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When my son was a baby he was lucky enough to never really have much of a problem with nappy rash, Sudocrem was usually all that he needed on his tiny tooshie. My 18 month old daughter however is not quite so lucky.
Despite having her nappy changed regularly and making sure I keep her as clean and dry as I can her little bum often breaks out in a horrible red rash (which strangely seems to be worse when she has a new tooth coming through) I have tried Sudocrem and giving her some 'nappy free time' but it never seemed to help things much.
I had Bepanthan this on the shelves in the shops but didn't really know how effective it would be but when I went to my local pharmacist for some advice this was the first thing he recommended.
The cream comes in a tube, rather like a toothpaste tube. It has a very very thick consistency which is somewhere between cream and gel I would say and when applied it does leave a visible oil like barrier on the skin. It does not have any fragrance to speak of (or none that I have picked up on)
After only 2 days of use my daughters bottom began to clear up considerably and after about 4 days the rash was gone completely. I now always have a tube of this in the bathroom cabinet just in case. Costing just over £6 for a 100g tube it is slightly more costly than similar products but a little goes a long way and a tube will last for quite a while.
Another use I have come across for Bepanthan is after care for a new tattoo. I discovered this when my husband had some new work done and the tattoo artist recommended it to him. It seemed to stop the tattoo from scabbing over and helped it heal quicker. A bit of a random discovery, but may be helpful to someone.
I have often had a lot of problems with my son's bottom. He often gets terrible nappy rash (even though he is changed very regularly) there is no pattern to it and nothing seems to trigger it like different wipes or nappies. When he gets nappy rash it is often really bad, bright red and blistered. Not at all nice for my little man, so we seem to have been through all the nappy rash creams available anywhere! One of them we have tried is Bepanthen. It is a brand I always seem to hear about and as it is so popular it must work... ...right?!
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
Bepanthen is available from most supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsbury's..), drug stores (Superdrug and boots), and baby shops like (Mothercare and Kiddicare).
It is quite pricey really, in my opinion anyway. A small 30g tube costs £3.20 from Tesco and a 100g tube costs £6.99! Not cheap!
WHAT'S IT LIKE?
So Bepanthen comes in a tube that is sealed. The cap on top has a little pointy bit that is used to break the seal. As soon as the seal is broken the ointment / cream starts slowly coming out because the tube is so air tight.
The cream is like an almost white colour but partly clear. It is reasonably thick and has a greasy kind of feel to it.
It is odourless which is quite unusual I think for a nappy rash product as they usually have some kind of smell.
The instructions state to apply thinly to the affected area. So that's what I did. I applied a thin layer to my baby boy's bum; I found it quite messy as it seems to come out quite quickly. It's quite thick initially but as you begin spreading it, it seems to thin out and then you start to feel a slight greasy consistency. It goes on to the skin clear and shiny.
DOES IT WORK?
I do not rate this product at all. I have given it quite a few tries and it doesn't seem to do anything! After using it on my little boy's sore bottom I can see no change at all.
I have also tried using it as a barrier cream, it doesn't work at all. My boy still gets really sore even with Bepanthen on.
I have found another use for it however. After my husband got a tattoo, the tattooist told him the best thing to put on it would be Bepanthen. His exact words were "Bepanthen, it's crap for nappy rash but fantastic for tattoos!"
My husband, as advised, applied Bepanthen liberally to his newly done tattoo at least four times a day for the first three or four days. It healed the tattoo brilliantly! It did not scab up or dry out at all.
WOULD I RECOMMEND?
For nappy rash? No way!
For tattoos? Absolutely!
As you can tell from my review I am not at all impressed with Bepanthen for what it's actually designed to do. I can't believe it is so popular and so expensive as I think it's rubbish!
