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I recall speaking with a sales rep at Shoppers Drugmart (Canadian drugstore) years ago (like 5+ years ago, oh my!) và he told me that he’s noticed many customers buy La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 for acne. Since that encounter, I have continuously had a tube of it in my skincare collection. The original version was my go-to for surgery scars, acne & post-CO2 Fraxel tia laze care. I very well understood why it’s a cult classic and has earned “Holy Grail” status in many a person’s skincare routines.

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I eventually stopped repurchasing và there are a few reasons why:

It was very castyFelt a smidge too greasy & never setStung my face at times, so I could not rely on it completely when my skin barrier felt very impaired

Lo’ & behold, not even a year later, I purchased the new La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+. The cult classic hàng hóa has been reformulated, thus I was intrigued. I wanted khổng lồ try it in hopes my previous reservations were settled.


La Roche Posay’s new Cicaplast Baume B5+ has been in constant rotation in my skincare routine ever since I picked it up at the local pharmacy. It has only been a couple of weeks, but I am ready to review it for you all!

General Information About La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+


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“Ultra-repairing soothing balm clinically proven khổng lồ immediately soothe uncomfortable, damaged, or irritated skin, và to provide the optimal conditions for faster và better repair from day 1*.

The new & improved La Roche Posay Balm formula helps accelerates the natural skin recovery process whilst respecting the skin microbiome & reducing feelings of discomfort. The balm texture acts as a barrier cream, leaving an invisible protective layer on the skin, also making it ideal as an everyday nappy change balm.

*Skin barrier repair, instrumental test, 26 subject’s vs untreated skin.”

– La Roche Posay UK site
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Price: 15,95 EuroPackaging: Opaque white squeeze tube with click-off capAmount: 100mlWhere khổng lồ Buy International: Escentual ** This is an tiếp thị liên kết link. If you click on this liên kết and make a purchase, I earn a small commission. Thank you for your support!

Additional Claims/Information

Product is for face & bodyMinimalist formulaHypoallergenicMay be used fornappy rashesmosquito bitesheating sensationspost peeling & laserClaim it’s an ultra-nourishing textureNon-greasy finishFragrance-freeDenatured alcohol-free

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ Ingredients


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Aqua/Water, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Panthenol, Zea Mays Starch/Corn Starch, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Trihydroxystearin, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice, Zinc Gluconate, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Silica, Aluminium Hydroxide, Magnesium Sulfate, Mannose, Capryloyl Glycine, Caprylyl Glycol, Vitreoscilla Ferment, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Lactobacillus, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Maltodextrin, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Tocopherol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide.

I looked on a good number of La Roche Posay’s official hàng hóa pages, & I never saw an updated ingredients list. I found the danh mục above on cocooncenter.es.

“La Roche-Posay’s Cicaplast Baume B5+ is enriched with new Tribioma (a unique prebiotic complex) combined with 5% of vi-ta-min B5 and madecassoside​. Enriched with antibacterial agents’ zinc & manganese, the formula provides the optimal environment skin needs for its healing process, reducing the causes of long-term scarring.”

– La Roche Posay UK site

The above quote pretty much sums what the formula of La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ is all about.

The newest star ingredient is Tribioma. It is La Roche Posay’s trademark for a chất lượng prebiotic complex. It’s derived from sugars, plant extracts & fermented ingredients. It is supposed to lớn help restore the skin’s microbiome, in turn helping khổng lồ strengthen weakened skin.

Highlighted Ingredients

While comparing the old formula on various websites và what I have on the box, I noticed extra ingredients:*Not a skin expert in anyway. I’m a “skinthusiast”. Below descriptions of ingredients are written lớn the best of my knowledge.

