La Roche-Posay CICAPLAST BAUME B5 (Multi-purpose/soothing repairing balm)

La Roche-Posay CICAPLAST BAUME B5 (Multi-purpose/soothing repairing balm)

4.4

85 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

AQUA / WATER HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE DIMETHICONE GLYCERIN BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER / SHEA BUTTER PANTHENOL BUTYLENE GLYCOL ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE PROPANEDIOL CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE TRISTEARIN ZINC GLUCONATE MADECASSOSIDE MANGANESE GLUCONATE MAGNESIUM SULFATE DISODIUM EDTA COPPER GLUCONATE ACETYLATED GLYCOL STEARATE POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE SODIUM BENZOATE PHENOXYETHANOL CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This product would get 10 lippies, if I could. It's beyond great, exceeds any expectations. A bit of background: I kinda live an active lifestyle and always get tiny cuts and bruises everywhere, so over the years I've tried so many skin repair products (Bepanthen, Sudocrem, Calamine, Bariederm, the various Cicalfate products, Cytelium, Epitheliale AH, Eucerin repair lotion, zinc oxide stuff and whatnot, the list could go on) that claim to do good things for skin. I tend to disagree. Most, not all, really just are nasty looking occlusive products, and I kinda think that adds to the medicinal feel and there is a strong placebo effect that messes with perception. Cicabio cream is the only one that comes close to the performance of Cicaplast B5 (they have a couple ingredients in common), but due to certain ingredients I can't use Cicabio. First and foremost Cicaplast B5 just looks invisible on skin, I can put it on and it looks like a normal moisturizer. No stains on clothes, no greasy layer. And it soothes skin immediately, for example a burn on face from chemical peel left on for too long, and Cicaplast takes care of the redness, virtually overnight. Tiny scrapes heal within a few days. It's not magical, and for real wounds proper dressings must be used (I always have thin hydrocolloid dressings for those), not a cream, but for everything else that upsets skin Cicaplast B5 works nicely. I'm going to keep repurchasing it as long as LRP keeps making it (of course, provided no one comes out with something even better).

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on 8/18/2017 3:18:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my ride or die. I put this on both active zits and those that are healing after all the gross white stuff has come out. It heals the skin so fast and reduces the chances of scarring. Now that I'm on Tazorac, I don't break out much anymore but I've discovered this is amazing to use all over to reduce peeling and to make sure the new skin underneath is protected. At one point my skin was tight, peeling and burning when I went overboard with Tazorac, and this provided overnight relief. Now I always make sure I put this on the corners of my mouth and around my nose where I get the most peeling. I put this on about an hour after I put Taz followed by my Aquaphor Healing ointment, which is another one of my ride or dies.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I read so many rave reviews about this product that I was scared it wouldn't live up to its hype. I'm so glad that I was proven wrong! I bought this product only yesterday because I had some pretty severe blisters (to the point where it hurt to walk). I applied this only 3 times to both blisters (one of which had already popped and one that was still intact) and left my socks on for it to work its magic. To my surprise, when I looked at my heels to discover no signs of irritation and almost flat/healed blisters! Amazing!! It's also worth noting that I tested this on a stubborn cracked area of skin on my foot out of curiosity and it's now super smooth!

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on 8/13/2017 8:28:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have been using this for nearly 3 months and I think I can honestly review this even though I have used it during one season.

Back story to initial purchase - I had used a new formula of Tretinoin .25% and it caused some irritation. Also been out on the river all day without a hat and came home to raw skin. After a little online research I found this little gem.

I used this over my face for 3 nights in a row, over my usual hydrating repairing routine, as a sleeping pack if you'd like (with vaniply ointment patted over the top of dryer spots). I stopped all actives and just concentrated on repairing my skin. All redness, stinging an raw areas went away. Amazing right?

I have a habit of over doing a good thing till it becomes a bad thing. I started using it morning and night, which due to not wanting a shiny face during the day, I do not layer as many hydrating products. Surfice it to say, Cicaplast dehydrated my skin and caused a few spots. My fault as I know that zinc is drying to my skin and that shea butter on comprimised skin causes issues. Bleh.

So now I use this a spot treatment. On individual spots and areas of irritation. For this it works great, like overnight great. Also the PIH left over is less noticeable as well. On bites this is great for taking down the itch and swelling. I can use it on family as well.
I also use Cicaplast after threading and no little bumbs....