I am giving it 2 stars purely because it has other uses
Thank you for reading
xx Mrs K xx
As mother to a one-year-old child, I have tried my fair share of nappy creams and encountered several rounds of nappy rash. While Bepanthen may be more expensive than its rivals, it is a price well worth paying in my opinion. The product itself is more oily than traditional nappy creams, which are quite thick, creamy and have a definite scent. This means that when you change your child's nappy one hour after applying Bepanthen, you are unlikely to see any residue on their skin or be able to smell the product. You can get Bepanthen in a 30g tube from the likes of Boots and Tesco and these seem to retail at around £2.50 - £3.00, depending on offers. A tube this size would typically last about 2-3 weeks on my child. You can also get a 100g tube from Asda, which costs about £6.00 - £6.50, although I have never seen this larger tube on sale anywhere else. While £6 may seem like a lot for a nappy cream, especially when you can get a larger tub of Sudocrem for about £2.50, I believe this money is very well spent for the following reasons:
The first is that you get more than 3 times the amount of the smaller tube, but don't pay 3 times the price. The second reason is the most important reason - it actually stops nappy rash! As I said, I have tried many creams and most of them do a good job at keeping her bum soft and babyish and generally preventing a rash from occuring. They do not, however, fix nappy rash and occasionally a nappy rash will occur. This generally happens when she does a poo but when you check the back of her nappy, you can't see anything and don't bother changing. Two hours later, you decide to change her anyway and then discover a sneaky poo has made its way to the front of the nappy!! At this stage, a nappy rash has developed and there is only product that will get rid of it and that is Bepanthen.
I was actually recommended this product by a community midwife when my girl was one week old and I use it most of the time. When she seems to be going through an easy period, (no teething, no vaccinations, no illnesses) I tend to resort to the more traditional creamy nappy rash creams that do a perfectly adequate job at half the cost. I do, however, always have a tube of Bepanthen on hand if the condition of her skin deteriorates.
The only bad thing about this product, apart from the price, is that the product comes in a hard foil packaging that you squeeze to release the product. With the larger tube, when it is used over several weeks, this foil can develop small cracks and the product sometimes leaks through when you are trying to squeeze some product out. Although she shouldn't be eating it, my child has a tendency to put anything she can find into her mouth and at changing time, a tube of Bepanthen is never far away from her grasp. Within all of 2-3 seconds, my child can end up grabbing and eating the tube (with cover on) and I worry that she may cut herself on the foil some day. She has, on two occasions, managed to eat a small amount of the product (that leaked through) and licked her lips on both occasions!
Overall, though, I am very happy with this product and will continue using it well into the years to come!
Not mine I hasten to add! My daughter has been a little sore on an off as most babies are, especially when teething, and we have tried several nappy creams and one of my favourites is Bepanthen. It is widely available from chemists and costs £2.50 for a 30ml tube which is excellent value as you only need a small amount and a tube lasts quite well.
" Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment forms a long lasting, breathable barrier protecting against irritants that can cause nappy rash". It also helps to soothe sore skin.
The cream itself is off white coloured and is not fragranced. To you use simply apply to the required area- you will only need a small amount.
This cream is very soothing and really does reduce inflammation and soothe sore skin quickly making a noticeable difference within a few hours. I have also found that we use regularly my daughter does not end up red or sore.
I first discovered Bepanthen when I had my first tattoo (I now have 3) the Tattooist suggest buying a tube of this as they recommend apply this regularly to new tattoos whilst they heal and they preferred it over specialist tattoo creams. I had never heard of this cream but dutifully trudged off to Boots to stock up. I am so glad I did it really did soothe my skin and help it to heal and I went on to use this with my subsequent two tattoos.
I highly recommend this cream both for the designed use and for use on new tattoos. It is incredibly soothing, long lasting and effective.
This review also appears on CIAO under the same username.
I have tried several nappy creams since my son was born and this one is my least favourite. Not because it doesn't help with nappy rash but because of it's texture. This stuff clings on for dear life: which is fine when it's on your baby's bum not so good when it's on your hands. Clearly it was designed to be greasy to provide a protective layer which stops moisture coming through. I can not fault the protective side of the cream but I can't help think maybe there could have been a better balance between effective protection and ease of cleaning off the skin.
