E45 is a white cream containing White Soft Paraffin 14.5% w/w, Light Liquid Paraffin 12.6% w/w and Anhydrous Lanolin (Medilan) 1% w/w as active ingredients and also Glyceryl Monostearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Cetostearyl Sulphate, Carbomer, Methyl Hydroxybenzoate, Propyl Hydroxybenzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid
I start off by listing the ingredients first because it’s amazing! And safe, which is really rare these days when it comes to skin care.
When I lived in London as a child, my grandmother who was a nurse at the time used to bring this cream over on the regular, she swore by it. She used it on her patients for numerous concerns but for us it was just about moisturizing and a good ‘after sun’ cream. She had it everywhere from her handbag, her medical bag, the cabinet in the bathroom and in the kitchen for those dish pan hands.
It was only available at the time to doctors and nurses but as the word spread and the demand for it was there, it slowly made it’s way to the shelves. It’s known to be great for the symptomatic relief of dry skin conditions, such as flaking, chapped skin, ichthyosis, traumatic dermatitis, sunburn, the dry stage of eczema and certain dry cases of psoriasis.
I use it to this day on my face, neck, décolleté, and full body. It’s one of my top ten skin creams and I definitely approve.