Who wouldn't want a does-it-all balm that soothes & treats everything skin-related from sunburn to chapped lips to eczema??..... Take from the fact that La Roche-Posays 'Cicaplast Balme B5' sold out within weeks of it's initial Irish launch and is the companys top selling product in Ireland, I think most people would and do! Think of it as a more sophisticated cousin of good ol' reliable 'Sudocream', it can be used anywhere on the body, including the face, and treats a multitude of irritations including;
Flaking, chapped skin
Cracked or grazed skin
Post cosmetic peels
.....and much more!!!
It helps the skins recovery by first comforting and calming the irritation immediately, and then it works on accelerating the healing process. It can be used on the most sensitive of skins, including babies and is also paraben-free, fragrance-free & lanolin-free.
The white, emollient cream can be applied thinly or more thick but absorbs fairly quickly and doesn't leave a greasy residue on the skin.
It works via a "triple action complete formula" which includes firstly the soothing action brought on by the 5% Panthenol, the protection of the skin from the barrier it creates on the surface & it's anti-bacterial properties, and thirdly the recovery of the skins cells thanks to the Copper/zinc/manganese mineral complex & Madecassoside.
It also contains skin softening & conditioning Glycerin & Shea butter.
This has been out since february, in pharmacies nationwide, in the newer 'handbag' 40ml size which costs RRP €7.50.
I've been using it for everything & anything since then, particularly my chapped lips and cracked mouth corners, as well as on my boyfriends very sensitive & dry/flakey facial patches. I have been also using it on my feet after breaking in new shoes!!
A brilliant balm that should live in every bathroom cabinet, handbag or in my case, every living room sideboard!
And that's it for now,