It takes several goes with soap and water to get this stuff off your hands and even then I still find it tends to stick under my nails. You might think this is a small price to pay for your baby's protection against nappy rash but I also find cleaning my baby's bum a problem particularly after a poo. Really you need to scrap it off with something like a credit card or other rigid plastic sheet, but I doubt my Health Visitor would approve of that.
I use reusable baby wipes, they are basically terry towelling squares soaked in a water/tea tree oil mix. They are much better at getting stuff off than disposable wipes - in my experience disposables tend to smear poo around rather than wipe it off. But even using terry towelling wipes, with their rougher texture, I found Bepanthen still difficult to wipe off. You'll need about half a packet of disposable ones at least if you want to clean your baby's bum to a reasonable level of cleanliness. Ok, that might be an exaggeration but you do need a fair few.
This product has generally very good reviews so maybe it is just me? Perhaps there is a technique with this stuff that I am missing. If, however, it's not just me then by all means buy Bepanthen for it's protective side but be prepared to fork out for a lot of baby wipes to clean up the mess. Or invest in some reusable wipes that make the job easier. Or better still buy another nappy rash cream.
I've always used sudocrem on my girls bottoms as a barrier cream at bedtime, this has always worked really well apart from the couple of times that my girls have had diarrhoea. I've found on these occasions that nappy rash has appeared quite quickly and that using sudocrem at each nappy change hasn't helped. The first time that I realised that sudocrem wasn't helping with the nappy rash I reached for one of the free samples of Bepanthen that I received when I was pregnant and was very impressed with the results.
Bepanthen comes in a tube which is a bit fiddly when you are changing a nappy and have forgotten to take the lid of first. A new tube needs to have the foil covering to the tube pierced and the lid is used to do this.
The tube comes in a box and all the instructions and ingredients are printed on both the tube and the box. You are also provided with a really helpful information sheet which includes treatment and prevention tips as well as explaining about nappy rash.
Bepanthen is a nappy care ointment, it is clear when applied to the skin and is gentle enough to not upset your little one too much when you apply it. It isn't messy and the tube allows you to apply small quantities using your fingers. The ointment works by protecting the skin from the contents of the nappy. One of my girls was really suffering last week with her final back teeth coming through. This resulted in a few days of nasty nappies and nappy rash appeared after a day. As soon as I started using the Bepanthen I noticed a difference and by the next nappy change the worst patch of nappy rash was looking much better. The nappy rash didn't clear up completely until the diarrhoea stopped but the ointment kept it to a minimum and my daughter didn't seem to be suffering any discomfort from it.
Price and availability
A 100g tube currently (March 2013) costs £5 in Tesco and £6.49 in Boots, this is expensive but I only use it as a treatment rather than an everyday product and when your baby has nappy rash this is a small price to pay to make them better.
Would I recommend?
Yes, definitely worth having to hand if you have a baby. Nappy rash isn't nice and this ointment treats the rash really quickly.
So as you may be aware I do not have a child or baby, I do buy kids plasters for the fun appearance but no I haven't got into a nappy fetish myself! Having not suffered from nappy rash in the recent years you may wonder why I want this kind of cream as it's a bit thick for your every day moisturiser. So the reason is to care for my fresh tattoos; previously 'artists' had told be to use Savlon and this was a widely known cream to apply onto a fresh tattoo not only for the moisturising properties but also it was antiseptic so would aid with the healing process. I often found Savlon to be too absorbent and would disappear quickly into my new designer wound so was happy to try Bepanthen with my new tattoo in the hope of a more relieving heal time.
Bepanthen is a nappy care ointment which protects and cares for babies skin helping soothe and relief nappy rash symptoms whilst supporting skin recovery. Bepanthen provides a long lasting breathable barrier to protect the skin from irritants which bring on nappy rash. As I have not used it on nappy rash this makes no difference to me but the breathable barrier seemed ideal as it would not suffocate the tattoo during the healing process and would allow this to heal in a protective environment.
