"La Roche-Posay - Cicaplast Baume B5 For Dry Skin Irritations" has a good moisturizing formula. To work well, any moisturizer needs to include a combination of water-binding and emollient ingredients. La Roche-Posay - Cicaplast Baume B5 For Dry Skin Irritations ticks this box. Panthenol, glycerin and butylene glycol in this product (humectants) attract water molecules to the upper layer of the skin (the water comes from the outside air or from the deeper layers of the skin if the air is dry). Butyrospermum parkii butter, dimethicone and hydrogenated polyisobutene in this product help decrease the water evoporation from the skin, so that it stays hydrated for longer. These ingredients also soften the skin and take away the feeling of tightness and dryness.
- Actives derived from an extract of the Centella Asiatica plant (also known as Gotu Kola) - madecassoside 0.40% - 0.90% The Centella Asiatica Actives help strengthen and restore the skin barrier, decrease inflammation in skin and neutralize free radicals. They also can help to reduce scarring. The good news is that these actives work even in low concentrations.
- An effective concentration of Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) - about 1.60% - 2.50%. Panthenol helps strengthen the skin barrier, improve hydration and reduce inflammation in skin.
This product contains ingredients that could be beneficial, but their concentrations are too low in this formulation: titanium dioxide, zinc gluconate and copper gluconate
This product does not contain known common irritants and is suitable for sensitive skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be low. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here
You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.
What our users say
Based on 8 reviews 100% recommend this product
- When it comes to comedogenicity, all of the reviewers (6) say that it does not clog pores.
Our users describe the finish of this product as dewy - shiny, They find the product's texture to be heavy and In terms of the smell, our users report that no smell - light fragrance.
The product retails from 6.37£ up to 21.99£ in the United Kingdom, from 17.00A$ up to 34.78A$ in Australia, from 8.00$ up to 17.99$ in the United States and at around 16.25CA$ in Canada.
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