My La Roche-Posay Cicaplast B5 Mask Review.
Story time: I called on this product after a particularly reckless skincare week.
I was trying a new glycolic acid product and went too hard, too fast. Nek minut, my face felt tight, hot and bumpy, so I figured the timing couldn’t be more apt.
First impressions of the mask were:
Very juicy, which is a good characteristic as far as I’m concerned.
Fit my face relatively well.
Felt fresh – cooling, even.
There was no scent, either. If anything, it just had that nondescript, ‘unscented skincare’ scent.
I wore it for the specified 15 minutes and waited for a miracle. Then, I peeled the mask off slowly with bated breath *insert drumroll for dramatic effect*. My skin underneath was plump, dewy and calm. Result!
The bumps were still there obviously, but the tightness was gone. I massaged in the excess serum (there was a lot) and applied a gentle moisturiser.
The next day, my face still felt soft, balanced and so much smoother! It’s definitely a quick fix you'd file under “keep-on-hand-in-case-of-emergency”. But as far as DIY soothing treatments go, this is one of the best I’ve tried.
I think anyone with dry, dehydrated or dull skin will get a kick out of this, but it’s especially useful if you’re feeling sensitised. While I haven’t personally tried it post-procedure, I would highly recommend it in that instance, too.
Dare I say, it would also make a great remedy for accidental sun overexposure. And honestly, my face felt so plump afterwards, I’d call on it before a big event or makeup look as well.
Final verdict: I’ve always loved French pharmacy products, but this La Roche-Posay Cicaplast B5 Mask is truly spectacular.
It’s cheap, easy and delivers on its promise. Just be sure to get your mitts on one before it sells out, again.