Boots Aqueous Cream BP 500g

Patient Leaflet Updated 19-Feb-2024 | THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC

Aqueous Cream B.P. 500g


Boots Aqueous Cream B.P.

Liquid Paraffin, White Soft Paraffin

Relieves, soothes & moisturises dry skin


Read all of this label for full instructions.

Uses: For the relief of the symptoms of dry skin conditions, and for use instead of soap to wash the skin.

Before you use this medicine
Do not use:
  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients

You can use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Important information about some of the ingredients

This medicine contains sodium lauryl sulfate which may cause local skin reactions (such as stinging or burning sensation) or increase skin reactions caused by other products when applied on the same area.

This medicine contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

This medicine contains chlorocresol which may cause allergic reactions.

How to use this medicine

Check the tub seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not use the cream.

Adults and children: Apply to the skin when you need to. For use on the skin only. If symptoms do not go away talk to your doctor.

Caution: This preparation may make skin and surfaces slippery particularly when having a bath or shower.

If anyone accidentally swallows some of the cream: Talk to a pharmacist or doctor.

Do not smoke or go near naked flames – risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it.

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some of these:

  • Occasional allergic reactions (e.g. stinging, burning, itching and redness)

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed on this label. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Store in a cool place.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

Use by the date on base or side of tub.

Active ingredients

This cream contains Liquid Paraffin 6% w/w, White Soft Paraffin 15% w/w. Also contains: purified water, emulsifying wax (containing cetostearyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate), chlorocresol 0.1% w/w.

PL 00014/5202

Text prepared 12/2023.

Manufactured by


for the MAH:

The Boots Company PLC

Fire hazard. Do not smoke or go near naked flames; clothing & bedding with this product dried on them can catch fire easily.

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