La Roche-Posay Redermic R Eyes & Cicaplast Lèvres

La Roche Posay Redermic R Eyes, Cicaplast Levres

La Roche-Posay is one of my favorite French pharmaceutical brands. I like the general low-fragrance approach, and their Effaclar line is a long-term ally in my crusade against blackheads/acne. Today I have two of their new products, Redermic R Eyes and Cicaplast Lèvres to share with you!

La Roche Posay Redermic R Eyes

Redermic R Eyes (RRP in Belgium: 23,50 euros) is an unscented lightweight eye cream (I would say the texture is closer to a gel) that contains retinol. It comes in a hygienic tube with a nozzle. The eye cream claims to reduce wrinkles as well as dark circles (with caffeine). It can be used in the morning and evening, though if you have concerns about increased photosensitivity associated with retinol, you should save it for nighttime.

Redermic R Eyes can be spread out and absorbed very easily due to the lightweight texture, and it works under makeup. I have been using it for three months now, but I am not the best judge when it comes to the wrinkle-reduction claim. I wouldn’t say it has lessened my dark circles, but the caffeine does seem to depuff my eyes and make the undereye area smoother-looking in the morning (who else always wakes up with puffy eyes?).

LRP Redermic R Eyes review

I personally prefer something a bit more moisturizing and maybe somehow creamier when it comes to eye creams, but I would say that for the local retail price, Redermic R Eyes is a fair product. It might be great for those who want to try something with retinol for the first time, provided their undereye area is not on the drier side.

Here is the ingredient list:

La Roche Posay Redermic R Eyes ingredients

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Lèvres

While I am a little lukewarm about Redermic R Eyes, it is a very different story when it comes to Cicaplast Lèvres (RRP in Belgium: 5,50 euros)! La Roche-Posay developed a hand cream and a lip balm based on their popular Cicaplast (a cream for irritated skin, dry/chapped patches), and I can safely say I have finally found a lip balm that can rival my beloved Nuxe Rêve de Miel!

La Roche Posay lip balm

The unscented clear balm might not look like much, but any self-professed balm addict should give this one a go. The texture is smooth and creamy, but not so creamy that it is too heavy for daytime. You really only need a little bit as well, which makes it very economical! My ultimate balm test takes place at nighttime. Usually within a day or two, I can tell how a balm works. I am pleased to report Cicaplast Lèvres has passed the test with flying colors! My lips are always soft, smooth, and well-hydrated the next morning!

In all honesty, I am considering making Cicaplast Lèvres my go-to nighttime lip balm. I prefer this to Nuxe Rêve de Miel for several reasons. First of all, the packaging is more sanitary (tube versus pot). Second, the texture is so easy to work with. While I have to melt the Nuxe one a little with my finger, with Cicaplast Lèvres it’s pretty much squeeze, apply, and done! It is also a lot more travel-friendly. I took it on my recent trip to Taipei, and it kept my lips in great shape even when I was down with a cold.

All in all, I can’t recommend it enough, and now I would love to look into the Cicaplast hand cream!

Here is the ingredient list:

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Lèvres ingredients

Have you recently discovered a new product that can dethrone your holy grail?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

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  • casey23

    Just by judging the photo, the texture of Cicaplast looks A LOT like Avene cold creme lip balm… which is a good thing :) I already have LRP Ceralip and Avene Cold Creme and I must say Ceralip was very very weak in moisturizing compared to Cold Creme! After I finish these I’m definitely gonna look for Cicaplast.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Daria, I have never tried the tube version of that Avene lip balm! I did try the stick version several years ago, and I remember not liking it at all! It seems like I just don’t have the best luck when it comes to Avene (another thing I tried is a face wash that broke me out like there’s no tomorrow)!

      I hope Cicaplast will work for you! I really need a good bedtime lip balm to keep my lips happy, and this one aces it!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Ooooh! The lip balm! I need that! I have to go see if it’s here!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, yup you look into that one! I hope it’ll work as wonderfully for you as it does for me!

  • Bella

    I’m going to have to give that lip balm a go. The only La Roche Posay product I have is Lipikar Baume, for my and my kiddies’ very dry winter skin. I love it.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Bella, I haven’t tried that one yet, but I’ve heard great things about it! Do try the balm. It is a must on my bedside table!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com/ Redhotjillypeppers

    I love the Cicaplast products ! Still have to try this lipbalm, though.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jill, you should try this one! I’ll have to grab that hand cream at some point, though preferably when I don’t have about 10 tubes lying around LOL

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Ok, both products need to be mine ASAP! I really love LRP–truly a great brand. I am currently using their Effaclar Duo and the Hydraphase Intense Eyes cream. LOVE that eye cream (or really a light gel, actually). I thought nothing of it at first but after using a few weeks, a deep crease I had under my right eye virtually disappeared! The Redermic eye cream sounds great too so I hope my local drugstore carries this one! Also the Cicaplast line always gets good reviews and I really like the look of that balm! Of course, I’m a raging lip balm addict too, so any balms that get good reviews from bloggers I trust go right onto my wishlist ;)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Becca, oh I need to try that Hydraphase eye cream! It sounds like magic! You should really really try this balm. It’s so incredibly affordable, and it works so well!

  • http://lipstickintheattic.blogspot.com/ Judith

    The lipbalm sounds very good. I love La roche posay too, it’s one of my go to brands with avène and I also hate too much fragrance in skincare.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Judith, I can see that! I’d be happy if most products are scent-free, to be honest!

  • Bellyhead

    How perfectly timely! My skin is freaking out with the cold weather and I was researching barrier repair products and also finished a second tub of Nuxe in my office and looking for something a bit more convenient to tote around.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Belly, aww I’m so sorry to hear about that! I hope this will help!

  • birtegovarts

    I really love the regular Cicaplast, so I can’t wait to try this one!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh great! I haven’t tried that one yet, but I know many love it especially in winter!

  • http://www.beautetude.com/ Beautetude

    Oh this sounds great. Thanks for reviewing it.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome! :)

  • Kate Driveller

    HELLO I AM A LIPBALM ADDICT! Must track this one down! I think I must be the only freak who finds Reve de Miel just meh but I love the ingreds list of this.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yaaay give this one a go, Kate! I hope you’ll love it! Reve de Miel works really well for me, but you’re not the only person that I know who isn’t big on it! I guess skin really has a mind of its own!

  • http://papayapieces.com/ Sofia

    Oh I have the Nuxe lip balm and I don’t like the packaging (i.e. sticking my finger in it), so this sounds interesting.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sofia, yup this works just as well as NUXE for me! The packaging is easier to carry around as well as more sanitary, so give it a go :)

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  • http://www.project-swatch.com/ Emi at Project Swatch

    Late to the party but somehow I just saw this (from your Omorovicza review). Want! This sounds fantastic.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Emi, yeah get yourself a tube! It’s budget-friendly, effective, and in sanitary packaging. Sometimes you really can’t ask for more :)