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MY MIRACLE PRODUCT!!! : Featuring La Roche-Posay CICAPLAST (Skin blemishes no more!! EVER!!)

December 20, 2010

Hi beauties :)

Sometime back, I tweeted randomly about how I accidentally scratched out a chunk of my cheek skin in the middle of the night because it as itching like a #$%%. I didn't realise the extent of the damage that I did to my face that night UNTIL I woke up the next morning and saw crusty flakes around the scratched region. After I washed my face that morning too, that was when I realised that the epidermal layer of my skin, the size of a 10-cent coin had been savagedly removed by yours truly. SHIT. That was all I could say to myself.

It was watery and no form of makeup or concealer could make it better. Instead it made it worse.

Then, I got desperate because....who wouldn't?? It's right on my cheekbones and it's so obvious and I was so conscious of it. I started applying all sorts of creams. Vitamin E cream, capsules, minyak gamat (sea cucumber essence), Elicina Snail Cream (yes...snail slime...) you name it. I tried it. But all FAILED.

That was when I became crazy one afternoon. In the middle of staring at myself in the mirror singing "I just don't know what to do with myself.... don't know just what to do with myself..." from the My Bestfriend's Wedding OST, that I decided to reach for something on my shelf. MY RUBBING ALCOHOL (yes...the kind you use to press your mineral eyeshadows.).

In my mind, I remembered how people used to disinfect wounds and clean wounds and dry up wounds with alcohol, and so I thought... hey this could work! But, of course.... it didn't. Instead, it made my skin-wound redder, thrice bigger and more sensitive! I felt so terrible. I was prepared to be Scarface for the rest of my life.

That's when I read a post on Lisa Eldridge's blog on La Roche-Posay Cicaplast. Who knew an excellent makeup artist like Lisa Eldridge would randomly be blogging on skincare products on her blog right when I needed her? It was so coincidental. I read and I read and I grew excited. Trust me, that very night, I dragged the hubbs to Guardian Pharmacy to get myself a tube. Here's how it looks like:

Some brief description: This is suitable for flaking, chapped skin and post-cosmetic peels. Cicaplast helps the skin's recovery process by protecting it. It combines mineral complex copper/zinc/manganese to stimulate the production of new cells. It is perfectly absorbed, non-sticky and easy to apply. After application, skin is relieved and protected and is free to recover more rapidly.

In Lisa Eldridge's post, she actually uses this as a make-up primer for her model who has acne. However, I read some comments from her other followers and one of them mentioned that she used Cicaplast to heal her skin abrasion besides using it as a primer as well. A-ha! That got me.

Oh wells... I have been yapping non-stop. Why don't I show you the miracle of CICAPLAST in the following pictures.

*Please be warned that you might cringe when you the pics, okay? But pictures do speak louder than words.

The patch is wet and dry and also flaky all over, it's madness I tell you! The random red patches underneath the patch is actually my post-acne marks. My skin is so sensitive that even when the acne is gone, I get red marks which will usually disappear weeks later! But.... you'll see... (I also smeared LRP Cicaplast on my post acne-marks since it claims to aid in skin recovery. So why not?)

Look at HOW MUCH BETTER the patch looks!! Only a tiny dot on the upper area is still raw.

Here's some miracle to look out for! Remember my post-acne marks in the first picture? Look here! They are almost non-visible already!! That was a totally pleasant surprise for me. Boo-yah! And finally....

Seeing IS believing my beauties.

I will keep this product with me till the day that I die.

I will share my love for it with my children. My grandchildren. My sons' future girlfriends. Everyone!!

 

With LOVE.

ps: I purchased it myself for SGD25.90, if I can remember. I use only a pea-sized amount each time. Twice a day.

posted by
12/20/10

how on earth did you scratch your face that bad? macam kenal pukul suami =XX hehehe


posted by
12/20/10

OMG! I am so gonna try this!!! Cos I get acne too but they turn dark brown/black after healing... i dunno if this works but maybe anothe LRP product will? I mean if this works, i suppose other products from LRP might too, right? I am excited! and just for $25.90? sheesh! I am impressed!


posted by
12/20/10

@youngorgeous
Rabak! My friends thought that I burnt it! It was damn itchy and I just scratched it with such a vengeance. Wahlau.

@Tasha
Yeah! My acne marks will turn from red to brown/black.. then disappear. That's why I was soo impressed with Cicaplast! You should try it! Not all LRP lines are that effective but this is a WINNER.


posted by
12/20/10

@Tasha
Oh yes, I think you may have seen it that time when you met me. It was pretty terrible, if you can remember :) Malu I nak meet you. hehe


posted by
12/20/10

and you came to my rescue! i am actually on the look for acne scar removers. got recommended TBS's Vitamin E. now i have another product to consider


posted by
12/20/10

Wow at the before n after pic!!! Awesome! But I actually gt scarred by LRP products before, it caused me an allergic rash all over my lower chin area..


12/20/10

zomg, that's really very amazing!!! do you think it will get rid of my spots??


