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The saviour of my life!
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream
Member Name: amyboosimpson
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream
Advantages: smells nice, cheap and easy to use and works!
Disadvantages: can leave white tint to skin
Sudocrem is an over the counter medication cream used to treat nappy rash, eczema, bed sores, sunburn, surface wounds, minor burns, acne and chilblains. First made in 1931 in Dublin by a mr Thomas Smith, it was then known as 'Smith's cream'. It later became manufactuered by Forest Tosara LTD. It first became avaliable in the UK in the 1970's and has been a huge sucess ever since.
It is a water repellant product, made from oils and waxes, and contains anti-fungal agents as well as mild anesthetic ingredients.
Active ingredients in Sudocrem
Zinc oxide, EP, Benzyl alcohol, BP, Benzyl benzoate, BP, Benzyl cinnamate, Lanolin (hypoallergenic)
Inactive ingredients in Sudocrem
Purified Water, Sodium Benzoate, Paraffin wax, Microcrystalline wax, Heavy Liquid Paraffin, Synthetic Beeswax, Sorbitan sesquioleate, Propylene glycol, Antioxidant (formulation consisting of butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), citric acid and propylene glycol), Linalyl acetate, Lavender
(Ingredients list taken from medicinechest.co.uk)
So I first was introduced to this product many years ago by my mother, she swears by it and has used it on all of her children for nappy rash, but then recently I saw in a magazine that you could use it to treat bad skin and acne. Now as I have mild acne I was intrested to try it, as iv tried so many things in the past and nothing has worked for me. So I popped down to Tescos and bought some. Now its sold in most pharmacies and supermarkets so its easy enough to find and I bought a mini tube 60g for £1.29. The packaging is a basic grey colour with a white lable and red writing.The tubes are also the same. Now opening it up is easy you just pull it off from the little tab and when finished just push it back on. The cream its self is a very thick white cream and has a smooth consistency. It has a very nice smell which isn't very strong and doesnt overpower. Once on the cream is slowly absorbed into the skin, depending on how thick you apply it. For my acne I put a thick layer on, like a face mask and then leave it for a couple of hours, or i even sleep in it (it doesnt rub all over the sheets dont worry!) and It is however water resistant, but it does come off with a face wipe.
I love this product and will be using it again and again. I like the thick consistency and the fact it doesnt come off with water, I can put it on before the shower and it stays on. It is very eefective on my acne and I have seen an improvement, since discovering this I told my sister and she now uses it as a weekly mask for her skin. I like the smell, its not over powering even when you have it over your whole face!
Its also very cheap for what it is and the cream lasts a long time. The only bad thing i can think of, of is it can discolour your skin with a pale white tint whilst being absorbed.
Great product, would recommend and I give it 5 stars.
Thanks for reading and rating.
Summary: Brilliant product, recommended