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Lisa Loves - Monday - 25/10/10 - 12:08pm

Lisa Loves - My new favourite primer...that's not a primer!

As the heading suggests, this discovery was a bit of a happy accident. Cicaplast from La Roche-Posay is a brand new product that describes itself as an ‘Epidermal Repair Accelerator’ and is designed to hydrate and soothe the skin following minor dermatological procedures.

However, it’s also great to use if your skin is dry, irritated or flaky and is perfect for anyone with skin conditions like rosacea or acne with inflamed patches – I’ve actually just filmed a tutorial on the best way to use make-up to cover acne and Cicaplast was the perfect primer for really smoothing out my model’s skin.

This product is packed full of super-nurturing ingredients that soothe and protect the skin, fight inflammation and promote skin cell growth. It’s also a really lovely formulation – almost creamy in texture, and melts into the skin, making it a perfect pre-base product for problematic skin.

La Roche-Posay products are available in selected pharmacies and large Boots stores.

www.laroche-posay.com

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Rene - Thursday Apr 12th 2012 10:57pm
Hi Lisa, Would you recommend using this product before or after the Anthelios sunscreen. Right now, I go with sunscreen, cicaplast and then the efflacar moisturizer. Im not sure if its the right order and I notice my make up flaking off easily. Thanks : )

Charlotte - Friday Nov 5th 2010 2:29pm
Hi Lisa i bought LRP effaclar k and my skin reacted really badly, its red hot, inflamed, tight, dry and itchy so would citaplast make it worse or better? I do have what i would describe as oily skin but with the odd patch of flakey skin eg around my chin. Any idea what's best to do to calm it down.

Renae - Wednesday Nov 3rd 2010 11:35pm
I'm super excited to give this a go. Sounds fantastic. And after watching the acne cover up video, I'm even more excited - I've never seen such a transformation. You are incredible Lisa! @trang - I'm in the US as well and found it on Amazon!

trang axtman - Monday Nov 1st 2010 4:46pm
where can i purchase this product online?

Robynn - Saturday Oct 30th 2010 12:03am
Lisa, it's funny you comment on this product. I just went for a Glycolic Peel and recently been using a "norwex" cloth to wash my face with and used it with a bit much friction and ended up removing a bit of skin that when I went for the glycolic peel it burnt the skin in those spots. Well, I used this product and it cleared my skin up almost instantly! It's definately a cream I will keep on hand for future peels. My skin looks amazing!!!

raisa - Friday Oct 29th 2010 5:21am
hi lisa! thanks for sharing! i've just started using LRP products! i like the effaclar M a lot. (: was wondering if this primer would work on combination-oily skin? especially if i live in a hot and humid country like singapore. xoxo

Susana - Thursday Oct 28th 2010 7:40pm
Hi! I have just bought it in Madrid, Spain. It's easy to find in every pharmacy and, even better, it's very cheap! Less than 8 euros!! The first feelings: it's not oily at all but mosturises really well. And it calms the skin too. I have a strange (and anoying!) problem: tiny cists that appear inside the folicle. They must be "frozen" with nitrogen... otherwise, never heal :-( I'll share with you if this product work with this scars... Hope so! Thanks again, Lisa, for helping us to feel beautiful. Susana

Carol Casey - Wednesday Oct 27th 2010 6:55pm
Your posts and videos are so helpful, you're an amazing make-up artist. What primer would you recommend for oily skin? There are so many out there, smashbox, laura mercier, etc etc.

trang axtman - Tuesday Oct 26th 2010 10:00pm
where can i purchase this?i live in the usa and i am having trouble finding this product to puchase.i couldnt find it on the boots website.

Sana - Tuesday Oct 26th 2010 6:51pm
read your post early in the morning and remembered that i actually have LRP cicaplast somewhere in my cosmetic drawer. i actually have combination to oily skin, but it gets easily irritated by cold, office air conditioning and lots of other things. so i gave it a try. and so far so good - after 12 hours my makeup is still there and my skin feels nice and smooth. i guess i've just found a perfect primer for the winter. thanks for a tip

Rachael - Tuesday Oct 26th 2010 3:54pm
Lisa, as always you look stunning in this video. Love you hair and makeup...may I ask what blusher and lipstick you're wearing? Or even better maybe you could makeup a tutorial on that look, I really enjoy your everyday wearable looks! Love your videos and think you are an excellent teacher.x

Feline - Tuesday Oct 26th 2010 2:09am
Hey Lisa! I'm really interested in the La Roche Posay products, but I'm not sure what range I should use... I've got a blackhead and large pore problem, and my skin can get oily. But often when i use acne products, my skin flares up, the acne gets worse and i get dry patches. Too gentle products dont help with the pores.. what do you think is the best product, to get rid of those oily pores without messing my skin up?

