My little granddaughter suffers from eczema and often gets dry skin. The doctor recommended buying Aqueous cream to help keep her skin from becoming dry and sore. When we bought it we were surprised by how big the tub is but now I can see why it is so big as we use it daily to keep on top of her skin condition and it's part of the routine now.
It comes in a big white pot with a screw lid. This lid is quite hard to get back on properly, I often don't do it properly and it's then hard to get off again, this is the fiddly part with it being so big.
The cream is white and quite thick. We lather it on her especially on her legs paying extra attention to her knees as this is where it is the most dry. It doesn't have a particular smell, it's a little medicinal but not at all strong and doesn't linger.
It absorbs quite quickly really considering how thick it is and how much we put on! We put this on in the mornings before we dress her and usually only leave it a few minutes before putting clothes on. If it hasn't absorbed fully when we dress her it doesn't stain her clothes or leave marks. We also put it on at bed time too and if she has had a bath as this really dries out her skin so she needs it.
The effect of using this is good. It has really helped her skin. It doesn't get sore if we apply this regularly. The doctor recommended that we carry on using it as a preventative method, if we won't use it then the eczema can flare up again.
It has really helped her so we will continue to use it.
I've always suffered with sensitive skin, especially in the summer months when the weather is nicer and the temperature gets up a bit. I've found that if I'm out for a picnic in the park and sitting on the grass or at the beach on the sand - in the evening my skin can feel quite sensitive and will often be quite red in appearance and noticeably tender to touch. This gets worse when I shave and leaves like a light red heat rash on my neck, especially beneath my chin. I used to just let it die down on its own, but was recently introduced to Aqueous Cream by a friend and it's brilliant.
You can buy Aqueous Cream from most pharmacists and it is not expensive - normally around a pound per 100g of product. I recently purchased a 500g tub and think it cost me around a fiver so it's an affordable product unlike some moisturisers you can buy!
Really it is a cleanser for your skin which soothes and softens. You use it by simply scooping some out of the carton and rubbing it onto the area which feels sore or you feel is in need of some soothing. You can use quite a lot and I think it has a real cooling effect. What I tend to do is put quite a lot onto my face and gradually allow it to soak into my skin until I cannot see it anymore. It really does work and I have been using it ever since I tried it for the first time. Also unlike many other creams it does not have a sticky feel to it and you can easily wipe the excess off of your hands should you scoop up too much.
The only negative aspect to this product, but it is a miner one and one which is easily outweighed by the positives is the smell. The smell is quite medicinal which may put some people off.
Well recommended - I give it five dooyoo stars *****.
~ Why I Bought It ~
I didn't - this was actually given to me by my Mum, who'd spotted it in the chemists & picked it up as she said it was quite cheap. I was really grateful as I get through a lot of aqueous cream due to having dry, eczema prone skin.
~ Price ~
This isn't the cheapest aqueous cream at £1.39 for a 100 gram tube - the brand that I usually buy is only £2 for five times the amount of product, so I wouldn't buy this myself when I know that there are much cheaper options.
~ Packaging ~
I really like that rather than coming in a big bulky tub this aqueous cream comes in a tube which is quite neatly designed and it stands upright. It is easily squeezable and a neat little size so it doesn't take up very much room. It has a flip top lid which find very handy and it is less messy than the aqueous cream that comes in tubs as I don't have to scoop the product out - I just squeeze a blob into the palm of my hand and run it over my skin which is a lot less messy.
~ My Opinion ~
In my opinion aqueous cream is pretty much the same despite the brand name so when my mum gave me this I wasn't too excited - I have used heaps of aqueous cream over the years. I did however find it unusual that it came in a tube and I prefer this to the tub packaging that most aqueous creams come packaged in as it is a lot less bulky.
The cream itself is white and thick with a wet and silky texture. It doesn't really have much of a smell to it which I like as some of the aqueous creams that I've tried in the past have smelt very medicinal - this doesn't. The cream is just the right consistency - thick, but not too thick.Itsmoothes over my skin fairly easily even when it is insanely dry and flaky. My skin at the minute isn't too good with small patches of open sores on my ankles from where I've scratched my eczema, so understandably I wasn't too keen on the idea of using this on them but I knew I needed to keep the area moisturised so I gritted my teeth and slathered some on but it actually didn't sting at all and provided a soothing, cooling sensation.
