Product Type: Boots health products
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Boots Aqueous Cream - a cheap and effective way to moisturise your skin!
Boots Skin Therapy Aqueous Cream
Member Name: karlsm93
Boots Skin Therapy Aqueous Cream
Advantages: Great value for money, does what it claims
I tend to have oily skin and so for years I rarely, if ever, used moisturiser on my skin, however as I have got older, I find that I need to use a little bit of moisturiser on my face and hands at night, especially at this time of the year, with the weather conditions taking their toll on my skin, drying it out. It was my Mum who first introduced me to Aqueous Cream, which had been recommended to her by her doctor, as not only was it meant to be a moisturiser but also a cleanser as well. My mum now covers herself in the stuff every night. One of the reasons it was suggested to her was due to her sensitive skin, and she has never had any reaction to this product. I likewise have sensitive skin and need to be careful what products I use, but again I have never had any problems with this product.
You can purchase Aqueous Cream in various but I have always tended to purchase mine from Boots, due to it being a recognised chemist. My mum had tried a slightly cheaper version and didn't think it was as good. In Boots you can purchase this Skin Therapy Aqueous Cream in a 500g jar for just over £4, which lasts for absolutely ages, and that is with me putting it on every night. In fact, whilst I was pregnant, as well as using Palmers Cocoa Butter, I also smeared this aqueous cream over my tummy and I haven't a single stretch mark....so something worked!
Aqueous Cream is designed for the relief of dry skin, and can be used to 'soften, soothe and moisturise' the skin. It states on the side of the jar that this product can also be used instead of soap to wash the skin which is handy if you were camping for example, and were trying to minimise the amount of products you take with you, as this will effectively do two jobs. Now, I have to honest however and say that I have never used it as a cleanser, but that is not to say that it doesn't work.
This, as I said, is suitable for sensitive skin as it is both fragrance free and lanolin free. THe main ingredients in this product are liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin.
I use this for dry skin on my face and hands during the winter months predominantly, and I find that i really works. My skin feels really soft and moisturised, and the cream is thick and luxurious. It simply sinks into your skin. My husband used to use another hand cream for his dry hands, but I have since got him using this Aqueous Cream as well, and he can't believe he didn't try it earlier, as it was a lot cheaper than the tiny tube he was using and more effective!
All in all, for the extremely reasonable price of just over £4 for a huge tub of this Aqueous Cream, which really does last for ages, this is terrific value for money. It is suitable for all skin types so you don't need to worry about any negative reactions, and it does keep skin smooth and soft, and you really feel it is moisturised, as you spread on the lovely thick white cream. I couldn't rate this product highly enough and wouldn't use any other moisturiser!
Summary: A great moisturiser at a great price