Dermocalm Lotion by GlaxoSmithKline

Dermocalm Lotion by GlaxoSmithKline

Dermocalm Lotion by GlaxoSmithKline

105 INR for 100 ml.

I am going to pen down a no-nonsense review about this no-nonsense lotion which had immensely helped my oily, acne-prone facial skin. It is now my favourite moisturizer for those unfortunate days when you wake up with an idiotic grin on your face, all-ready-to-glam up, but there’s this stubborn little zitty blemish sitting on your way. If you don’t want to aggravate it further, I would suggest you go for Dermocalm.

You cannot apply your regular acne-busting cream with benzoyl peroxide or salicyclic acid to kill the villainous bacteria in daytime cause you are not supposed to be exposed to sunlight wearing BP at least.


Okay about the “physician’s sample, not to be sold tag – I am not associated with any company; my dad being a pediatrician has recommended that I use this lotion to tackle my blemishes and he gets these free samples, not me. I am not advertising the product on behalf of any company (yeah as if you couldn’t tell that from the pictures :P).

So, here comes the knight in shining armour to rescue you from your plight in the most un-rajnikanth–est way, more like the down-to-action-and-actually-doing-some-work FBI 😀

Calamines are basically Zinc Carbonates in a chosen base. They are known for improving the skin tone and texture in terms of visage clarity and definitely works to fade blemish marks, mild acne scarring in the long term with repeated usage.

Calamine lotion

Product Description:

Calamine is a mixture of zinc oxide (ZnO) with about 0.5% iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3). It is the main ingredient in calamine lotion and is used as an antipruritic (anti-itching agent) to treat mild pruritic conditions such as sunburn, eczema, rashes, poison ivy, chickenpox, insect bites and stings. It is also used as a mild antiseptic to prevent infections that can be caused by scratching the affected area, and an astringent to dry weeping or oozing blisters and acne abscesses.  Soothing relief for dry,itchy skin.


Aloe vera gel,glycerin,bentonite,steareth-2,steareth-21,silicone oil,dimethicone and dimethiconol,magnesium,aluminium silicate,methyl paraben,propyl paraben,perfume,citric acid,Purified water.


As advised by physician.


Shelf Life:

24 months.

Therapeutic Indications:

Dermocalm Lotion is used as an anti-puritic (anti-itching) agent to treat mild pruritic conditions such as sunburn, eczema, rashes, poison ivy, chicken pox, insect bites and stings.

Light liquid paraffin is used as emollient to prevent dryness of the skin.


GlaxoSmithKline is a giant reputed medicine manufacturer, not an unknown oppressed mini brand in the market. So, why would it keep parabens in its ingredients – even Pythagorus would’ve taken days to figure out the answer to that complicated question.  Nevertheless, it works better than the calamines present in the market (not that oily or that pink) and is definitely light on skin due to having a light paraffin base.

Directions For Use:

Apply gently on the affected area of the skin by gently massaging until it vanishes.  To be stored at a temperature not exceeding 25 degree celcius.Not to be frozen.  This is for topical use on skin only.

My Experience with Dermocalm Lotion by GlaxoSmithKline:

It superbly moisturizes my facial skin before I put on say a powder or a liquid foundation.  Otherwise, being a person with a skin which secretes enough oil to make an arab merchant proud, I tended to skip moisturizer earlier before application of makeup and nevertheless it turned out chalky on my visage.

Since our facial tissues are thinner, I cannot obviously use something as heavy as a body butter on my face plus this Dermocalm moisturizer has also improved my skin with repeated use, lightened the blemishes on my skin and helped it glow, yeah you saw right, GLOW not SHINE like a silicone-sprayed newly-greased merry-go-round in the nearby children`s park.

So, I think this moisturizer, being from a reputed company and also pocket-friendly can easily solve most of the problems faced by the oily beauties.

Pros of Dermocalm Lotion by GlaxoSmithKline:

  • Works well for oily-skinned ladies and definitely adolescents stricken with the no-moisturiser-and-chalky-makeup-blemishes calamity.
  • Works individually as a night lotion to improve skin clarity.
  • Doesn’t turn face overtly pink like some of the commercially-available calamines.
  • Is in a light paraffin base, doesn’t grease up the face at all, instead controls excess oil secretion.
  • Is from a reputed company.
  • Soothes dry, itchy skin too.

Cons of Dermocalm Lotion by GlaxoSmithKline:

Contains parabens as preservatives (why oh God why? *how the hell do I know? Answers Lord Almighty), go ask Glaxosmithkline instead *sighs *  I own about 3-4 packs of these currently and will be using this for quite sometime as commercially-available calamines didn’t suit me much, it used to oil up on me after a while, but Dermocalm works like a dream moisturizer on my skin.

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30 thoughts on “Dermocalm Lotion by GlaxoSmithKline

  1. hey cooool..similar to lacto calamine you think? one nonsense pimple on my cheek that refuses to go away..where does buy this from?

