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My mother first introduced me to sudocrem as a regular household item that's always in the cupboard 'just incase' and I can see why. This tub is an absolute god send. I use it for almost everything.. Whenever I have a cut or more of a serious wound, I disinfect it and then plop some sudocrem on before I bandage it up. Whenever I have an acne breakout, I jump straight for the little grey tub. Whenever my little cousins Eczema is playing up, Whenever skin gets sore, Whenever I burn myself.. Need I say more, the thing's a miracle worker.
Sudocrem is a must have for any parent or guardian especially as it's very accessible and multi-purpose. You can use it help cold sores, acne and dry skin as a cheaper alternative to the more expensive beauty products on the shelves. Sudocrem tends to be around the £2-4 mark but what might seem expensive at first really isn't, this thing lasts for not months, but potentially years. I've had the same tub in my cupboard for around 3 years now and it still serves its purpose quite regularly, fantastic durability. It comes in a grey tub in either the 125g, 250g or 400g size. I also have a travel one which I take away whenever I go away and let me tell you, it's become very handy quite a number of times. The only problem with the travel one is the lid is incredibly flimsy. I've had sudocrem everywhere trying to prize the main bit open when the flap has jammed, very annoying. Apart from that I genuinely can't think of any disadvantages to this incredibly little product.
Sudocrem has easily become a household product for myself. Introduced to this 4 years ago, I was first put off by the thickness of this cream, and let's be honest - it doesn't smell the best! First impressions aside, I initially used this product in the house to get rid of those dreaded acne breakouts we're all embarrassed about but all bound to get at some point! I'd heard good reviews about this product and hoped to wake up in the morning with acne free skin. Unfortunately I think there is yet to be a product that fulfills all our wishes, but my skin did definitely look much better. A few more nights of intense sudocrem use and my acne had almost all disappeared! Don't get me wrong I'm sure this product has many more uses than acne and certainly wasn't aimed at teenagers but you'll struggle to find a product that hydrates and corrects your skin as well as this one at such a low price! The cream does leave a greasy film on your skin with it being so thick so I wouldn't recommend using this product during the day, but when I notice my skin coming out in some blemishes, the pot is cracked open and my 'sudocrem face mask' applied.
There are a lot of products on the market that claim to do all of the things that Sudocrem can do- but they are usually double the price. Although it is known as a Nappy Rash cream for baby's- i have found that Sudocrem is a very good product for a number of skin issues.
I was told through a friend, that she used Sudocrem to help with spots/acne on her face. When i first heard this i thought 'What'! But after using is it really worked! Sudocrem is very good for taking down any redness at all on the skin- whether it be sunburn, aggressive spots or cuts. It also has zinc in it which is very good for the skin!
Also- because the product is so cheap- you can really be liberal with it. Sometimes if my skin is really bad- i put it on as a mini-mask before i go to bed and any problem areas or redness is usually gone by the morning.
The only downside to this product is it is quite heavy and extremely white! The next morning you would have to wash it off your skin because you can sometimes look like a ghost when you wear it! Some people may also find the product a bit greasy and thick- it's all dependent on your skin type. All i can say is that for my skin- this works.
For the price that it is- it's definitely worth keeping a pot of it about!
'Stick a bit of Sudacrem on it' really should be a tag line for this miracle cream as it seems to be what we say now at home. How I managed for years without it I honestly don't know. Sudacrem is a thick, white cream that smells distinctly and faintly of Lavender. All of my children have at one time in the past thought it smelt good enough to eat (so please keep it out of reach of children, it doesn't hurt them but it doesn't do them any good)! We used it obviously following nappy changes where it worked wonders overnight on the sorest of bottoms and baby parts. But since we don't have babies anymore we now tend to use it for any boo boo that needs a bit of attention, love or care. I burnt myself the other day and after keeping it under water, popped some sudacrem on it. It I incredibly soothing and works very quickly - giving a lovely almost anaesthetic effect. I have also used it in the past as a general moisturiser, a barrier cream (particularly useful if you are a larger lady with bigger baps and much cheaper than the anti-chaffing creams that are on the market), and it is also great if you get sore eyes associated with hay fever (don't put it in your eyes) and under children's mouths if they have dribble rashes. Because it is so thick, a little goes a very long way so a pot lasts a very long time. In fact the only disadvantage is how ugly the pot is - it really isn't very attractive and a bit too big to carry around in the bottom of a bag.
