You may have already noticed, but I’m slightly obsessed with all things skincare related. I’ve tried numerous lotions and potions over the years and even more so since I began blogging. Mainly because it has taken me years to find the right combination of products for my dry/sensitive Rosacea prone skin. Truthfully though, I do love finding a product that catches my eye and then reading as many reviews and articles as I can before deciding whether to purchase it or not.
Every so often I come across a product that is so good I know I will always have a tube or pot of it on the go. The Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm by La Roche-Posay is one such product.
Aimed at helping sensitive skin recover after ‘irritative dermatitis and epidermic alterations’ Cicaplast Baume B5 can be used on pretty much every non-open/oozing/bleeding skin issue you can think of. It is suitable for all skin types and for children and adults.
I’ve tried it on sunburn, the itchy skin on my elbows, the dry and flaky skin between my fingers caused by using a hand soap that was too harsh, my lips, the chapping on my heels from wearing the wrong socks with my runners and my nose when I have a cold. It has helped in every single case, soothing and calming even the driest of skin conditions. From previous experience with the itchy skin on my elbows I can say that Cicaplast Baume B5 sorted the issue out much faster than any other cream I’ve tried.
It does take a few minutes to sink in fully, but since it isn’t greasy and doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin even after applying a thick layer I don’t mind the wait.
Ingredients wise it contains; Aqua/Water, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Starch Otenylsuccinate, Propandiol, Cetyl PEG/PPg-10/1 Dimethicone, Tristearin, Zinc Gluconate, Madecassoside, Manganese Gluconate, Magnesium Sulfate, Disodium EDTA, Copper Gluconate, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isotearate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethonal, Chlorhedxidine Digluconate and CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide.
It is the triple-action formula of optimal skin recovery [Madecassoside] + [Copper – Zinc – Manganese], soothing of dry irritated areas [5% Panthenol] and skin protection [rich, nourishing texture] + [Antibacterial Agents] that make this such a catch-all product.
My current favourite way to use this product is as a barrier cream for my face when I’m out running. I slather a layer on (using a separate sunscreen as there’s no SPF in this), allow it to sink in and I’m good to go. Safe in the knowledge that my skin is protected from the harsh effects, especially for those of us with Rosacea, of the wind and rain.
It’ll set you back roughly €12.50 for the 100ml tube and €7.50 for the 40ml tube and, honestly, it’s worth every cent. The La Roche-Posay Cicaplast range also includes Cicaplast Mains (for hands) and Cicaplast Levres (for lips).