La Roche Posay | Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm 100ml
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm 100ml £9.33 at Escentual
Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and didn't get too drunk on New Year's Eve. I spent mine at home watching Netflix! It was too bloody cold to go out! Most of you know I would rather cuddle with my kitty!
I have been investing more and more in skincare over the past few months rather than makeup. Saying that though I have bought some makeup, but nowhere near the amount I would usually buy. I did buy the Becca 'Christy Teigan' Glow Face Palette, which I will review soon.
I saw a post about this balm from another blogger, who I adore (beautyandtheboy.com). He gave this balm a brilliant review, so I knew I needed this badly. If you have followed my blog for a while you will know my skin isn't the best. I have psoriasis patches pretty much all over, including some starting on my face which has really made me very self conscious.
So a couple of hours after reading his post I ran to Boots and picked this up! Yes I really did run! There are two sizes, one is 40ml and the other is 100ml. I bought the latter and it cost £14, but I probably will shop around next time and get it elsewhere as La Roche Posay always seems to be on offer somewhere and I have found the 40ml size at Escentual (link here) for £4.33! (Doh!)
This is what La Roche Posay say about the balm..
Repair and protect your skin with the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 - Soothing Repairing Balm, a soothing balm to aid in the recovery of the skin.
Specifically adapted to suit the skincare needs of the entire family, this compensating formula enables skin to recover comfort once more following dermatitis and epidermal alterations, such as chapped skin and intense dryness.
Its highly reparative formulation includes Panthenol concentrated at 5%, plus Madecassoside which acts as an anti-inflammatory and collagen synthesiser. The triple-action of copper, zinc and manganese encourages optimal skin recovery, while antibacterial agents ensure long-lasting protection.
Over time, the skin is repaired, soothed and regains comfort once more.
So, I apply this to the areas that need it twice a day. I have a patch of psoriasis on my face and I have been applying it there and after a week... it had gone! I also now use this on my dry lips most nights before using my tried and trusted Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. Andrew from Beauty & The Boy calls this balm "8 Hour Cream on steroids".
The consistency of Cicaplast feels like a hybrid of a cream and a balm mixed together and it soaks in very quickly. A little really goes a long way! Although I admit that I do tend to be a little heavy handed with it.
I have also used this on my daughters nappy rash and it has worked really well! I was really quite stunned by that and wish I would have had it when she was a newborn! It's also brilliant on grazed knees and bruises, making them heal so much quicker.
There are so many uses for this balm; from eczema and dermatitis flare ups to minor bumps and bruises. I am going to buy another tube to leave in my handbag for when I am out and about with the kids as they have started nicknaming it 'Magic Cream'.
One last surprisingly good use has been on my daughters ears. She got her ears pierced last September and has a couple of little blisters behind the piercing. We added a small amount of this balm and it helped them heal quicker!
I can't praise this stuff enough and think I may buy a load of the 40ml tubes to give out as presents at Christmas! Too early to be thinking of that babe?