The packaging for Sudocrem is very clinical and it looks more like a medicinal cream than a beauty cream which it is, but I do think people like to use it as a beauty cream as well. The tub is grey with a twist off top, it has a white and red sticker that says 'Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream' then underneath it gives a list of ailments that it can be used for ' Nappy rash, Eczema, Surface wounds, Sunburn, Minor Burns, Acne, bed sores, chilblains '. Then it tells us that it is a 400g tub. You can get mini sized ones (usually free when you are pregnant) they look the same but are just really small.
In Use :
Like I mentioned earlier I used to get this used on me as a child for all sorts but usually grazes or burns, it always did the job of reducing swelling, cooling and preventing infection pretty well. When I worked in the hospitals during my Nurse training (I am not a Nurse by the way I dropped out after 2 years as I was never meant to be a Nurse) this was used a lot on the stroke ward as you had a lot of bed bound patients that were prone to bed sores, this did a really good job of soothing the areas as well as preventing them worsening, on patients were mobility was improving it helped improve the effected skin quite well by keeping infections at bay and creating a barrier to any irritations such as clothing etc.
Nowadays I only really use it as a nappy cream, Luckily for us Vinnie has never really had a problem with Nappy rash but he has it a little a handful of times, most of those times we have used sudocrem and when we change him again it is already looking less red and sore so it definitely works, now he is getting a bit older he seems to be getting it a bit more often, I think it is because he is more mobile and the nappies might be rubbing, I continue to use this as I think it has been trusted by so many mums in the past it must be good and when it comes to Vinnie I don't like to take too many risks and would rather use something tried and tested than new.
As a side note this also works really well on baby acne which Vinnie had when he was new born, although baby acne doesn't need to be treated as it doesn't cause the baby any distress, if they get particularly nasty looking spot you can just dab a bit of sudocrem on it before bed and in the morning it will normally be much less angry looking, and a lot smaller.
I absolutely love sudocrem because it has so many different uses. Mainly bought for babies, I have found many other ways to use this product as a 16 year old girl.
I have always had a problem with my skin, I have had acne in the past and this had helped a lot. I do not have acne any more but I do sometimes break out and when I do I use sudocrem. Sudocrem is a healing cream so it helps heal spots up very quickly by drying them out. Before I go to bed I apply a layer of sudocrem on my face as if it is a face mask. When I wake up in the morning my skin is instantly brighter and my spots improve dramaticly each night.
This cream is also useful for if I graze myself or get bitten in the summer by an insect. Sudocrem comes in handy and I use it daily. This is the most important thing in my skin care routine as it is the thing which keeps my skin perfectly clear. I swear by this product and would recommend it to any body with bad skin as it really works.
The reason I rated this product a four out of five though is because it is not the most hygienic thing. The pot lasts ages as it is big but this means I have to continuously dip my fingers in to the tub each day to apply the cream to my face. This means the cream gets hairs and things in the tub making me throw it out each time it is about half way down. I much prefer the tube version.
we have a pot of this in our house and we use it for all kinds of ailments and it really works. The beauty of it is too is that it lasts a long time!
We bought a pot of it when Hope was born nearly 6 years ago. This pot is now only half used despite us using it regularly!
It is a really dense, white cream. We initially bought it for nappy rash but we have used it for lots of other skin problems too like burns, sores, rashes and general grazes. You just apply a little to the area and it helps to create a barrier as well as heal the sore area. When applying it to the nappy area you are only supposed to put a bit on whereas a few years ago they advised you put lots on but apparently it has now changed.
It is water resistant so ideal for nappy rash but also really akward when you just want to wash it off your hands! you need to use water and lots of soap to get it off. This is also awkward when little ones find the pot and decide to play! My little boy managed to oget it all over the carpet and it was a nightmare to get out so be warned!
I find that this is quite fast acting but it can sting when you first apply it so be aware that it may sting but it usually is't too bad.
I use this on myself when I have something rub- my shoes rubbed a few days ago and I had sore skin. I applied some of this and it healed really quickly and the pain was taken away quite quickly too.
