This cream has been around eighty plus years for a reason. It's mostly used for babies but anyone of any age can use it. There have been no known overdoses, the side effects are nil (except for those allergic to any of the ingredients), and it works great for healing wounds etc. A little goes a long way, and it will stay on well even under clothing. In fact, it goes on SO well that you'll have to really scrub to get it off, so be sure to use only a little bit and add more if you think you need it. It can go on any part of the body (except in the eyes, obviously) which also makes it very useful for a variety of things. I bought a tub and I'm quite certain it will last well beyond the expiry date. Give it a go, you'll be impressed.