Derm-Repair Complex 43%
Soothing cream fast-repair, anti-mark
Damaged, irritated skin, fragrance-free, paraben-free
Ingredients: Aqua (Purified) Water, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Dimeticonol Behenate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Propanediol, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Dimethicone, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Caffeyl Glucoside, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phophate, Glucose, Rhamnose, Tocopherol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Glucuronic Acid, Magnesium Sulphate, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, P-Anisic Acid.
I bought this product after having some surgery last summer. I know my skin is (genetically?) not so good at repairing anything, be it a small cut or a musquito sting. Or even an acne spot ; these things take AGES to heal on my skin. So when I knew I was going to have some – visible – surgery last year, I immediately sought for a “fast repair” product, in order to help my skin heal in a better/faster manner.
Looking at the formula, I see some interresting (uncomon) ingredients like alpha-glucan. It’s brother (or sister) bèta glucan is well known for its soothing and skin-calming properties. Ingredients like this help our skin respond to external agression in a better way, thus improving redness and irritation.
Rhamnose is also present in the formula, and this is also very interresting, because other brands (like l’Oréal) use it in their ANTI-AGEING products.
I firmly believe this product helped my skin in a FASTER and BETTER way than it would have done without it. My scars healed in only a few weeks and became almost invisible after about 6 months. In the beginning, I used Cicavit+ every evening, after about 2 months I recuced application to 3-4 times a week.
The product is indeed completely odorless and although quite “rich” to the touch, sinks in after just a few minutes. A little goes a long way, meaning you don’t need to put tons of it in order to have good results. I finished about one third of the packaging now, meaning I ‘ll be using up the rest on any other part of my body in need of some extra soothing/calming moisturizer. As an after shave balm maybe (think of the Rhamnose, which is anti-ageing too!).
Bottom line: I strongly recommend this product to anyone seeking to “REPAIR” something. Any skin concern that has to do with redness, (some) inflammation or irritation will benefit from this product. It is easy to apply, non-sticky and really makes a difference.
Skin types: all
Texture: rich, but sinks in well
Available from yout Pharmacist (I got mine from Dirk Vanclooster in Veldwezelt/Belgium)