Unlisted Brand • Biafine Emulsion • Treatments (Face)
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I realize that this is the equivalent of the French lusting after Neosporin, but Biafine was the very first thing I bought when I walked into a pharmacie in Paris.
However, it saved me almost immediately on that trip because like an idiot, I walked 12 miles the first day in new shoes and promptly got hotspots on my heels. A little Biafine on that area and bam, no blister or soreness by the next morning. BOOM. Also got a tiny bit of sunburn and a thin layer of Biafine soothed it instantly.
I was so impressed by this magic that I also bought the Biafine lip balm (called CicaBiafine Baume Levres) and now kind of wish I'd picked up the hand cream as well.
I paid €6 (about $8 USD) for a large 140g metal tube that will last me for years. The active ingredient is trolamine, which is prescription-only in the U.S.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really love this product. It's used by dermatologists as a post-laser cream, and I use it after IPL treatments. It's wonderful. It doesn't offer any moisture really, just soothing. It is fragranced and I LOVE the smell - it has that French cosmetics smell that I can't get enough of. I do find it to be very soothing after any kind of treatment that leaves my skin red and raw, but for my highly reactive, rosacean, supersensitive dry skin, I can't use it long-term (maybe because of the fragrance). It's fine if I use it after washing for a few days after my IPL treatment, but if I use it for longer than 3 days, I do start to break out from it. Short-term it's great though - and if you don't have sensitive skin, you'd probably do just fine with it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I finally bought a tube of this on my 4th trip to Paris in 5 years and my only regret is not buying one 5 years ago. Everyone needs this. It's seriously that amazing.
I've been using the biafine emulsion on scars I have from fairly major surgery in dec of 2012 for under a week and the improvement in my scars is noting short of shockingly dramatic. I have reliously used silicone scar sheets, mederma, bio-oil and rosehip seed oil every single day since my dr okay'd me to start on them but all of the others combined do not compare to the biafine.
I also have been using it on some minor breakouts and the healing time is substantially faster and the red marks I'm usually left with for weeks is already gone.
Finally, I burned my arm taking something out of the oven two days ago, used biafine almost immediately and while still red and looks like a burn it hasn't hurt at all or blistered at any point.
I'm not thrilled at the cost difference of buying in the US since I paid like 6 euros for the tube I bought but if I run out before I can get back to Paris to stock up, I'll definitely be paying to buy it here.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The most amazing thing known to man. Seriously. This heals scabs, wounds... This even help chapped lips & pretty much any skin issue. I will never be without.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
My skin has never been so hydrated. I use it for everything! Daily on my face. Even in a hot, humid climate I never feel the biafine running down with my sweat, or at the gym. I feel as if my skin is healthier, hydrated, and less wrinkled since I started using about a year ago. I also use it for cuts and burns, super fast healing time. That even goes for cuts on my dogs, I slather it on to speed up healing. Seems to work! Highly recommend.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Just to clarify what other users have written, you CAN buy Biafine emulsion without a prescription in the US. I got a very bad sunburn, was written an Rx for Biafine, given Prutect (generic), and ran out before insurance would cover a refilll. Generic Biafine is $87 for 45 grams at the drugstore. I got real Biafine (93 grams) for $68 (plus 5 free beauty samples!) from beautystoredepot.com (without an Rx), overnight express from FedEx because I was desperate. It arrived today, so I know it's legit. Biafine smells nicer than Prutect, seems less thick, is more absorbent, and so far is working very well. It has a pleasant tingling sensation that Prutect doesn't have, maybe because of the higher degree of absorbency. Prutect also left a waxy coating on skin that Biafine doesn't, although both contain paraffin. Prutect tends to cause more itching as the waxy coating dries and flakes off after several hours (there is wax all over my sheets, my clothes, and the floor). If your insurance won't cover Prutect (co-pays are usually about $15), Biafine is a great option (and available without an Rx if you know where to look). Most Rx's will tell you to apply it BID (twice a day) in a thin layer over damaged skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Love biafine. It is definitely a favorite. I use biafine act tho, bec its available in the U.S. without a prescription, and its difficult for me to constantly get prescriptions for it. I love it and use it on my face to keep it smooth and tight. It's amazing after sun and does prevent those gross age spots from popping up if u put it on after being in the sun (not before). I use it to heal scars and wounds...works like magic and I'm so happy to have discovered this cream!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
* Product - Biafine Emulsion.
* French Beauty Secret - Biafine is definitely the most popular “après solaires” (after sun) skin cream in France. It is the best remedy for treating burns, sunburns and irritations related to burns. Introduced in France more than 25 years ago, Biafine was formulated for the treatment of wounds, superficial wounds, 1st and 2nd degree burns, including sunburns, radiation dermatitis, and minor abrasions. It is extremely popular; no French medicine cabinet is complete without it. It's also popular as an overnight facial treatment. Just apply a thick layer and leave on overnight. It hydrates the skin wonderfully. This is part of my weekly home DIY facial and I always wake up with baby soft skin. A French pharmacie fave!
* In the US - Relatively unknown outside of the medical community. It’s recommended for healing the skin following dermatological procedures such as Fraxel laser treatments, cosmetic peels, microdermabrasions, IPLs, PDTs, chemical peels, etc. It’s also used to treat dryness and redness, scars and blistering caused by radiation therapy in cancer patients and is used to promote healing after skin graft surgery.
* Review - The texture of Biafine is very similar to Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré (another French pharmacie fave): light, smooth and absorbs very quickly. The skin really drinks this up! It hydrates and soothes burned, hot or irritated skin immediately upon contact. Almost miraculously.
* Other Benefits - Although Biafine is considered a “miracle cream” for sunburns, it’s great for cold climates too. Whenever my skin or lips become dry, cracked and/or chapped, I reach for the Biafine. Immediate relief! It’s also a great after-depilatory and after-shave lotion. And surprisingly, it's very good at calming and soothing cuts, scrapes, scratches, redness and blemishes. Basically, whenever my skin is unhappy, Biafine makes it happy again. In my experience, Avène's Cicalfate Skin Repair Cream is quite good but Biafine works even better because it's not greasy, is absorbed instantly and it also happens to be a lot cheaper too. What makes this great is that it has a neutral, clean odor which makes it suitable for guys and gals. It's also hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Biafine really is a great multitasker.
* Important Note - Biafine is not a sunscreen and is not a substitute for sunscreen. It will not prevent sunburn. Also, do not use on bleeding or infected wounds or lesions.
* Cons - The packaging. It’s a non-glamorous aluminum tube which means that it doesn't maintain its shape very well over time. When traveling, I store the tube in the original box packaging to prevent it from getting mangled and totally bent out of shape.
* Ingredients - Ethylene glycol stearate, stearic acid, cetyl palmitate, paraffin wax, liquid paraffin, perhydrosqualene, propylene glycol, avocado oil, trolamine alginate and sodium, potassium sorbate, sodium methyl paraben (E 219), paraben sodium-propyl (E 217), yerbatone flavor, purified water.
* Active Ingredient - Trolamine 0.670 g per 100 g of emulsion for skin application.
* Price - A very large 93 gram aluminum tube retails for under € 5. Super affordable! Available over-the-counter at all French and Belgian pharmacies. In the US, Biafine is Rx only: doctor prescription required.
* Verdict - I’ve never used the term “HG” in my reviews before so this will be a first. This Biafine emulsion really is a skin-soothing panacea, a true miracle cream for me. And in case you’re wondering, nope - I don’t work for the company that makes Biafine nor am I getting paid to write this. (I wish!) No doubt, I will never ever be without Biafine. Highly, highly recommended!