I found Bepanthen in a 100g tube size on Ebay for £6.00 including p&p which I found to be fairly reasonable; I got the larger size as I wasn't sure how much I would need to use. The tattoo I got was a full upper arm size so fairly big, I've also used this on a further tattoo on my leg.
The cream arrived in its own box with an extensive leaflet describing how the cream seals in the skin's own natural moisture providing optimal recovery without drying out the skin. The cream is free from artificial colours and preservatives, contains pro vitamin B5 and petrolatum (the barrier agent).
The tube is long being the 100g size and is mainly white with a light blue end, the Bepanthen logo is deep blue and has the Bayer Bayer logo underneath. There is an image of a soothed baby which gives the impression that this cream makes baby happy.
So the lid is a screw top and requires the sharp outer point to pierce the foil on first use. I peeled back my cling film from my tattoo which was all gunky and gross from the fluids leaking out of my skin (I had quite a long sitting in a big area). I braved giving the area a light wash with water whilst recoiling at the sting (having the tattoo doesn't hurt but afterwards the healing stings!). After the area looked vaguely respectable I squeezed out some of the thick off white cream; I decided to warm it up between my fingers as I din't want to drag it across my tortured flesh. The cream went on well and was fragrance free, after absorbing my skin was nice and soft and supple; I find it important for my tattoo to remain supple as sometimes the dryness makes the area tight and very uncomfortable. The cream has not even been half used up after being used about 3-4 times a day on 2 tattoos so it is well worth the money. My tattoo scabbed up far less than with Savlon and gave me a relieving heal time. I have heard that Savlon can also draw out the colour due to the medicated ingredients, I do not know how much truth is in that rumour but with Bepanthen expect a bright and beautiful piece of skin art (unless your tattooist is shocking or you pick at it!).
The only down side I found to the cream is the slight greasiness needed to provide a barrier to clothes rubbing or other irritants. Now yes my tattoo was nicely protected but the downside was my clothes getting stuck to the area and I didn't dare wear anything too nice incase I could not get the cream out in the wash, but that's the price you pay for vanity.
So it's a big thumbs up for 100g Bepanthen at £6 a tube for a relieved tattoo. If the cream provides such relief for tattooed adult skin I can imagine it could do wonders for a baby's delicate bottom.
An effective cream...
Both my boys have had really bad nappy rashes with teething. Rashes that have gone beyond the bit of redness into something that looks very sore within a day, and changing nappies more often, and other creams just haven't made enough of a difference. When we apply Bepanthen the rash doesn't get worse, improves within half a day and is healed by at maximum two days even with the worst rashes. It seems quick a thick greasy cream, and I think a large part of it working is that it provides an effective barrier to prevent more toxic wee getting near the sore parts.
An ineffective packaging design...
This product comes in a tube with a screw lid. The tube seems to be some sort of metal construction that can be rolled up. Compared to other nappy creams I've used, this is the worst packaging to manage while trying to restrain a wiggly baby with one hand. The tub creams (sudocrem, cj's) are easiest, whereas this if it is unscrewed before use, still needs one hand to squeeze the tube onto the other so the cream can be applied. The tube also breaks quite easily if it is repeated bent through squeezing, or (on one occasion) if it is grabbed by a youngster to teethe on. This makes things quite a messy affair, where if you squeeze the tube it's as likely to come out the sides as it is out of the end.
A nappy care cream?...
On the side of the packaging this is described as a 'nappy care cream', well it cares for my son's bum, but my cloth nappies it certainly does not. This type of greasy cream can clog cloth nappies, reducing their absorbency and meaning they need a strip wash to clean them up, where extra detergent is added and more rinses are used to get rid of the detergent.