La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water – mineral rich water that soothes the skin and has antioxidant propertiesDimethicone & Shea Butter: emollientsGlycerin: a skin-identical humectant5% Panthenol: a humectant, soothing and wound-healingCentella Asiatica Leaf Extract: antioxidant, humectant và soothingPolymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice: skin conditioningZinc Gluconate: soothing and anti-acneMadecassoside: an antioxidant, soothing và wound-healingManganese Gluconate: skin conditioning, described as also anti-acneAlpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide: sugar molecule that protects and stimulates beneficial microbial skin floraMannose: sugar molecule humectantVitreoscilla Ferment: skin conditioningLactobacillus: skin conditioning; There is no indication of it being a ferment, lysate, filtrate…Tocopherol: AKA vi-ta-min E, an antioxidant

The ingredients menu of the new La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+, to me, clearly showcase what the sản phẩm is about. A non-greasy emollient cream with antioxidant, soothing, wound-healing, và anti-acne benefits. Throw in microbiome supporting ingredients, we got ourselves a nice barrier reparing product! Compared khổng lồ the old ingredients list, there are plant extracts sugar molecules as well as ferments in the formula. I (highly) suspect these are what most likely makes up Tribioma.

But does it perform as such?

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ Texture & Application


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Texture

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Straight out of the tube, La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+’s texture is a midweight, opaque, & white cream. The cast-like finish is not immediately noticeable with a thin layer. Nighttime is best to be more generous và less attentive to the finish. As I spread the cream, I notice a shimmering, wet-like finish on the skin. A thin layer eventually sets on the skin. With thicker layers, it slowly melts into that shimmery wet-like finish.

Application

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Fall 2022 PM Slow Skincare Routine

I have tried La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ in several ways, morning & night (depends if I stay at trang chủ or not):

Spot treatment for active cystic acne. At night, I am also using my prescription Retin-A Micro 0.1% tretinoin. Tretinoin also helps to reduce inflammation around cystic acne.Mixin with mositurizer. I lượt thích this for extra emollience and barrier strengthening assistance.All-over face treatment for irritated skin. I vì not use as a standalone moisturizer, it’s just not enough for my drier skin type.

My Experience Using La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ with Before & Afters

Helps with Allergic Reaction khổng lồ Skincare and Flushing

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A before & after picture using La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+. Left side: skin with an allergic reaction after a presumably gentle skincare routine. Right side: skin a few hours after appling the baume in a new, more minimal skincare routine.

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Do you recall the above before & after photo? I featured this in my Slowvember post as an example of why I’m taking it slow in skincare for November – hence Slowvember. The La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ was – và still is – the barrier repair cream I used! Although my face is slightly casty, I assure you the after photo is not the trắng film covering up the redness. The redness was still peaking through after initial application. I took the after photo once I noticed the redness has finally subsided. The baume was very quick to lớn relieve the itchiness after application. Any minor breakouts around my face also disappeared.

I also mentioned in the Slowvember post how my face was very heated after eating spicy food & having an afternoon cup of coffee. My face flushed while eating spicy food, và the afternoon coffee increased my heart rate. This unfortunate bộ combo left my face very red, heated và uncomfortable. I again had khổng lồ rinse my face và use La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ in a minimal skincare routine to save the day.

Helps with Cystic Acne

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I have been very bad the past few months at maintaining consistency with my high-fat, low-carb way of eating. European summer was just so long & beautiful, fall has also been very pleasant! This means a lot of eating out & over-indulging. It is a blessing in disguise that my face tells me my toàn thân is not happy *rolls eyes*.

Since I was intrigued by the original baume for acne, of course I’d use the new one for the same reason. On two big, inflamed acne cysts on my chin (where else), I consistently applied & reapplied a generous amount of the La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ throughout the day and before bed. I showed this application in my latest nighttime skincare routine video.

I am so impressed how within a few days, the size and anger of these acne cysts decreased. In the daytime without use of tretinoin, it performed similarly to Malezia’s 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Gel (Reviewed). Keep chú ý that I was constantly reapplying La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ throughout the day. If I were to lớn use Malezia’s BPO Acne Treatment Gel in its stead, I would apply only twice maximum daily.

