La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5

9/17/2013


Why am I so impressed with this simple tube of healing balm? For starters, I really like the ingredients list and more importantly - how it acts and how it impacts my skin. Its highly reparative formulation includes Panthenol concentrated at 5%, plus Madecassoside which acts as an anti-inflammatory and collagen synthesiser. The triple-action of copper, zinc and manganese encourages optimal skin recovery, while antibacterial agents ensure long-lasting protection. Now, the ingredient which sparked most interest with me is the Madecassoside. It is also known as Gota Kola, is an active skin care ingredient derived from the plant Centella asiatica - a medicinal plant that has been used for over 2000 years in India and in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used by many cultures for its curative properties. One study has shown even small amounts of this compound (0.1% in one case) combined with vitamin C have benefit when applied to sun-damaged skin. It also plays a role in wound-healing, collagen synthesis, and functions as an antioxidant. Some studies also suggest that Madecassoside may be beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis, most probably via its anti-inflammatory action. This is something I especially want to highlight since I'm prone to psoriasis bursts during stressful periods. More about this a bit later.

Zasto sam toliko impresionirana jednom obicnom tubicom regenerativnog balzama? Za pocetak, jako mi se dopadaju sastojci a sto je jos bitnije - rezultati koje pokazuje od prve upotrebe na mojoj kozi. Njegove mocne sposobnosti obnavljanja poticu od koncentracije pantenola od cak 5%. Na to se nadovezuje Madecassoside koji djeluje protuupalno i potice sintezu kolagena. Trostruko djelovanje bakra, cinka i mangana podstice optimalno oporavljanje koze dok se antibakterijski agensi brinu za dugotrajnu zastitu. Sastojak koji me ponajvise zainteresovao jeste Madecassoside. Poznat je kao i Gota Kola a radi se o aktivnom sastojku koji se koristi u njezi koze. Dobija se je iz biljke Centella asiatica - medicinske biljke koja se vec preko 2000 godina koristi u Indiji i u ayruvedskoj medicini. Koristena je od strane mnogih kultura zbog svojih obnavljajucih sposobnosti. Jedno istrazivanje je pokazalo da cak jako male kolicine Madecassosida (u jednom slucaju samo 0.1%), u kombinaciji sa vitaminom C pruza odlicne rezultate u tretiranju ostecenja koze koje izaziva suncevo zracenje. Takodjer ima bitnu ulogu u zarastanju rana, sintezi kolagena i jos k tome djeluje kao antioksidans. Neka istrazivanja sugerisu da bi Madecassoside mogao biti koristan i u tretmanu psorijaze, najvjerovatnije zbog svojih protuupalnih svojstava. Ovo je nesto na sta posebno zelim skrenuti paznju posto sam sklona psorijazi tokom stresnih perioda. Nesto vise o tome malo kasnije.



This all sounds terrific in theory but does the mix of amazing ingredients actually perform as expected? You betcha! There are countless ways of using Cicaplast Baume B5 and it has helped me through some rough times - literally. I've soothed my sore and flaky nose too many times to count. I don't have to catch a cold for my nose to be flaky, it is that way most of the time for some reason. Just imagine the horror - oily skin, blackheads and flakiness. What a trio. The point is to hydrate and soothe the irritated and flaky skin without making the skin too oily. It actually works that way. My nose is now smooth and well while not shining more than usual. Cicaplast Baume B5 is also an expert when chapped lips are in question. It's thick formula repairs even open cracks (yup, I even get those). But because it leaves a slight whitish cast, I like to use it as an overnight lip treatment and in the morning, my lips are beautifully smooth. I also use it to prep my lips before I put a demanding lip color on. Such a multitasker. Rough knees, heels and elbows also get that much needed hydration. Because skin literally sucks all this Cicaplast and fine lines (ant not as fine ones) don't seem as pronounced. This is especially helpful for all my ladies with dry knees. No reason to avoid skirts, shorts and dresses.