Overall, an essential cream to clean up rashes for us, but one only used when the worst rashes emerge due to ineffective packaging, not being good for cloth nappies, and also being one of the more expensive creams on the market.
We usually use sudocrem for nappy rash, however after using some cheaper wipes it gave my son terrible nappy rash and would scream whenever we tried to change his bum and sudocrem just didn't seem to be doing the job. This was when I noticed Bepanthen on the shelves at Tesco's. I had heard of the name and so picked it up as it was specially designed for nappy rash I decided to buy it. I have to admit it was quite expensive at just under £5 for a tube, however I just wanted to ease my boys discomfort!
As you squeeze it out you'll notice that it is slightly oily, however it rubs into the skin really well and it must have provided instance relief to my boy as he didn't mind me applying it. This cream is medicated so it helps with nappy rash even more then just barrier creams.
I found within a day of using this cream that the nappy rash was clearing up really well and the redness went down. Within a couple of days it was totally gone.
Even though this cream is expensive I was pleased that you don't need to use a lot as a little goes a long way.
We have since kept this for the 'emergency' cases of nappy rash rather then a day to day cream.
Overall I would recommend this as it really helped sooth my boys nappy rash.
Before Jayden was born I managed to collect a few samples of different nappy creams to use on him, one of the brands I received and am currently using is Bepanthen. I had heard that this was quite a good brand of nappy cream but obviously had no experience of using it so I wasn't sure what to expect so I was pleased to have received a couple of samples of this cream before I actually purchased a tube of it myself.
The Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment comes in a rectangle cardboard box, the front and back of the box are exactly the same with most of the background being white and one end is a pale green colour, the name Bepanthen is written in large dark blue letters at the top of the box with Nappy Care Ointment written next to is in small pink writing, there is also the outline of a baby laying on its front next to this in the same colour pink. The Brand logo which is Bayer also appears at the bottom with a statement about the cream next to this. The sides of the box contain the product information such as the ingredients and information about the cream, this is all on a white background and written in dark blue writing making it easy to read, further product information can be found on the information leaflet inside the box. The cream itself comes in a metal tube, this is the same white and pale green colours as the box and the design and information on both the front and back of the tube is exactly the same as the box as well. The tube as a small white plastic screw cap on top of it and a small foil seal over the end of the tube which needs to be broken with the spike on the end of the cap.
The Nappy Cream
Bepanthen Nappy Cream doesn't have the appearance of other nappy creams I have used, it is a creamy colour when squeezed out of the tube and the first thing I noticed about it was that it had a bit of an oily appearance to it. When spread onto your baby's skin it is quite clear that the cream is in fact very oily and the colour of the cream totally disappears, it just leaves a clear sheen on your baby's skin. I did notice that this cream when applied to the skin is a bit on the sticky side, however this does soon disappear and leave your baby's skin feeling smooth and soft. I expected the Bepanthen Nappy Cream to have a antiseptic type smell to it, but was surprised to discover that it had no smell at all, there is nothing on the packaging to say that this was fragrance free but I certainly couldn't detect any sort of fragrance to the cream at all. Due to the oily consistency of the cream you really do not need much of this at all and a small amount does spread a long way. Bepanthen Nappy Cream is said to be quickly sooth your baby's skin and supports skin recovery from nappy rash, it has a dual benefit of everyday care and protection from the causes of nappy rash. Also if you use Bepanthen Cream with every nappy change it forms a long lasting breathable barrier which will protect the skin from irritants which ca cause nappy rash to occur. This cream will seal in the skins natural moisture which provides conditions that allows skin recovery without drying out your baby's skin, it is the Pro Vitamin B5 that allows natural recovery whilst at the same time keeping it soft, smooth and moisturised, also the water-in-oil formulation allows helps to keep the skin both protected and hydrated.
Directions for Use
Using Bepanthen Nappy Cream is easy, you simply apply a thin coat of the cream onto your baby's skin with every nappy change, the non sticky formula means the cream is more comfortable for your baby and also easy to clear off when changing your baby's nappy.