The nature of zinc is that it is white, a thin layer will disappear, however a thicker layer all over my skin appeared ashen on my dark skin, similar to a mineral sunscreen. Not the products fault but something to be aware of so as not to scare anyone.

The star ingredients, panthenol - massi-something-or-other - zinc, are wonderful at bringing down inflammation, calming skin and encouraging healing. It really can help with redness caused by irritation/allergies. But I would say it can be drying. So be aware of it, thats all.

I like this product as my skin can likes silicones, small amounts of shea butter and the preservative isn't phenoxyethanol, yeah! The fact it doesn't have hyaluronic acid and niacinamide (Dr Jart looking at you) is great for me as I am also sensitive to those ingredients. However if your skin is sensitive shea butter, Avene do a version with mineral oil instead which might suit better.

I will always have a small tube of this in my stash, as long as LRP do not change the formula.

HTH.

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on 5/31/2017 12:34:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I have combination skin with a few drier patches around my mouth. Though I dealt with the usual acne in my teens, I now only experience a stray pimple now and again, likely from stress and occasionally being bad about removing my makeup. I do have some redness and enlarged pores on my cheeks and this excessive redness, slightly exacerbated by some minor acne scarring, is largely what I wanted to deal with.

I was considering trying the Dr. Jart balm, as I've heard it's great for redness and dryness, but I didn't really want to spend that much right off the bat, and I really hate products that are packaged in jars. A quick Google search told me that the La Roche-Posay cream worked fairly similarly to the Dr. Jart balm, so for a third of the price and better packaging, I tried it first.

My first impression is that it's a little on the thick side and has that almost medicinal, "dry-oil" feel too it and smelled a tiny bit medicinal (though not a strong smell by any means). It absorbs surprisingly quickly for how thick it is, which is awesome.

After using for just a couple days, I've already noticed a reduction of the redness on my face. The dry patches also seem to be doing a bit better, which is more noticeable when I apply makeup in those areas and there's not as much texture. I haven't noticed much difference in my pores, but as this isn't an area that the product claims to treat, it's not a fault of the product.

Overall, it's already working on what I bought it for after just a few uses, namely the redness and the dryness. I also find that the effects last much longer than a normal moisturizer. Whereas normally I put on lotion and any moisturizing benefits are only felt for a couple hours, I really do find that this lasts a lot longer. leading me to believe it must be doing something to help "heal" the cause of the dryness.

Really impressed with the product and how fast it's been working for me and plan on keeping a tube around just in case.

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on 5/5/2017 11:30:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really like this. I use it on my face as my last step to help lock in moisture. It says to use for dry areas, but for me, it doesn't feel very moisturizing by itself, which is why I use a moisturizer before this. I also feel like it helps to reduce a pimple when I get one.

If I use it in the morning, I use oil blotting sheets since it does leave me a little shiny. It also worked well under my BB cream.

I'd compare this to Dr. Jart+ Cicipair Tiger Grass Cream. They both work pretty well and seem almost the same to me so I'd choose Cicaplast as the cheaper option. ($14.99 vs $48)

