Sunday 26 April 2015

Ethicare Remedies Hydromax CT Cream Review

Good Morning!!

I am sharing my views on Ethicare Remedies Hydromax CT creams that is formulated for maximum hydrating feel with high concentration of occlusive agents that lock in moisture for longer time.

Key IngredientsCoal Tar, Salicylic Acid.

Coal Tar - Helps slow down the rapid growth of skin cells and restore the skin's appearance and also reduces the inflammation, itching and scaling of psoriasis.
Salicylic Acid - Acts as a scale lifter, helping to soften and remove psoriasis scales. Specially prepared base considering Psoriasis, Eczema & Ichthyosis.
Other Ingredients:
Aqua, petroleum Jelly, Glycerine, Bee Wax, Avocado Oil Kokum Butter, Shea Butter, Perfume.

Price: Rs 199
Qty: 100 gm.
Shelf Life: 24 months.

Packaging: The product comes in a usual plastic jar of white color. The labels on the pack give details about all ingredients, price qty etc. The jar has tight screw cap. A protection seal on the neck of newly purchased jar makes the packaging spill proof. 

My take on the product:
The Hydromax CT is a light brown colored cream. In the first look of the cream, I could relate its color to be the outcome of a gentle mix of cocoa butter and coal tar as its ingredients. The consistency of the cream is absolutely appropriate for the purpose of richness. Its neither runny not overly thick that takes extra effort to scoop out of the jar. Talking about the fragrance, I actually found the smell not very pleasant. It bears a peculiar medicinal sort of fragrance that is real turn-off factor for me. Because such smell itches my nose.
Still I managed to apply the cream on my body, reason being I had heard at length about benefits of coal tar in skin care products and was keen to use a product based on coal tar. You might be knowing from my previous posts that I use body butters, lotions, creams etc all the year long because my skin needs intense moisturization. So I can't dare to ignore my skin care regimen.

Anyways, in the first application, the cream felt as greasy as I am using petroleum jelly. But as it got absorbed into skin in a minute or so, it felt extremely moisturizing on my dry skin. It left the top surface of skin quite smooth and imparted a healthy glow to it.

Its staying power is too good. The lubrication on skin remains effective for almost good 5-6 hours, that is quite impressive.

I strongly believe that the regular usage of Hydromax CT can help me get rid of flaky skin during harsh winter season too since it is enriched with emulsifiers too.

I can't talk of its effectiveness on Psoriasis, Eczema or other skin diseases as I have no such issues.


  • Good staying capability.
  • Doesn't leave any greasy residue on skin.
  • Gives intense hydration to skin.
  • Smooth texture.
  • Decent packaging.
  • Reasonably priced.
  • Widely available online.
  • Suitable to all skin types. (oily skin people might not like it during summers)

I wish the fragrance could have been something pleasant.

Hydromax CT is a promising product that keeps its promise of long lasting hydration. If you may set aside the fragrance issue, it is worth spending every penny.


  1. As you said the cream is nice and very good for dry skin. I am sure my mom will sure love it.
    And One thing i came to know from this review is COAL TAR. I am not aware this.
    Thanks shilpa for wonderful review.

    1. It hydrates the skin damn nicely. If my skin can feel that way, I am sure anybody who needs extra moisture would love it :)

  2. superb - even I have dry rashes - so I'll be trying this out

    1. Do try this will cure the dry patches in few usages only.

  3. Shilpa, your review on Ethicare Remedies Hydromax CT cream is good & got to know about a new ingredient CoalTar too. But since you have mentioned about the fragrance not so good. I don't know why but I would not like to give it a try. For me, personally if the product is not smelling good enough I just can't stand it. Hence it's a No for me. But Thanks a lot for sharing the review :)

    1. I agree Kavita that we all love to smell nice. But then, imagine it was quite easy for the brand to add an artificial scent to it. But they have preferred to keep it natural. So I somehow appreciate this.

  4. Such a nice and detailed review :) Thanks :)

    Coal Tar,Salicylic Acid , Glycerine, Bee Wax, Avocado Oil Kokum Butter, Shea Butter! OMG!! These ingredients looks so promising :)
    Again a tub packaging, brand would introduce tube package instead

    1. Thanks Pavithra for liking the review. I would completely support ur point on tube packing as matter of hygiene.

  5. Even I was not aware of Coal Tar being used in skin care product, nice information.
    I am surly going to recommend this to my mom as she suffer from psoriasis so will update you on based on her experience.

    1. great.. will look forward to know how it fared..

  6. Omg great one dear...iam gonna recommend this to my friends sirisha,..she suffers from dry skin..she just hates it...Asusual a lovely review from you...Great to see that u work very hard to review each and every product and each and every detail of a product....Hatsoff to ur patience <3

    1. Thanks dear for encouragement. I definitely need to work upon the details before sharing my opinion with u all so that u find it useful :)

  7. Coal Tar , first time heard and know by you. but nice review love to try


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