Price and Availability
As I have mentioned I didn't purchase my tubes of Bepanthen Nappy Cream, I received them as free samples, however I have seen this particular brand of nappy cream available in most chemists and stores such as Boots or Superdrug as well as most supermarkets. I have noticed this cream available in my local Tesco when doing my shopping, they sell the tubes in two sizes including
* 30g - £3.40
* 100g - £5.00
Personally I think this is quite good value for money and is reasonably priced compared to other brands of nappy creams, whilst the larger tube is a little expensive to purchase it is worth the money as it is so long lasting. I received two small 3.5g tubes of this cream and they have lasted quite a long while as I have only needed a small amount of the cream at a time.
Personally I would highly recommend the Bepanthen Nappy Cream, to start with I wasn't sure about it as it was quite oily, however after using it I was pleased with the results. The cream doesn't leave Jayden's skin greasy at all and when it comes to the next nappy change there is no sticky residue left on his skin to clean off, I use this cream every time I change his nappy and he has not had nappy rash at all, it really has protected his skin and prevented it from becoming irritated, his skin also remains smooth and soft. I would say that the cream is reasonably priced, it is very long lasting and well worth the money. I would certainly purchase this cream again in the future and would recommend it to anyone.
This is a review of Bepanthen Nappy Rash Ointment which we have used for our daughter. Whilst she has never suffered from bad nappy rash in all her 1.5 years, she occasionally gets a bit red down there from constant nappy wearing and this is when I tend to use the cream.
Most people get the chance to try Bepanthen Nappy Rash Ointment for free as you get little tester tubes in the bounty packs and other freebies like Emma's diaries and the little tubes are great for on the go and keeping in the change bag or at grandparent's houses.
Purchase and price
I did also buy a tube of Bepanthen Nappy Rash Ointment as I was impressed with the tube I had tried for free. It is quite expensive though compared with other nappy creams you can buy. I tend to pick mine up at the supermarket and it is £4.50 for 100ml tube. Having said that, a little goes a long way and we don't use it every time so it's not that high a price to pay for comfort.
What I like about Bepanthen Nappy Rash Ointment is that it is lightly medicated, whereas other creams are more like just a barrier cream on the skin. It is quite an oily consistency so goes on to the skin really nice. I can't really identify the smell of it but it is light and not unpleasant. It can be quite messy in application too so I tend to use a cotton bud to get into the baby's creases and a clean one each time to keep the tube in a good clean condition.
I have tried a few nappy creams and whilst this one is not the cheapest I have used, it has worked really well in helping to reduce the redness. I think anything which eases a babies discomfort, especially on their bottom is worth buying and trying and this is a brand I will return to.
I was pleased with the performance of Bepanthen Nappy Rash Ointment and think it is kind to your baby's skin without smelling too medicated or being too greasy to apply. I keep a tube in the change bag in case I notice any redness when we are out and about but most of the time I use it on the night time nappy which stays on a lot longer than the daytime ones. It prevents against urine burns on the skin and is kind to skin that is already suffering a bit. I can't comment on its uses against tattoo-ed skin as a few other reviews have testified to but I think it works great on babies!
***Why I bought***
My daughter has developed quite bad nappy rash, the worse she ever had. She doesn't suffer from nappy rash a lot and when she did have it before, it used to be just quite mild and sudocrem would sort it out really quickly. This time though, sudocrem did't seem to make any difference at all so upon my friends recommendation, I made very quick visit to the shop to get Bepanthen.
***What it is for?***
Bepanthen ointment is used to treat nappy rash and to soothe baby's delicate skin to support quick skin recovery. It can also be used for every nappy change by applying thin layer of cream to create a barrier to protect baby's skin against irritants that cause nappy rash.
In addition Bepanthen can be used for post tattoo care, I know few people that have used it on their tattoos, I always used Savlon on all of mine however when I get another tattoo I might try Bepanthen.