I really like this even if it does have a bit of a funny smell!
I had never heard of Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream until I had a baby. When you have a baby, you get a Bounty Bag from the hospital with a range of sample products for you to try including a tiny pot of Sudocrem. Since I first tried it then, there has not been a time when I haven't had at least one pot around the house.
Packaging: Sudocrem comes in a grey tub in either the 125g size of 250g size. The label is grey and white, simple and rather uninspiring. It is however easily recognisable as this well trusted brand.
Availability and price: Sudocrem can be found in most chemists such as Boots or Superdrug or most supermarkets. A smaller tub will usually cost under £3 and a larger one for around the £4 mark.
Positives: Sudocrem can be used for a wide range of problems and can be used by babies to adults alike. Its uses are so varied that it is almost a wonder cream! On the pot, it lists nappy rash (probably its most common use), eczema, surface wounds, sunburn, minor burns, acne, bed sores, chilblains. While I haven't tested it on all of these ailments, we have used it extensively both to treat and prevent nappy rash and for minor skin irritations and spots. It has worked effectively for all of these problems. When applied to a sore baby bottom, I can usually see an improvement of the rash by The children don't mind it being applied - there is no strong odour or any stinging although it can be a little cold sometimes. The cream provides a waterproof barrier to the skin to protect it from further irritation. This is very effective but also makes it very sticky on the fingers.
Negatives: My only criticism is the packaging. A tub of Sudocrem always lives by my changing table and my son delights in opening the tub and scooping out the cream at any opportunity. I would personally find it very useful if the lid was made a little more child proof!
Summary: The only time I have not found this cream to be effective is on my daughter's nappy rash. For her, I found that another brand of cream cleared up her symptoms more effectively. However, for my other children, this has been fantastic. We have come to rely on it so much that I can't see us every being without a pot even when the children have grown up!
Sudocrem is one of those products that fast became a household name, simply because of its hundreds of uses. We have used Sudocrem for years, for all sorts of reasons, and here is my review of it.
Sudcrem started off back in 1931, where Thomas Smith a Professor of Pharmacy, developed a unique cream that was used to treat a whole bunch of medical problems. By the 1940's, his cream had become so popular that he had to relocate to a bigger factory to create the amount of products that he needed. To this day, the product has stood the test of time and is used by millions of people across the world, making it one of the most successful medical creams ever,
We have being using this cream since I can remember, it comes in handy for day to day needs, especially for our child as it is great for nappy rash and preventing soreness. The product is also used for:
cuts and scrapes
And a whole range of other problems. Sudocrem is very easily absorbed into the skin, simply put on a small amount wherever the problem may be, and rub it in until it is gone. I suggest using a minimal amount as using too much can make your skin become greasy.
All in all Sudocrem is an excellent household product, that should be found in all home first aid kits. The product is only about a pound from most pharmacies and supermarkets, and one small 60 gram tub can last you months. The product has a long shelf life too, and is around three years before it expires, so you do not need to worry about it going off either. An essential product to keep in the house!
Sudocrem is truly brilliant stuff, growing up there was always a jar of it around the house and now that I am an adult I keep a jar in my own home, you never know when it is going to come in handy. If you have children then you won't be long running out of it because it's just one of those products that works on pretty much everything skin related.
It is thick in consistency and white in colour, I'm not sure what to the scent is but it isn't offensive which is good. It is instantly cooling and soothing and being an antiseptic helps as well. If you burn yourself in the kitchen it will help to make it feel better immediately. It really shines with anything itchy, like a rash or a bite, near instant relief. I have also used it on spots that are particularly painful and it helps to calm things down.
Do be aware of its white colour, it being a cream it is easily transferred to fabrics, I don't think it would stain but might be a bit difficult to get out.
It really is a one for all, I have even used it on my dog, he had a rash on his tummy over the summer, it was annoying him so I put some sudocrem on it at night to help sooth it, within three days the rash had completely cleared up, I was happy not having to pay for a trip to the vet and the dog was happy with no more itchy rash to contend with. Some dogs may try to lick it off, so make sure that you supervise them when they have it on, I don't think it would do any harm but still probably not a good idea.
