Best Pick: YuskinA Family Medical Cream

Best Pick YuskinA Family Medical Cream

Personally, I think multi-purpose “first aid” creams and balms are indispensable. They’re like a one-stop-shop for healing irritated, damaged skin — windburns, contact dermatitis, chapped lips, rashes, ratty cuticles, rough knees — and skin that just needs a bit of soothing and moisture-boost. In my opinion, the best ones are packed full of soothing and calming ingredients — Eucerin’s Aquaphor and Vaseline just don’t compare.

I’ve been using Yuskin’s YuskinA Family Medical Cream for years — decades — it smells a little medicinal, but it’s the one I always have on standby. The cream forms an invisible protective coating on the surface of the skin so that the active ingredients can work unhindered beneath — the formula contains vitamin-E and vitamin-B2 to heal, hydrate, and protect; glycyrrhetinic Acid to soothe and calm, camphor to relieve itchiness and irritations, and glycerin and sodium hyaluronate to lock moisture into the skin. It’s important to note that the cream is not a cosmetics product in Japan, it’s a type of drug that’s in the same category as diet supplements, the expiration date is printed on the packaging.

The soft-yellow cream is very rich and thick in consistency (its colour comes from the vitamin-B2). It seems as though there may be a sticky or greasy residue, but a few seconds after application this has entirely sunk in and disappeared. I have used it on cracked lips, red flaky patches around my nose, contact dermatitis, dry itchy hands, and rough heels — it has worked an absolute wonder on all of them!

It provides instant relief and does exactly what it says on the tin!

Note: Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream (also produced by Yuskin) is the US release of YuskinA — its formula is very similar, but not identical. A 33g tube retails for US$16!

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RocMarci
RocMarci
5 years ago

Have you tried Yuskin “S” products, are they also as good as Yuskin “A”?
Kind regards.

Sarah
Sarah
7 years ago

Thanks for the review. This sounds like something I would use often. I get breakouts from time to time, and although I know I shouldn’t be picking at them, sometimes I just can’t help myself! I think this will be perfect to use over the spots when it is healing and act as a protectant to cover up the scaly/peeling skin that appears on top. Thanks again.

Barbara
Barbara
7 years ago

Can I use it as the chap stick for lips? Is it toxic? I need something better than the petroleum jelly by Carmex or Vaseline.

Pedro
Pedro
7 years ago

Is there any version without camphor/menthol?

twocatsinjapan
twocatsinjapan
7 years ago

Yu-Be claims their cream’s formula is identical to YuskinA and says it’s made in the same facility in Japan. They even emailed me an ingredient list to compare the two.
Personally YuskinA does absolutely nothing for me, it actually dries out my skin to the point of being painful.
But I was curious if the Yu-Be cream was the same product, and the company is adamant that it is.

twocatsinjapan
twocatsinjapan
7 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

It is quite drying, regardless how it’s applied, if you have dry and sensitive skin already. It’s a quite dated formula.
I compared what was on my YuskinA package with the list provided by Yu-Be.
Do you have the % differences in quantities? If so, please post them, I’d be curious to see (and I’m sure other readers as well).
Thanks!!!

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