“ Brand: Asda / Dosage Form: Cream / Type: Antiseptic „
The only reason I bought Asda antiseptic cream was because I had been to Ikea with my daughter near to the Metro Centre at Gateshead. She likes to skip everywhere and basically flings herself abut all over the place. She ended up tripping outside the store whilst I was trying to pack the boot of the car. She did come down quite hard and badly grazed her head near to the left temple, but it was her knees that took the brunt of the fall. My daughter takes a long time to calm down after she's taken a tumble and this day was no exception. She's rarely happy with a 'there there' and a cuddle, she needs to see that I've done something to her cuts and grazes, such as applying creams, ointments and plasters etc.
As she was howling so much (and we did need milk and bread) I parked the car, left her with her dad then ran into the huge Asda which is pretty near to Ikea and I had a quick look around the medicine aisle for something. That's when I discovered Asda's own brand of antiseptic cream. It was right beside the Savlon antiseptic cream but this one was in a white and green box instead of the blue and white of the Savlon packaging. The price was also a lot cheaper than Savlon at only £1.48 for a tube, which was 30g in size. I quickly bought it, went to look for milk and bread and dashed back out to the car where I found she'd stopped crying quite so much but she was still feeling very sorry for herself and hugging her knee like it was going to drop off.
The antiseptic cream is, as I say, in a cardboard box. The tube is made of flexible material (not plastic) and it has a screw off lid. When I took off the lid I noticed that it has a small silver metal strip which needed to be depressed with the opposite end of the lid to create a small hole to help the lotion to come out.
The lotion was white in colour and very slightly runnier than I had expected. I have also used Tesco's own brand antiseptic lotion as well as Savlon and they are both slightly thicker in consistency than this one from Asda. The cream had a slight medicated smell and I gently applied it to my daughter's skin and let it do its work. I know that wound should be washed and cleaned properly beforehand but really you have no idea just how 'magic' this cream is! It stops the howling and grizzling with just one very quick application (and an ice cream from Ikea also goes a long way towards the healing process, too).
I couldn't locate any instructions inside the cardboard outer casing, which surprised me as I was expecting there to be some. I've used this antiseptic cream on lots of occasions since this day in Asda's car park. I have used it for all manner of things, from when I grazed my own knuckles whilst gardening, to applying it to a rather nasty spot I had coming up under my chin. It works well, it's soothing and cooling especially if it's kept in the fridge and I do believe it works just as effectively as any other antiseptic cream I've used to date.
It's cheap and cheerful but so long as it does the job I'm after, then that's fine by me. I'd happily buy this antiseptic cream again and I do thoroughly recommend it. Anything for a quiet life!
Ever since I was little I only remember using Savlon as an antiseptic cream, my mum always had it in the house and often her handbag too, the same has applied to me. However when I popped into my local Asda recently they didn't have any Savlon so I decided to try their own brand antiseptic cream. At just £1.48 for a 30g tube it was cheaper than the branded cream but I wasn't totally convinced it would be as good.
Asda Antiseptic First Aid Cream is sold in a green and white box with the ASDA logo in large white letters across the front where it also informs the customer that this first aid cream i a "soothing preparation to help prevent infection". The box also gives a full list of ingredients should you wish to read them, a little bit about the cream, warnings, possible side effects and the directions for use.
There is no information leaflet inside the box all the information s printed directly onto the tube and basically it just repeats what was on the box. Although the writing is quite small its clear and easy to read.
The tube is like most tubes of cream and has a small screw top lid, beneath the lid the tube is secured with a metal end which needs to be pierced before use, to do this you simply turn the lid around and press it into the metal end, a small point on the lid will pierce the metal creating the opening for the cream. I like this idea on tubes, I once saw somebody actually taste some toothpaste in a shop and place it back on the shelf!! This way I know nothing has touched the cream.
The actual antiseptic cream is white in colour and quite a bit runnier than Savlon, it doesn't have hardly any smell at all just a very faint hint of a smell which is faintly medicated. To smell it though I really had to get the cream close to my nose.
We use antiseptic cream just for minor scratches, cuts etc, particularly paper cuts which I seem to be very good at getting at work, I know these are silly little things but I always manage to do them in a place where I keep pressing the cut, Savlon usually sorts these sorts of cuts out quickly, however Asda's antiseptic cream wasn't so good. It stopped any infection but think cuts and scratched take longer to heal using this than they did with Savlon.
I think its important to use an antiseptic cream on scratches particularly ones from gardening and being diabetic I do have to take care of my hands and don't heal as well as others, I'm not convinced this cream would be as effective and work fast enough for me.
All in all I think the Asda Antiseptic First Aid Cream works, it does stop cuts and scratches from getting infected but in my opinion its not as good as Savlon. Its much runnier and therefore I think when you squeeze it from the tube you do get more than you need and waste some, also in my opinion it doesn't work as fast.
I will finish the antiseptic cream as I hate waste but I wont buy it again, in future I will stick to what I know works really well.