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