I use Calmoseptine ointment when my baby's private parts turn red from skin irritation. I don't wait for the redness to become a diaper rash, so before the worst happens, I apply Calmoseptine ointment on the red area when my baby gets a nappy change. I wash her, dry her, apply Calmoseptine, and air out for about 5 minutes before putting on the new diaper. The next time my baby gets a diaper change, the redness is already gone. So I don't apply it again.
I also use this ointment when sometimes there is redness or some blotches on her face and neck and after one application, they are gone.
Calmoseptine ointment is made of zinc oxide and calamine. So while it heals and soothes irritated areas of the skin, it also restores because of the calamine content. I also like it because it smells good. The color though is light pink and when applied on exposed areas, it can be visible to the viewer.
In the packaging Calmoseptine, it says, is a "multi-purpose moisture barrier ointment which protects, soothes, and helps promote healing of skin irritations." Twice my mother and I experienced itchiness on our toes. We remembered that our baby has Calmoseptine and so we used it. The itching disappeared. Oh we love this product!
The only downside is, it is imported and repacked. Although it is quite cheap, it comes in a foil pack/sachet and not a tube. It cannot be carried around when it is already opened because when squeezed, the contents of the package can seep through other items in the bag. I would really like to have it available in a tube. However, it only comes in this packaging.