The skincare secret of more models and makeup artists than I can count, Sudocrem costs less than £3 for 125g and one tub will last for well over 6 months.
It has a water-repellent base which forms a protective barrier and stops any irritants coming into contact with the skin. It also has an emollient effect which soothes sore inflamed skin and leaves it feeling soft, and provides a protective antiseptic cream with additional healing, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
I find that it is too thick for wear during the day, but rub a small amount of the cream into the skin before bed and I guarantee that in the morning you will notice a significant reduction in any blemishes and your complexion will be clearer and fresher.
Sudocrem is also excellent for dry skin on elbows and knees, any kind of chafing (perhaps from cotton t-shirts or badly placed seams on running shorts) or the damaged skin left by the war wounds of someone suffering from Ugly Runner’s Feet.
I would recommend this product to anyone who suffers from skin blemishes from the occasional pimple to acne, and it certainly should be part of any runner’s emergency kit. Until I am wealthy enough to afford to slather Creme De La Mer all over my face and body, Sudocrem will always be my product of choice.