The cream does feel very greasy and it leaves my skin with a white, quite sticky residue for a while after I've applied it as it doesn't sink in that quickly so I tend to apply it at night (though I do apply it multiple times a day when my skin is really bad) and apply a bandage over the top to avoid it getting my clothes sticky and leaving white residue on them.
The cream does take a while to work - the effects are not instant for me as my skin is so dry, and I have found that I need to apply it several times a day to smooth out my really dry, rough and flaky patches of skin and once my skin starts looking a little better I make sure I continue using it to keep my skin feeling smooth and moisturised. The cream is very greasy and it leaves my hands feeling greasy after I've applied it so I always need to wash my hands afterwards and I try to apply it when I don't need to get dressed straight away as if I do it leaves greasy patches on my clothing.
~ All in All ~
A moisturising, gentle cream which leaves my skin smooth and soft. It is not a miracle cream and it doesn't instantly make my skin look better but with regular use it is an effective way to keep my skin looking and feeling healthy and it doesn't make my eczema any worse.
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.
I, from time to time suffer with dry skin. I bought this cream in the first place because my friend suffers with eczema and swears by it and I have bought it on a few occasions from a host of different places and brands but never one this cheap before for the amount I got of it!
I bought a tube of this that measures 100g in my local Lloyds Chemist for just £1.39 which I thought was excellent value for my pennies. I use Aqueous Cream only as a treatment when my skin gets dry or tight feeling as its so soothing and just a couple of uses of it tend to treat my skin problems really effectively and I have used it in the shower or bath and applied it straight to my skin to soothe it as well so it can be used as a cleansing agent or directly as an moisturising product and whats more this is safe to use if breast feeding or pregnant as well.
As far as I can tell Lloyds stock this in tubs and tubes, of different sizes and of different prices though I only spotted this instore when I grabbed it and I was actually in the chemist looking for it so maybe my small Lloyds doesn't have a lot of sizes available to purchase though I shall certainly be wanting to buy the biggest size they have of this available next time I'm in there!
Mine comes in a mainly white plastic tube that is easy to squeeze and it has a twist on/off cap to the bottom of it. On the front of the tube which has a sky blue coloured section on it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by as well as the size (as I have already stated) being listed and we are also told 'For topical use as an external skin cleansing agent & and as an emollient for softening & soothing skin' then on the back of the tube other information given includes being told yet more about the product and how to use it, side effects, ingredients advice on how to store it and contact details for the manufacturer are also stated. Easy to use tube this is and of course all the relevant information you could want or need is on there.
Well like I have already told you you can use this in a number of ways so it really is versatile. I use this straight on to skin that's itchy or dry to soothe it, apply it to the hard skin on my feet, use it as a handcream when I've been out and about and my hands feels dry and all over my body along with water in the bath or shower and I have to say I think this is a perfect product!
The cream is white in colour, not too stiff and contains no noticeable fragrance at all from me. Its a smooth lotion this one and cool when being applied and it soaks into the skin when applied directly on to it and you really only need a little of this per application. Its none greasy though moisturises the skin really, really well and for hours as well and I can dress immediately after having applied this.
In the bath or shower and along with water this doesn't foam up but feels a bit greasy in use, again you don't need to use very much of this at all however once I have dried off I feel clean, smell fresh though again in a natural way as this is an unscented product and my skin is left feeling really smooth, supple and looks clean and I feel so, so soft to the touch and itches have gone!
This is my instant way to curing my dry skin problems. Its none scented, none fancy and does the trick cheaply. Alot of scented products are hit and miss for me and I have wasted alot of my money on products that just don't hit the mark, this does and in a quiet understated way.
This gets a massive, MASSIVE thumbs up from me. It soothes my skin, makes my skin feel really naturally soft and I can get away with using this just when I run into trouble and my skin needs it, it really is fantastic stuff!
Only available from Lloyds Chemists.
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.
Over the years, I have used many creams on my hands as my hands tend to get very dry (mostly because of my job!). I've never been loyal to any one brand of cream because I just tend to buy whatever is convenient at the time. One of the creams I have used is the Lloyds Pharmacy Aqueous Cream BP as this was recommended by a colleague at work. The cream comes in different sized tubes, but the 100g Lloyds Pharmacy Aqueous Cream BP (which I think is the smallest tube) cost me just £1.39 direct from my local Lloyds Pharmacy. I think this is obviously a very good price because it is one of the cheapest creams that I've come across - and yet it works as well as some of the much more expensive creams that I have used.
