is quite a thick white cream and smells very faintly of paraffin, which is one of its ingredients. Other than that it doesn't have any perfume in it.

              You can apply the cream directly to the skin like a moisturizer or you can use it instead of soap when washing yourself.

              I like to use it on my hands only, which are very dry and cracked. I find it works best if I put absolutely loads on and let it sink in for a few mins. This seems to keep my hands soft for a few hours even if I wash them. It leaves a very slight amount of greasiness on the skin but not as much as lots of other creams do. It also doesn't sting when it goes into a cut like some other creams do.
              The 500ml tub usually lasts me about a year!!

              In summary:
              - Very cheap to buy
              - Unperfumed
              - Available in most chemists
              - very effective for treating dry skin / contact dermatitis / eczema
              - Only leaves a very slight greasy residue on the skin
              - Can be used instead of soap
              - keeps skin moist for hours

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              25.10.2011 20:11
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              I suffer a lot with very dry skin, it is one of my horrid symptoms which comes with my thyroid condition. its not too bad coping with dead dry arms, legs and feet but when it comes to my face it is a real nuisance if I get a bad few days.


              After washing my face in the morning I have to use a moisturiser all over. I was tried the normal E45 first and then the more expensive creams but couldn't find anything that was kind to my skin and kept my face moist. Then I was at my doctors having a check up and I mentioned it to her and she wrote me out a prescription for some aqueous cream.


              The cream comes in a nice big tub which can last for ages until the date runs out. The cream inside is a white cream which is so basic but works really well. I find it works much better than the more expensive creams available.


              I apply a layer of this cream in the mornings if I have time before going out. I have to put quite a lot on and make sure its rubbed in well especially over my forehead, eyebrows, nose and cheeks. The cream does rub in nicely, even when putting a lot on. I find it best to just put a small bit on at a time and then once that is rubbed in to add some more until I can feel my skin feels nice and supple. I have to be careful rubbing it in around my eyes as you shouldn't get it in your eyes at all, but my eyelids get really dry and flaky so I have to rub some cream in.


              If I don't have time to do my face in the mornings then by the evening I really have to make sure I rub some cream on otherwise by the next morning my skin is so dry it can crack and peel and looks disgusting. If it does get a bit sore then this cream still works, it doesn't affect it in any bad way at all, it just seems kind to your skin. My daughter works in a hospital and she said she uses this cream on patients to keep their skin supple if they are stuck in bed for a while.


              The cream smells nice, not a flowery scent or anything, just smells of a nice cream, its hard to describe.


              You can buy a pot of this cream in Superdrug for as little as £1.99 for a 500g pot. This makes it a really cheap to use moisturiser and I would highly recommend it if you are having a problem with dry skin and want to try something a bit less heavy on the purse strings.

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                18.04.2011 11:09
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                Aqueous cream is sold is so many places, and is cheaper to solve dry skin

                This cream has many different purposes and it is rather cheap to buy. I picked it up because I had a rash on my skin (caused by what I'm not sure) but just wanted a cream to soothe it. It did work, it calmed my skin and soothed as well.

                The product --> There are so many places that Aqueous cream can be picked up from. ASDA, Boots, Sainsburys.. but they all tend to look the same. Mine is in a white tub, with a big label on the front, and that's it! It has a screw on lid which also is white. The cream itself is quite thick, white in colour.

                So what can it be used for? --> Another recent problem I use it for is to help the healing of a superficial burn I have, and so far so good. I just need to skin to be repaired and to aid its recovery this seems to be great. I couldn't use Bio oil just yet as the burn is too recent. The main purpose for Aqueous cream is for dry skin really however, and is what pharmacists and doctors will advertise it as. It is a cream that can be applied straight to the skin, but it can also be used as a shower cream for skin that really is dry. This is similar to E45, just cheaper!

                What is in it --> There is not a lot in this cream, just emulsifying ointment, water and a phenoxyethanol included to act as a antimicrobal preservative. This cream is paraffin based. There is no real scent with this cream, just a bit fresh - but nothing outstanding.

                Aqueous is quite thick in consistency, but light once applied onto skin. It is also non-greasy, so can be used on the face. It is for external use only.

                I wouldn't use this as a moisturiser for my skin as I would prefer to use my Nivea one, but for skin conditions where it feels a bit dry (such as the skin around my burn) I happily apply it to help it recover.

                The cost --> As there are so many out there you can pick this up from a little as £2 (for a 100g tube which is handy for the handbag) or £3.50 for a 500g tub. However, on the internet from chemists online the same product is only £1.35. I prefer to buy my medication in the shop, but this is just a tip for helping to cut costs.

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                31.10.2010 17:08
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                It's good stuff

                Those of you who have read my earlier review on Sudacrem could perhaps have interpreted it as a bit of a rant.

                With this product I also have an issue - but it's less of an issue.

                Care Aqueous Cream is intended for the relief of dry and chapped skin. It's a good product and has worked well for me in clearing up areas of dry skin after a period of manual labour in the garden. I found that it rubbed in well and that if you were through in doing this, it wasn't too greasy. As with all such treatments, less is more and you should resist the temptation to over-apply it. Little and often works best.

