I love this stuff as a moisturiser and to take off all my makeup (along with a Clarisonic). I don't have any eczema - I just like using it (and I've used everything from Sisley, Creme de la Mer ... you name it). It's only £4.00 and a tub lasts about a month and I use it twice daily. Since I stopped using expensive moisturisers and soap on my face, my skin is in such good condition (not that it was ever bad, but it was much drier). I'm 47. I can't really comment on the packaging quality so I've given it a 5 as it's just a huge tub and purely functional - if I take it on holiday, I transfer it to a smaller pot.
DON't USE and here is why http://www.webmd.boots.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/eczema/news/20101018/commonly-used-moisturiser-can-aggravate-eczema
I love this! I have excema all up my arms and legs since childhood. When i had it, I was pescribed this stuff, just from a different brand. I never noticed anything (because i was a child and it didn't really bother me). I stopped using it because. Was lazy and hated the hassle of putting it on every night. But now that i am a teenager, its started to bother me again. I found this in boots and it reminded me so much of that other stuff, so i picked it up, plus it was DIRT cheap for a HUGE amount. I started using it, and i noticed results after a few days. The redness of the bumps were gone, and the bumps were going down, aswell as the blotchyness!
Some people don't like it, but i think the texture is really cool and , for me, it soaks in pretty fast, so i don't have to let it dry before i put on clothes. The packaging is ok, but it doesn't mean anything to me. The product is the important thing.
The smell isn't nice, but it isn't intolerable.
Overall, i LOVE it and would reccommend it to anyone with excema because if it doean't work, which it should, then it would't exactly leave them broke.
This stuff is the bomb for eczema. Nothing else, except the Eucerin Plus in the tub with the teal lid works as well. This has an odd texture, pretty solid in the jar, but melts on contact with skin. It just hangs around on the skin, so I use it at night on all my dry spots, and as a lip balm before applying lipstick. I go to bed kind of sticky, but wake up with perfectly normal skin, no flakes or dryness or irritation. That is worth the small price. I have and will continue to repurchase.
This is the best (and possibly the cheapest) multi-use product I've ever found.
I don't use it as a moisturiser, I use it as a face and body cleanser and it's brilliant!
In the morning, I use a foundation brush to slather it on my face then gently wipe it off with a hand-hot damp flannel. In the evening I do the same, but wipe of makeup with cotton wool, then repeat my morning flannel routine. Every scrap of makeup is gone - so easy.
I put it on all over before getting into the bath and gently scrub/shower it off, to leave my body (and the bath water) as soft as silk. It even foams slightly if you use the shower head.
I've even toyed with the idea of using it on my hair - has anyone ever tried this?! My scalp isquite dry in parts (psoriasis) and I wondered if this would sort it out! If I do try that, I'll update.
It doesn't have a great smell, but I can live with that - at least it doesn't interfere with my perfume.
After years and years of wasting money on ridiculously expensive cleansing products, I have my HG!
From head to toes, this funky smelling cream weaves its slippery magic in the shower and leaves my scaley skin feeling cashmere soft and looking as even toned as a baby's. My face is clear and plump, sporadic eczema has disappeared and my legs are ready to bare for the summer sun already. I don't know why I strayed :)
I first discovered aqueous cream when my younger sister had very bad eczema. The doctor would prescribe huge tubs of the stuff for her, she would have to use it like a soap in the bath to wash with, and then once dry use it as a moisturiser all over her body. Well now i use it for a whole multitude of things, for dry spots, removing make-up, as a mask! its just amazing. my fave way to use it is to put some on a cotton wool pad and then rub all over my face in circular motions. I admit the texture feels a bit nasty and the smell isnt great but when it works so well and is so cheap i dont care. I recently started using philosophy skincare products, which i do like and will stick with but i still get my aqueous fix at least twice a week.
This is great for sensitive skin instead of soap- very soothing and moisturising on sore, inflamed skin.
The only downside is the smell- eww! It stays with you long after you rinse it off!
I found an aqueos bar in Lloyds chemist which smelt a little less, but did was impossible to use as the cream doesn't foam as it is, so you can imagine what the solid form is like! Useless!
I really like this product and have started using it as a make up remover at night. I basically cover my face in it and gently, rub it into the skin using circular motions but not so it is absorbed. I then use a face cloth soaked with warm water to remove the cream and my face felt so fresh and clean afterwards - Try it!
I had developed an recently unsightly rash and flaking skin on my hands due to a brief spell working in a care home. I think it was a combo of an allergy to latex/vinyl gloves and antiseptic hand gel - plus I was constantly washing my hands. The Chemist gave me some antihistamine cream which did nothing but this cream (which I bought to clear the flaky skin) seemed to get rid of the rash as well! I am mighty impressed. It smells like powder paints from Junior school but I don't mind. My pot does seem to contain SLS (Multi tasks as a soap) so there must be two formulas floating round 'old Boots. I would prefer it without but it doesn't seem to be having a bad effect. Also I find this cream sinks in very quickly considering the heavy ingredients and doesn't feel greasy. Not sure i'd dare to use this facially but we shall see.
Good all rounder - cheap as anything at £3 for 500g! I chose this over the E45 brand due to the fact that they were charging around £6 for less gram-age.
They also sell this in a nifty looking spray can - how that works i'm not sure but it's good for those ppl not happy with using products in tubs. You do however pay for the privilage of the packaging and is expensive in comparison.
UPDATE*** I have been using this to wash my face as all my washes were leaving me super flakey and dry in the winter weather (even though i have oily skin!). Working a treat and no clogged pores and baby soft smooth face! I usually avoid SLS like the plague, but it has not caused a problem.This may be too oil inducing in summer, we shall see. I love the idea of using it with my muslin cloth as a cleansing balm like the other reviewer suggested.