memabige - Monday Oct 25th 2010 8:06pm
Hi Lisa, I dont have any porblem with my skin at the moment to use this but also in topic you wrote it's your new favourite primer, so do you suggest this just as primer for nomall skin? thanks for sharing

Lisa eldridge - Monday Oct 25th 2010 7:50pm
@Dom @Dimitris well this cream certainly wont help with that. I would suggest finding a really good therapist you can visit for a facial who can get as many out as possible. You can also use home strips for clearing pores on the nose. Then after that, use a gel treatment which contains 2% salicylic acid on the area nightly. This will stop them coming back and will help to loosen and clear any remaining. I recommend Dermalogicas Overnight Clearing Gel - I think its magic x

Lisa eldridge - Monday Oct 25th 2010 7:46pm
@Dom @Dimitris well this cream certainly wont help with that. I would suggest finding a really good therapist you can visit for a facial who can get as many out as possible. You can also use home strips for clearing pores on the nose. Then after that, use a gel treatment which contains 2% salicylic acid on the area nightly. This will stop them coming back and will help to loosen and clear any remaining. I recommend Dermalogicas Overnight Clearing Gel - I think its magic x

MontseC - Monday Oct 25th 2010 7:44pm
Thank you Lisa, this tip is really helpfull, and I hope we can see the new tutorial soon, I m sure it will be great for all of us with acne problems!!!

sarab - Monday Oct 25th 2010 7:17pm
I've been trying some LRP products lately and I was curious about this one because I'm using Retin-a and my skin really needs some repair right now. I think it's the first time I see this product on blog but if you recommend it I'll definitely give it a try. I'll ask for a sample next time I'm at their counter, LRP is really generous with samples at least in Mexico.

sarab - Monday Oct 25th 2010 7:11pm
I've been trying some LRP products lately and I was curious about this one because I'm using Retin-a and my skin really needs some repair right now. I think it's the first time I see this product on blog but if you recommend it I'll definitely give it a try. I'll ask for a sample next time I'm at their counter, LRP is really generous with samples at least in Mexico.

Lisa eldridge - Monday Oct 25th 2010 6:41pm
@Dom @Dimitris well this cream certainly wont help with that. I would suggest finding a really good therapist you can visit for a facial who can get as many out as possible. You can also use home strips for clearing pores on the nose. Then after that, use a gel treatment which contains 2% salicylic acid on the area nightly. This will stop them coming back and will help to loosen and clear any remaining. I recommend Dermalogicas Overnight Clearing Gel - I think its magic x

Dom - Monday Oct 25th 2010 6:31pm
Ah, Dimitris, I was just about to ask EXACTLY the same thing! I've got a serious (ly yucky) nose/blackhead issue too. Help Lisa! You are my skincare guru!

Dimitris Mentes - Monday Oct 25th 2010 6:02pm
Lisa, I totally forgot to ask you... I don't really have problematic skin but I do have a major blackhead problem on and around my nose. What would you recommend? Thanks, again!

Lisa Eldridge - Monday Oct 25th 2010 5:22pm
@Musing on Beauty Its great to know it really delivers on scars, thanks x @Dimitris so pleased its worked well for you, their products do rock! x @Kate Definitely worth a try. Really hope it sorts your skin out for you x @Christy it should be up tomorrow x @Mya I love the Effaclar range and have used the Duo, its brilliant x @Luminaryb It seems we are all part of the LRP fan club here! x

Luminaryb - Monday Oct 25th 2010 2:53pm
I LOVE La Roche Posay products! Especially Effaclar and Toleriane lines. I would keep this product in mind too. Thank you for sharing!

Mya - Monday Oct 25th 2010 1:26pm
I love La Roche Posay products! Now I'm using La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo which cleared out my minor acne and this also works great as a primer. Evan if I love my Effaclar Duo I will give Cicaplast a try, maybe it will help with my little acne scars. Thank so much for sharing Lisa!

christy - Monday Oct 25th 2010 1:24pm
can't wait for that tutorial! I have acne issues so I can't wait to see it!

Kate Barrett - Monday Oct 25th 2010 1:17pm
Thank you so much for this Lisa! I have Rosacea and I have been struggling to find something that has all these amazing beneficial properties!(I have rosacea) I will definitely be trying some soon.

Dimitris Mentes - Monday Oct 25th 2010 12:42pm
Thanks Lisa. I also saw the Toleriane cleanser in one of your videos and I thought I might give it a try... It is amazing! My skin has never been clearer and healthier looking! Thank you so much for your help!! P.S. La Roche Posay rocks!

Musing on Beauty - Monday Oct 25th 2010 12:36pm
We've had this here for quite a while and it works great to heal recent scars as well, I used it after having had a huge mole removed near my ear, the scar was quite big and red back then but now there's no visible mark. It's a great product!

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