Sudocrem is a decades-old remedy for soothing irritated skin, including acne, eczema, bedsores, cuts and burns, sunburn, chilblains, and nappy rash. First on the market in the 1930s, Sudocrem is a versatile and widely-applied cream for all the family. Its success is largely due to a combination of ingredients that are known to calm inflamed skin, keep it free of bacteria, and to nourish and protect skin from excessive moisture loss. These include zinc oxide, lanolin, and benzyl alcohol.
Unlike some skin treatments, it is free of irritants such as fragrance, colorants, and parabens, which can aggravate or dry out skin. This makes it ideal for sensitive skin, and is why it can be used on delicate baby’s skin when treating nappy rash.
In addition to its antibacterial action and skin-healing qualities, it has a mild anaesthetic action that helps to mask pain. Its emollient properties also protect the skin’s natural barrier and prevent excessive moisture loss. Its gentle, effective action means that it doesn’t sting when applied, but will help to improve most of the skin conditions described above.