here is the info on Penaten
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 11:26:52 -0800 (PST)
This product originated in Germany, and was made in Germany; excellent
product; the Active ingredient of Zinc Oxide was 22%; it is written on
the made in Germany tin.
The new tin of Penaten I purchased is made by Johnson & Johnson Inc
and is made in France; the Active ingredient of Zinc Oxide is reduced
from 22% to 18%.
The tins look the same, but the product is not the same and perhaps
not that good.
Did Johnson & Johnson Inc buy the German manufacturer and changed the
Active ingredient of Zinc Oxide or was that changed before?"
my parents used Penaten on all of us , and I on my kids , and then when it came to the grandkids and the product not being as good , read the label and saw , in tiny print , the difference in the zinc levels , which they never indicated in a more obvious way , which you are supposed to when a formula is changed, especially when it is the active ingredient.
Why not for pyroderma ? Because Vetrycyn is better in that it offers anti bacterial properties and promotes quick healing. I would spritz the solution during the day and use their gel formula for the evening. It stays on nicely.