Sve navedeno zvuci odlicno u teoriji ali da li miks svih ovih fantasticnih sastojaka u realnosti daje ocekivane rezultate? Itekako! Na nebrojene nacine mozete koristiti Cicaplast Baume B5 a meni je bio od nemjerljive pomoci u vise navrata. Umirila sam nadrazen i perutav nos kada god je bilo potrebno. Ne moram biti prehladjena da bi moj nos bio u tom konstantnom stanju i dosta vremena je takav sto mi zadaje muke. Zamislite taj horor - masnu kozu, mitesere i povrh svega perutavu, isusenu kozu. Kakav trio. Cilj je bio hidrirati i umiriti iziritiranu i perutavu kozu bez dodatnog mascenja koze. Ocekivanja su opravdana. Nosic mi je gladak ali ne sjaji se vise nego inace. Cicaplast Baume B5 je ekspert i kada su suhe, ispucale usne u pitanju. Njegova gusta formulacija zacjeljuje cak i otvorena napuknuca (da, cak i njih imam). Posto ostavlja blago bjelicast trag na kozi kada se nanese u debljem sloju, volim ga na usne nanijeti pred spavanje i ujutro su mi usne krasno mekane. Takodjer ga nanosim i kao pripremu za ruzeve koji zahtijevaju da usne budu u skoro pa savrsenom stanju. Gruba koljena, pete i laktovi takodjer su mjesta na kojima ga mozete koristiti. Koza vam bukvalno pred ocima usisa sav Cicaplast koji namazete i blage linije na prevojima postanu manje izrazene. Ovo ce posebno biti korisno svim damama koje imaju izrazeno suha koljena. Nema razloga da zbog toga vise ne nosite suknje, sorceve i haljine.


I use it as a regular hand cream as well. No panic attacks when I realize that I forgot my usual hand cream. What's surprising is that it's also good for the face. I guess that it has a unique texture. It's white, thick - almost emollient yet not oily. I have no clue how they did it but this is beauty gold here. I'd say that it's a cross between a balm, cream and thick gel even. Pretty difficult to describe. I've read that people find it not to have a scent but I do detect something extremely gentle. The smell is more difficult to describe than texture is. It makes me think mineral water, pharmacy, pharmaceutical after-suns and medical lip balm. It's not tacky at all, sinks into the skin withing seconds but it gives such a powerful burst of hydration. It alters the way skin (especially dry skin looks). It's like it breathes life into it, gives that healthy appearance and color. I use it on my face when I red red cheeks which does occasionally happen - especially when I'm really warm. It tones all the redness down and soothes irritation. I'd generally recommend it to dry skin and almost any skin which is dehydrated. The cool thing is that it doesn't cause breakouts. I wouldn't recommend using it on the face instead of your regular moisturizer though - only when you really need it.

Koristim ga i kao standardnu kremu za ruke. Nema vise panicarenja kada se sjetim da sam zaboravila ponijeti kremu za ruke. Ono sto je iznenadjujuce jeste i da se moze koristiti na licu. Pretpostavljam da je i u tu svrhu koristan zbog svoje jedinstvene teksture. Bijel je, gust - skoro pa emolijentan ali ne i mastan. Ne mogu nikako da "provalim" kako su uspjeli kreirati takvu konzistenciju ali ovdje imamo pravo beauty zlato. Opisala bih ga kao mjesavinu balzama, kreme i gustog gela. Prilicno ga je tesko opisati. Citala sam da mnogi smatraju kako je lisen svakog mirisa no kada ga pomirisem osjetim ipak jedan jako blag miris. Taj miris je jos teze docarati nego teksturu. Podsjeca me na mineralnu vodu, apoteke, proizvode za njegu tijela nakon suncanja iz linija apotekarskih brendova i medicinski balzam za usne. Kozu ne ostavlja ljepljivom na dodir vec se trenutacno upija u kozu a da pri tome pruza snaznu navalu hidratacije. Naprosto izmijeni nacin kako koza izgleda (narocito je promjena vidljiva kod suhe koze). Kao da joj vrati zivost, koza ponovo izgleda zdravo i vrati joj boju. Koristim ga na licu kada mi se obrazi zacrvene (obicno kada mi je jako vruce). Umiri crvenilo i iritaciju. Uopsteno bih ga preporucila suhoj kozi i svim tipovima dehidrirane koze. Fantasticno je sto ne zacepljuje pore i ne izaziva bubuljice. Ipak, ne bih preporucila da njim zamijenite svoje kreme za lice vec da ga koristite samo kada procijenite da je zaista potrebno.