I have a 3 year old niece who isn't in nappies anymore. However, she does still suffer with rashes in that area still, probably from those "dry nights" pull-ups she wears to sleep in. As she isn't my child I can't exactly advise my brother and his wife to perhaps look for alternatives. However, we do use Sudacrem on her nappy rash, which seems to help.
Sudacrem has always been packaged the same way, a small grey tub with red lettering. It's iconic, really. A 125g tub will set you back £2-£3, but a little goes a long way and you may find it's good value for that price.
Ingredients (taken from boots.co.uk)
Zinc oxide, EP 15.25
Benzyl alcohol, BP 0.39
Benzyl benzoate, BP 1.01
Benzyl cinnamate 0.15
Lanolin (hypoallergenic) 4.00
All Other ingredients:
Heavy Liquid Paraffin
The ingredients contain more natural ingredients than I thought they would - lavender, beeswax (OK, synthetic beeswax) - but the main selling point of Sudacrem is that it's an antiseptic.
It's a white cream, looks like any other. Unlike a moisturiser or other antiseptic creams, I find it's intensely sticky and hard to remove from your hands or fingers. I guess it's intense steadfastness may form a barrier in the area its used in.
I've used this myself on rashes, insect bites, and so on in a pinch. I find it doesn't sting like some antiseptics do. It has a lingering medical scent and doesn't seem to absorb, as I said, forming a kind of barrier.
It's pretty much a mainstay when it comes to medical products, especially for children. But it's alright for adult use as well, and lasts a long time.
I remember having this cream around the house when I was younger but I had always associated it with nappy rash! But in fact it is so much more versatile than this. So I wanted some sort of ''treatment'' to help with my spot prone skin, and several people had recommended this to me. The cream really works to help remove spots. I apply it every night and in the morning they appear smaller, keep applying it and after 2-3 days, depending on the size, they disappear! The price is very reasonable, it may seem overprices for a small tub but trust me this lasts forever! I use it every night and very rarely during the day, if my skin is acting up, and it is still three quarters full. You definitely get your moneys worth with this product.
Sudocrem comes in a small grey tub in various sizes. I usually buy the big one (400g) as it's best value at around £4.50 from Asda where as the smaller one (125g) is around £2.50. It is an over the counter medicated cream to ease the pain of nappy rash, eczema, bed sores and minor wounds. I bought this initially when I was found out I was pregnant as I wanted to have everything ready and prepared for my baby arriving. When my daughter was born and through her baby years we were lucky that we never had to use Sudocrem a lot but when she needed it, it worked wonders. It has a thick consistency and is white in colour. You don't need to apply a lot because a little bit works a lot better I thought. It can also be quite difficult to wash out of clothes if you get any on clothes, etc... It has a water repellent base with protective and antibacterial agents to help heal the soreness. We have also used it on sunburn and skin irritations and it has worked brilliant every time.
Sudocrem is the go to cream for most parents, and I am no exception. I first encountered Sudocrem in my hospital bounty pack, I am not sure if it is included in the packs now.
Sudocrem is an antiseptic emollient that contains a mild anaesthetic and is mostly used for the treatment and prevention of nappy rash. The unctuous white cream has a distinctive medicinal scent.
A small amount of Sudocrem goes a long way and a small amount gently rubbed into the area affected by nappy rash will sooth and protect the inflamed skin as it forms a waterproof barrier on the skin that protects babies bottom from urine and faeces. I found that when I used Sudocrem it cleared nappy rash up in a few days.
Sudocrem can also be used for the treatment of eczema. I have also used this on my children when they were younger. I found it quite difficult to rub in on my childs dry, crusty skin for fear that I would irritate it more I used to apply it a little thicker and allow it to be absorbed and again I found it moisturised the eczema and settled the inflammation.
I have used Sudocrem on myself when I have had an insect bite and I have found it to be very effective. A small amount rubbed into the bite cools and soothes the bite and stops the itching. I have also used it on inflamed spots before going to bed, the spot usually dries up over night with the aid of Sudocrem
Sudocrem can also be used on sunburn; I have not used it on sunburn and would imagine it would be quite a delicate affair massaging it in to sunburnt skin. It can also be used on burns; again I have not used it on burns.
