You may remember me waxing lyrical over the all-purpose Cicaplast Baume and then Cicaplast Mains, the handcream that literally instantly soothes your hands. So when I saw the Ciciaplast Levres in my Christmas hamper from La Roche Posay, I instantly removed it from the packaging and began to slather it on my lips.
Now I am so fussy when it comes to lip balms. I suffer from dry, cracked lips most of the time (but, like most, particularly in winter) so I want a balm that will ACTIVELY heal them, not just make them a little moist – I’m looking at you Vaseline. Until now, Carmex has been my go-to, holy grail for healing my lips for years although it has gained some stiff competition with the arrival of this product.
It promises to soothe, protect and rebuild the epidermis on chapped, cracked and irritated zones as its formula contains up to 5% Panthenol which is proven to soothe and repair. It is also enriched with MP lipids which actively hydrates the lips. Cicaplast Levres is said to limit dehydration in the short term, contribute to the barrier reconstruction, immediately soothe and provide lasting comfort.
The little tube is a handy size for bringing in your pocket and the squeezy aspect means you can be safe in the knowledge that you can use every last drop of product up with no waste. The twist-off lid reveals an angled applicator which makes it easy to apply. I love straight-from-the-tube lip balms as it is a lot more hygienic than dipping your filthy finger into a tub repeatedly.
It is quite a thick, waxy texture and has a distinctly medicinal taste to it that is oddly addictive although they probably do not condone eating the product. It instantly feels like it is locking on to your lips and there is an immediate soothing effect. There is no discernible scent or burning/tingly sensation when applied but you will honestly not believe how moisturised and soft your lips feel afterwards. I also find it quite longlasting and don’t find myself running to reapply with sore lips the second it wears away.
In all, I can bravely state that this is my new favourite lip balm of all time. As I seem to say every time I review a La Roche Posay product, it just WORKS. I cannot seem to find it on the Boots website so I am unsure of the price of this but I can assure you, even if it is a euro or two more than your average lip balm, it is well worth it and I cannot recommend it enough.
What do you think? Have you tried La Roche Posay lip products? What is your go-to lip balm?