Prevents Dark Post-Acne Red Marks & Maintain’s Skin’s Health

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As I write this November 17, 2022, the acne cysts are just tiny, red bumps. Although there is some residual redness, it’s nowhere as dark và obvious as the post-red acne marks I had in the past. I find the redness has faded significantly faster than just using Tretinoin on its own. In addition, my skin’s integrity is still in tact; It looks neither flakey nor depleted of moisture.

An Ode lớn the Original La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5


Before I complete this post, I just want khổng lồ give a quick shout out khổng lồ the original La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume 5 that I constantly had in my skincare collection, yet never reviewed.

Works to lớn Reduce Breakouts

The original was also excellent at reducing breakouts around my face from irritation, as well as reducing cystic acne. If you’re still not convinced, here’s a youtube video clip I found when first looking into La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5. A great testimonial on overcoming acne with a gentle product!


My CO2 Fraxel tia laze Recovery (1st Session)

I used it as my main barrier repair hàng hóa for my post-CO2 Fraxel laser care. My husband actually had to lớn pick up another tube for me mid-recovery because I was using it so generously. I will say during this time, when the state of my skin was most sensitive và weakened, there was some stinging. Because I was already dealing with itchiness, redness & all the fun stuff, I decided khổng lồ use something else. This is during the time I picked up the Bioderma Cicabio Pommade at the recommendation of an Instagram follower. Many thanks again, because I already repurchased a 2nd tube and may soon pick up a 3rd! It has proven its worth during this post-CO2 Fraxel tia laze recovery period & other instances. I deem it a go-to S.O.S. Hàng hóa in my skincare collection because I never have any bad reactions from it.

Post-Surgery Care

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Punctures from the laproscopic appendectomy surgery

I also used it consistently on my surgery scars after my laproscopic appendectomy (got my appendix removed, heh). Fun story: I went lớn a follow-up appointment with the surgeon who performed the laproscopic appendectomy on me. He took a look at my scars & asked what I used. I told him my routine, which included La Roche Posay’s Cicaplast Baume B5. He thanked me và said he wanted lớn know so he could recommend the same thing khổng lồ his other patients! Both my husband & I had such big smiles on our faces after that appointment. Although he didn’t say it directly, it’s clear the surgeon thought the healing was very good.

My friend who also saw my scars said they healed incredibly well compared to when her mother had the surgery (keep in mind age difference & lifestyle could be a factor here). I have 3 scars total – above the bellybutton, far below the bellybutton, & one on the left between the two. The latter is completely gone, the bottom one is never seen and almost faded. The vị trí cao nhất one is the biggest and most visible, but I’ve been told it looks like where I’d have a belly button piercing lol.

If the latest formula is not available where you live, worry not. The original is just as effective, but I bởi find the textures differ và how it sets on the skin. However, the new formula may be problematic for those of you who don’t get along well with plant extracts and ferments. For those of you who love the original and dread the reformulation, I believe the gel version is still the original formula.

Final Thoughts on La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+


La Roche Posay has not disappointed; The new Cicaplast Baume B5+ performs amazingly well and has been re-established as a staple in my skincare collection. Reflecting on previous usage, it has a clear track record in my routine as a sản phẩm that provides barrier repairing & anti-acne abilities.

Rave review aside, here’s the one big con: I should not have to lớn look across several of their websites lớn find an updated ingredient list. ESPECIALLY for such a cult classic product from a well renowned international brand. I started hearing of this reformulation in late August 2022. Considering how frequent online shopping is, the page for a beloved product should be up khổng lồ date in a timely manner.

As mentioned at the beginning of this post, I had several reasons why I stopped repurchasing the original La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5. The main factor was that when push came to shove, I could not 100% rely on it when my skin barrier was at its utmost dismay. Thankfully, those times do not happen frequently. I’ve come to realize that while both La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ and Bioderma Cicabio Pommade may seem similar, I reach for them for completely different reasons. Thus, it’s okay khổng lồ have more than one “cica” product, & both are must-haves in my skincare collection. I dare say, both may be “Holy Grails”.

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That’s all folks! As always, I hope you find content like this helpful và informative. Let me know in the comments down below what you think of the new formula!