The tube comes in a plastic tube, not unlike a toothpaste tube. It is of the type that you need to squeeze out - and it comes out easily and without any problems - although towards the end of the tube, there is quite a lot of cream with is left stuck around the inside of the tube and this doesn't come out easily unless you cut open the tube and scoop it out in that way.
The Aqueous Cream is white and looks like a million other moisturising creams on the market. It looks quite creamy and rich, but it is not as thick as some of the other creams I've used in as much as it's a little bit runnier - which makes it easier to spread over my hands. The emollient cream has a slightly petroleum smell to it which isn't particularly pleasant, but once the cream has been massaged in, then the fragrance actually disappears and becomes pretty neutral.
The cream is very greasy when you first put in on - and it takes quite a lot of massaging to get the cream to be fully absorbed. It probably takes about 10 minutes for the cream to be fully absorbed and to loose the greasy feel. Once it has been absorbed, the cream is very moisturising and it does leave my skin feeling soft and in much better condition. I would only need to reapply this once per day and that would be enough to last me through the day and so this means I don't need to carry it around with me.
Overall, I really recommend this cream and think it's a good price and good quality.
I suffer a lot with very dry skin, it is one of my horrid symptoms which comes with my thyroid condition. its not too bad coping with dead dry arms, legs and feet but when it comes to my face it is a real nuisance if I get a bad few days.
After washing my face in the morning I have to use a moisturiser all over. I was tried the normal E45 first and then the more expensive creams but couldn't find anything that was kind to my skin and kept my face moist. Then I was at my doctors having a check up and I mentioned it to her and she wrote me out a prescription for some aqueous cream.
The cream comes in a nice big tub which can last for ages until the date runs out. The cream inside is a white cream which is so basic but works really well. I find it works much better than the more expensive creams available.
I apply a layer of this cream in the mornings if I have time before going out. I have to put quite a lot on and make sure its rubbed in well especially over my forehead, eyebrows, nose and cheeks. The cream does rub in nicely, even when putting a lot on. I find it best to just put a small bit on at a time and then once that is rubbed in to add some more until I can feel my skin feels nice and supple. I have to be careful rubbing it in around my eyes as you shouldn't get it in your eyes at all, but my eyelids get really dry and flaky so I have to rub some cream in.
If I don't have time to do my face in the mornings then by the evening I really have to make sure I rub some cream on otherwise by the next morning my skin is so dry it can crack and peel and looks disgusting. If it does get a bit sore then this cream still works, it doesn't affect it in any bad way at all, it just seems kind to your skin. My daughter works in a hospital and she said she uses this cream on patients to keep their skin supple if they are stuck in bed for a while.
The cream smells nice, not a flowery scent or anything, just smells of a nice cream, its hard to describe.
You can buy a pot of aqueous cream in Lloyds Pharmacy for as little as £2.19 for a 500g pot. This makes it a really cheap to use moisturiser and I would highly recommend it if you are having a problem with dry skin and want to try something a bit less heavy on the purse strings
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This cream is often prescribed for eczema sufferers and when my sister and I were still living with our parents there were tubs of this and E45 littering the house as my sister was prescribed both (along with Oilatum) for her eczema.
Aqueous cream is recommended by many doctors if you have eczema or other dry skin conditions not only as an emollient but as an alternative skin cleanser to soap.
My sister has often passed on a tub to me for general family use, as she doesn't feel it helps her eczema, in fact she found that it seemed to be aggravating it and has now started using other products which she buys herself and since then her eczema has improved (though by no means gone). This is an issue I will cover a little further in.
Our last tub of aqueous cream was Lloyd's pharmacies own brand, which has the same ingredients as most other aqueous creams these creams can be bought in pretty much every pharmacy and it is just the branding that changes. Ours is a big 5oogm white pot with LLoyds labels. It can also be bought in a 100 ml tube which is handy for carrying with you should you need to.
The cream is white and although light it feels a little heavier and dare I say more 'waxy' or greasy than E45. The cream spreads a long way but once spread out it takes quite a bit of rubbing in, as long as it's rubbed in thoroughly it seems to disappear well and any residue is not obvious. However I do find a problem if my skin becomes damp or wet within about half an hour to an hour of application. As despite appearances there is actually a slight barrier left on the skin whether you are aware of it or not. This can react with the moisture and become slippery and annoying and has to be wiped off (particularly if on the hands). This I'm sure is due to the fact that it can be used as a wash as well as a moisturiser. This residue is also in part why it is assumed to be suitable for eczema etc, sufferers. As their own skin barrier is compromised and this forms a protective moisturising layer on the skin in lieu of their own natural oils.
