Repairing creams can offer skin comfort when it's feeling sensitised or delicate. These gentle formulas will help to soothe and calm.
Repairing creams may not be the most glamorous of topics, but protecting our skin is something we should think about every day. Our first port of call is usually SPF (a great choice), but when skin is red, itchy and irritated a soothing, repairing cream might be the next step.
Repairing creams have many uses in the household, for all the family, from helping treat minor burns to soothing dry, irritated or itchy skin. There can also be some more cosmetic uses for them too (including healing after non-abrasive laser skin treatments). Similarly, they can help soothe the tightness associated with the initial stages of retinol product regimes.
There are different ones on the market, but we really love these two repairing creams. They offer fast results but in a gentle way.
What is it? A moisturising repairing cream that relieves discomfort and acts on each skin repair stage.
Who is is suitable for? All the family, including babies. For both face and body.
What does it do? This works primarily on reducing discomfort from itching and flakiness in the skin. It has a gentle, non-comedogenic formula with a 'dressing effect' texture to help the delicate skin barrier to heal more effectively. Added zinc gives an antibacterial element as well. For sun damage, there is also a Cicabio SPF 50+ cream in the collection that is designed to repair and protect skin from scarring.
La Roche Posay
Cicaplast Baum B5 100ml €12.99
What is it? A multi-purpose repairing balm that soothes, repairs and protects the skin.
Who is it suitable for? All the family, including children and babies. Suitable for both face and body.
What does it do? Helps prevent infection, soothes and repairs chapped, cracked skin. This is one of our all-time favourite products from La Roche Posay. It is gentle, but effective and works on everything from nappy rash to dry, itchy skin, cracked knuckles and elbows. A good friend of mine swears by it for helping to manage the redness and dryness of their psoriasis too.
Do you ever use repairing creams? Have you tried either of these?