skin cream

Review: Pure chimp super cream

After contacting Pure Chimp about my eczema they sent a pot of Super Cream out free for my review.

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When it first arrived i was impressed by the size of the pot. I was expecting it to be smaller for some reason.  The retail price for 60ml is normally £12 but currently on sale herefor £8.   The pot its self seems quiet chunky and sturdy , so if your clumsy like me I don’t think it would break easily. It is made out of a black plastic.  The design of the label is black and white, which is simple and to the point.  I like this as I have found that some company’s over compensate the packaging to make up for the actual product.  The packaging doesn’t detract from the fact that the ingredients are natural.  The label states quiet clearly that the products are not tested on animals and are 100% natural and Vegan friendly.

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The use by date is on the base of the cream. The cream has a good shelf life as my cream had a use by date of 07/2015

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The ingredients of the cream are

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In all fairness it isn’t going to win an award for the nicest smelling cream of the year. However if it improves my eczema then I can let the smell issue slide. I suppose this is another thing that comes from the fact of having no nasty chemicals in it to change the fragrance.

I was again surprised by the texture of the cream as it’s runnier than the type of cream I’m use to, and also grainy. I think because the ingredients are wax and oils it also feels quiet heavy until its soaked into the skin.   Pure Chimp have put a top tip of putting some cream in your hair to nourish and add shine.  As a hairdresser , I would imagine this would make your hair greasy. I personally wouldn’t do this in general day to day life but as a treatment overnight ,I imagine that it would help.  In fact if J ever let’s me have a minute to myself I will try this.

When I normally put creams on my eczema ,if anybody else suffers you will understand , it stings!. However the Super Cream doesn’t.  This in itself is amazing because normally, I’m in a catch 22 of needing to use a cream but not wanting to.  As the product is quite nourishing but runny you really do not need to use a lot . Also as it doesn’t soak into your skin quickly you do not have to reapply it a lot throughout the day.

I will definitely keep using the cream and update this post with a picture of my eczema in a few weeks. Even after one days use my skin doesn’t feel as dry, and there is definite visible improvement.

This is my eczema before I started using Super Cream

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Pure Chimp also sell different products on their website.

The products are handmade in the UK .

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17/02/2014

Since writing this review i have received an email from Pure Chimp stating that a few batches  are runnier than normal and to get in touch.

 

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