Hall of Fame: Helosan Original Skin Cream


I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned this awesome product before… but better late than never, right?

Helosan Original is an all-round skin cream for daily use with antiseptic and moisturizing qualities and can be used for softening and re-fattening of dry skin due to extreme weather conditions (eq. sun or frost) and general skin care after eczema and other skin disease, treatment for diaper rash in babies and care of aging skin.

I was first introduced to this product after my mom told me she applied it on her growing stomach while pregnant with me. She got it from Denmark one summer when they were there (you may know that I am half Danish); and get this – she has no stretch marks, and she put on 21kgs during her pregnancy. (So pregnant ladies, this post might be of special interest!)

Helosan is a Swedish product that is all over Scadinavian drugstores – I can always spot this big blue tub everywhere – so whenever I’m in Denmark I stock up, but I have heard that it is slowly branching out to the US and Europe, so keep a look out for it.

And since it’s used in one of the coldest regions in the world, you can be sure their moisturizing properties are excellent. (Think Nivea Creme; but thicker, creamier, and more moisturizing.) It just works, and that’s why I like it. Another plus for me is that it reminds me of Denmark, my other half.

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  1. Hey Renee 🙂 Yes I do actually know this product, I think it is due to the fact that I’m Danish. I have tried this product too and I find it absolutely fantastic! Actually, when my dog got a skin disease and his hair started to fall out on his tail, we put an amount of this cream on the tail, and it worked. Are you half Dane since you are talking about your other half? 😀

    1. Hey Victoria! Yes, I am half Danish, my father is Danish! Which part of DK are you from? My family is from Copenhagen.

      I’m glad you like the product, I love it as well! That’s great that it has helped your dog! It really is an amazing product. How is your dog now? 🙁 I hope he’s doing OK.

      1. How funny what your Dad is Danish 🙂 Well I live in a suburb to Copenhagen, it takes only 20-25 to get to Copenhagen City. Does your family live in inner Copenhagen (city) or more in the town parts as Vesterbro, Østerbro, Nørrebrø if you know them? 🙂 Well he is absolutely fine now, he got a bandage on his tail (sounds weird I know) and after a few months it was all gone 😀

        1. Hey Victoria! My dad is from Frederiksberg. So cool! I love Denmark, except it’s a bit too cold for me.

          I am so glad to hear your dog is much better, poor guy. 🙁

  2. Well, I’m swedish and I’ve heard of Helosan, but never used it myself so I’m definetly going to try it out now+ it’s really cheap in Sweden!

  3. Although I’m not Swedish, part of my family lives there including my sister and I feel an affinity for Swedes and Scandinavians in general. 🙂 I am delighted to hear that I can get such an awesome product when I do my “rounds”. I have skin that will stretchmark if I inhale too much air, so its nice to hear of something that your mum used when she was blooming. 🙂 I will definitley ask my sis to bring a few tubes with her when we go on our Aussie tour in Sept. Thanks Renee 🙂

  4. I know that cream – it’s sold in most pharmacies in my country too. One more thing you can use it for – if you get a tattoo it’s recommended that you rub this cream on your new picture every few hours. So your tattoo will heal faster and ink stays brighter. 😉

  5. Greetings from Norway;) Thought I’d have to say hello, since Sweden and Denmark did.. (“,)
    I’ve tried the cream before, but I have completely forgotten about it! Thanks for reminding me, it’s perfect for dry winter skin!! A friend of mine has some sort of skin disease (might be eczema), remember he said he used it everyday and that it was the ONLY thing that helped.

  6. Hi Renee =]

    I have definitely heard AND seen Helosan but never used it. At least I don’t think I have… or have I… Ah well, I bet it is a great product for dry skin. Next time I go to the drugstore I’ll squeeze a tiny amount on my hands to try it out. =] Thanks for the tip!

  7. Oh, I forgot to mention that I’m one of your Scandinavian readers. I’m Chinese/Vietnamese but born and raised in Sweden. To be exact, haha.


  8. Hello 🙂 I’m from sweden too. Helosan is very well known to me, but I actually don’t like it at all.. I think it has a very unpleasent concistency and not very good ingredients. There are many much better products out there in my opinion. But I think it’s really funny that you wrote about a swedish product! 🙂 And I really like your blog.

  9. Hi! I’m swedish, and I just found your blog 🙂
    I’ve never tried the Helosan creme, but after reading this I’m intrigued to do so. But isn’t it kinda greasy?

    Oh just btw, my mom uses Helosan on her horse’s mouth corner, so I guess it’s a multi-use product 😉

  10. I love this stuff! My Danish aunt will bring it to Canada whenever she goes home but I have to use it so sparingly so it will last!
    It was originally sold as a veterinary product mostly for dairy cows. It is a mild antiseptic… They would use it to treat cracked or chaffed utters in the winter… And of course their hands reaped the benefits as well!

    I’ve used it since I was little on everything… Winter cracked hands, flakey legs, chapped lips… Now I even apply a light layer some winter nights before bed as an overnight super moisture treatment.

    I wish I could find it in Canada.

  11. Hi from Sweden!
    I use Helosan to pretty much everything: healing tattoos, dry elbows, chapped lips, around my hairline and on my ears when I’m dying my hair to easily wash off excess hair dye, you name it!
    I also have Helosan at the stable I work at, perfect for eczemas the Icelandic horses tend to get (Helosan also comes with a spf-salve) or the dog’s paws, etc. I also use it as a lubricant if I have to take a horse’s temperature or if I’m pulling bitplates onto the bit. Turly amazing!

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