                It comes in a 100ml little plastic tub. It's nice and creamy and it smells nice.

                However, my issue here (and I confess to maybe wearing my Mr. Grumpy hat when I feel a product is over-priced and the customer is being fleeced) is that there is nothing fancy or difficult about making Aqueous Cream. It's basically petroleum jelly, liquid paraffin, a bit of wax, a few drops of alcohol and of course water.

                This kind of cream is very useful to have around the house but if you were to go down to your pharmacist, he will mix you up a bucketful of Aqueous Cream for very little money. Then you can cover yourself all over with the stuff if you so choose.

                That said, this is a personal gripe and doesn't detract from the quality of the product. As I say, it has worked well recently for me so I can't knock it.

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                22.10.2010 19:22
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                Eczema sufferers everywhere, stock up now!

                Aqueous cream, among other uses is recommended by doctors for dry skin conditions such as eczema. This particular brand, Care aqueous cream can be purchased from many pharmacies and costs just over £1 for 100ml, you can also get bigger tubs, as with everything if you buy in bulk you get a cheaper price per ml.

                The aqueous cream comes in a round, cylindrical white plastic tub. It looks more like a medical product than a luxury product, purely due to it's packaging. The lid is a flip on and off one, but doesn't leak once the seal is broken, thankfully.

                Inside the product is white and gloopy and quite thick. It is the exact opposite from greasy and actually feels quite dry which makes a change from most moisturisers. It sort of feels a bit like it defies logic!

                The cream doesn't have an even consistency, and doesn't feel like you are pampering yourself when you put it on your skin, but your skin soon drinks it up and you can tell your skin really needed it. It is non scented. If you rub it in it dries quite quickly, so you can put clothes on over the affected area quite quickly.

                It doesn't irritate the skin, or leave it shiney, it just gets on with its job!

                After using aqueous cream for a week my skin is lovely and soft. It helps my eczema calm down and is much better for my skin than having to put horrible steroid cream on it.

                For dry skin conditions I would recommend this cream.

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                06.06.2010 14:15
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                Great for all an all body moisteriser after a nice shower

                Although I don't suffer really dry skin, I have quite sensitive skin, so many products on the market I cant use on my skin, but a few of my friends did recommend Aqueous cream to me, so I thought I might as well give it a shot.

                WOW. £2 for a 500g tub, or 80p for a 100g tub, so of course I bought the 500g tub, it was a bargain, whether it worked or not. I believe this is sold in most pharmaceutical shops, although the packaging may vary. Usually I use E45, which is slightly more expensive and you get less product, as that's made for sensitive skin, but if Aqueous was better, I would soon switch, purely based on price comparison, and the amount you get in a 500g tub.

                When I first used the product, it was very easily absorbed, and it can be applied anywhere, so it's quite a versatile product. Although I don't have any skin conditions personally, this cream is also quite useful to eczema suffers, so it's worth a go. Because of how much is in one of the large tubs, it lasts me months, so I definitely get my moneys worth.

                I think one of the main reasons it doesn't irritate skin is that there is no perfume or smell to the product... it is quite bland, but the results I was getting was worth the no smell. The product gives the skin an extra layer of moisture, which lasts all day, and this is proven to restore flexibility in the skin, as well as reduce and prevent signs of aging. Quite a few dermatologists have recommended this product to family members, as it is one of the few products that goes 4 layers into the skin.

                One thing I would say about this product is it doesn't have an SPF factor, but I tend to use this after I have a shower before I go to bed. If you am using moisturiser before you go out in the day though, I would personally opt for a moisturiser that has an SPF factor, but none the less, Aqueous has the best results for softening and smoothing the skin, as well as reducing the spots you may have on your face, as well as a miracle for dry hands.

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                27.04.2010 14:04
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                A good product all round

                Have you got dry skin and struggle to improve the condition? I personally have found aqueous cream to be very efficient at reducing the dry skin on my body which other creams fail to do.

                I found E45 also very good for a topical cream but believe this one works for me slightly better.

                Aqueous Cream is for topical use as an external skin cleansing agent and as an emollient for softening and soothing itchy and irritated skin.

                I usually apply the to the skin once in the morning and once in the evening or when coming out of the bath or shower as I think applying the cream at this point is perfect.

                The cream is white and is very easy to rub into the skin, the it can be appliead to the skin in certain areas but I tend to use it all over.

                I buy my cream from Boots but you can buy it in almost any shop with a health/pharmacy area. A 500g tub costs about £2 and this will last for about 2 months which is very cost efficient.

                I do find that the cream keeps my psoriasis at a managable level which is always a good thing for someone who struggles which itchy and irritated skin on a daily basis.

                It is made from a mixture of emulsifying ointment (which contains paraffin oils) and water, with phenoxyethanol as an antimicrobial preservative.

                Aqueous cream can also be used in place of soap when washing to prevent the skin from drying out.

                In conditions such as eczema, using a moisturiser regularly, even once the skin has improved, can help prevent flare-ups of this condition.

                I would strongly advise using this product as it really does work. Always check with a pharmacist or doctor before using.

