Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Winter Hand Helper: La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Mains

Another fabulous product in the Cicaplast range from La Roche-Posay is their new hand cream. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Mains retails at around the €7.50 mark, a great hand cream and one to try even if you don't suffer from extremely dry hands.

Along with the very nourishing La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, Niacenamide and Glycerin (a humectant- something that attracts water from the air) work to form a hydrating barrier that helps to heal sore hands and and protect them from further drying. Developed as a treatment for chronic dermatitis, this barrier cream leaves an invisible glove like effect that is supposed to last up to 3 washes with water and resist up to 6 successive dryings.

I can attest to the barrier-like feel that Cicaplast Mains does create on the skin and it is not at all unpleasant. I find it rather comforting and quite soothing. It smells very neutral, a slight fragrance, but nothing overly noticeable which is good because fragrance/perfumes are one of the things that irritate sensitive skins.

Being more of a balm than a traditional cream means you only need a little as hand heat melts this and allows it to spread easily.This is immediately soothing and sinks in quickly to leave only a slight barrier on the skin, but as I said it isn't unpleasant or irritating and it doesn't leave greasy fingerprints on your touch screen. You don't need to wait for this to dry and you can go back to doing what ever it is you were doing immediately. The tube is handbag and desk-drawer friendly and has that all important flip-top lid so you are not faffing to try get the lid screwed on properly.

The effects of the cream are long lasting and my hands are looking pretty good since I started using this. I am not suffering from itchy fingers (the skin on the backs of my fingers gets incredibly itchy when my hands are dry... I am not a thief) at all during the day and I am not really having to apply hand cream as often during the day either. January is a notoriously difficult month to get through (I think it is the coldest/longest/wettest/snowy-est/barest/meanest month of the year) without having to worry about or actually deal with sore, cracked, dehydrated hands.

Cicaplast Mains joins the Cicaplast Baume B5 Repairing Balm and the Cicaplast Levres in the Cicaplast range and you should be already be able to find it on the shelf of your local Pharmacy or Boots Store.

**PR Sample Gratefully Received


  1. This is a great hand cream! One of the best I have tried. It has really helped my hands which have been really bad lately

    1. Me and my daughter are fighting over this... it is pretty amazing...


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