A Must Have Ointment in your Medicine Cabinet.
I'm in my 70's and Ungvita has been close to a lifelong companion. My main use for it has been in healing wounds... everything from those nigly little paper cuts to surgical aftermaths. For a cut on a finger, apply a tiny smear to the wound then wrap with micropore tape... to keep the Ungvita on and to protect your clothes or sheets. It is a little oily. In twenty minutes, you'll have forgotten the pain and by the next day, it will be almost healed. I find it marvellous as a healing agent for any open wounds ... it's quick, pain-free, inexpen...sive and it's easy to have on hand. I've had a lot of surgery for skin-cancer and many of my wound sites and scar lines are invisible... I think largely due to the use of Ungvita. I hadn't thought of it as a cosmetic aid till reading other reviews but having done so, I'm not surprised. I share the enthusiasm others are offering... it's one of those Wonder Products that everyone should have on hand. Thankyou Bayer for Ungvita!
Gentlest ointment out there
I used Ungvita exclusively for my babies nappy rashes and it never stung or caused a skin reaction. My babies are now parents and have used other products on their babies. I still always have Ungvita in the cupboard, but recently tried one of the alternative ointments recommended for nappy rash on myself. It was not as painless as Ungvita. All babies deserve the least painful option on their delicate skin.
Purchased in December 2015.
Skin Recovered From A Dry Patch Of Skin
From a dry brown patch of skin Ungvita Vitamin A Ointment made my skin return back to its original skin colour within approximately a week. Apply 3 times a day.
Ungvita - TOP must have in your home!
Ungvita Ointment has to be one of the TOP must haves in your home. I use on my face when I have had a breakout and used my Differin (adapalene) Gel. The Differin Gel dries out the skin therefore you need something to help slough of the dead cells and Ungvita does this. It also helps the healing process.
I have used Ungvita successfully for over 65 years
I have used Ungvita successfully for over 65 years. As a child I noticed the cod liver oil smell but liked it because it worked "like magic" (my words in the 1950s) on my cuts and grazes. A few years ago I bought a "lower smell" version of it but found it was not as effective so I went back to the smelly version. I bought a new tube recently and was pleased to see it was still available. I know of nothing else that comes near its rapid healing qualities. I am surprised this aspect is not prominently written on the tube and container.
Can't recommend enough - Great for fine lines and wrinkles.
Purchased this just recently (used to use it 30 years ago) for dry skin.
Used a small pea sized amount on my face and after 3 days noticed a change in fine lines and wrinkles. Am now sold on it and apply a thin layer every night, will always have a tube on hand.
#1 for facial wrinkles and clarity
Been using this product on my face for 20+ years. I am always in the sun, tanning, long summers and dry winters.Never used sunblock - should look 65, but people think Im in my 30's, Im 46 years old. This is a true miracle cream if you give it a chance. Very tiny amount the size of a peppercorn rubbed in morning and night.
I am nearly 67 years old and have been using ungvita all my life. My parents used this product . All my children have a tube of ungvita it is magnificent for cuts , blisters , burns cracked heals and it usually takes soreness away from wounds in a hour after applying this product. I have various stories of when I have used ungvita and would love to know when this product was invented.
What stands out from this product is actually the smell. Pungent to most people with its fishy aroma (since Vitamin A is usually derived from Cod fish). However, the consistency and the texture of the ointment is perfect for almost everything from preventing and reducing fine lines and wrinkles, cracked heels and nipples, rough knees and elbows. In my case, I had used to promote the skin healing of my very prone eczema spots. I would recommend to use this during night time while you sleep, and wash it of via bath or shower within the next morning as the smell can be noticeable in public. I still give it 5/5 because it has been a huge help to my skin.
PERFECT for dried out skin from acne products
This stuff is fantastic, I recently burned my skin with Benyzol peroxide.. no amount of aloe vera or a suitable moisturiser would help the persistant, horrendous flaking and soreness..it was turning into a huge crater- like sore on my face. I found this little bad boy in the cupboard (bought it years ago to heal a tattoo). Put it on before bed and woke up with significant improvement. The dryness had dissappeared and darkened scabs came off with fresh skin underneath.
Can't recommend it enough for those suffering from wounds and sores from c...ystic pimples. I wouldn't recommend putting it on an active flare up but to help the aftermath... amazing stuff. and who cares about the smell, quit your whinging!! it absorbs quickly enough and the smell isnt THAT bad. oh and as mentioned above.. great for healing tattoos.
Great for cat flu
I've just used this on a kitten with severe conjunctivitis and nasal blockage due to cat flu symptoms. I applied the ungvita onto a cotton bud and then over the glue eye (which is shut). I did this to soften the hard crust of discharge. The same with the nostrils. Not only did the crust soften, it went away and the very inflamed eye surrounds went from bright red to pink. The nose has not become occluded since with discharge. The Ungvita gives a good water proofing and is very soothing to the kitten.
Tried and True
I've been using Ungvita for many, many years. I absolutely swear by it for healing and repairing skin issues. I suffer from a rare autoimmune issue known as Lichen Planus and it is one of the only ointments that actually helps alleviate the awful irritiation (even in intimate areas). In fact, I've used Ungvita to cure my horses of rain scald, and it works better than any standard equine product I've used. It's great stuff. It really is.
Cheapest and most effective beauty product out there
At about $10 a tube, can't get past this one. It reduces redness, keeps my skin smooth and clear and has greatly reduced the depth of acne scarring and wrinkles. I used to use Skin Doctor's gamma hydroxy but after finding Ungvita I'm saving a lot more money for virtually the same effect. I did some research on it and it works by regenerating the epidermis more regularly. You don't need to use it every night like other products either.
Bayer Ungvita Vitamin A Ointment
AAA+ initially purchased to help my baby boys nappy rash, it worked a dream! secondly, fabu for minor burns. Mostly, I use it to right wrinkles - Most evenings I will snip the end off a fish oil capsule, wipe over face and then apply Ungvita around my eyes or old acne scars.
Enriched with Vitamin A fabu for fighting wrinkles
a little on the smelly side
Find this product to be great quality, Used it for my eczema outbreaks which really helped. Also when my newborn had a serve nappy rash I apllied Viatmina A ointment and aired dried it noticed a huge difference!
Also used it for cracked nipples from breastfeeding, apply very small amount before bed, allow to heal overnight, helped sooth and protect.
Only use small amount, it's an oitment and it's Fishy... So the smell can be a bit over powering when using large amounts.
good price, works well etc
Smell can be overpowering.
Questions & Answers
Can Ungvita be used on acne? (Specifically at night after benzoyl peroxide, as a last step/occlusive moisturiser?)
Only ever used the pink creamy ungvita as preferred it to the ointment type ungvita...r u still able to purchase the pink 1 as I’ve only seen the ointment 1
I remember a "pink" cream back in the day., but not sure it was Ungvita, (Bepanthen mabe?) Not sold any more in NZ and perhaps not world wide either. I remember it having a nice smell. However I find the (vaseline type) Ungvita to work wonders.
can ungvita be used to heal a wound that is not healing
Ungvita will certainly help. The vitamin A in Ungviita promotes cell growth and also helps the skin to fight inflammation/infection which may be causing some of the problem. I would also recommend a few minutes of sunlight on the wound several times a day as UV radiation also kills germs.
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