So you all must know of my unabashed grá for La Roche-Posay Cicaplast, I’ve gone on about it enough. You can imagine my absolute delight to be invited to the launch of the latest and greatest addition to the La Roche-Posay family, Cicaplast Baume B5. It’s billed as “an all in one product which soothes and repairs all irritated or altered skin with an ultra comfortable, nourishing balm formula”. La Roche-Posay are marketing it to everyone, for everything! Or at least any non-bleeding skin problem you can imagine: nappy rash, eczema, dry patches, chapped lips, sunburn, cracked nipples… You name it, as long as it’s a non-oozing wound, Cicaplast Baume B5 apparently treats it.
- Optimal skin recovery
- Madecassoside and manganese assist in skin repair.
- Soothing of dry, irritated areas
- 5% Panthenol – soothes irritation and redness. This is the same concentration of Provitamin B5 as is used in Bepanthen, which we have raved about before.
- Shea butter and glycerine for intensive moisturisation.
- Skin protection
- Rich, nourishing texture
- Combined action of madecassoside and copper – zinc – manganese complex helps to control bacterial growth.
The launch was held yesterday evening in the Science Gallery (an excellent venue I must say) and featured talks from Irish dermatologist Dr. Geraldine Morrow and dermatologist nurse Selene Daly. Being of the skeptical scientist variety, I was very interested in the evidence presented by the medical professionals who treated their patients suffering from various atopic skin conditions with Cicaplast Baume B5,.
The results above are quite extraordinary. Cicaplast Baume B5 seems to be an extremely well tolerated, deeply moisturising, anti-bacterial product, perfect to support skin repair and resilience, even in the face of skin disease.
For those of us not suffering from skin conditions, this could still be a great product to keep in your handbag for use on dry hands, lips, elbows, cuticles, and those everyday bumps and bruises. For mammies, this sounds like a must have for kiddies’ bums, rashes and itchiness. Priced at €12.50 for 100 mL, to me this is a bargain for an effective multi-purpose product.
I’ve given my sample tube of Cicaplast Baume B5 to a colleague suffering from psoriasis and will report back with his results in a few weeks. The before picture is above, it will be interesting to compare to the after pic to confirm La Roche-Posay’s claims for myself!
What do you think of La Roche-Posay’s new “miracle” product? Will you be rushing out to buy it, or are you rather “meh”?
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