Wednesday, 6 May 2015

LRP Cicaplast Lavant B5: sensitive cleansing

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast isn't a new range... but its such a good one, especially for super sensitive skins. Cicaplast Lavant B5 is the cleanser in the range and its pretty good.

LRP Cicaplast Wash B5 is their "first soothing, purifying and repairing gel cleanser for delicate skin", and contains Panthenol (soothing and promotes healing), Copper, Zinc and Managanese to prevent "bacterial creation", glycerin to promote hydration and LRP Thermal Spring Water which is anti-inflamatory and soothing. All of which are combined into a fragrance-free, clear gel that cleanses gently and doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or stripped.

LRP formulated Cicaplast Wash B5 for all body areas (even intimate places) and it can be used on babies, children and Adults and its good for all of the following conditions:
- Eczema
- Dermatitis / Irritative dermatitis
- Scalp Irritations
- Chicken Pox
- Infant Redness / Nappy Rash
- Rough Patches / Chapped skin
- Sun burned skin
- Superficial wounds/scrapes (post-tattoo washes)

While this is a foaming wash (it does contain SLSulfate), it doesn't actually create tons of bubbles or foam. You basically put a small amount of the clear, un-fragranced gel into the palm of your hand and add a bit of water until it sort of lathers, then gently cleanse the affected area.

This is the most "lather" that I could build with it.

But it is an incredibly gentle cleanser. My daughter has been sharing it with me and she hasn't complained about the usual things: She has extremely delicate skin around her eyes, it often cracks and breaks and there are very few things that she can use on that area that doesn't sting or burn when she washes her face. She is (almost) 10 and she likes to play around with my makeup, but taking it off at bath time is a bit of a mission, because we need to get it off. Cicaplast Wash B5 is gentle enough not to sting, and it takes off light make-up. We like this.

Also: Flippy top!
I like to use this in the mornings when I need to remove the previous nights product/sweat/skincells. Its light and rinses away easily, with no residue, and it doesn't leave me running for moisturiser when I'm done.

It's not going to do jack for heavy makeup except maybe move it around your face... and Waterproof makeup is going to laugh in its face. But when your skin is sore and sensitive you really shouldn't be wearing anything heavy anyways, Cicaplast Wash B5 is going to do the job, and it will help to sooth your skin and help it on its way to healing.

And when I get my next tattoo I will deffo invest in another bottle of this and a tube of Cicaplast Gel. I think it is going to be perfect for cleaning and healing tattoos.

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Wash B5 costs €8.00 for 125mls (which has lasted me and Hannah about 4 months now) and is available in Pharmacies.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds lovely and gentle, probably wouldn't do much for me but it's a great price!


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