12/20/10

but I can't help but go OUCH at your initial red skin part, I am glad all is healed now, thanks to this amazing Cicaplast


posted by
12/20/10

@idakz
I have amazing results with this so far even I can't believe it:) do try dear. TBS doesn't seem too effective for me sometimes.

@Amy
True:) I tried LRP's facial wash long ago but my skin didn't quite like it then. I guess their line does hv hits n misses, but this... This is a TOTallY diff story w a happy ending :D


posted by
12/20/10

@Soph
Oh man Soph.. Each day i looked at it before I discovered Cicaplast brings such a miserable feeling. I didn't even want to go out. Hahaha:) so glad it is soo much better now!


posted by
12/20/10

@Soph
I don't think it exactly gets rid of acne/spots. It just helps the skin heal faster. It's best to apply on recovering skin... Say after u popped a zit? Prevents scars acc to most reviews I read:)


posted by
12/21/10

Wow.. Amazing i must say.. Ive been looking at lrp products too recently.. Considering their effaclar line which is for oily skin.. Hmm must go down guardian soon to hunt down the pdcts!!! Btw ouch!!! It must have been hard for you babe... Glad its all over... :)


posted by
12/21/10

Amazing. Definitely wanna try this!


posted by
12/21/10

i'm tried a sample of their facial wash before but it didn't seem to do anything and my skin felt... odd after using it for a couple of days. This however looks really promising! I'm going to grab it first chance i get! Your first picture really does look painful but I totally understand man. I once rubbed a spot on my chin raw while sleeping. It hurt like hell and took forever to heal!


posted by
12/21/10

@linn @Fatin
It is definitely no harm trying at all. But I MUST MUST MUST share my love for this product with you beauties. I am in love. Even the hubbs is amazed!


posted by
12/21/10

@zandre
I agree with you on their facial wash. I tried their facial wash long ago but it didn't seem to do anything special at all. LRP definitely has its top winners and middle shelvers ;)


posted by
12/21/10

ok i'm gonna need to get a tube of this.. i broke out all over my cheeks in clogged pores and me being the itchy-fingers person that I am tried to squeeze them all out so now my cheeks are raw and red, and have been all week.. to the pharmacy tomorrow morning!


posted by
12/23/10

okay. i just got this. hehehe.


posted by
12/26/10

Good luck to all you beauties trying this! :)


posted by
1/02/11

OMFG! Im going to get a tube is this at Watson!


posted by
1/02/11

WOW. I will get a tube!


posted by
1/02/11

Yikes at that patch but Im sure it is healed by now! I must grab a tube after reading your post!


posted by
1/02/11

My dear beauties, just an update as of today... I am COMPLETELY healed already :) hehehe Been some time back too ;) it's a fast miracle worker. <3 it!!


posted by
1/02/11

wow that's good to hear! i have yet to get it. before reading this post i used to see la roche posay everywhere. now that i'm on the look out for it i can't seem to find it


posted by Dnasanz
7/15/11

Hello!!
Wow i´m so amazed with the pics, thanks for sharing.... you know... i´ve got a red mark, kind of hole in my fronthead (pimple mark) . I´ve just bought this cream ....do you think it´s gonna work? thanks a lot!! :)


posted by
7/15/11

@dnasanz
I know it was kind of a miracle for me! Well how I use this is on recovering damaged skin. So, if your skin is in the process of recovering, say.. you just popped the zit this product may work. But if there is a permanent scar already, I'm not sure if it'll work the same :) HThs!


posted by
7/15/11

omg first i read n thought u made a small scratch n then i saw the pic n was like OMG! poor u!! but im so glad it worked out in the end!!!

Phew! pls ah!! cut ur nails!!
:D
(this coming frm a girl who barely EVER has short nails..tsk)


posted by Dnasanz
7/16/11

Thanks for replying so fast :) You know... this little red mark on my front head , is recent, due to a stupid pimple but you know... just yesterday i started with Cicaplast by night and I couldn´t believe this morning... the redness was so muchhhhh better, the mark is straighter, and the skin is really reallyyyyy repaired, it´s just amazing! Can´t wait to my 5 day! I´m hoping for a miracle too! :)


posted by vixelle
8/18/11

Is it a normal to have a lil bit of redness when it was applied for the first time? Cos I m having redness but no itch...


posted by Anonymous
12/05/13

Hello, can I ask you something?
When you put the creme on your face, did you feel any tingle / sting??
I got chemical peeling on my face and the fooly me peeled on my own the crust and now I have something like scurs !!! :(


posted by
12/05/13

Hi Anonymous,
First thing although it's highly tempting.. Do not pick on the crusty dry patches. Let it fall or flake off naturally because when you pick on it, it might pull on unnecessary skin. If it's practically hanging on the edges, carefully use a tweezers to snap it off.
With regards to the Cicaplast, you have to diligently slap it on excessively over the wounded skin. I use a THICK layer overnight. Make sure that you have cleansed the wounded part well with water and a bit dry before you apply the Cicaplast.
Persevere and you will soon see results :) as you can see above :)


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