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An essential antiseptic for your first aid box
Boots Antiseptic Cream
Member Name: alyson29
Boots Antiseptic Cream
Date: 26/10/10, updated on 09/04/11 (117 review reads)
Advantages: Reasonably priced and non-clinical aroma
Disadvantages: None for me
An absolute essential item in my home is a well stocked First Aid kit, as I always ensure I'm prepared for every eventuality, particularly as I have an accident-prone hubby! On the weekend I decided to check its' contents to see if anything needed replacing and was shocked to discover that the item I am reviewing today, namely Boots Antiseptic Cream, was 15 months out of date.
I cannot remember when I purchased this item and I would hazard a guess that it was probably well over two years ago due to the expired date. Whilst I no longer possess the box, as far as I can recall, its' appearance was similar to that of the tube with its' blue background and large white cross, which is enveloped with a red circle. In order to ensure I am providing you with accurate information, I checked on the Boots website and was spot on with my memory of the box's appearance. However, it appears that Boots no longer stock the same size as the one I own, which is 35g and it now only seems to be available in 60g tubes.
The plastic tube is identical to the outer packaging where we are provided with a use by date on the lower section and the familiar Boots logo is located in the top left hand corner. We are informed that the cream is non-greasy, soothing and healing and protects the skin against infection. There is considerable information on the rear where we are given a fairly lengthy list of active ingredients and I was somewhat surprised to discover that the cream contains citric acid. We are also provided with directions for use and storage.
I also noticed amongst the considerable information that we are advised to retain the box for full instructions; something I did not do! We are advised that this cream is suitable for the treatment of cuts, minor burns and scalds, small areas of sunburn, dry chapped skin, nappy rash, insect bites, spots and pimples.
To use the product you simply need to turn the white screw cap after ensuring that the protective seal has not been broken prior to your purchase. The white cream is of a fairly thick consistency and what I favour with this product is that it does not smell clinical unlike some other brands.
Unfortunately, I have a terribly weak stomach when it comes to hospital smells, as it brings back horrendous memories of when I was rushed to hospital aged 7 years when I nearly lost the end of my finger after picking up a broken glass bottle. Fortunately, the doctors were able to save my finger, but I have a rather unsightly skin graft running along the inside of my right arm and only what can be described as a large blob of skin transplanted onto the lower half of my finger! Thank goodness for the fantastic advances in the medical world! Consequently, due to its' fairly pleasant aroma this is a product that I can easily use without starting to feel both nauseous and faint.
Whilst we can never be 100% certain that these products actually work, I have every faith that all good antiseptics kill any bacteria and subsequently fight infection. To use the cream you should ensure that the affected area is thoroughly clean and apply using your fingertips or gauze. The cream absorbs fairly quickly and if required, a plaster or dressing can be used to provide extra protection.
The cream can be used 2 or 3 times per day and I am presuming that it is suitable for use on children, as there is no information to the contrary. The cream should be stored below 30 degrees C and kept out of reach of children.
Unfortunately, there is no recycling symbol on the tube, which I presume is due to its' contents, so when empty it needs to be discarded with your general household waste.
As previously stated, it no longer seems that Boots manufacture the 35g, so you will need to purchase a 60g tube, which will cost you £1.99. Consequently, I will be replacing my tube during my next visit to Boots and my current tube has now been placed in the bin due to it being well out of date!
In my opinion this is an essential household product and very reasonably priced compared to the leading brands. Consequently, Boots Antiseptic Cream receives 5 out of 5 stars from me.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Summary: A reasonably priced first aid essential from Boots
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