There are some skincare and beauty products that aren’t very glamorous, but can be found in most households, for example: Germolene (my Grandad’s remedy for pretty much everything), Astral Cream (a firm favourite of Marilyn Monroe), Vaseline, Bio Oil, Head & Shoulders, Elnet Hairspray, E45 cream, the list goes on and on. Ignored by some, but adored by others, these products are iconic and you’ll probably struggle to find a person that hasn’t at least heard of them. Also, if you look hard enough you find that almost all these products have been publicly endorsed by a celebrity. Trends will come and go but these products remain firm favourites across the UK. One such product is Sudocrem Skin Care Cream.
A family favourite over 80 years Sudocrem have released a ‘grown-up’ version of the classic antiseptic healing cream. Using the same key ingredients in different proportions, this everyday cream is designed to care for delicate and spot prone skin. It claims to soothe rashes, hydrate dry patches to relieve irritations and form a barrier which protects against irritants, allowing the skin to maintain its natural, healthy and supple condition.
The handy 30g tube retails for only £1.99 and is perfect for throwing in your handbag or carry-on luggage when travelling. This little tube turned out to be the savior of my honeymoon. Regardless of how careful I was, my skin was exposed to a little too much sun and I was left burnt, dry and sore. Sudocrem soothed my red raw skin instantly. One night I actually used it as an intense 5 minute mask to rejuvenate my stingy, itchy face. Come to think of it, I also used it on my elbows and knees before I even left when applying my gradual tan! What’s great about Sudocrem is that it’s formula is extremely thick and rich, so only a tiny amount is actually needed to create an effective, intensely hydrating, thin layer.
Let’s be honest, the packaging is not going to win any beauty pageants any time soon and with a reputation of being, traditionally, a nappy rash relief cream, Sudocrem is not, and never will be a glamorous product. However with Cheryl Cole swearing by it’s ability to draw out blemishes in a celebrity amazing interview, a recent mention in TOWIE and a cult following, which has a made it a household name for over 80 years, Sudocrem may just be one of the most over-looked beauty products in history!
Sudocrem Skin Care Cream (30g) is available at Boots, Superdrug, Tesco and independent pharmacies for only £1.99.
Do you have any bargain beauty or under-rated skincare products you swear by?
Any multipurpose treatments you can’t live without?
Do you know of any other uses of Sudocrem – apparently there’s hundreds!
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