What the Company Claims About The Product:
During the seventies, FDC pioneered the launch of a scientifically designed cold cream with Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMFs) for various dry skin conditions. For decades now, Cotaryl has been widely prescribed by dermatologists across the country, a feat now imitated by a number of OTC brands. Cotaryl continues to enjoy a respectable position in the prescription market.
Dry & hyperkeratotic skin, cracked feet, ichthyosis especially ichthyosis vulgaris & sex-linked ichthyosis, as an adjunct therapy in atopic eczema, tylosis.
The cream comes in a small, simple, round, white-coloured plastic jar with green cap. The packaging is not as fancy as our normal creams from drugstore brands, but since the cream inside it is super duper, uber effective, I don’t even bother about the packaging part.
Price and Quantity:
INR 50 for 50 gm.
My Verdict on Cotaryl Skin Cream:
This particular cream was recommended by a dermatologist around 3-4 years back and since then it has been a staple for me. Back then, I got horribly dry, cracked heels on which nothing much was working effectively, but this cream indeed is miraculous. I clearly remember it repaired my cracked heels within 6-8 days of using it. In fact, it is “THE CREAM” with which you can see overnight results. No matter how many foot creams I have tried/used and stock, but I always get back to this when I feel my feet get in a bad dry state and I need to repair them soonest. In winters especially, my feet, hands, elbows get awfully/exceptionally rough, dry and all I can trust is this cream.
The consistency of the cream is thick and takes time to absorb completely in the skin. It also leaves a whitish cast behind. The fragrance of the cream is not something I really enjoy, but still it is bearable. It’s a jar-type packaging, so I need to scoop out the product with fingers, I wish it came in a tube form.
Despite these shortcomings, I believe nothing can replace this cream off my dresser. It is my HG repair-cum-rescue-cum-overnight treatment cream. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for quick relief from cracked heels and dry skin (body skin). I have never used it on my face, so I cannot suggest if you should use it on your facial skin.
Listing its pros and cons below.
Pros of Cotaryl Skin Cream
• IT WORKS, makes skin super soft.
• Highly effective skin cream for dry skin ( I would recommend it for body skin only and not facial skin).
• Shows results overnight.
• Great value for money, one jar costs around INR 50.
• Easily available across chemist shops.
Cons of Cotaryl Skin Cream
• Thick consistency which takes time and effort to dissolve in completely.
• Leaves a whitish cast.
• It makes my feet inside my footwear little slippery, so I prefer to use it at night only
• Jar type packaging.
4.75 ON 5 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Disclaimer: Please consult a dermatologist before using this product.
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