  2. moisturizer for oily skin…yey…….aru…i think it might be available in the pharmacy or medical stores :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

    1. neato. will check it out. i found it not so glamorous to be using lacto calamine so I think somewhere along the way i thought for mature skin I shud be using something more expensive..but for all you know the simpler, cheaper ones might work just as well :whistle:

  3. you can look for it at any medicine/pharmacological store – they should keep it.
    Yes,its similar to calamine but this one`s usually recommended by dermatologists -The commercially available one didnt work for me ..and this is less harsh on skin than other acne-busting creams plus acts as a moisturiser which doesnt serve up a acne minefield on my face 😛

  4. :thanks: Hey 😛 its a pleasure really to post here,in imbb where i spend 90% of the time ogling others` haul *glee* 😀 and finding solutions to my own beauty calamities :specs:

  5. u know Arja,,,,i started reading this without paying any attention to the author’s name…..i was reading away looking all serious :specs: (i’m in office) and then came the rajnikant-FBI line….and i broke into a huge grin while my brain said…’hey…this HAS to be Arja!’ lol :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
    BTW nice, funny review(as always)….and though I havnt used this product, my friend did when she had a bad case of sunburn..and it worked wonders….I use the cmmercially available lacto-calamine presently…it does make my skin pink :|(and with my yellow untertone-my face looks all coral coloured 😐 ) ….next tym I’m gonna get this! Thanks for reminding me of this product! :yes:

  6. Arja, superb review… i m cursed wth oily-skin-prblms as well, so can totally relate!
    I m checking tis out..thank u :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

  7. “Calamine lotions ki jai ho! :announce: ” Should be a slogan for oily skinned ladies such as us. :toothygrin:
    I’m using Lacto Calamine for now and I’m pretty happy with it. :)) But this seems pretty good if my skin starts to get unruly and rebellious. :teeth
    :thanks: for the amazing (and funny) review,Arja! :shying: :shying:

  8. me having a big bottle of lacto calamine… i purchased about 2 weeks ago… i was happy with it till i read ur review arja now m lik :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: m getting so much despo to check out this one.. :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

  9. ” secretes enough oil to make an arab merchant proud” :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

    definitley recommending it to a friend. You have 2-3 packs of this ? 😛

  10. I want to get this fast, bt lemme check if too can get physicians sample… :methinks: ..
    Thanks for the review.. :thanks:

  11. I am using Lacto calamine lotion now.. though i dont have a oily skin would u still refer it to me. ?:)
    I usually suffer from 1-2 zits in a month.. :worship:
    I use Lacto calamine over my face moisturiser to form a protective layer on the skin.. :tongue: :tongue: ..
    do u think thhis will serve the purpose.. ?:)

      1. yes Rati .. I think i feel my skin is better with lacto calamine on.. In summers it controls the oil from your face (i have a dry skin but in summers it behaves like :stars: :stars: )
        In winters i need some light moisturiser under the lacto calamine and i am ready to go..
        U must give this a try.. the purple one :waytogo:

  12. HI,
    The same was prescribed for my daughter by her pediatrician as she breaks into hives occasionaly but never thought of trying it myself….will give it a try …thanks for the review

  13. The one you were talking about poo, has two variants – the green aloe one for dry skin and the purple one for oily skin – so shouldnt you have tried the green one instead? 😛 just a suggestion .yes lacto calamine do help – its zinc oxide / carbonate after all – are used in Sunscreens and sunblocks for the prevention of sunburn due to its ability to absorb ultraviolet light, also antiseptic properties that help prevent infection from scratching,soothes sunburn. its medically recommended too .

    1. hehe.. :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: ..
      Actually i have used both but liked the purple one more as it provide better finish and I can apply suncreen or anything without worrying about facial skin (getting oily or shiny) for long.. :yahoo: :yahoo:

  14. @rati – currently yep 😛 and they do last for a long time cause i need approx 2 drops for my face which is the only problematic part of skin i have -*sighs* sweet old adolescence and its baggage of hormonal imbalance 😀

  15. @ oopsii : hahaha gosh yea 😛 good to know you had a few laughs reading through this one 😛 sometimes the most effective stuff sits around our place neglected – but i`ve seen my skin copes better with dermatological products than cosmetic ones ..
    BTW BTW BTW BTW – has anyone tried the Physician`s Formula foundation

  16. Hi, I have been facing pimple problems since few months not that i have loads of pimples on my face but 2 to 3 on ma right cheek and on the left small ones and whcich also left marks i have consulted a doc few weeks back however i am not so happy with my skin he has suggested me cetaphil face wash and dermocalm lotion for itching and my skin is a combination skin (dry and oily) can you suggest me something what can be done??Is procative a good theraphy for acne and flawless skin can you suggest me something with faster results .

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