I think it’s been almost a year since I won this La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume in a giveaway. I’m very sorry to the person I got it from, but I can’t remember which blog the giveaway was from and I wouldn’t want to risk naming the wrong person. Anyway, back then I was busy trying a lot of different products, so I didn’t really get the chance to fully focus on this one. Almost a year later I finally do have time to do so and therefore I think it’s finally time that I’m reviewing this product. So, if you’re interested in finding out what the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume is, what it does and whether or not it’s any good, I highly suggest you continue reading this post!
First things first, let’s start with talking about the packaging. Like most La Roche-Posay products, this one did come in a box. Because it has been so long since I got it, I don’t have it anymore. I had already taken pictures so long ago but those didn’t really fit my style anymore, which is why I had to retake them. And that meant taking pictures without having the box. But obviously that’s not big deal. The box isn’t all that special, the tube is what should have (most of) our attention. So let’s talk about that.
The La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume comes in this tube. In size it’s pretty average. It isn’t a very long tube but it is a bit thick. It’s white for the most part and has some black and blue text on it. And the blue rectangle that seems to be the logo of La Roche-Posay. All in all I think that the packaging is pretty okay. It’s not mind blowingly gorgeous or anything like that, but to be real here I don’t even think that that was their goal when they were creating this packaging.
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume SPF50 – €13,50
I have to say that I was really excited about giving this product a proper try, but I didn’t really know what it was aimed at. Like is it a moisturiser, is it a body care product? Who knows? To find that out I decided to go on the internet. According to the product description this is a calming and healing balm. It’s non-greasy and non-sticky and it doesn’t leave a white cast. It’s a high tolerance balm specially created to soothe and calm sensitive skin. I works to comfort and restore damaged or irritated skin. Its soothing, anti-itching properties promote optimal skin recovery, helping to alleviate skin tightness, chapped lips and irritated skin. Its comforting nature should prevent red or brown scarring marks for more even toned, healthy-looking skin. It’s supposed to be ideal for tattoo protection. In addition to all of that it’s also fortified with high protection UVA/UVB of SPF 50.
Having read all of that I was very excited to try this product. It seems to be one of those multi-functional creams or balms that you can put on any area of your body where you need something soothing or calming. I have to say that, even though I don’t have sensitive skin myself, I do struggle with itchiness or irritated skin a lot, so this definitely is a product that comes in handy for me.
The main thing that surprised me about this product is the fact that it can also be used on the lips. In texture it is like a normal cream so I wasn’t sure what that was going to be like, but I was excited to give it a try.
When I used it on my lips for the first time it was definitely a unique experience. I’ve never used a creamy product like this on my lips and it did take some getting used to. I do really like the way it feels. Because it’s a cream rather than a balm it’s super lightweight and you can barely feel that it’s there. It doesn’t make your lips look glossy or feel like something is on them, because the cream sinks in really quickly. Because it does sink in really quickly it is very effective. After less than a minute my lips felt super soft and smooth and they weren’t as chapped anymore. It seemed like a miracle.
However, there’s also a downside to using this on your lips. The cream does have a scent to is that isn’t necessarily made to get into your mouth. I’m a bit of a lip-licker, so I had to be really careful not to do that when using this on the lips. If it does get on your tongue or in your mouth it does taste very, very bad. However, it is a good way to stop the habit of lip licking, since that’s something that can really mess up your lips!
Like I said the Cicaplast Baume has a creamy texture and it’s lightweight. I actually expected it to be a thick and heavy cream, like a salve, but instead it’s more like a fluid. It’s pretty liquidy and a little bit of it goes a very long way. For example, the amount that is on my hand on this picture is enough to cover my entire underarm.
Anyway, back to my experience with it. Like I said I do like the way it acts on my lips. It’s very quick and effective. Well obviously I haven’t just tried it on my lips. I also tried using in on dry spots like my elbows. On my elbows it acted the same way. It sunk in really quickly and it was very effective. Within a matter of seconds my dry elbow felt nice and smooth again and my skin didn’t feel as tight. It’s almost like this is a magic product.
I don’t know what it is about it and how it exactly works, but I am so intrigued by this product. Knowing La Roche-Posay I obviously did expect this to be a very proper product, but I definitely didn’t expect it to be this great. It’s like a wonder cream.
All in all I’m very mind-blown by the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume. This is by far one of the most incredible multi-functional products I have ever used. I didn’t know what to expect, but I didn’t expect this. This cream makes anything smooth and moisturised in a matter of seconds. From your elbows to your lips, it does it all. Literally. I’m so mind blown I just don’t know what to say anymore aside from the fact that I definitely think this is the ultimate autumn and winter musthave! I LOVE this!
That’s it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this cream and whether or not you’d use it!