Wednesday 2 March 2016

Speed Review: La Roche Posay Cicaplast Mains

La Roche Posay's reasonably priced yet effective skincare is amongst my favourites and most repurchased. As such, I was keen to try beauty blogger favourite, La Roche Posay Cicaplast Mains which is a barrier repairing cream for dry & damaged hands.

La Roche Posay Citaplast Mains review

The white & blue packaging is slightly clinical but instantly recognisable as La Roche Posay. I appreciated the inclusion of a "use-by" date on both the outer box and the tube inside (which reflects the design of the box). The 50ml tube with flip top dispenser is functional as well as being travel friendly.

When I came to use La Roche Posay Cicaplast Mains, I was surprised at the texture which is unlike any hand care product I've tried. The silicone-y gel reminded me of a primer. It had no discernible scent, was instantly absorbed and left hands feeling soft & velvety smooth but with no greasy residue.

Immediately following use, hands felt conditioned and soothed. That said, the feeling didn't last for a particularly long time. It isn't the most nourishing hand cream I've tried and as such, despite the fact that a little goes a long way, it needs to be regularly reapplied.  However, it does feel as though it creates a barrier to skin, preventing moisture loss so I feel that it would be a good choice for those who spend a lot of time outdoors in the cold, for example.

At £6.50 for 50ml, I feel that La Roche Posay Cicaplast Mains offers good value for money but it's worth bearing the unusual texture in mind before purchasing as I don't think it'd be to everyone's liking.

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