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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Mains


La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Mains: £6.50*

I can use a stash of skincare on the face, be it serums, oils or creams, and I'm getting better at moisturising after a bath instead of just jumping straight into bed, but one area I always neglect is my hands. My poor, poor hands. I've recently been suffering a bout of bad eczema and this stuff from La Roche-Posay has transformed the state of my skin.

Like its original counterpart - the Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repair Balm - this stuff is a complete life saver. My case of eczema (which my mum tells me I had when I was little but I don't remember!) seems to be on the sides of my hands, going down to the wrists and then a few splodges here and there on my forearms. I tried to stick to fragrance-free creams or natural oils but nothing seemed to be doing the trick. Within an application the scaly, uncomfortable skin was pretty much gone, and after I used it for the second time my hands were baby soft.

The formula contains almost a third of glycerine, which helps to protect the skin by creating an effective barrier while it's working, whilst Niacenamide soothes and repairs. The texture is balm, so somewhere between a gel and a cream, and sinks into the skin within seconds and makes for extremely comfortable wear. It's not greasy or too thick and you can carry on with what you're doing straight after applying. I'm typing away with it on my hands as we speak!

I forgot where I put this last week which meant my skin started to feel sore and cracked again, so I'm definitely not taking my eye off it from now on! If you're suffering from dryness, soreness, whatever - I really can't rave about this enough and am stocking up despite having only used this for a week or so! It's that good.

26 comment(s):

  1. My hands are always dry and sometimes I can see some tiny bloody dots on the back of my hands so I have to use hand creams multiple times a day. I will definitely pick this one up next time I'm in a pharmacy. Thanks for the tip. :)

    Blu Button Box

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  2. I have been looking for something like this for my hands…sounds perfect! x

    http://amor-differo.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. It sounds like a really good hand cream! I should try it!

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  4. This looks amazing, and I have really dry skin so perfect for me! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  5. Wow, this sounds amazing. I don't have particularly dry hands, but I'm still curious about this! xx

    www.ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  6. Heard so many great things about this, really want to try it! X

    Heels Forever

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  7. DEFINITELY going to be giving this a go! My hands are ever so dry at the moment, and nothing seems to be making them better!
    Thank you for a lovely review!
    amyalaska
    x

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  8. I absolutely can't stand the feel of my hands being dry, so I'm a hand cream freak. This sounds right up my alley. Can't wait for my layover in Heathrow in April to buy this a lot cheaper than it sells here! (Knock wood.)

    Shani x
    She Dreams in Perfect French

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  9. This sounds like something I should indulge in and buy. My hands are terribly dry at the minute because of the cold weather.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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  10. This sounds lovely and knowing that it isn't greasy makes it that much more appealing. I'm a student nurse so a good hand cream is a must but it has to sink in quickly so I can get back to work!

    aneclecticaffair.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. a lot of roche posay stuff are lifesavers. i did a review on the cleansing gel today
    loverofconfusion.blogspot.ie

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  12. Great post! That hand cream sounds fantastic! Think I need to purchase some soon :)

    Sian
    xo

    http://sm-beautyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I think I spotted you at the La Roche-Posay event earlier on today. It's so strange spotting someone when you've followed them online for a while!

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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  14. I definitely have to give this a try. My hands have been so dry lately from all the heating and cold air outside.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  15. great post.
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  16. really want to try some more la roche posay products! (: x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  17. I've heard so many good things about this, thanks for sharing :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  18. I need more LRP products in my life!

    www.champagnetote.blogspot.co.uk X

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  19. I've been loving all things La Roche-Posay! Check out my blog for some reviews and how I add them to my daily routine.

    Check out my most recent post of drugstore / hughstreet makeup essentials: www.sophschoices.co.uk

    Sophie x

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  20. This is a really helpful post! I've had eczema on my hands for a few months now, and every time I think I've got rid of it, it just comes back - definitely going to give this a go, thanks! (:

    www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I know of few people who recommend hemp seeds for eczema :)
    -Agata

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