Why are TikTokers dotting La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 all over their faces?

Put the toothpaste down, pimple poppers

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / August 10 2022

Ever experienced the occasional bout of hormonal pimples, or been dealt the unfortunate card that is adult acne? 

If so, you’re probably sick of hearing all the tips for treating pimples, purchasing high-strength serums for acne, and ignoring bad advice like Cody Simpson’s pimple treatment hack (please, put the toothpaste down kid). 

And as it turns out, so is the BeautyTok community. 

In an effort to soothe and nurture their dried out, sensitive acne-prone skin, TikTokers have started using an unlikely skin care hero as a spot treatment…

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 ($16.99 at Chemist Warehouse) is typically used as a hydrator for dry skin, and an intensive repair treatment for impaired skin barriers. But people with pimples are swearing by the stuff for healing their acne without drying their skin out like traditional spot treatments.

Unlike traditional pimple treatments that contain harsh ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 is formulated with reparative madecassoside and hydrating panthenol. Plus, it’s antibacterial, making it a no-brainer for acne-prone skin. 

The content creators in question are dabbing the stuff onto their pimples to prevent scarring, hydrate the area, and seal and protect the skin from potential acne-causing bacteria. It’s also been lauded as a lifesaver for irritated skin (and conditions such as rosacea) as it’s so effective at reinforcing the skin’s natural protective barrier and diminishing redness. 

Perturbed as to why you’re still getting pimples? Here are seven reasons you keep getting pimples.

Main image credit: @livvmarkley

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).

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