Product Type: E45 body care
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Skin Revived with E45!
Member Name: hanmillie
Advantages: Improves skin moisture without making it greasy, family friendly, value for money
Disadvantages: None from me
I have over the last couple of months developed quite dry skin especially on my face and this has resulted in my skin feeling quite dry and tight particularly around the sensitive eye area. During the day I have addressed the problem by wearing a facial moisturiser specifically for dry skin but during the evening when I take my makeup off I sought an effective treatment. Having read a number of articles about E45 dermatological cream over the past year I popped a tub of this cream into my basket during a recent shopping trip to see how well it would live up to all the hype.
My E45 cream comes packaged in a white tub which houses 125g worth of product. There was a smaller and larger pot available when I purchased this cream but being one to play it safe I opted for a tub in between the two. The tub is illustrated very simplistically with a blue E45 logo and a list of ingredients and instructions which outline the use of the cream. A white ribbed lid enables easy opening of the tub by simply screwing it anticlockwise to open. A useful feature, and one that you don't see on too many lotions, is a use by date which in my case says the 1 July 2015 giving me plenty of time to use it all up.
After opening the lid I found that the cream was white in colour with a thick and cream consistency and had absolutely no fragrance whatsoever which I actually found quite reassuring considering that I find some perfumed products can irritate my face. This product is specifically designed for dry skin conditions such as eczema and as such the cream reflects this by being completely unperfumed and non greasy. Being someone who likes to know what is in something before I use it I did have a gander through the ingredients to see what this cream contains and these include white soft paraffin, light liquid paraffin and anhydrous lanolin.
~Directions and Use~
Reading the side of the tub, it is recommended that this cream is applied to the affected skin 2 or 3 times a day. Should the symptoms persist it is recommended that advice from your doctor is sought. As my use of this cream is for the dry skin on my face I simply take a small 5p size dab of this cream and then dot it onto the forehead and cheeks before gently rubbing it in. I find that a small dab is usually sufficient to cover my face although when my skin is feeling particularly dry I do tend to use double this amount. Once on my skin the cream feels soothing to the dryness and immediately takes away the tight feeling. Given a matter of minutes the cream has been fully absorbed and my skin feels softer and suppler.
I did over the weekend subject my face to an eyebrow wax and although I would not usually put anything on the skin for a good few hours after doing so, I did find that my skin was quite dry. Applying a coating of this cream over my face helped to sooth the sting and did not irritate the area in any way.
~Price and Availability~
I believe that I paid £3.25 for my tub of E45 cream and this was from my local Wilkinsons store. Having had a quick look online it reveals that it can be bought from a number of stores and is currently stocked in Boots for £4.40. Although in my experience it is always worth shopping around for the best deal. The price of this cream makes it a worth while investment in my opinion, especially considering that it can be used anywhere and by anyone in the family.
This is an excellent product in my experience and one which I will continue to use on my dry skin. It therefore comes highly recommended.
This product scores 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading! x
Summary: An excellent daily dermatological cream