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Beware of the hands and lips: high-risk areas!

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Manual professions, housework, environmental aggression... the skin on the hands and lips comes under regular attack on a daily basis.

When this naturally thin and vulnerable epidermis becomes irritated and fragile, it can react even more violently to renewed exposure to external aggression or an irritant.

To help it better defend itself, the skin then needs to regenerate its protective shield with CICAPLAST, the expert range of epidermal repair care.

The symptoms

Weakened skin: at risk of chronic dermatitis and severe inflammation

The skin on the hands and lips is constantly exposed to external aggression, but its constitution is such that it's not equipped to withstand it. Its natural barrier is completely or partially inexistent. Hand skin has few sebaceous glands, and its hydrolipidic film is very fragile. As for the lips, which are semi-mucosa, they have no stratum corneum or sweat glands, no hydrolipidic film and they do not benefit from all the natural protection mechanisms of the other parts of the skin. They are therefore weakened more rapidly.

When the skin on the hands and lips is also constantly under strain, exposed to aggression and thus weakened, the consequences can be serious. The hands may develop dermatitis, or eczema. As for the lips, fissures can become chronic and as a result allergies, angular stomatitis or cheilitis develop.

In figures


40%* of all occupational diseases are occupational dermatoses. These diseases can even prevent professionals from continuing their work. In the most severe cases, the skin reaction is such that it leads to hospitalization or job loss.
*1998 figures in France

The La Roche-Posay solution

CICAPLAST expertise at the service of the hands and lips

With the launch of CICAPLAST in 2005, the treatment of damaged skin entered a new era.
For the 1st time, La Roche-Posay tackled epidermal reconstruction as a whole, for immediate and long-term results. Today, the hands and lips can also benefit from CICAPLAST's healing potential.

CICAPLAST Hands soothes, protects and restores the skin barrier of overworked hands damaged by domestic and professional aggressors.

  • Glycerin, dosed at 30%, helps build the invisible protective anti-aggression layer. It plays an important role in the skin healing process*.
Its +: One hour after application, a film resembling an invisible and imperceptible glove continues to protect the epidermis from external aggression.
*Fluhr et al., British Journal of Dermatology, 2008; 159, pp. 23-34
  • Niacinamide, dosed at 4%, helps accelerate the reconstruction of the skin barrier.
Its +: Inflammation is rapidly reduced and the skin's natural barrier lastingly regenerated.

CICAPLAST Lips soothes, protects and helps recreate the epidermis of the lips and chapped, irritated and cracked areas of skin.

  • Shea butter, dosed at 10%, supplies fatty acids similar to those of the skin. It plays an important role in hydrating, repairing and softening dry skin.
Its +: It offers long-term protection in the form of a lipid film for intense lip repair.

  • Panthenol, dosed at 5%, has an undeniable soothing action. Combined with MP-Lipids, pro-hydration active ingredients, it contributes to the long-lasting repair of the skin barrier and improves hydration. The skin regains its self-defense capacity.
Its +: Intensely hydrated, the lips regain their elasticity and natural softness. New cracks and chapping are limited.

In conclusion

For hands damaged by professional or domestic aggressors, CICAPLAST Hands acts as a long-lasting invisible glove to fight skin irritation and help recreate the skin barrier.

For lips weakened by the weather or anti-acne treatment, CICAPLAST Lips is a barrier balm that acts as a second-skin shield.

In figures


78% of professionals* say that CICAPLAST Hands is absorbed fast enough to allow them to resume their work immediately after application.
88% of respondents** say that CICAPLAST Lips leaves a protective film on the lips while making them soft and comfortable.
*Self-assessments - 53 volunteers - T4 weeks
**Self-assessments by 32 subjects taking isotretinoin treatment, over 4 weeks.

In practice

User-friendly textures tailored to the lips and hands, encouraging optimal use

Apply your CICAPLAST Hands cream several times a day without waiting for the skin to feel tight or sting. Make sure you spread the product evenly all over the skin, including in the folds between the fingers.

CICAPLAST Lips' bevel tip is perfectly adapted to the shape of the lips for a very precise application.

Thanks to its ultra-fast absorption and long-term effect, CICAPLAST Hands is perfectly suited to a daily application and for manual professions.

CICAPLAST Lips is a multi-purpose product that can be used not only on the lips but also on the contour of the mouth, the philtrum and the nostrils. It is suitable for both adults and children.

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