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This is the no-frills-basic-yet-nothing-short-of-a-miracle moisturizer I´ve been searching for years.
A little background on my skin: My skin is basically combination in wintertime and oily in summertime and dehydrated all year round. On top of that it´s hypersensitive, has rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis and melasma.
I´ve been trying all the hyped "basic" and multipurpose moisturizers you´ll find on the top shelfs of beauty insiders and celebrities: Embryolisse, Aquaphor, Vaseline, Weleda Cold Cream and Skin Food. None of them worked for my skin and some downright wrecked my skin.
Enter this gem. I never once thought about trying this, but my beautician recommended it to me after a laser and hydroquinone treatment gone wrong.
At that time, I got ruby laser on my melasma. After the laser, I got a strong mixture of retin-a, hydroquinone and cortisone. Needless to say that after this treatments, the parts of my skin (cheekbones and upper lip) where I had melasma were literally shredded.
Red, sensitized, raw skin was left after the treatment. My beautician saw this and insisted that I tried this product because my skin looked like it was burned under the magnifying mirror.
I went and bought the small size of it in an online pharmacy.
Here in Germany you can get a 15 ml tube with a twist off cap and a 40 ml and 100 ml flip flop tube. It costs around 5 Euros for 15 ml, 9 Euros for 40 ml and 13 Euros for 100 ml.
There are 2 version of the cicaplast: The "normal" Cicaplast and the Cicaplast Baume B 5.
In comparison to the normal Cicaplast, the Cicaplast Baume B5 is more moisturizing. The normal Cicaplast is more like a clear silicone-based gel that acts like a second skin and the Baume B5 is a thick white moisturizing cream.
What can I say? It literally worked miracles on my skin. I religiously used it every morning and every night on the raw skin parts and it transformed my skin from red and raw to healthy in 4 weeks.
The cream is rich without being overpowering heavy and sinks into the skin. The ingredients are glycerin, shea butter and panthenol which explains the nourishing and moisturizing effects I had. Especially my damaged skin just soaked this up. On top of that, it has a special copper/zinc/mangan mix to reduce inflammation and soothe the skin.
I never used it on my whole face as I shied away from shea butter due to my eczema. But this winter, I used it on my cheeks as they tend to get dry in wintertime and need to be protected from the cold due to my rosacea.
Worked perfectly and if I ever needed a rich wintertime moisturizer, this would be the one.
I only used it on the raw spots on my face at first and discovered it could be used for so much more:
-Eye cream as my undereye area is very dry and if I´m suffering from especially dry eye area, I put this on top of my eye cream at night
-Lip treatment if I´m wearing a lot of matte lipsticks, I can put this on my lips to restore my lips
-After a bad cold when the skin on my nose and upper lip is raw, red and dry
-On my hand eczema if I had a nasty episode and my hands are dry and cracking, I put this on my knuckles to heal the skin faster
-On spots to make them heal faster and minimize post inflammatory pigmentation
-On small wounds to make them heal faster
-Travel must have as it can help me with many issues from break outs to small wounds and sunburns. I always have a small size of this with me on beach vacations in case I would forget one of my skincare products like eyecream or moisturizer so I´d be able to use this instead.
So for me, the multi-purpose claim is true and I always have a larger size on my nightstand and a smaller size to take with me.
This might be worth a try if you´ve beem searching for a basic multi purpose moisturizer as I had and the popular alternatives haven´t worked for you. Since it has glycerin, shea butter and silicones as ingredients, you should be careful if you are acne-prone or your skin doesn´t like one of the ingredients.
I personally love this little miracle worker and it´s my HG basic multi purpose moisturizer.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This irritated my skin even though it's supposed to be a gentle multi tasking type of product. Just goes to show everything is so ymmv with skin. It has a dry texture and it's a small tube for $16 CDN but shoppers or rexall often run 20% off.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Excellent product. Applied to my skin on vacation in Iceland after being in a lot of wind. Worked like a dream for the dry patches. Smooth and supple skin in the morning. The nice thing about the product is that it does not leave a greasy film, sinks in quite well. No uncomfortable feelings whatsoever.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Winter hasn't been nice to me - nonstop peeling lips and dryer than ever skin. My preferred skin fixers aren't enough anymore. So... back to the drawing board. I like the brand's sunscreen, so I thought I'd give this a try. After 48 hours of use my skin went from an itchy rash-like break out to clear and calm. I have only tried wearing it under the anthelios 50 mineral tinted, and find the use of the cicaplast under the sunscreen doesn't dry my skin out like it does with just the ss alone. I have also been using it on my lips and they seem better, but using this isn't as convienent as a lip balm and needs to be constantly reapplied.
First impression: "whaaat? A LRP product under $20?" I open the box and feel skeptical, it's such a small tube. The naughty flip top cap gives more than I need. The texture is more of a cream than a balm and leaves a slight white cast. But that disappears after a few minutes, and once the product settled around in the tube and I used it a few times, it dispenses better. After slathering it on 2-3 times a day for two days, it seems there is still plenty of product in the tube. I'm thinking the same as I did with the 50 mineral tinted, that it's gonna go a lot further than I thought and worth the price - if I reserve it for facial use only.
After two weeks of use, my skin is feeling great and looking awesome, and I took advantage of a "buy 2 get one free" sale because I really like how well this product hydrates. It really helps my foundation wear in that I am not dried out at the end of the day and looking an additional 20 years older from my fine lines popping out. I am, however, disappointed in how quickly I went through the tube, as it is almost gone. I admit I have been using it generously, as well as on my hands at bedtime (it healed up a bunch of scratches and a small but bad burn) but two weeks? Overall, this is an awesome product, but not ideal for someone on a budget or not wanting to have to return to the store every few weeks for the same product.

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