Bepanthen comes in a tube with a screw on lid. It looks a lot like tube of Aquafresh toothpaste I am currently using however Bepanthen tube is made from different material. When using the cream for the first time, you need to pierce the film with the back end of the lid to crate opening. The tube has name of the product on it and states what it is used for. It doesn't have ingredients stated on it which I find that bit odd, I would expect it to be on there. Bepanthen came in the box though that had leaflet enclosed with it and I would assume that ingredients were listed on there, unfortunately I haven't checked as in rush to get this cream used on my daughter, I binned the box with instructions before reading it.
For the purpose of this survey though I have found out the ingredients on Boots website should anyone want to know: Aqua, Lanolin, Paraffinum liquidum, petrolatum, Panthenol (Dexpanthenol), Prunus dulcis, Cera alba, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, ozokerite, Glyceryl Oleate, Lanolin alcohol
***Varieties, price and availability***
Bepanthen ointment is available in 30g, 50g and 100g tube. I have got 100g tube from Sainsbury's which cost me £5. They had 50g available for £4. I decided to get bigger version due to the better value I was getting for your money. I have since checked Boots website to found out that they sell 100g of Bepanthen for shocking £7.25 and 50g for £5.25. This is quite a lot of difference and I wonder how they can justify such a massive difference. Anyway, this product can be brought in other supermarkets or on-line where you can maybe get it cheaper.
When I first brought Bepanthen I noticed it was much more expensive than Sudocrem or any other nappy rash cream or ointments I have used or I could see on the shop shelve. When I opened the tube I noticed consistency of Bepanthen is a lot different to Sudocrem. Mainly, it is not as thick. I prefer that it is little bit thinner because I find it is much easier to apply. I am pleased to say that it doesn't have any smell to it; at least I could not detect any particular smell.
I first used this cream on my daughter in the evening before she went to bed and therefore I used little bit more. She also had bad nappy rash at the time. I was very pleasantly surprised to find out next morning that her horrible nappy rash has significantly improved overnight. I honestly could not believe the improvement Bepanthen made. I have been using it ever since, (only about two weeks). I apply thin layer on every or every other nappy change and always apply in the evening before she goes to bed. Her skin has been smooth and healthy looking.
I can't believe I haven't used this cream before; I have used many nappy rash creams and barriers and have been using Sudocrem since my daughter has been born but Bepanthen is by far the best out of all of them and I will continue using it. I find it more expensive however I would think it will last a while as only small amount is needed.
I would definitely recommend it and giving 5/5 starts for sorting my baby's skin and keeping it nice and healthy.
Bepanthen is a nappy rash ointment available without prescription in most chemists and supermarkets. I am not a parent (and have not suffered with nappy rash myself!), but I use this cream to help in the healing process of tattoos.
I got my first tattoo earlier this year and was recommended Bepanthen by my tattoo artist. I went to Morrissons and bought a 30g tube for about £2.60 - online you can get it for £2 from some shops, but then you'll probably lose the money you saved on P&P. It is also available in 50g and 100g and in wipe form.
The ointment comes in a sealed tube that you use the inverted cap to break. I like the tube as it is one of those ones you can morph and manipulate to get every last squeeze out! Plus because you break the seal yourself, you know that it's as sterile as it can be.
The actual ointment is thicker than I was expecting. It's thick and white with a slight yellow tinge and a slightly tacky texture. The first time I used it was only a couple of hours after I got my tattoo and it really hurt! I couldn't rub the ointment in at all because it hurt too much. I think I would have preferred something a little less viscous so that it could be spread using as little friction as possible. They claim on their website that it is non-sticky but I found it to be quite tacky for a while after its application - this might, however, be because I couldn't rub it in properly for the first few days. I have since been told a method to make it easier to rub in; gently warm it between your fingers to warm it and melt it slightly before applying.
