I fell for the packaging and the words ‘The #1 Selling Medicated, Vitamin-Enriched Skin Cream in Japan’ drawn across the top of the box. It was one of those products that I right away wanted to use, but didn’t ever want to open at the same time.
Created by a young Japanese pharmacist in 1957 for women who were requesting a soothing solution to dry, cracked skin without petroleum, this cream quickly became a nation wide best seller. It’s revered by many as the treatment for eczema, as well as for cracked heels, calluses, chapped lips, dry cuticles, and even burns.
Camphor is a known anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory which calms troubled skin, and the scent quickly disappears, as does any greasy feeling. It’s one of those great all-purpose creams for the whole family that you’ll want to stash a few throughout the house and one in your bag.