From the folks that bring you Redoxon and other health supplements, here is Bepanthen® Ointment — an ointment targetted at treating nappy rash.
Now before the term 'nappy rash' has you clicking out this post, hear me out.
While predominantly advertised for soothing Nappy Rash in babies (or even elderly folks who rely on adult diapers), it does have other skin healing and soothing properties as well.
What's more if it is gentle enough for a baby's bottom you can be rest assured that it will be free of any harmful or strong subtances that could irritate or ignite sensitivity in skin.
For a start, you would be glad to know that this is paraben-free, fragrance and preservative free.
That aside some nappy rash creams, or multi-purpose skin soothing ointments, rely on Zinc Oxide to help construct that waxy film of ointment.
While Zinc Oxide is an approved chemical to be used within creams, there are some parents who have raised concerns regarding that and I don't blame their cautious-ness. After all, a baby's delicate skin is about 30-50% thinner than ours.
In a sleek, handy and sturdy tube, Bepanthen can easily fit into and withstand some tossing around in your diaper bag.
The main healing tool in Bepanthen is Vitamin B5, which is crucial and optimal for healing rash. The science of it is when this vitamin comes in contact with skin, it converts to something called pantothenic acid, which boosts cell regeneration and promotes the healing of skin. Vitamin B5 is also known as a moisturizing agent in certain skincare and hair care products.
While not an antiseptic (because that can be harsh on delicate skin), Bepanthen does have anti-bacterial properties through the ingredient benzalkonium chloride.
Bepanthen also contains almond oil which works great for lubricating the skin, softening and also soothing the affected area. The soothing effect works especially well to rid of any discomfort caused by the rash.
– As A Nappy Cream —
Because the main point of this item is it being a Nappy Cream, with my experience with it on baby, I'd say this gets the job done.
I did not know how easy it would be for little ones to develop Nappy Rash, until I experienced it for myself (not literally of course). Nappy rash can get quite severe, from what I have seen on it and I doubt I want to scare or shock you with an inflamed baby's bum but google at your own risk.
Previously I was using PURE by Phyto (Paw paw) which also worked rather well but because it is of an oilier nature and extremely natural (as proclaimed by the brand), it does separate into oil and paste and could get quite messy with use.
Bepathen dispenses like a creamy balm that spreads on very easily and 'sticks' firmly on the skin.
For the effectiveness of this on a baby's bum, I'd say like skincare it should vary from child to child but there are loads of positive feedback about Bepanthen and I guess I am adding mine to the sea of it.
With one application (once any redness is detected), I have noticed that the redness subsides and any mild bumps that may have been forming would ease off and the skin appears normal and clear once more.
Speaking of adults, while this is a Nappy Rash cream, who says we can't snitch a little bit of it for ourselves too.
– As a Multi-purpose Cream —
Nappy cream aside, I have tried this on myself for skin issues such as dry patches, eczema itches, mosquito bites and moisturizing dry areas (like elbows).
The cream is of a rather thick texture but blends out quite well and doesn't leave a greasy patch. It is tacky due to the ointment factor but it does not slip and slide all over the place, I find.
I have enjoyed it for protecting and aiding with healing on dry and rash patches of my skin. With that said, those battling eczema or rash may find this quite a nice product to have around to soothe the dry itch and also facilitate with skin healing. It isn't a miracle worker and doesn't yield overnight results (because it is meant to be somewhat gentle still) but it certainly is a good duo to use on top of any eczema medication you may already be using.
Afterall, I personally find while eczema medication zaps the rash, it totally sucks the skin dry as well so a bit of tender loving care balm would be nice.
That aside, something I uncovered (because of the interesting Google Suggestion) is that Bepanthen is recommended by tattoo artists to help condition and soothe the itch you get from a new tattoo. It also helps to protect the agitated skin and encourages it to heal!
Though enough of all that talk, instead of just reading about what I have to think about it, why don't you give it a shot yourself!
Bayers is offering a set of Full-sized Bepanthen Ointment + Diaper Clutch for the first 300 readers* who register for this freebie via their website!
*after the first 300 have redeemed, subsequent readers will still receive a 3.5g Bepanthen sample!
It is completely fuss-free and after filling in some quick details you would have a full-sized tube of Bepanthen Ointment to try on your baby, gift a friend or relative with a baby or even use it on yourself to soothe dry skin and rash!
Redeeming Your FREE Bepanthen Ointment!
Very simply, visit Bepanthen's website by clicking here!
Once on the site, click on button to 'Claim Your Free Sample!'
Next, fill in a simple form with quick information for Bepanthen to arrange for a delivery of the product to you.
don't forget to input 'icyabstract' within the 'Promotional Code' area so they will know if you are within the first 300!
It's as simple as that!
Quick ground rules would be:
- This sample redemption is only opened to those residing in Singapore only.
- 1 residential address is only entitled to 1 sample redemption
- Lastly, do allow up to 14 days for the delivery of the product (handled from Bayer's end, not mine)
It's that quick and fuss-free. Though if you prefer to purchase or are considering to after trying your sample, Bayer retails at Watsons or Guardian for S$8.95.
Redeem Your Free Sample! >>
Well thanks for reading and hope while it is baby-news it is also informative and helpful to everyone reading!
Products were provided to me for review consideration.
I am not affiliated to them and all opinions expressed are my own.