I have been using Aqueous Cream as my skin cleanser this week, after feeling my skin becoming a little irritated, and sensitive – very possibly from the cold.
This cream is a must have for every home. It is incredibly cheap, and I use it for not only an all over body wash, and for shaving my legs, but it is a very kind gentle face cleanser if your skin is feeling slightly delicate.
They used to recommend it as a moisturiser for pretty much any skin condition – eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Recent research has indicated that it isn’t particularly suitable as a moisturiser for eczema because it contains a detergent called sodium lauryl sulphate. It is however still recommended as a cleanser even for people with eczema, and other skin conditions.
Lather a small amount in hands to use as a face cleanser. Rub onto wet skin to use for shaving and it is suitable and gentle enough for all over body cleansing. The ingredients are minimal – always the thing to look at if you have skin that is easily irritated. Can also be used as a body moisturiser. And it’s always been a perfect face moisturiser for me if necessary.
A 100g tube of Aqueous Cream from Lloyds Chemist is £1.39, a 500g tub is £2.19. I bought a tube in Dublin this week for €2.99 in Boots. For people who find products overpriced, and not a financial priority, please try this as a cleanser before buying face wipes….