78% would repurchase
on 6/30/2018 10:26:00 PM
More reviews by rsg5062
Like reviewers below, this is an effective barrier cream to help sore and irritated skin to heal - the ingredients reveal a good mix of humectant and moisturising substances, as well as oat-derived soothing ones too. Wounds heal faster in clean, moist conditions, and this cream reflects that. It uses shea butter as the base, which is an effective occlusive moisturiser to "trap" hydration beneath it - but sadly, behaves like it's highly comedogenic on me despite officially being classed as a non-comedogenic substance. When used on my t-zone it invariably causes clogged pores over time, which diminish when not used. For this reason, it's not ideal as an all-over healing cream, at least for me, but when applied only to problem areas this unwanted side effect is greatly reduced. So, things like scratches, pimples I've attacked, minor sunburn around the eyes - I'll apply a small amount with a cotton bud and I do find it helps stuff heal faster, at least to get to a point where it's possible to cover it with make-up a little better as it's very moisturising.I also like the packaging, a squeezy tube with a narrow tip - helps protect the product inside from excessive contamination or breakdown of substances sensitive to light. Simple and effective.This isn't my go-to healing barrier cream because of its tendency to break me out, but that doesn't mean it's a bad product - for very dry skin, or more mature skin, this stuff is great. My aunt absolutely loves it and always has a tube of it stashed somewhere, and will use it after chemical peels or laser facial treatments while her skin heals. It also has no mineral oil in it - so for the minority of people intolerant to it, this is a good alternative provided shea butter doesn't break you out. As for myself, I prefer Cicalfate from Avene for my facial skin but for small injuries on my body, I like this one better. Like sore ingrown hairs I removed with pointy tweezers on my inner thigh or scratched insect bites. It isn't the cheapest product out there, but does do what it claims to do for the most part so I'm not too bitter about its price as I do see definite positive effects on damaged skin.
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on 6/17/2018 7:25:00 PM
More reviews by cathped
I bought this in Winter time but I put it aside til summer since it was not moisturizing enough for my sensitive, dry rosacea skin.Wont repurchase, it has a strange Chemical smell like wall painting and it is somewhat drying even now in summer time. And they dont sell it here in Norway so I would have had to order it from abroad like I did With this one….
on 11/9/2017 2:23:00 PM
More reviews by iamida
My oily skin with rosacea loves this cleanser. Gentle and leaves skin clean, but not stripped. Even removes mascara. I previously used Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser, Clinique take the day off balm, Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser, The Body Shop camomile cleansing oil and the balm version. None of them can compare to this. Also very travel friendly.
on 8/5/2017 2:54:00 PM
More reviews by Cammmi
Good for sensitive/dry skin. I use it on my body and face. I've tried other similar kinds of thick creams for sensitive skin, one by laroche posay and bioderma. They're all comparable. I think i will rebuy the laroche posay lipikar next to remember.
on 6/27/2017 10:54:00 PM
I like it but prefer the Laroche-Posay Lipikar or Bioderma Atoderm baume. for itchy-very dry skin.
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