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My hands often get dry and my sister had recommended Bach products saying they were natural and worked well. So I went online and I found this rescue cream.
The cream came in a rectangular yellow box which clearly states what it is. I probably have the box somewhere but I stopped using it so I can't say if it had any ingredients or anything listed on the box.
Inside the box is the tube of cream (50g). The tube matches the box as it is yellow and clearly states Bach Rescue Cream on it.
It has a white screw lid which comes open easily. Before using it you have to pierce the top with lid which is easy and only takes a moment.
On the back of the tube it has a short paragraph about what the rescue cream is and below that it has the directions. The directions for use are as you'd expect and simple to follow; apply a generous amount of cream to cover desired area. Re-apply as required.
The cream is white and it is lanolin, paraben and perfume free. I wouldn't say it's thick but it's certainly not runny. You only need a small amount as it spreads well, although obviously if your hands are really dry you may find you need a bit more. It soaks in pretty fast and it works well to moisturise your skin and repair it.
The front of the tube states it soothes with 6 flower essences. I don't know that I'd say it smells flowery but I'm not really sure how I'd describe the smell. It's not a bad smell though and it's also fairly faint. I can smell it more on my hands than I can in the tube but I don't generally notice the smell once it's on.
It's easy to just squeeze a bit out of the tube. There are odd times when you end up with a bit more than you expected but I've never squeezed it and ended up with far too much as I have with others I've used.
I bought this in February last year and I still have some left. I don't use it daily and have used other moisturisers in between as I use whichever moisturiser I happen to find closest to me at the time I need it. However, it's still lasted a good while and certainly longer than some others I've used.
On the official Bach website it costs £5.90 for 30g and £8.05 for 50g. On Amazon it is currently £7.75 for the 50g. I paid £5.33 for the 50g off Amazon last year so it seems the price has gone up. It's certainly worth looking around though.
Overall I do like this Bach Rescue Cream as it does moisturise my hands well and it soaks in fast. Even when my hands are really dry and even slightly cracked it repairs the skin fast. However, I do think it is a bit expensive even at the amount I paid. I wouldn't normally pay so much for a moisturiser. I would certainly buy it again but only if I can find it cheaper than the current price. Recommended.
I bought this cream as it promised effective relief for dry skin, which I have. The cream comes in a tube and is nicely packaged. You can buy the cream in various different sizes.
The cream itself is a white colour and fragrance free. It doesn't really smell of anything, although my partner says it smells a little bit like E45 cream. The cream has a thin consistency which means that it can be rather runny, so be extra careful when using it. It can also leak from the tube so always make sure that you replace the cap after use to avoid any spillage.
The cream is easy to rub into the skin but it does feel rather greasy to begin with. The greasy feeling does go away once the cream has fully absorbed but if you apply a lot of the cream it doesn't really absorb, it just sort of sits on top of the skin. I make sure that I apply the cream in a thin layer so it absorbs quicker. I use the cream on dry areas of my skin, i.e my knees and elbows. The cream works well to moisturise them and it helps to combat the dryness, so my skin feels normal again. It also takes away redness and irritation.
A little goes a long way with the cream so even the smallest tube will last you a good while. I would recommend this cream and I will award it with five stars.
Great for dry skin.
I have used Rescue remedy cream for years. When the children were youmg, they called it "Magic Cream". It always managed to ease the pain of a cut, scrape or a bump. Whenever they injured themselves, out came the tube of cream and I applied to the affected area. It always had a calming effect on them and cuts and grazes always healed well.
Here is the complicated bit!
Dr Edward Bach developed the flower remedies as a holistic approach to treat disease. He believed that certain personality traits could cause energy blocks in our body and these blocks in turn led to disease. The idea of the flower remedies is to raise our vibrations and open up the channels to our soul. Bach believed the human is made up of an immortal soul and a mortal personality. The soul being related to the energy of the universe. If the personality is in harmony with the soul , and then effect in harmony with the universe, we would be strong, fit and happy people. If the personality is not connected to the soul (and by assocation the great cosmic energy field from the universe) then disharmony occurs with loss of energy and negative moods, ultimately ending in disease. Bach believed the energy from the flower remedies have the same harmonious energy frequency as the human soul quality concerned and helps to re establish harmony in the soul.
