Sudocrem Skin Care Cream Review and Photos

When I read that British singer Cheryl Cole swears by Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream – a British drugstore treatment to treat nappy rash – for blemishes, I was really tempted to try it out for myself. But the thought of applying something that is meant for your buttocks on your face (same as using Preparation H for undereye bags) just seems a little off to me. So once I found out that about the new Sudocrem Skin Care Cream, which by the way, has absolutely NO mention of buttocks anywhere, I immediately got a tube shipped to me straight from the UK.

Sudocrem Skin Care Cream

The Sudocrem Skin Care Cream contains the same ingredients as the original, including Purified water, Zinc Oxide, Liquid paraffin, Paraffin wax, Hypo-allergenic Lanolin, Microcrystalline wax, Sorbitan sesquioleate, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl alcohol, Linalyl acetate, Propylene glycol, Benzyl cinnamate, Lavender oil, along with two new ingredients, Citric acid and BHA.

The product claims to soothe and protect spot-prone, flaky and irritated skin by forming a barrier and is gentle enough to be used on both adults and infants. It also comes in a 30g tube that you can easily pop in your purse, making it perfect for travel.

Unlike what I expected, Sudocrem comes in a thick, white paste, kind of like dried up toothpaste. Yet despite its thick consistency, it spreads easily and a little goes a longggggg way.

So far I have used Sudocrem on both blemishes and irritated skin and I don’t know how or why, but this stuff DOES work! Whenever I see a pimple about to form, I just apply a very thin layer of Sudocrem on top of it the night before and bam! Significant reduction in redness and size the next morning!

The same goes for any bumps, redness, itchiness I get from allergies. All I need is a little dab of Sudocrem and the irritated area is back to normal in no time.

Guess there goes another item I am adding onto my must-stock-up list when I fly back to London!

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Sudocrem Skin Care Cream is available at Boots and drugstores in the UK for £1.99.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


    • I don’t know if the Sudocrem helps prevent blemishes in the long run but it definitely helps them heal.

      For acne scars, try a retinol treatment like Skinceuticals. I tried both 0.5% and 1% and while they did make my skin peel, I think my freckles got slightly lighter and my clogged pores were completely gone.

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  1. Maris,

    I second Phyllis on retinol treatment on reducing scars. I use “On a Clear Day” Retinol Clarifying Lotion by Philosophy as well. Wihle I have no idea how much retinol it contains, it’s gentle and really works on lightening scars. I use it every night on acne scars and see results.

    • Not that I’m aware of but if there are enough of you who are interested in trying this product, I might be able to get my sister in London to arrange a custom purchase =)

  2. Hi Phyllis:

    I’m trying to search around to purchase this product, but I can’t find it anywhere. Do you have any recommendations?


  3. Hi,
    Happy to find out that you discovered Sudocrem finally:)

    In Poland where I live it is quite popular for babies (for irritations and burns on the bottocks indeed…)
    My sister uses it always after shaving bikini area and it prevents pimples from coming out.
    And I used it when I had a strong acne and unfortunatelly did not help me so much but many friends of mine recommend it, mainly for single blemishes the same as you use it.

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