La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Review:
La Roche – Posay is a very well-known brand among those with acne-prone or sensitive skin and I have always wanted to try its products. The Cicaplast Baume B5 is the first product I purchased from La Roche – Posay as I was in search for a new moisturizer.
+ Multi-purpose soothing balm for dry skin, irritations that’s suitable for adults, children, and babies.
+ With Panthenol, Shea Butter and Glycerin, Cicaplast Baume B5 helps nurturing and soothing dry, visibly irritated areas on the skin.
+ Rich, nourishing texture with a matte finish that’s non-oily and non-sticky.
Aqua/Water, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Propanediol, Cetyl Pef/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Tristearin, Zinc Gluconate, Madecassoside, Manganese Gluconate, Magnesium Sulfate, Disodium Edta, Copper Gluconate, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Sodium Benzonate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide
Volume: 40 ml
How to use:
1. Apply twice daily to pre-washed and dried skin
2. Can be applied in a generous layer
3. Avoid the eye contour area
My Skin Type: I have combination skin that gets dehydrated easily, especially in drier season.
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Review:
La Roche–Posay is a French brand that specializes in skincare for sensitive skin. The brand provides products catered to different skin types, with safe but highly effective ingredients. The Cicaplast Baume B5 is no exception, with a very clean ingredient list.
Most of the ingredients are safe, with the exception of Dimethicone and Butylene Glycol being potential acne trigger. As for any skincare products, it is recommended to do a patch test before you start using the product, especially for those with sensitive skin. Despite having quite dry and sensitive skin during the winter time, I have not experienced any adverse reactions from using the product.
The Cicaplast Baume B5 comes with a paper box that contains information about the usage of the product in multiple languages, including French and English. The packaging looks simple and reminds me of prescription products that we often get from dermatologists’ office.
In fact, a lot of La Roche–Posay products are highly recommended by dermatologists for those with sensitive or sensitized skin due to treatment procedures.
The product has almost no scent as the ingredient list shows no fragrance additives. When you first apply it, you may spot very light scent which is similar to the healing ointments from pharmacies. The scent does fade a few seconds as you massage the cream to your skin though.
The Baume B5 comes in a very creamy and thick texture. This may seem discouraging to people with oily or congested skin. But, the cream melts and blends beautifully into your skin as you massage it. Surprisingly, it absorbs very well into skin and leaves you with semi – matte to matte finish.
The Cicaplast baume B5 can be used on your face and your body. I find it very soothing and repairing on dry skin or skin that has damaged moisture barrier. Having used the product for almost 3 months, I love this cream the most as my facial moisturizer.
The cream works extremely well to relieve redness and irritations overnight, especially after laser treatment or exfoliation. During the first few days of using the product, my skin was very well moisturized and the redness was less noticeable.
But I was truly impressed only when this cream worked wonders for my sensitized skin after laser treatment. My post treatment skin was red, irritated and blotchy. After 2 days of using a gentle cleanser, a hydrating toner and the Cicaplast Baume B5 twice a day; my skin just became significantly calmer.
I find that there are multiple ways to apply this cream depending on my skin conditions. When my skin feels dry, dehydrated or irritated, I love to dot the cream all over my face and gentle tap to get the cream absorbed.
On days when my skin does not need too much moisture, I just take a pea sized amount, melt it in between my palms and tap around my face, focusing on drier areas.
One important point to note is that you should always layer a hydrating toner or emulsion under this cream. When I apply only this cream after wash, I found my skin to be a bit dehydrated as the cream seems to not absorb very well and just sits on top of my skin. But a hydrating layer underneath just solves it all and the cream works beautifully to moisturize and repair your skin.
I will definitely repurchase the La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5. For me, it is a simple and yet an impressive product that relieves skin irritation and repairs damaged moisture barrier. The product is highly recommended for people with dry, sensitive or post – treatment skin.
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