I have used it on small cuts and grazes, the children were instantly soothed when I pulled out the pot of magic cream and delicately dabbed it on the cleaned cut or graze.
I always make sure my hands are clean before using Sudocrem as there is a slightly unhygienic aspect of dipping fingers in the pot that does bother me. Happily Sudocrem does come in tubes now which does make it easier and cleaner to handle.
Over all I consider Sudocrem a must have for any parent as it is an incredibly versatile cream. Sudocrem can be brought from most retailers a 400g pot retails at around £8.00 and a 125g pot for around £3.00. A pot of Sudocrem will last absolutely ages and I have found that I have thrown pots of Sudocrem away before they are finished as they have been open for a long time.
Thank you for reading.
For as long as I can remember we have always used Sudocrem regularly. My mum always had it in when we were kids and whatever was wrong with me or my brother her answer was usually "oh put some sudocrem on it... you'll be fine!".
I've followed in her footsteps and use it all the time too!
In our house, we always have at least one pot of sudocrem in. We use it so regularly, for us it's a house hold must have!
My kids call it 'the magic cream' as it's fab and we always seem to have a use for it.
WHAT IS IT?
Sudocrem is a thick white cream which is applied to the skin to treat minor skin injuries. It is commonly used for nappy rash, that's what my Mum first used it for anyway and now me too on my children.
Unlike most creams it is extremely thick and needs to be scooped out of the pot. It is very heavy and not at all runny.
The cream also has an antiseptic action that helps prevent infection.
It does have a faint distinctive smell, I'm not really sure what of but I quite like it!
Sudocrem is amazing stuff! It has so many uses. As I said before it is most commonly used on babies bums for nappy rash.
It is also used for:
*cuts and small wounds
*Spots and acne - dab some on before you go to bed. Can be a bit of a pain to get off in the morning so give a good scrub. You notice a difference after the first time.
*On tattoos - on newly done tattoos it soothes and heals them quicker
*On animal wounds - I worked in a vets as a work placement kind of thing, and they used Sudocrem on lots of different animals as it helps to heal so well. Whilst I was there they used it on a poor cat who had been hit by a car and had open wounds all over her legs. They generously put it all over her sore parts. They also used it on dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs whilst I was there.
*Chapped or dry skin
*Chicken pox - can help to relieve the itching and helps broken skin and spots to heal quicker
*Bruises - it helps the bruise to reduce and fade quicker
I'm sure there are probably still more uses as I'm always hearing of new uses for it that I haven't heard of (mostly from mum's!). It really is amazing stuff that can be used for almost any skin condition!
As great as it is, there is one big negative to Sudocrem. For some reason, unbeknown to me, children seem to love playing with it. If I accidently leave it out and it catches my son's eye, he waits till I go out of the room and tries to spread it everywhere! Quite often my poor dog who is black ends up mostly white and my son covered in the stuff!
It is an absolute nightmare to get out! It seems to spread when you try to clean it instead of coming off it just gets worse. Take it from me it takes some scrubbing to get it out again!
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Sudocrem is widely available from supermarkets, pharmacies, baby shops like Mothercare , drug stores likes Boots and Superdrug, and most shops really. It is pretty easy to come across.
It comes in a wide variety of sizes. You can get teeny tiny sample pots, 60g (£2.59), 175g (£3.99), and 400g (£5.24) pots. The largest works out at the best value for money.
Sudocrem is now also available in a squeezey tube, but this is £5.45 for a 40g tube so way more expensive. They have also Sudocrem mousse, but again this is far more expensive at £9.85 for a 180ml bottle. So I would definitely say stick to the pots.
Although I would say even the pots are quite pricey really, I think it is still good value for money as it seems to last for ages and it's such good stuff!
So, would I recommend? Absolutely!
As you can tell from my review I love this stuff! It is an amazingly good all round cream that every household (especially with little ones) should have in!
Oh just keep it out of little hands reach unless you want it pasted everywhere!
I have to give it 5 / 5 stars!
Thank you for reading my review, I hope it was useful.
xx Mrs K xx
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream is suitable for : / Nappy Rash / Eczema / Surface Wounds / Sunburn / Minor Burns / Acne / Bed Sores / Chilblains