The results were fantastic though; my tattoo healed completely in about two weeks which is fairly quick and I had absolutely no complications. Very pleased with the results. Bepanten works by forming a transparent protective layer over the skin to protect it from irritants and rubbing. This is really good if you can't avoid covering the tattoo/rash with clothing that might aggravate it. It also contains Pro-Vitamin B5 which aids skin recovery and also keeps it moisturised which is very important for tattoos.
I have only ever used Bepanthen so don't have any comparisons for the tattoo healing process. I have been told it's the best by friends and family and a lot of the tattoo forums on the internet tend to agree. If I ever go back for more tattoos - Bepanthen will probably be my first choice unless I can find something with as good results, but more like a gel to ease the pain of those first few days.
As a nappy rash cream, the official website states that it is sensitive enough to use after every nappy change. I'm not entirely sure about this as I have mentioned earlier, it was quite painful on my raw tattoo. I'm giving it 5 stars because it worked, but just use the warming method to make it a little less solid to avoid as much pain as possible.
Bepanthen is an ointment that is traditionally designed to be a cream to protect and treat nappy rash - although it does have other uses. I have used Bepanthen when I've got my tattoos as it works very well as an after-care ointment, and so this is the basis on which I will be writing this review. The Bepanthen Ointment does come in different sizes according to your needs, but the one I bought most recently is a 30g Bepanthen Ointment tube which cost me £2.65 from Boots - which I feel is a really good price.
The Bepanthen Ointment comes in a metal tube with a sealed foil lid prior to first use. The small tube is small enough to fit in my handbag and so it is a convenient size if you want to use it regularly. There is a product information leaflet within the box that the tube comes in - and this information is clear and concise and helps me to use the product appropriately.
The ointment itself is white and doesn't really smell of anything. It is a thin creamy consistency and the consistency allows for the ointment to be easily spread over my skin. Once applied, it feels light and it takes a few minutes for the ointment to be fully absorbed into the skin - which leaves it feeling soft and well moisturised. It is actually also quite cooling and soothing, which is one of the reasons it is great for post tattoo care.
I always apply Bepanthen Ointment to my tattoo between day 1 to day 14 - and it really helps the skin to heal, helps to prevent scabbing and itching - and also prevents infection. I would generally apply it about 6 times a day, whenever the tattoo felt like it was drying out - and my tattoo's have always healed nicely when using this cream. For that reason I really do recommend using Bepanthen Ointment for post-tattoo care.
Many years ago, when my children were babies, I covered their little bottoms in a certain brand of nappy rash cream because that's what my friends and family recommended, and it certainly worked a treat.
I was only introduced to Bepanthen however, when at the life-changing age of 40 I decided that I was grown up enough to get my first tattoo. I went to Selfridges in London to get this rebellious piece of body art and, during our aftercare discussion my tattoo artist produced this little tube of ointment, along with strict instructions to apply it sparingly onto my tattoo twice daily. She explained that it acts as a waterproof barrier on the skin, locking moisture in and keeping germs out, which explains why it is so effective at protecting delicate baby skin from nappy rash.
The cream comes in a squeezy tube which is sealed to keep the product sterile. Once the seal has been broken with the sharp point inside the lid, you'll find a thick white cream which becomes transparent once applied to the skin. Because it is a barrier cream it will not rub in but sits on the surface of your skin and gradually dries on like an invisible plaster.
It was certainly effective at protecting my tattoo and promoting healing. It didn't scab at all and my beautiful yellow sunflower is still vibrant three years later, in fact I still use Bepanthen every now and again when I need a moisture boost. I have since had two more tattoos (yes, they really are addictive!) and each time Bepanthen has proved invaluable.
I'm sure that this product is equally as good at keeping the nappy areas of babies peachy, but I'm glad I found another use for this great cream.
Bepanthen is a nappy rash product containing ProVitamin B5, which supports the natural recovery process of your babys delicate skin. When applied after every nappy change, Bepanthen Ointment provides a long-lasting, breathable barrier against irritan