Sudocrem has been helping to soothe sore skin for almost 80 years. The market leader in the treatment of Diaper Rash, it's used by mums, dads and healthcare professionals everywhere. Sudocrem Diaper Rash cream is gentle, so it won't sting on application. It can reduce the risk of infection and contains a mild local anesthetic to soothe pain. It also helps a wound to heal and forms a protective barrier over the vulnerable area. In other words, it's a very useful tub to keep around the house! Sudocrem is clinically proven to soothe, heal and protect your baby's delicate skin and works in three ways; A water-repellent base forms a protective barrier, helping to stop any irritants (urine and feces) coming into contact with the skin. It both softens and soothes sore, inflamed skin. It has a weak local anesthetic to help ease pain and irritation. So what gives Sudocrem its healing properties? Here's the science bit: Sudocrem contains: - hypoallergenic lanolin, to help soothe and soften irritated skin. - Zinc oxide which reduces the loss of tissue fluid. - Benzyl benzoate and benzyl cinnamate which are ingredients of Balsam of Peru, recognized for its healing properties. - Benzyl Alcohol, a weak local anesthetic which eases pain and also acts as a disinfectant/antibacterial agent. As a protective antiseptic cream, Sudocrem is also helpful in the treatment of other skin conditions.A water-repellent base forms a protective barrier, helping to stop any irritants (urine and faeces) coming into contact with the skin.It both softens and soothes sore, inflamed skin.It has a weak local anaesthetic to help ease pain and irritation.hypoallergenic lanolin, to help soothe and soften irritated skin.zinc oxide which reduces the loss of tissue fluid.