Rescue remedy has a combination of five flower remedies:
Star of Bethlehem for trauma and numbness
Rock Rose for terror and panic
Impatiens for irritability and tension
Cherry plum for fear of losing control
Clematis for the tendency to "pass out", the sensation of "being far away"
Rescue remedy prevents the disintegration of the energetic system, quickly restores it to normal so the healing process can commence immediately. In other words: First aid in a tube!
So, that's the complicated bit out of the way.
Does it work?
I'm a nurse by profession, I once spilt quite a lot of hot tea over my arm - very painful, I applied rescue remedy over the affected area (after the usual first aid of running cold water over my arm). The pain was relieved almost immediately but returned after a few minutes so I applied some more cream. I did this all day, every time my arm was painful, I applied the cream and the pain went, during the day, the interval between applying the cream became longer and longer and by the time I went to bed, there was no pain and no red mark! I treated an elderly neighbour the same way when she spilt coffee onto her chest - again, within 24 hours - no pain and no redness.
18 months ago, I had the misfortune to spill a pan of boiling water over my leg when draining some pasta. I immediately sat in a cold bath but that didn't stop my leg from blistering. It was incredibly painful, I had no dressings but I always always have some RR cream. I applied the cream to my leg quite thickly all night. I had to dress the wound the next day but I used the cream over the wound and applied frequently. My leg was a bit of a mess. My wound healed in 10 days! I had some awful red marks down my leg and I continued to use rescue remedy cream on them, 12 months later, you hardly see the marks. Now, just a light brown mark remains which you can barely make out and no scarring at all.
I don't know about the stuff Dr Bach said, all I know is that with the dressings and skills I have at work, It would take 4-6 weeks for a scald like that to heal. I'm convinced and have been using the cream for more than 20 years. Its great for paper cuts on fingers too, takes the pain away and helps the cut to heal quickly.
I don't know about the immortal soul and the mortal personality but I believe that RR cream has healing properties and helps calms the patient too!
As a fan of Bach products it was only a matter of time till I relented and decided to give this product a go which to be honest I was avoiding as it is simply a cream and I couldn't see it doing my general wellbeing any good lol!
The tube comes in a oblong yellow and white box with black and grey writing on the front. On the top of the box (the flap that opens to the top) I'm told it's Rescue Cream in large letters then on the front I'm told it's Bach, Original Flower Remedies, Rescue Cream, 'To soothe & restore, suitable for use on skin showing the effects of a demanding busy life'. In small lettering at the bottom of the box I'm told it's a cream and that it's 30g size (in my case) and up the left hand of the box in large yellow lettering under all this information is the word 'Rescue'. On the other three sides of the box I'm told a bit about the product, how to use and store it, ingredients are listed and I'm told it's Lanolin Free, Paraben Free, Perfume Free, suitable for the whole family to use and that it hasn't been tested on animals.
A Bit About The Product According To The The Back Of The Box....
As a well-known indicator of how the body feels inside, our skin is often the first place to show the effects of a demanding busy life. This can lead to dry, rough, uneven, dull-looking skin.
Rescue Cream is an intensive moisturiser designed to hydrate and soothe dry, sensitive or rough skin and restore it to its natural condition. With regular use it helps protects the skin against environmental influences and other external stress factors.
Rescue is the famous combination of flower essences developed by Dr.Bach.
Rescue Cream combines these flower essences along with Dr.Bach's cleansing essence of Crab Apple with moisturisers to help restore your skin to it's natural condition.
Directions For Use....
Apply a generous amount of Rescue Cream to the desired area. Re-apply as required. Suitable for hands, body, face and safe to use on rough, flaking or chapped skin. Easy to apply and absorbed quickly leaving skin feeling soft, smooth, moisturised and soothed.
