Product Type: Lloyds health products
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Lloydspharmacy Aqueous Cream BP
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Lloydspharmacy Aqueous Cream BP
Advantages: Works well, absorbed quickly, good price
I have suffered from various skin problems throughout my life and unfortunately when I was an infant these were extreme. Thankfully, they have really decreased over time but occasionally I will experience some sort of flare up. I am sure my mum had applied this aqueous cream to me when I was younger but the first time I came across the lloyds brand I was about 15. My doctor had suggested it for what appeared to be eczema. I was prescribed this and as I was still at school I did not pay but I was surprised to see that a great big tub could be picked up for less than £3. Since this initial use I have bought this cream a few times and it is definitely my go to product if the need arises.
My doctor suggested that I used the cream both as a cream applied to dry skin and as a kind of soap. I was surprised by his suggestion of using it to bathe with and he did suggest that it was applied at least 3x a day which would be more likely to have a better effect if it was used in the bath or shower.
The cream comes in a screw top tub. The cream is quite thick but it has a sort of lumpy texture. When applied directly to skin it goes on really well and a little goes a long way.
To use it as a soap it was suggested I should mix a cup of boiling water with 2 or 3 tablespoons of cream and then mix it in with my bath water, applying it to my skin when washing. Mixing it like this did work and it left me with a white liquid which when added to the bath was pretty much clear. The bath water felt thicker than usual and of course creamy and soft. I used to go home at lunchtime from school and have a quick bath. Lunchtime was something like 35 minutes so it is fair to say that it was a bit of a rush! Therefore I tried just running the hot tap and mixing the cream this way but unfortunately this really didn't work and I was left with floating bits of cream! I then decided to try and use the cream as a simple body wash. I would ensure I had wet hands, take a dollop of the cream and then wash my skin with it. I found this way worked really well. When the cream was mixed in with the bathwater I found that my skin did feel more nourished and moisturised but because it was watered down in my opinion applying it like a bodywash worked much better as it got rubbed into the skin and therefore was given a bit more of a chance to work.
Of course most people would use a cream as a cream and I have used this for that on numerous occasions but if my skin really is suffering I prefer to have a bath with it. When I use this as it is I tend to just apply it to small patches. When I do this it is absorbed quickly and almost immediately my skin feels much less irritated.
I have used this cream on conditions such as eczma, sunburn, heat rashes and even shaving rashes. I always find that it is quick to work and my skin immediately feels calmer and less irritated and sore. It really helps to moisturise my skin and care for it, it makes it soft and supple and I often think to myself that I am surprised it works so well for the bargain price. Recommended.
Summary: Great cream
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