Many of us have medicine cabinets full of products: moisturizers, balms, ointments, etc. But what if you could replace them with just one little tube? Bioderma’s Cicabio repairing cream can take on at least four or five of the products you already own — diaper cream, anti-itch cream, dry skin balm, scar treatments and of course, antibiotic ointment.
Why we love it: This powerful skin-regenerating cream can be used for just about any skin irritation or injury (that isn’t bleeding or oozing). The cream formula means that it can be used on a burn sooner than a jelly or oil-based product, which can hold in the heat (and pain) that comes with a burn. It’s best to avoid using thick petroleum-based ointments on burns immediately after they happen because these ointments tend to trap the heat that needs to escape from the surface of the skin, resulting in longer healing times. The ingredients in Bioderma’s cream include resveratrol (an antioxidant found in grape skins and red wine), which helps to regenerate skin, a copper-zinc complex that prevents bacterial growth and hyaluronic acid for skin nourishment. The cream also relieves pain and discomfort — including itchiness — with its trademarked Antalgicine Complex.
When the cream dries, it also protects the skin beneath like an invisible band-aid, which makes it great for blisters and sore baby bottoms. This cream acts as both a barrier cream and a soothing lotion. It’s the kind of beauty breakthrough that quickly treats the ugly stuff so we can go back to feeling and looking pretty.