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Community Level 6danielethe...

danieletheridge

Miracle Worker

AdvantagesMakes your skin feel nice

DisadvantagesImpractical bottle

"...he also prescribed me some Oilatum and some special soap to help get rid of my dry skin. I went to the pharmacy and then immediately had a bath. Whilst the bath was filling I sat down and looked at the back of the packed. I have tried the stuff before but not for about two years, when I last used it, but not properly. I found that it is suitable for everyone, but babies should have a smaller dose and you must not swallow it. Preparing it... What ..." Read review
30.06.2001

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Community Level 4shugardream

shugardream

a relief from the itch

Advantageshelps sooth skin

Disadvantagesvery oily

"...child. I have found the Oilatum bath formula to be very helpful. I put some in my bath water or if i’m having a shower I use it like a shower gel. I have been using it for 3 years now and wouldn’t change to anything else it really does help me. It soothes my skin and moisturises it so that it isn’t so dry and itchy and helps prevent your skin drying out, and it leaves my skin feeling very soft and smooth. You can buy it in bottles of 150ml or 300ml. ..." Read review
08.11.2002

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Community Level 5jackie-b

jackie-b

Good old Oilatum.

AdvantagesPuts moisture back into skin

DisadvantagesA little bit oily which some people may not like.

"...colour. The active ingredient in Oilatum is light liquid paraffin (63.4%) but also contains Acetylated wool alcohols, Isopropyl palmitate, Macrogol 400 dilaurate, Macrogol ester and fragrance. To use Oilatum, 1-3 capfuls should be poured into an 8-inch bath of water (a little less for infants and children). The Oilatum disperses into the water giving a milky effect. After bathing for 10-20mins, the skin should then be gently pat dry with a ..." Read review
25.01.2002

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Community Level 2Kimmy

Kimmy

Expensive but worth it

AdvantagesHydrates your skin and leaves you silky smooth

DisadvantagesExpensive

"My Mum suffers with Arthritis and has been on steroids for 30 plus years and they have made her skin thin and very flaky, no matter how much moisturising cream she uses it doesn’t help. Recently she was in Hospital and was showered and bathed with a product called “Oilatum” and they advised her to carry on using this to soften and protect her skin. She got it on prescription from her Doctor and has never needed to use moisturiser since then. You ..." Read review
02.02.2001

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Community Level 4rachpauljack

rachpauljack

Eczema Away

Advantagessee op

Disadvantagessee op

"...I noticed a bottle of Oilatum Bath Formula,I had a quick read of the box and it sounded ideal to put into Jacks bath. I paid £4.95 for a 150ml bottle which I didnt think was too bad of a price. It comes in a white and blue box which states Oilatrum Bath Formula for itchy,irritating dry skin conditions and suitable for eczema. The bottle is also white and blue and states the same as the box. The actual liquid contains an Emollient Mineral Oil ..." Read review
12.05.2002

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Community Level 1becles

becles

Not impressed

Advantages

Disadvantagesmade eczema worse

"...was using, and she prescibed Oilatum to use instead. I tried it for a week, but during that time both boys became a lot worse. The eczema came up in unsightly red patches and was really itchy. It covered their whole bodies, instead of the usual small areas like backs of knees, elbow creases etc. I have stopped using the Oilatum and for the last 4 days, I have been using Sanex. Their eczema is not as angey looking, less itchy and is beginning ..." Read review
30.07.2000

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Community Level 3draper

draper

Oil up your body and stop that itching

AdvantagesMoistures releives skin

Disadvantagesexpensive

"...yesterday with a precription for oilatum plus for the bath, as I have very itchy flaky skin, which the doctor said is mild eczema. The bottle was a 500ml bottle and a prescription charge is about £6. A 300ml bottle would coust you about £8.50 so you are better off going to the doctors. This product is only for people with dry skin or ezczema and is used in the bath. Oilatum plus is a bath oil that you put into the bath water 1 capful for a 4inch ..." Read review
17.01.2002

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Community Level 2kitkat

kitkat

Great for eczema

Advantages

Disadvantages

"...and i have always used oilatum all of my life and i find that it helps a lot with it. Even if you do not have eczema, this can help your dry skin a great deal. All you have to do is pour a few cap fuls into the bath water which then turns a milky colour. The only disadvantage is that the bath can get quite slippy so you have to be careful, but i find it very helpful to my skin. You'll find that after using this in your bath, your skin will be much ..." Read review
23.07.2000

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