The tube itself the cream comes in is again yellow and white with a screw on/off plastic cap in white at the bottom of it and looks in keeping with the box totally in design. I'm clearly told in the same colour scheme as the box what it is and who it's by and on the back basically told everything I've told you that is on the box already apart from I am now told that this is a combination of Rock rose, Impatins, Clematis Star Of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum and Crab Apple. It isn't a bit large tube (in my case) and of course you think your getting a bigger product due to the size of the box it comes through but it is a good size to cart about with you if you wish to!
Well as we are told this is suitable for everywhere but because of the size and cost of this I wouldn't personally use it liberally and I use it as a treatment when I need to in the main so I'm not wasteful with it. I use it as a hand-cream if my hands feel dry and tight (particularly on the backs of my hands), on my face if I've been out and been windswept, on my dry patches of skin that is prone to flaking and I use it as often as I want to, repeating the application as and when need be.
The cream is quite thin and white in colour with very little smell to it at all and is pretty much fragrance free really. It is fresh though but none distinctive and not highly fragrant or anything and is suitable for anyone to use on them grounds. I find once I have squeezed the tube lightly that if I leave the cap off it oozes out by itself so you do need to replace the cap!
A little goes a very long way and I don't need to apply a generous amount at all. It goes on quite greasy and feels very thick and moisturising and quite greasy really. Then after a minute or so it disappears in the majority particularly visibly though the feeling of moisturised skin is left behind. It reduces the tight feeling in skin and smooths it beautifully. Great anywhere you feel you need it and I like it particularly on my face to which I apply a few dabs on to my skin before applying make up if I'm going out in the winter weather we are having at the moment or as an intensive moisturiser when skin looks crap, spotty and dry! It does seems to cure all ills really and although it feels greasy it really doesn't block up my pores or agitate me in any way shape or form.
I really do like this cream though I do think it can work out expensive due to the size of it and it and you'd need a few tubes to give you an all over treatment but it is good and rich and works incredibly well indeed!
Available in 30g size for around £5.14 and the 50g size is about £7.14 and can be found in Boots and Superdrug and alot of other places!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Bach Rescue Cream
When I recently bought some of the Dr Bach products (on offer in Boots) I bought some of the cream, mainly because this one had been recommended by a friend of mine.
WHAT IT DOES...
To soothe and restore...
The cream is an intensive moisturiser which will help to soothe dry rough skin. It suggests that regular use of the cream will protect the skin from environmental influences and other external stress factors.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING
The cream comes in a box with all the instructions on the box and an additional leaflet inside. Open the box and the yellow tube of cream is in there, with its screw on/off cap and again, instructions on the back.
To get the cream out, the tube has to be pierced. Easily done, because it's one of those tubes where the cap has a piercer.
When I squeeze it out (gently does it because it comes out quickly), the cream is white and whilst it is not runny, it's definitely not thick like some moisturisers. It has no discernible smell, and when I rub it into my skin it is very easily absorbed and leaves no sticky residue. It can be used on the face and any other part of the body which needs some moisture. It's also safe to use on dry chapped skin, and I have used it on Little Miss when she complained her hands felt dry after swimming so I know it's safe for use on children.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Available in chemists and online, the cream costs £7.25 for 50g
Lots of other products which claim to be the perfect natural solution to help you manage your daily stresses effectively and restore your inner calm
* Rescue night
* Rescue Night Spray
* Rescue Pastilles
* Rescue Remedy Dropper
Bach Flower Remedies. Check out the website www.rescueremedy.co.uk for lots of product information
I like this cream. It's light enough to use under make up and moisturising enough for a night cream. The natural ingredients mean that my skin does actually feel soothed as well as moisturised. I don't know if it's helping with the stresses of every day life but as an every day moisturiser, I would recommend it.
Thanks for reading.
Soothes, repairs and restores the skin / With regular use it effectively helps protect the skin against environmental influences and other stresses and strains /