Product Type: E45 body care
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E45 Cream - White and Soft and Soothing.
Member Name: Karonher
Advantages: Rubs in well and helps dry skin
Disadvantages: None for me.
I first bought E45 cream a number of years ago when we used to look after my nephew on a regular basis. He was always playing outside and managing to graze himself so it seemed like a good idea to have something in store to put on it. A friend uses E45 for dry skin and always said it worked for her so I decided to try it.
When I found out there was paraffin in it I was a bit worried but having used it on myself a few times I realised that there was not a strong smell of anything and it worked well on the dry skin on my elbows. I find that when they get dry if I use it morning and night for 2 or 3 days, then the dryness goes away.
The white cream comes out quite solidly but as soon as you begin to rub it in, it breaks down and dries in my skin in a matter of minutes. Any slight scent that there was when it came out of the tube disappears as soon as it is rubbed in.
It does seem to be a cream that is suitable for a variety of issues, because although I only use it for dry skin-my nephew no longer needs it for grazes - it says it can be used for more serious conditions. The cream comes in a white tube with the name and information written on in blue - along with a bit of orange. The packaging which is also blue, white and orange, states that the cream can also be used for eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, along with the less serious grazes, dry skin and sunburn.
There is a side effect warning but I have never suffered from anything and it simply states that there might be an allergic reaction - nothing else.
I would recommend using this at least for the more simple issues, as I can't say how well it works on the more serious conditions.
According to the pack it contains:-
White soft paraffin, light liquid paraffin, anhydrous lanolin, purified water, glyceryl monostearate, cetyl alcohol, sodium cetostearyl sulphate, carbormer methyl, hydroxybenzoate, propyl hydroxybenzoate, sodium hydroxide, citric acid and monohydrate.
I buy the 50g tube as I don't have to use this on a daily basis so I don't need the bigger ones, but it also comes in 125g, 350g and 500g containers. The manufacturers are Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare based in the UK.
I'm afraid I can't remember what I paid for this last time as I am nearly at the end of the tube.
Summary: A good soothing cream if you have dry skin.