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                  24.03.2010 22:44
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                  If you're in need of a excellent moisturiser this is for you

                  A must for thirsty skin :)

                  I came across this cream when my boyfriend was recommended it by a friend. My boyfriend suffers with really bad dry skin on his face so this is the reason he brought it. I myself don't suffer from dry skin but as all you ladies know we love to nick & try our mans stuff ;)

                  I first used the cream after having a bath so my skin was nice & clean. I applied quite a thick layer of the cream to my face & neck. I always apply the cream to my chest area aswell as most people neglect this area. This area of the skin is quite thin so always take care of it as it will show signs of ageing earlier than you face & neck if you don't. (Well so i am told anyway)

                  It took the cream around 5 minutes to soak in, which was very good for the amount i applied. My skin felt very soft & smooth after & looked very healthy.

                  I have been using it for around 3 weeks now & applying roughly 5 times a week & my skin condition has really improved. I apply it at night as it doesn't contain spf for daytime wear.

                  My boyfriend said he paid around £2 for 500g. This works out very cheap as i have only used a little bit in the 3 weeks i have been using it. Also my boyfriend has been using it to.

                  The cream isnt scented, but it is that good of a cream it doesnt really matter.

                  I would recommend this cream for everyone. It is perfect for giving your skin a good drink. I am told the cream provides a layer of oil on top of the skin to stop water evaporating.......which helps restore flexibillity. So if that doesn't tempt you then just the general way your skin will feel after using it for several weeks should.

                  The cream would be perfect for a family bathroom as it is big enough for everyone to use & a little goes a long way

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                  aqueous cream

                  I have always had problems with my skin ever since I was a baby and suffer from excema too so Im always on the look out for something that will make me look and feel a bit more human when I have a bad outbreak. Throughout the years I have tried and tested many 'miracle' product and all for nothing because I always end up coming back to one product in particular - Aqueous Cream.

                  Aqueous Cream B.P. is a paraffin based emulsion. The B.P. shows that it is officially registered to the British Pharmacopoeia which is the uks medical standards agency. Aqueous cream is only for external use and can be used for purposes other than medical. It can be used as a moisturiser and a substitute for most toiletries like soap, lip balm and shower gel.

                  ***Ingredients***

                  The tube I own contains 30% Emulsifying Ointment, White Soft Paraffin, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Liquid Paraffin, Purified Water and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.

                  It also contain the preservative, Phenoxyethanol which may lead to some allergic reactions.

                  ***The Cream***

                  The cream itself fells velvetly and light, just like any expensive moisturiser you would buy. The cream is white in colour and looks wuite thick but it is easily spread onto the body and rubs into the skin with little or no effort. It can leave the skin quite greasy especially when covering problem spots because I tend to cake it on to make sure that the area is really covered to get the best results but im sure that the amount I use is not necessary.

                  I have 1 500g tube and have had the same tube for almost a year now. I use it everyday as a face wash and I tend to have quite a lot of bad break out of excema on my hands during the winter months so it have used a vast majority of the cream over the last few months, but still have almost 1/3 of a tub left.

                  The tube was really excellent valuse for money too. I purchased mine from my local HomeBargains store for just 99p. It is available in other stores for between £1.99 and £5 but the tube is nowhere near as big, I would probably still pay this for the product though as I consider it a life saver.

                  I use this tub for everything from moisturiser, face wash, skin complaints, bruises (it helps reduce the swelling), aching muscles (the soothing of the cream help calm them) and just generally spreading it on my hands because it feels so nice.

                  Overall A favourite product of mine.

                  LouLou129

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                    13.03.2010 16:37
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                    Not the most exciting hand cream, but really does the job

                    I suffer from horrible dry skin that is prone to cracking on my hands which isn't helped by a job where I have to wear gloves and wash my hands a lot. My doctor prescribed Care + Aqueous Cream to help with my skin problems, although if you don't have a pre-payment prescription certificate you're far better off just buying it over the counter. It costs about £1.99 for a tub and is available in most chemists.

                    The cream comes in a white plastic tub with an easy to remove lid. It is a fairly thick white cream with what I can only describe as a slight medically smell. It's not unpleasant though and isn't noticeable after using the cream.

                    I usually liberally apply this a few times a day, especially after washing my hands. It takes a little time to thoroughly work into your skin, maybe a minute or so of rubbing, and leaves them feeling soft but a bit greasy. I find it's not the best feeling for a while after using the cream as I prefer ones that are fully absorbed and don't leave any sticky or greasy residue, but it's worth it if your skin is bad. It always leaves my skin feeling immediately much more comfortable, stops the itching and flaking, and is especially good if you have skin fissures. In particularly bad flare ups, I pay close attention to my fissures, and this has always helped them heal up quickly, usually in a day or two, and reduces soreness and irritation.

                    Overall, this is a great cream for dry problematic skin. It's great at tackling irritation and splitting skin. I'd say it's probably too heavy to use as a regular moisturiser if you don't have any problems, plus you don't get the benefit of all the lovely scented ones that are out there.

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                  • Product Details

                    Relief of symptoms of dry or chapped skin / Adults, the elderly and children: apply to the affected area of skin as required /