Product Type: Lloyds health products
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My daughter's 'magic' cream
Lloydspharmacy Aqueous Cream BP
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Lloydspharmacy Aqueous Cream BP
Advantages: Works well, great price, love the tube
I've gone through lots and lots of tubs of various sorts of aqueous creams over the years, particularly since my daughter Sarah was born. Sarah has had eczema since she was about three months old and I have used prescription based medications for her. Most aqueous creams work in the same way and contain the same ingredients and the one I bought most recently was purchased from Lloyds Pharmacy. It's their own brand aqueous cream and it cost me £1.39 for a 100g tube. The reason I bought this tube was because we were away on holiday at the time in Wales and I had conveniently forgotten to pack Sarah's cream when we left. I usually get this free on prescription but obviously I have to pay for this as I had to buy it over the counter. We weren't actually even Wales at the time, we were about half way there when I suddenly realised that I'd forgotten to pack any and I just knew she'd be scratching badly before long unless I was able to apply some before she went to bed that night.
I usually get my aqueous cream in a large rounded tub with a screw off lid but this one came in a small little tube which dispenses easily and means I don't have to put two fingers inside to get a blob of it out. This aqueous cream is white in colour and thick in consistency. It has a slight fragrance to it, not a particularly nice fragrance. By that, I mean it's not floral or perfumed but it still smells slightly medicinal, though it is very subtle.
The cream takes ages to absorb, in fact it doesn't ever completely and entirely absorb on my daughter's skin at all. It's quite greasy to feel and I have to rub it into Sarah's worst parts, including the crook of her elbows, the backs of her knees and around her chest and shoulders. It feels soothing for her when I apply it and it does prevent her from itching, though only to a limited extent. I still have to use a mild steroid on her skin when the eczema gets really bad but this aqueous cream helps us to get over the worst of the eczema and I resort to steroid cream only when I'm really desperate.
The tube has lasted us for ages and for a long time after we got back from Wales. I have personally used it on myself on lots of occasions. It works well as a barrier cream and I also apply it to the patches of eczema if we go swimming and it prevents the chlorine from making her skin sore. I have also used it on my hands, especially my knuckles, where my skin gets very dry and cracked, especially in the winter months.
It makes a change to have an aqueous cream in a tube format and it makes dispensing it much cleaner and easier and it stops it from ending up down my finger nails as I try to scoop it out of a tub. It's well-priced, great quality and it does a good job and so I have to recommend it.
Summary: Just as good as any other aqueous cream I've used
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