Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sudocrem - you can use it for your nappy rash or blemishes, the choice is yours, we won't judge

I have obviously had my head in the clouds because I never knew that Sudocream was Irish.  Big fail on my part... Am very ashamed...  So since it's almost St Patrick's Day, I thought I'd highlight some fab Irish brands and we're starting off with Sudocrem.  Around since 1931 and created by Dublin based pharmacist Thomas Smith, I'd say nearly every home in Ireland has a pot of the white stuff, we do in the Lovely Girlie Bits maison.  did you all know it was Irish?!


Best known for treating nappy rash, more recently it's come back on the scene for us beauty lovers in a big way, winning best Zit-Zapper at last year's Best in Beaut.ie awards, beating tea tree oil and Dermalogica overnight clearing gel for a coveted award.  It was recently mentioned on The Only Way is Essex as a treatment for acne and as much as it pains me to admit this, the girls on TOWIE have gorgeous skin.  So do the boys.  Well, maybe not Arg.

My main use for it is to dry out spots and every time I use it, the lavender scent brings me back to my childhood.  With ingredients including a water-repellent base, zinc oxide and lanolin, it's a tried and tested formula that has worked for 81 years nos!  I've heard of people using it as a face mask and I must give it a whirl myself.  For now, I'm happy to apply it over my blemishes, especially the really sore ones at The Time Of The Month that have roots.  It dries them out and they disappear and you can't ask any more than that!  I like to apply it while watching tv and let it do it's business, removing it before hitting the sack.  I've tried applying it at night before bed but I'm such a restless sleeper that it ends up all over my pillowcase.


We all know the grey tub with the white and red logo.  Now Sudocrem is available in a handy squeezy tube for your handbag/desk or for travelling.  Now, I can't see myself slapping it on at work unless I can lock myself in my office, but for hygiene and convenience, a tube is a much better idea than the tub for moi and it doesn't get all under your nails that way.  The tube is a mere €2.15 and the tub we all know so well is €2.23!

So go on, do you have Sudocrem at home?  What do you use it for and we won't judge if you tell us it's for your nappy rash...

Click here to visit the Irish Sudocrem Facebook page.
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11 comments

  1. i don't know if you know this but if you "Like" the general sudocrem page on facebook they will donate 50p to charity, i think its NSPCC

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    1. Ooh thanks for that Sarah, will toddle over and do that now :)

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  2. Sudo! My mum has an obsession with it! In her day 'we didn't have all these fancy face creams and scrubs'. That makes my mum sound so old haha! But I agree, this work like a charm :)

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    1. Sure mammys know best don't they? :)

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  3. Since I moved out last year it has been on my to buy list since then! I really need to buy it! It's fantastic great for anything skin related, the smallest irritation and its gone!

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    1. It's one of those things you don't even remember buying, it's just always in the house! You might as well add it to your grocery list for next week :)

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  4. I'm not sure if I could cope with putting Sudocreme all over my face, and I've tried it on spots and it's made darn all difference. It totally comes into its own for me though when I've got a rash.

    I've always got a rash of some sort - heat rash, allergy rash, hives, disliking to fake tan or dairy etc and I slather the Sudocreme on and it's usually gone/much reduced by morning.

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    1. I'm going to give the mask a go and see how I get on for the craic! That's good to know re the heat rash, I get that sometimes in the summer, have filed that in my noggin for this summer, x

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  5. Hmm, will have to grab a pot next time I'm in the supermarket..

    On another note.. I think I must have had my head in the clouds.. It only just struck me that TOWIE (which I've been seeing all over the place) means The Only Way is Essex.. doh!

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  6. Love Sudocrem maybe cos i make it for a living! tis made in dublin, and shipped all over the world. Get tonnes of free samples too.. so that helps!

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  7. Mostly there are plenty of tips to choose from but for me protect yourself from the sun and uses sunscreen and avoid direct heat of the sunlight and exercise moderately.

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