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User reviews

Recommend 3 reviews
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How well does it work for moisturization? 2 reviews
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How would you describe the finish? 1 review
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How would you describe the texture? 3 reviews
heavy
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How much does this product clog pores? 1 review
Definitely clogs pores
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How would you describe the smell? 3 reviews
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Product summary

"La Roche-Posay - Cicaplast Baume B5 For Dry Skin Irritations" has a good moisturizing formula. This moisturizer uses a good combo of humectants and emollients. These both types of ingredients are essentials for improving the skin hydration and keeping the skin barrier healthy. Humectants in this product (panthenol, glycerin and butylene glycol) help to increase the water content in the upper layer of the skin. (These ingredients do so by "capturing" water molecules from the outside air or from within the deeper layers of the skin). Emollients in this formulation (butyrospermum parkii butter, dimethicone and hydrogenated polyisobutene) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.

Ingredient callouts

  • This formulation also includes actives derived from an extract of the Centella Asiatica plant (its other name is 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.
  • This formulation also includes panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) at about 1.60% - 2.50% concentration. In this concentration, panthenol works effectively to improve the skin barrier and reduce inflammation.

Irritation risk

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 3 reviews 100% recommend this product
  • When it comes to comedogenicity, the reviewer found that it does not clog pores.
Our users describe the finish of this sunscreen as dewy, They find the product's texture to be heavy - light and In terms of the smell, our users report that no smell - light fragrance.

Price

The product retails from 6.00£ up to 17.56£ in the United Kingdom, from 15.84A$ up to 109.00A$ in Australia, from 8.00$ up to 15.99$ in the United States and from 16.00CA$ up to 22.50CA$ in Canada.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"The balm is enriched with powerful Vitamin B5, Madecassoside and Glycerin, which come together to deeply nourish and moisturise dry, uncomfortable skin, minimising the appearance of coarseness and redness."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, butylene glycol.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: butyrospermum parkii butter, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: madecassoside, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
5.3% - 7.9%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
3.7% - 5.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.7% - 4.1%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
2.2% - 3.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.6% - 2.5%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 2.2%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
1.3% - 1.9%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.1% - 1.6%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
0.85% - 1.25%
0.5% - 1.15%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.4% - 0.95%
An antioxidant that is typically derived from plant Centella Asiatica. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin and support skin barrier function. It could, however, itself be irritating. It is often unstable in formulations
0.4% - 0.9%
Might be able to help restore skin barrier function supporting its hydration
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.65%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.15% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.15%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.05% - 0.15%

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