I'm not overly keen on the smell of this, it isn't perfumed but the smell is quite distinctive, not strong nor particularly horrible (it's just personal taste that I'm not keen on it) but if you've smelt it you would know what it was if you came across it again. Once applied though this smell doesn't linger nor interfere with any scented products you might chose to wear.
This cream shares some similarities with E45, but there are two main differences, E45 contains Lanolin which is an allergen for some, this doesn't. It does however contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate which is a lathering agent and detergent, this is a known irritant for many people whether suffering from eczema or not. I think this is the main ingredient which allows the product to be used as a wash, but why on earth would it be included in a moisturiser? Personally I'd rather have two separate products. There are few other ingredients the main ones being liquid parafin and soft white paraffin.
I have used this a few times as a hand wash just to see how it worked and it forms a sort of milk/cream that doesn't seem to foam very much. I didn't like the texture, or smell of this and my hands didn't feel particularly clean or particularly moisturised afterwards. My sister who had to use either this or Oilatum as a wash all through her childhood hated it, and I have to admit this is the smell I associate with her as a child.
This cream is a superb protective moisturiser and many people swear by it, however it doesn't suit my skin terribly well. I didn't have a big reaction to this cream and on initial application it relieved dryness and made my skin feel soft and comfortable. However in the long term it dries my skin out leaving it feeling more uncomfortable and irritated than it would if I had not used the cream. I now realise that this is probably due to the lauryl sulfate I would not have an issue with this ingredient if it was being used simply as a wash off product as I use things containing this ingredient every day. It's the fact that this is rubbed into the skin and remains there that seems to be the issue for me. I could of course be wrong and it's something else that this contains that my skin is not keen on. If you want to read more on the negative effect this cream can have you could look here http://whatallergy.com/2011-06/aqueouscream, BootsMedWB have some good information on it but the url was too long to include, or just Google aqueous cream and lauryl sulfate, there are several articles on this issue.
This at time of writing costs a amazing £2.19 for 500gms.
I can't personally recommend this cream as I don't find it very effective for myself, the husband though finds it quite good. There are so many good reviews on this it clearly works very well for most people and is excellent value for money so well worth trying, so I feel a bit mean being negative about it and would love to love it as so many do. But I'm afraid I have to write as I find and for me and my eczema suffering sister this was a case of the emperors new clothes.
I have very dry skin and have been using all different types of skin cream to combat this. One day when I went into Lloyds Pharmacy to have a look to see what else there was for me to use , and also to buy some "feminine wash" as I can't use shower gel/soap etc.
I was standing looking at all the different brands of feminine wash, when the shop assistant came up to me and asked if I needed any help. I told her what I was looking for and we were both agreeing the products were expensive, then she asked me if I had used the Aqueous Cream that they sold, it has many purposes and one of them is that you can use this (cheaply) in place of more expensive washes.
She explained that, when you were showering, put some of the Aqueous Cream BP into the palm of your hand and run under the shower , the cream foams up a little and is very soothing. It can also be used with a sponge or flannel when showering, and this makes a little go a long way. Of course, as every Pharmasist knows, Aqueous Cream can be used all over the body when showering, also in the bath, where you can use this cream instead of soap or shower gel.
This little pot has many uses, some people use it as a skin cream for when they are dry, rather than as a wash. Of course, most people will know this cream as a help for eczema, using it as a substitute for shower gel and also using it as a barrier cream.
This type of cream can be prescribed by your doctor, but it is a relatively cheap product and not worth getting a prescription for as it will only cost you very little, well under £5.00.
Unfortunately my skin suffers from patches of eczema. The doctor gave me steroid cream, which I was a bit apprehensive to take as I really didn't want to get involved with it, but she also told me to try using aqueous cream. I popped to my local pharmacy and was pleasantly surprised at how cheap it was at £2.19 for 500g which was a bargain seeing as I go through so much moisturiser!
Aqueous cream comes in a round tub. The tub is made from white packaging and has a very simple label on it. Aqueous cream is unlike any other moisturiser, so forget any preconceptions you have, this is really back to basics. It has no scent and nothing added to make it nice!
