Wednesday, 8 January 2014

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Mains

Ooh a new fave. The first time I tried this I loved it. Loved it. I use a lot of hand cream - especially in this weather and on skin consult days. I still adore Aerin Rose Hand Cream but this is smaller - and cheaper (I am always asked for cheaper!).
It's 30% glycerin and has niacinamide at 4% making it perfect for Mr Hirons and Son No.1 - both of whom suffer with dry hands.

Inci:
AQUA / WATER
GLYCERIN
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
NIACINAMIDE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER / SHEA BUTTER
DIMETHICONE
PEG/PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE
GLYCERYL STEARATE SE
SODIUM POLYACRYLATE
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

It coats the hands - in a really good way - it's not sticky or oily at all - just really really comfortable. Especially good for people with dermatitis/eczema/psoriasis (through my testing - not a particular claim LRP make).

Escentual.com have it for £5.19. It seems to be sold out online at Boots. Silly Boots. Sort it out.

19 comments:

  1. Agree with everything. BUT... the smell. I can't get over the smell. Granted I only tried out the tester, so hopefully the real thing is not so pungent, or you get used to it with time. (PS- It's not like a really bad smell, probably just what the ingredients smell like when used without any fragrance added.)

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    1. Really? I didn't notice anything even vaguely pungent.. Maybe it was the tester! :)

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  2. Hi Caroline. I'm so glad I have just seen you tweet the link to this post as it has reminded me of my Dads current skin condition. My Dad suffers from dermatitis on his hands, he has had it for quite a while now and has had numerous appointments with the doctor, copious prescriptions etc but nothing really seems to work in the long term.

    Creams that are prescribed to him from the doctor and then others from just normal places such as Boots work for say a month or two and then his skin appears to get used it to rendering them no good as they stop working. This dermatitis has spread onto his elbows now and also his feet, his feet can become incredibly sore and at Christmas I was sad to see him struggling to put his shoes on. It can look really quite aggressive at times, extremely raw looking with deep cracks in his hands, it looks very painful :(

    I wasn't sure if it would be worth asking yourself about this, but it's worth a shot just in case you had any ideas. I'm going to recommend this cream featured above to my dad tomorrow as I don't believe he has tried this version or La Roche Posay in general.

    I'd appreciate any recommendations that you may have, thank you in advance.

    Amy

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    1. If he hasn't been referred to a dermatologist yet then tell him to ask. My sister had awful problems with her hands, dry, scaly and painful cracks, the doctor prescribed cream after cream, which would help a little but never solve the issue. In the end she had to demand to be referred and after a few months her skin was much better.

      I hope he finds a solution, it's not fun having to live with things like that.

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    2. If he hasn't been referred to a dermatologist yet then tell him to ask. My sister had awful problems with her hands, dry, scaly and painful cracks, the doctor prescribed cream after cream, which would help a little but never solve the issue. In the end she had to demand to be referred and after a few months her skin was much better.

      I hope he finds a solution, it's not fun having to live with things like that.

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    3. 99% certain he has seen a dermatologist, nothing appears to work for him in the long term. Yes it is horrible to see, my dad is an avid guitar player, a fantastic one at that and as I'm sure you can imagine it is hard to play when your hands are swollen and fingers are sore.

      I'll pass on La Roche Posay to him anyhow and see if that provides any relief :) Thank you x

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  3. Agree totally! That cream has been my saviour this winter working in an office. Not even the hard stuff was keeping my hands protected. I randomly picked it up one day in chemist.! Thanks for the post !

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  4. I always thought this brand was majorly expensive £5 is a bargain I'll give it a try:)

    http://itschristiefriday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I`ve got one too, the ingredients are great and it feels nice too, but I don`t think it is the best hand cream ever, I am still looking for the one.

    Erika Nagode

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  6. Caroline, I haven't been able to find Cicaplast Mains where I live - and no, I don't live under a rock, ha, ha... But me and my dad, both with very dry hands, love using Mixa's (Mixa is a French brand, sold in drugstores) hand cream with 30 % glycerine. It's our new discovery and besides glycerine it also contains shea butter, allantoin and oat extract, all in high amounts.

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    1. Mixa is the brand who does a micellair water aswell, yes? I wish you could find it online!

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  8. I get dry itchy hands all winter. Maybe this is the solution!

    Thank you

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  9. Caroline, I have a question- how do you know the cream has 30% glycerine? I know that ingredients on INCI list are in descending order. But can we actually know, by percentage, how much was used in production? It has been bothering for quite a while! I would really appreciate an answer x

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    1. Read the LRP website. They make the claim there. They wouldn't be able to do it without it being fact. X

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  10. Really would love to try some things from La roche posay :) berrie-blogs.blogspot.com xx

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  11. I suffer from eczema on my hands and while this LRP cream worked fine, I found Roc Enydrial to be just fantastic. It really cuts down on the itch and soothes the redness.

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  12. Is it suitable for face too? That 4% niacinamide sounds good :)

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