Calamine is a medicine traditionally used to relieve itching and soothe minor skin irritations.
It contains two main ingredients:
- Calamine works by cooling and soothing irritated skin.
- Zinc oxide is an antiseptic which prevents infections.
It works by its counter-irritant effect. After application to the skin the calamine evaporates, which produces a cooling effect that helps distract you from the itch. This sensation also helps relieve sunburn.
How to use
Shake the bottle well before each use.
Apply to the skin.
Apply with a pad of cotton wool to the affected skin as required.
Calamine 15% w/v, zinc oxide 5% w/v, bentonite (E558), sodium citrate, glycerol (E422), phenol and purified water.