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It’s much better to be proactive and protect your skin before you go into the water than try to repair it after the damage is done.

Water, chlorine and salt can all damage your skin mantle and tissue – especially if you’re a swimming teacher, athlete or health enthusiast and spend a lot of time in the water.

We recommend the following routine to help keep your skin happy and healthy:

  1. Have a quick warm shower to rinse off the day and prepare your skin for protection.
  2. Dry off, apply a thin layer of My Swim Cream.
  3. Pop on your swimmers and then your sun protection (sun cream, rashie, etc.).
  4. Wait for the time suggested by your sun cream (usually half an hour) before entering the pool. We also suggest waiting up to half an hour to let My Swim Cream settle onto your skin – so that is easily covered if you’re waiting for your sun cream to activate.
  5. Enjoy your swim!

My Swim Cream is a natural barrier cream that protects your skin whenever you swim in water – any type of water.  

My Swim Cream only includes ingredients that serve a purpose – there are no fillers – all our natural ingredients have a specific function. 

The oils nourish and protect your skin. The beeswax helps create the barrier that reduces impact from the water. The indigenous plant extracts, like Kakadu Plum, contribute a high concentrate of Vitamin C to neutralise the chlorine that contacts your skin.

And the small percentage of aqua (water) included in the mix creates a product that is smooth and creamy to apply.

 Our natural ingredients include:

Fractionated coconut oil (this means refined for use in creams), aqua, jojoba seed oil, shea butter, beeswax, emulsifiers (technical names: sorbitan oleate, Polyglyceryl-3Polyricinoleate), hydrogenated vegetable oil, Zeolite, Vitamin E, hydrogenated lecithin, preservatives (benzyl alcohol, salicylic acid, glycerin, sorbic acid), Kakadu fruit extract, Davidson Plum extract and LillyPilly fruit extract. 

My Swim Cream is designed to be used on all your skin, underneath your sun protection – whether that’s sun cream or a rashie. As all of your skin will be exposed to the water, it’s best to use all over.

You should find 1g per arm and up to 2g per leg will be enough. That’s about 5 or 6 grams in total (about one heaped teaspoon). Because there are no fillers and very little water, a small amount of cream will go a long way. Smooth over arms and legs, and torso and back if you need, ensuring a light film is left on the skin. The point is to have a barrier on your skin, not to rub it in.  

My Swim Cream provides up to four hours of barrier protection for your skin while it’s in the water. If wearing My Swim Cream and not in the water, it can last up to six hours as a general barrier cream.

As My Swim Cream protects your skin from water, you would wear it under your sun cream and rashie.

How you apply your cream and how many times per day or week you need to use the cream may vary.

Generally, we expect you’d get the following number of applications per jar. (And of course, if you have a different experience, please drop us a note via the Contact us page and let us know what you’ve discovered!)


Approximate applications: 25 (female); 20 (male)  


Approximate applications: 10 (female); 8 (male)  

My Swim Cream has been designed and developed in Australia and is certified Australian Made! Most of our ingredients are sourced from Australian producers – the only exception is where an ingredient is not available locally, we import it.

My Swim Cream is made from natural oils, butters and beeswax, along with extracts from fruit and volcanic rock – so it could potentially stain some materials.

We’ve tested it on many different types of fabric and in most cases, it washed right out with regular washing detergents.

As the cream is based on natural oils, most stain remover products should budge any stubborn marks.

We’ve had a couple of groups of amazing swim teachers who tested My Swim Cream when we first started. They gave feedback on how it worked in the water, how it protected their skin and whether it irritated their skin at all (none experienced irritation and some said it reduced existing rashes!).

We had such positive feedback that we went ahead and manufactured our first run of the product, based on their feedback that it was not only perfect as it was but they needed a second jar. Now!

Since then, we’ve had feedback from parents that they’ve used it for their children and babies and are finding it to be very helpful in protecting and calming their young skin.

We’ve NEVER tested on critters, and never will.

And of course our formulating chemist has run all the standard tests and we’ve sought expert advice from a range of other scientific testing facilities about the need for other tests.

At this stage, the tests we’ve done are all we need to let you know that My Swim Cream will provide a good barrier between your skin and water for up to 4 hours – that’s a win for anyone working or training in water!

If you have a reaction to the cream, you should stop using it.

If it irritates, wash off with warm, soapy water.

If the irritation persists, please see a medical professional (pharmacist or doctor).

And of course, drop us a note to let us know what your reaction was and what your health professional suggested so we can be sure to consider this in future formulations.  

It’s highly unlikely that you will have a reaction as the natural ingredients all protect the skin mantle and there are no additives, perfumes or chemicals added, which are usually the cause of any irritation.  But everyone has their own circumstances so if you do have any issues, we really do want to know more about your experience.

Yes! We hear from lots of our customers that they love My Swim Cream as protection for their face as well as their bodies. It is quite rich and as a barrier cream, a little thicker than your usual face protection cream so test it a few times to make sure it works for you.

The additional benefit of My Swim Cream is that it reduces the impact of chlorine on your skin by using Vitamin C, which studies show breaks down chlorine.

We’ve used Kakadu Plum extract as our source of Vitamin C as it is one of the richest sources of vitamin C – available right here in our backyard.   

My Swim Cream is a natural, plant-based product with no fillers or artificial additives. We have many parents who use My Swim Cream for their children and babies. As with anything new you use with your little ones, read the ingredients, test the cream on a small patch of their skin first and be sure you are comfortable that it’s the right thing for your child.

Definitely. My Swim Cream is a natural, plant-based barrier cream that should provide an active barrier for up to four hours in water. And if not in water, it still provides great moisturising and protection.

You certainly can. My Swim Cream is a natural, plant-based cream that provides rich moisturising properties.  We have many swim teachers who use it both before a shift, as a barrier cream, and then after a shift, as a moisturiser. With winter coming up, this could be ideal for dry and itchy skin. As it is thicker and richer than most moisturisers, as you’d expect from a barrier cream, test it out first to make sure it’s not too rich as a moisturiser for your skin.

We have an employer program so you can buy in bulk, get a discount and provide My Swim Cream to your people at no cost to them or by passing on the discount. Check out our Employers page and then drop us a line so we can help you plan out what works best for your circumstances.

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