You have to dip your hand in the tub to get the cream out, which to me is a bit of a pain as you end up with it stuck under your nails, but like I say there are no extras with this cream!
The cream feels dry and applies as if it is dry, your skin soaks it up quite quickly, but it doesn't give your skin that immediate shine like moisturiser does, your skin even feels dry after using it. After using it for a few days the effects accumulate and your skin starts to feel naturally softer and moister, and it did help my eczema, but it certainly didn't cure it, and compared to Vaseline Intensive Care Moisturising Lotion (my so far favourite) it didn't do a better job in any way.
As a word of warning, if you apply too much of this it will not soak in and you will end up slimy!
I finally ran out of E45 cream and went to the pharmacy to buy some more and the lady behind the counter recommended that I try their own brand of emollient cream which is called aqueous cream. I'd never heard of aqueous cream before but the lady told me it was perfect for my symptoms but still I reluctant as I am a big fan of E45. The thing that swayed me was the price, £2.19 for a big 500g tub to be precise. I thought I may as well try it and see at that price.
Aqueous cream is a paraffin based emollient cream that is very similar in both colour and consistency to E45. What it does is leave an invisible layer on top of the skin to trap in moisture and soothe the skin.
It is a bit of a multi-purpose product that can be used for all different skin complaints such as eczema, dry skin, nappy rash, dermatitis, sunburn etc.
Personally I use it for dry skin on my body which sometimes flairs up and causes both pain and discomfort.
The cream is extremely thick and because of this it can be a little difficult to rub in completely and you need to put a little bit of effort into it to ensure that there are no white patches left. As it is an emollient it leaves a greasy layer on the skin which is something you just have to put up with for this lever of moisture.
I found that afterwards it really helped my skin and although I wasn't suffering a severe case of dry skin it got rid of it within a couple of days and I found it to be soothing and it stopped the itching.
It is unscented but as usual with these creams they do have a slight medical smell.
One of the best things about this cream is that I found i can use it instead of soap in the shower. All you have to do it rub it in and then wash it off and it will leave your skin feeling much softer and less dry and itchy.
One word of warning I made the mistake of just rubbing this into my face for a couple of days while I was using it on my body and it caused me to break out in spots and my skin just looked terrible afterwards.
I definitely think that aqueous cream from Lloyds is well worth the money and a bit of a bargain really and as I have trouble even telling the difference between this and my usual E4 i think I will just be buying this from now on due to the price difference.
Aqueous Cream is a great little product and one that sits nicely in the medicine cupboard in our bathroom.
This particular pot of Aqueous Cream us made by Lloyds the Pharmacy but you can get the same thing in pretty much every chemist it will just be that particular place's branding, like Boots or Superdrug. It comes in 500g tubs which are very similar in style to the Sudocrem pots and they are white with a little band around them which you have to pull off to open it and a very simple label which states what it is and where it is from as well as general instructions for use labels. There are also small tubs available which I think are 250g and 125g as well as smaller tubes.
A paraffin base emollient cream, Aqueous Cream protects the skin like an invisible barrier, preventing anything from irritating the skin further or going on to it and causing infections. Aqueous cream has many uses and can be used to treat eczema, nappy rash, stinging nettle stings, scabs, cracked skin and more. It is unfragranced.
Aqueous Cream is very simple to use. It is just a case of getting a little bit out of the tub on your finger and rubbing it into the desired area. The cream itself is white and thick in consistancy. It is easy to apply, not at all greasy and absorbs into the skin very quickly which is just what you need when using it on a child.
I have tended to use Aqueous cream on my daughter when she has either had nappy rash when she was little (I tended to alternate between Aqueous Cream and Sudocrem but they both do exactly the same thing) or when she has had a a scab or scratch on her leg from falling over in the garden.
When I used to use it on my daughter for nappy rash I always found that anything she did in her nappy just rolled off of the barrier the cream had formed. It never seemed to be able to penetrate through the barrier. Also if she had any soreness from nappy rash which Mums & Dads will know can be a horrible bright red and very stinging, I always found the cream would take it down within a couple of hours and as long as I applied it with every nappy change for the rest of the day, the nappy rash was usually completely cleared up by the next morning. I found Aqueous Cream to be a good preventative measure for nappy rash too by just applying a little bit each day during one of my daughter's nappy changes.
