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I won some prizes in the 10 Days of Dooyoo competition at Christmas time, and one of the prizes I won was some Udderly Smooth Hand Cream. I had vaguely heard of this brand, in fact I think I read a review on Dooyoo months ago, so I was excited to try it.
Udderly Smooth has a website, www.udderlysmooth.co.uk, which I investigated in order to write this review. There are several items in the range, all packaged in white and black 'cow print' bottles, tubes and tubs with a red and white 'Udderly Smooth' logo. Products include hand cream, body lotion, foot cream, and 'extra care cream'. Udderly Smooth is an American brand from Salem, Ohio and was brought to the UK by Andrew Magrath, a pharmacist who discovered the cream while sailing around the world. He found it to be a "wonderful greaseless, stainless all round moisturiser and barrier cream" which helped with the sunburn, rope burns, salt sores and other skin complaints he and his crew suffered. He and his brother established Glanford Ltd. to distribute the product in the UK.
Udderly Smooth Hand Cream has a comparatively short list of ingredients so I'll copy it here: Aqua, stearic acid, propylene glycol, dimethicone, lanolin oil, peg-2 stearate, isopropyl myristate, paraffinum liquidum, allantoin, triethanolamine, methylparaben, propylparaben, parfum. Lanolin comes from sheep's' wool and parabens are chemicals that are reputed by some to be harmful; however you'd be extremely hard pressed to find any moisturising product that doesn't contain them, and I'm not personally bothered by their inclusion.
Udderly Smooth Hand Cream is suitable for anyone who wants to keep their hands moisturised, but according to the website it is particularly suitable for those with eczema, sportspeople exposed to extreme weather and chafing, and even cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In fact there is an entire section of the website dedicated to the uses of the cream for cancer patients (also pointing out that there is a new Extra Care Cream for those with serious skin conditions) and a link from which oncology clinics can request samples.
***Price and Availability***
On the website there is a list of stockists. Udderly Smooth products are available from Amazon (is there anything they don't sell?) and several other websites. You can also buy them in-store from Fenwick's, Bond Street and several pharmacies and other shops. The Hand Cream seems to be priced at just over £3 for a 114g/4oz tube.
As previously stated, the hand cream comes in a white tube with black 'cow print' packaging and a red logo. The product is lightly scented and the instructions state to "apply liberally to dry and chapped skin". The full name of the product is Udderly Smooth Hand / Udder Cream as it was originally developed for use on dairy cows. You'll be pleased to know the cream does not contain milk or bovine ingredients! The flip top lid is a common way to package hand cream and makes it easy to use on a day to day basis.
I was quite excited about using this hand cream. This is mainly because I had read that it helps greatly with eczema. I have suffered from eczema since childhood, and although it is quite mild compared to some people's, I do find it painful, ugly and annoying. At the time I started to use the cream, I had a nasty patch on my right wrist and a few smaller patches on my fingers. In the past I had used steroid cream from the doctor, but last time I visited the doctor to get some more as I was about to run out, he refused to give me any as I didn't have any eczema at the time (the reason I didn't have any eczema was that I had been using the cream!). Of course, when I ran out of the cream my eczema began to come back with a vengeance, but since I moved to London I just haven't had time to make an appointment with a new doctor to get some. I hoped this Udderly Smooth cream would save me the trouble!
The cream is a medium consistency, white in colour and has a subtle fresh scent that reminds me a little of milk! It's not my favourite scent but it's pleasant enough. I found that only a small amount of the cream was needed to moisturise my hands, and it sank in really well with a non-greasy feel.
Using this cream in public was an interesting experience as I could see that people were looking at the eye-catching packaging! Work colleagues too were intrigued and found the cream rather bizarre. It's certainly an interesting talking point!
Using the cream over time, I found that it kept my hands very moisturised and my skin in good condition. As far as my eczema was concerned, it wasn't aggravated by the cream, but neither did it clear up. I didn't see evidence of the amazing healing properties of this cream, although this hand cream is lightly scented - perhaps the glowing reviews refer to the cream in a tub. In the end I did have to go and get some steroid cream from the pharmacist in order to clear up my eczema.
