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Care+ Aqueous Cream 100g

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Why do people living with cancer recommend this product?

While I was having chemo, aqueous cream helped me reduce skin irritation and dryness.

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About Care+ Aqueous Cream 100g

Patients undergoing cancer treatment often suffer from dry or irritable skin. Aqueous cream is a non-greasy moisturiser that provides a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water escaping from the skin surface.

The cream is made from a mixture of emulsifying ointment and water. Dry skin results from lack of water in the outer layer of skin cells. When it becomes dehydrated it loses its flexibility and becomes cracked, scaly and occasionally itchy. The outer layer of skin cells contains natural water-holding substances that keep water seeping up from the deeper layers of the skin, by a surface film of natural oil and broken-down skin cells, which slow down evaporation of water from the skin surface. Moisturisers including aqueous cream are helpful for all dry skin conditions, particularly eczema and dermatitis, which can get worse when the skin is able to dry out. When used regularly,

Aqueous cream helps to restore the skin's smoothness, softness and flexibility by helping the skin retain moisture. Aqueous cream can even be used in place of soap when washing to prevent drying the skin. In dry skin conditions including eczema, using a moisturiser regularly, even once the skin has improved, can help prevent flare-ups of this condition.

 Aqueous cream is also available in a larger size found here.


Active Ingredients

This cream contains Liquid Paraffin 6% w/w, White Soft Paraffin 15% w/w.

Also contains: purified water, emulsifying wax (containing cetostearyl alcohol, sodium laurilsulfate),chlorocresol 0.1% w/w.

Customer Reviews

  1. discomfort relief

    NelciaMonday, 09 October 2017

    This cream helped me during the radiotherapy treatment

  2. Good value

    Glenn O DunbarFriday, 16 June 2017

    I have not used it yet and therefore because of the short shelf life after opening, have not even opened it. Keeping it for future use.

  3. Good quality moisturising cream.

    Vonnie F.Thursday, 08 October 2015

    love this cream. I'm in health care so I wash my hands many times in a shift. Before and after shifts I use this cream. It keeps my hands soft but is not greasy. The added bonus is you can use it on any part of your body.

  4. The difference to my hands is remarkable

     Mr. N. E.Wednesday, 07 October 2015

    I have been using aqueous cream on my hands for about 10 years now. I used to handle a lot of cardboard boxes and I found my the skin on my hands was starting to crack and sometimes even bleed. Although steroid cream would usually sort this out for a while, the problem kept coming back. None of the usual oil based creams did any good so my doctor suggested aqueous cream. The transformation was (& is) nothing short of remarkable. You only need to rub in a small amount every day and your hands will be soft & smooth. Best of all, it is both cheap and ok for long term use. My only criticism of the cream supplied by 'Chemist Connect' is that it is not the APS brand shown in the photo and that is the only reason I knocked off a star from my rating. In my experience there are two types of aqueous cream available. Each of these come in many different brands. One has a smell to it and is bit greasy, the other is odourless and not greasy at all. I prefer the second one and the cream shown in the photo is the odourless one. Fortunately, although the one sent by Chemist Connect is produced by Pinewood Laboratories, it is also the odourless and non greasy type so it works for me.