As for scabs, the cream softens the skin around the scab and keeps it nice and supple. It also moiturises the skin and I have found stops the redness of new skin once the scab has fallen off.
Highly recommend cream and one that should be in every medicine cabinet.
I get mega dry skin sometimes, my skins not sensitive or anything like that and most of the time I get all the moisture I need from body butters and Lush bath bombs! Sometimes though I'll start itching somewhere and then I just KNOW the weather or something has got to my skin. I'll use most own brand Aqueous Cream because it all does the same job and this Lloyds one is just as good as all of them!
It's got a bit of a greasy texture, they all are I know that but this one definately takes a bit longer to rub in and feels heavier for the first few minutes after you put the cream on. I didn't like that when I first started using it, this cream comes in 100g tubes and big 500g tubs and I was glad I just brought the tube because this is definately not the nicest Aqueous Cream to use.... even though none of them are!
The cream is very moisturising and my skin feels good after using it, it doesn't take all that many applications to feel a difference in how moisturised my skin feels. It gets rid of the dry patches quick, as soon as you put a bit on and rub it in you can feel your skin puffing out and feeling smoother. It wouldn't be so good if it wasn't as greasy as it is so when you look at the results it makes the nasty texture of it not feel so bad.
If I start using this as soon as my skin starts getting itchy I can stop the patches going completely dry. When I first brought this Lloyds cream I'd got a mad patch of dry skin on my shoulder, it was doing my head in because the skin was soooooo dry that bits was flaking off it. That's BAD condition so the fact that it got the skin looking smoother more or less from the first time I used the cream shows how good it is. It's just majorly moisturising and doesn't make out like it's anything different, there's no smell to it apart from a bit of a creamy smell and like I said it's not very nice to use...... but that main thing is that when I need something more moisturising than usual then this is brill and for £1.39 for a tube that will last FOREVER I think it's a bit of a bargain as well.
Recommended.... but be warned about how greasy it is!!!
We bought some of the Lloydspharmacy Aqueous Cream in a small sized 100g tube rather than as a large tub full, as it was something we bought in case of need, to be used whilst away and so didn't want to have a huge 500g tube to bring back with us. As it turned out it proved some what helpful over the course of a few days.
The cost of the 100g tube was very reasonable at £1.39 but if we had wanted the larger 500g tub we would have had an even better deal price wise, as it was just over £2 for the whole lot. This works out at not much more than 40p per 100gs of cream which is really fantastic value. We perhaps over paid for the portability of the tube of cream we bought, but were still reasonably pleased with what we got and the price we paid.
Lloydspharmacy Aqueous Cream is something you can use in a variety of ways. We used the cream as something to combat a nasty heat rash and slight sunburn. We didn't want to faff about with anything fancy and didn't want to over pay for some of the after sun products you can buy to give a similar soothing sensation. We also knew the cream could be used as a soothing wash product in case of need so it was dual purpose.
The cream is a very light emollient cream which can soothe and moisturise the skin all at the same time. It was easy to apply to the effected area and then after a short while, allow it to sink in. The skin around the area felt less tight and itchy and more soothed and lightly hydrated. It was also good as an alternative to soap and shower gel. The cream was light enough to be able to rub it in easily had a very light aroma to it that wasn't unpleasant at all.
As we only used the cream over a period of a few days the tube we had was more than sufficient for the light usage we needed it for, as we used it sparingly. If using the Lloydspharmacy Aqueous Cream as a regular cream or as a wash or soap alternative for very sensitive skin as we did with this, over longer periods, then you will benefit from buying the larger tub.
We found that the first time the cream was used as a wash product it was simple to apply and then rinse off which we did with cool water so as not to make the irritation worse. It left a reasonably clean and soothed feeling which was beneficial at the time. Its not something I would want to use all the time, but as a short term thing it was fine.
To give the Lloydspharmacy Aqueous Cream a rating I feel it ought to get 3 stars. It worked well enough when we needed it. It can over time strip the skin somewhat if used too much and there have been debates about its usefulness with certain conditions. So may not suit everyone.
It did work well enough for the few days we used it, so I would recommend it for some people. However its best to check with a pharmacist prior to buying to see if its right for you. If not there are alternatives that you can buy.
Lloyd's Cream is a cool, soothing, odour free cream which provides gentle and effective relief from muscular aches and pains, sprains, rheumatic pain.