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Doublebase gel

15 replies

florriepeck · 08/10/2018 12:57

Doublebase gel was hailed in yesterday's Sunday Times Style magazine as a wonder product for easily absorbed daily body moisturising (£5 in Superdrug).
Being the sheep I am, I thought I would buy some: has anyone tried it?

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DontFundHate · 08/10/2018 13:42

It is so greasy, I would never use it by choice. Used it on my ds's eczema

Wellhellothere101 · 08/10/2018 13:50

Watching with interest-I saw Nadine Baggot recommended this too so I was going to buy some. DontFundHate are you thinking of the Doublebase cream? The gel doesn't look greasy at all.

Growingboys · 08/10/2018 13:51

Very average. Can't think what the fuss is about.

Bombardier25966 · 08/10/2018 13:52

I used to have it for eczema. It definitely leaves a film. I wouldn't use it by choice.

IdahoCrow · 08/10/2018 13:53

It soaks in so quickly, that 'greasy' appearance is actually illusory. It's wonderful stuff on dry skin. Very calming and moisturizing.

IdahoCrow · 08/10/2018 13:54

Maybe I have skin as dry as a desert :)

Wrybread · 08/10/2018 13:54

Great for dry skin on my face before I pop my primer and makeup on. I wouldn't use it on normal or oily skin though.

DontFundHate · 08/10/2018 14:20

I have the gel. I remember hating the feeling on my hands after rubbing it into Ds. Actually though my mother loves it so some people like it!

BillywigSting · 08/10/2018 14:24

I used it for ds's eczema (on the advice of dr) and its horrible.

Definitely leaves a greasy film and pills if you rub it in too much.

I switched ds to the moisturiser I use for mine (from dream cream from lush or aveeno) and binned the doublebase.

Certainly wouldn't recommend it.

scaredofthecity · 08/10/2018 14:55

It is awesomeGrin.

Don't confuse it with diprobase... nasty greasy stuff.

florriepeck · 08/10/2018 17:21

Mixed opinions, then.
Still, might be worth a try for a fiver, just in case it is the future.

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Wellhellothere101 · 08/10/2018 18:28

This is the one that is recommended. It looks really watery. Plus it was recommended for use on the body and not your face. I think I’ll try it too as it’s only a fiver!

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Wrybread · 08/10/2018 18:29

Oh yes, not the same as diprobase!

I just put a small amount on. It goes a long way.

I also use ameliorate and that's like magic on my skin

stoplickingthetelly · 08/10/2018 22:01

This is great for my ds eczema and we've tried lots of things.

cardoon · 09/10/2018 11:30

It really isn't watery - it's a kind of mousse gel consistency and the the item that is sub 4.79 is only 100g. I love it for my itchy shins!

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