If you're using something like retinol, I'd also recommend using it when your skin feels fragile and tight. It takes away all the tightness. On the box, it says to avoid using it around the eyes. I think that it's a brilliant pick me up for times when you take off your make-up frequently. I applied in on several occasion and it soothed my sensitive eye area beautifully. It's so gentle that you can use it on small children and babies (think diaper rash). I also found a new use for it. After shaving my legs, they get bumpy and dry more often than I remember they used to before. I applied it on my legs and all the bumps and redness was gone really fast. I was amazed! I would also use it on our men after shaving - they need care and comfort too. Since I am prone to psoriasis but I don't have it all the time - when I do experience extreme stress, my skin reacts on certain places. Armpits, inside elbows, knees, back, neck and stomach get these small patches of psoriasis. Cicaplast Baume B5 takes care of them, plumps the skin, makes it smoother and during continuous use, psoriasis patches fade. This is amazing and I cannot recommend it enough. Have you ever tried it? Currently Escentual has reduced prices on many products, including La Roche-Posay. Cicaplast Baume B5 40ml tube costs £5.10 and the big, 100ml bottle costs £11.05. Both, product and the online shop have my seals of approval. 

Ako koristite nesto poput retinola, i u tom slucaju je jako dobar za trenutke kada vam je koza dosta osjetljiva, krhka. Potpuno odnese osjecaj zatezanja. Na kutiji u kojoj je zapakovan, pise da ga ne bi trebali koristiti na okoloocnom podrucju. Ja moram reci da mi je izvrstan nakon sto vise puta nanesem i skinem sminku oko ociju. Tada je ta tanka koza iziritirana do mjere kada joj ovaj balzam predstavlja jedini spas. Nanosila sam ga u tu svrhu par puta i stvarno mi je pomogao da me okoloocno podrucje ne zateze niti boli. Jako je njezan i preporucuje se koristenje na maloj djeci pa i bebama (pomislite samo na pelenski osip). Nasla sam i jos jedan nacin upotrebe. Nakon brijanja nogu, cesto mi se pojave sitne kvrzice i koza potkoljenica mi je uvijek strasno suha. U posljednje vrijeme znatno cesce nego sto je to prije bio slucaj. Nanijela sam balzam i na noge a sve kvrzice su se jako brzo povukle i koza je postala meka. Mogao bi se koristiti i nakon brijanja muskaraca - njihovoj kozi je takodjer potrebna njega. Posto sam sklona psorijazi (sto sam vec spominjala), reci cu vam da mi se tokom velikog stresa pojavljuju fleke psorijaze ispod pazuha, unutar laktova, koljena, na ledjima, vratu i stomaku. Cicaplast Baume B5 se lijepo pobrine za njih, izgladi kozu, umiri je a nakon duze upotrebe fleke psorijaze izblijede. Ovo mi je fenomenalno otkrice i svima zelim preporuciti ovaj proizvod. Da li ste ga mozda isprobali? Trenutno su na Escentualu snizene cijene mnogih brendova, ukljucujuci LRP. Cicaplast Baume B5 tuba od 40ml je snizena na cca 12KM a velika tuba od 100ml kosta cca 26KM. I proizvod i web shop imaju moju iskrenu preporuku.

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4 comments

  1. This is absolutely one of my staple skin savers. So amazing for the upcoming winter too!

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    1. Yes, I agree - it will be perfect for the cold winter months! :))

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  2. volim jako ovaj proizvod i isto ga koristim za sve i svašta, jedino mi na usnicama nije savršen. Sve ostalo potpisujem :)

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    1. Zaista je divan i najbolji mi je od svih multiprakticnih balzama. Meni sve sto je hranljivo zavrsi na usnama u pokusaju da ih oporavim pa tako i on ali mi je solidan, samo sto tesko da ga mogu po danu nanositi jer ostavlja bjelicast trag :/

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