Lotil cream review middle aged skincare
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Lotil Cream Review

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I bought this Lotil cream after it came up on a search I was making for hand cream, so thought I’d give it a go. I wash my hands so many times in one day that I was looking for something heavier than my usual hand cream brands such as Body Shop and Crabtree & Evelyn.

As it turns out it’s no use as a hand cream (which it never claimed to be, to be honest) so I thought I’d try it as a body cream (which it is supposed to be – doh!).

Below is my honest and unbiased review of the cream. I hope you find it useful.

What the brand says

“Lotil has been specifically formulated for all dry skin conditions. Rich, easily absorbed and multi-purpose, Lotil cream has been used safely for over 100 years to treat and ease all dry skin conditions.”

Lotil cream review pump version
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Cost & Packaging

As you can see, I purchased the 500ml Lotil pump version which came in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box (though Amazon is trying to be more eco-friendly with its packaging, I think this came directly from a 3rd-party supplier). It cost me £8.01 with free delivery but I’ve noticed that the price does jump around a bit so check on Amazon for the current price.

I had read a few reviews where people had said that the pump wasn’t very good and it kept getting blocked as the cream was too thick. This didn’t happen to me, and to be fair, the reviews were a few years old.

It remains to be seen whether the cream thickens over time and starts to block the pump but it’s been okay for me so far.

Lotil cream review pump version
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Application

The pump makes it easy to get the cream out and I had no trouble getting a good amount to come out in one go (I can’t stand it when I have to pump forever just to get a tiny bit out!).

After drying off from the shower, I applied the cream to my arms and legs first to see how well it would sink in. I had a bit of a panic when it didn’t absorb straight away as it looked a bit like I had smeared Sudocrem all over me. However, after a few seconds and another rub down, it melted into my skin just fine.

It didn’t leave a greasy feeling and my skin had a matt look to it afterwards. It’s worth noting that the cream has a very particular smell. I wouldn’t say it’s a bad smell, it’s just one that I haven’t smelled before. I’d liken it to aqueous cream or similar clinical creams.

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Application

The pump makes it easy to get the cream out and I had no trouble getting a good amount to come out in one go (I can’t stand it when I have to pump forever just to get a tiny bit out!).

After drying off from the shower, I applied the cream to my arms and legs first to see how well it would sink in. I had a bit of a panic when it didn’t absorb straight away as it looked a bit like I had smeared Sudocrem all over me. However, after a few seconds and another rub down, it melted into my skin just fine.

It didn’t leave a greasy feeling and my skin had a matt look to it afterwards. It’s worth noting that the cream has a very particular smell. I wouldn’t say it’s a bad smell, it’s just one that I haven’t smelled before. I’d liken it to aqueous cream or similar clinical creams.

Results

When I first used the cream I wasn’t sure whether it was hydrating or not as we had a very hot week and my skin was suffering anyway. However, I’ve been using it on and off for a while now and I can tell the difference between this cream and something with a thinner consistency such as E45 or O’ Keefe’s.

I think because it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling it almost makes you think that it’s not ‘working’ properly. We’ve become quite conditioned to think that greasy means heavy/hydrating but with this product, it’s not the case. I find that it leaves my skin really hydrated, especially on my legs as I can apply fake tan within 5 minutes of applying Lotil which I haven’t been able to do with any other body cream.

How did the Lotil cream do?

  • Price 95% 95%
  • Ease of use 85% 85%
  • Hydration 98% 98%
  • Eco-friendly packaging 55% 55%

So many pro’s so it’s no surprise to hear that I love this cream. Downsides are the outer packaging and slightly clinical smell (which does go away after application).

Video review of Lotil cream

YouTube video coming soon!
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I’m working on a YouTube video review for this product. When it’s ready, you’ll find it here. In the meantime, scroll down the page to read the ingredients list.

Lotil ingredients list

Aqua (Water), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Lanolin Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Oleic Acid, Triethanolamine, Stearic Acid, p-Chloro-m-Cresol, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Anise Alcohol, Benzyl Cinnamate.

Manufacturer: Lotil.

Manufacturer directions: For best results use frequently. Gently massage into your skin until the cream is completely absorbed. Always apply after washing, before going to bed and particularly during cold, dry weather.

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