I probably wouldn't repurchase this cream, simply because there are other hand creams I prefer. If it had cleared up my eczema, I reckon I would have bought it again and again, but while it's great that it doesn't aggravate my condition, other creams don't either. Having said that, this cream is good quality, smells nice and sinks in really well, and it's also very reasonably priced. For this reason, I'm going to give it four stars.
I was told about this product by my oncologist when undergoing chemotherapy. My skin on both my hands and feet had become red and sore and was beginning to crack. I had tried e 45 and other dermatological creams without success, in fact my skin was getting worse.
I couldn't find this product in the UK and ordered it over the internet, with Wallmart. It comes in a 114g tube, and is a white, perfume free, odour free cream.
It has been clinically proven to help and treat dry, flaking, chapped, and rough skin. Originally the cream was developed because the cows udders in modern farming were cracking and becoming infected, that is the origin of the product, honestly.
I applied the cream twice daily, and wore socks when applied to my feet. It is quickly absorbed and you don't need to use large amounts. After one week I noticed the difference. My hands eventually went back to normal and so I continued and still do, using it as a moisturiser for my hands. My husband suffers from dry hands as he wears gloves for work and he also swears by it.
Obviously you need to check that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients but it is recommended for more serious skin conditions eg eczema and dermatitis. It is not available on prescription, I cannot understand why not as its only about 3 pounds.
If you suffer from skin problems or are getting or about to get chemotherapy check it out. I would of been lost without it.
I first came across this cream about four years ago when visiting Las Vegas. What first drew my attention to it was the name Udder cream and the distinctive cow patterns on the tub which I intended to use as a joke gift for a very good friend of mine who between us on our travels buy really naff gifts. As she is a rather large lady I brought the tub of cream for her as a joke but I am afraid the joke turned round on me as she found it absolutely brilliant.
The cream was first manuafactured in the USA and has now become availble here in the UK. Each time I have visited the US since then she has begged me to buy her some as she had found it so good. I bought the original tub in Walmarts but I believe it was available in all pharmacies or as they call them 'drug stores'.
So what is Udderly smooth hand cream?
Udderly cream was first developed for use on cows udders to stop them getting dry and sore. It was developed by a pharmacist.
This hand cream is a thick white non greasy cream that comes either in a tube or a tub and has brillaint moisturising effects which seem to help those particularly prone to dry hands. It is easy to apply and is easily absorbed. It is scent free so there are no unusual smells to associate it with. However there are a variety of creams in their range which include aloe vera and vitamin e. Some of the creams are scented with herbs.
Udderly hand cream can also be used on other areas of the body and especially useful for those with dry feet or hard skin and over a period of time will help to keep your feet in tip top condition. I know for the ladies it will be very handy for the summer months that are now approaching.
The packaging is quite distinctive as it looks like a fresian design with black blobs over a white tub or tube.
Conditions that it is recommended for:-
Chaffed skin. (Especially useful for sporty people or the larger person)
It is good for nappy rash as a barrier cream.
Ingredients include the following.
Water, allantoin, dimethicone, isopropyl myristate, lanolin oil, mineral oil, triethanolamine, methylparaben, propylene glycol, stearic acid, Peg-2 Stearate, propylparaben, fragrance.
As you can see most of the ingredients are moisturising oils which help moisturise the skin and keep moisture in.
Just a word of warning do not use if allergic to any of the ingredients or you experience a sesitivity to the cream although I am not aware of any adverse reactions.
Where to buy it?
It can now be bought from a number of shops including cycle shops and pharmacies. If your local pharmacy do not stock it they will always order it in for you. It can be ordered on line and also from Amazon and other on line stores.
Would I recommend it.
Well my friend swears by it and she offered me some to use and it certainly had a good effect on my hands that are constantly in and out of water. So I would recommend it to those who have particularly dry hands and it is excellent for use on the feet.
Moisturing care for dry hands /