Hi everyone! I always have a tub of Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream knocking about as it's one of those products that can be used for so many different things. Spots, rashes... anywhere that's sore and irritated, basically. I was recently asked if I'd like to be sent a tube of Sudocrem Skin Care Cream* to review, and of course I jumped at the chance! I had no idea Sudocrem had other products available. Their Skin Care Cream is basically a grown up version of of the original Antiseptic Healing Cream, and I thought it might be interesting to compare the two.
The Sudocrem Skin Care Cream comes in a 30g white plastic tube, making it perfect for taking out and about in case of any skin emergencies. The Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream comes in that instantly recognisable grey tub, and contains 125g of product. They cost £1.99 and £2.99 respectively, so they're really affordable!
The two products contain the same ingredients, just in different proportions. Zinc Oxide reduces the loss of tissue fluid, Benzyl Benzoate and Benzyl Cinnamate have healing properties, Lanolin soothes and softens skin, and Benzyl Alcohol has local anaesthetic and antiseptic properties. The lavender gives the creams a soothing scent
These different ingredient proportions give the products quite different textures. The Skin Care Cream (bottom swatch) is quite a bit thinner and light, so it rubs in quicker. This makes it ideal to use on the face. The Antiseptic Healing Cream is very thick - in fact, it's almost a balm, making it perfect for dry/sore skin on the body. Both have that trademark Sudocrem scent, although the Antiseptic Healing Cream is slightly more powdery
According to the website, celebrities use the Skin Care Cream as an overnight mask to give a healthy glow. It definitely does leave skin smooth, soft and glowing and also soothes any spots, reducing redness in particular. This is a great addition to my Sudocrem repertoire, and as it's lighter I prefer to use it on my face and stick to using the Antiseptic Healing Cream on my body.
Do you like Sudocrem? What do you use it for?
*Item sent for review