Is it a miracle or is it Biafine? After I heard Shereene Idriss list this cream as one of her French pharmacy staples, I knew I had to try this. I have used it quite a bit now and I can say for sure: if you are visiting France (or if you can find it online) this is definitely worth a purchase.
So what is Biafine? Biafine is a cream that helps heal your skin. It helps with burns, scrapes, scratches and other more surface levels wounds. What it does? It ensures your skin’s natural ability to heal is accelerated and your wounds will heal quicker and will less likely form a scar.
Skincare review: Biafine
Not only does it do a lot, but it is also quite affordable. It really depends where you buy it though. Here in The Netherlands I can find it online, but it costs around €15 to €20. In France? Around €7 for a tube. I bought this in France as I tend to travel there once or twice a year. (It only takes me 2.5 hours by highspeed train to get there, so that’s a perk of living in Europe).
What does this cream have to offer?
Let’s first consifer the ingredient list:
purified water, liquid paraffin, ethylene glycol monostearate, stearic acid, propylene glycol, paraffin wax, squalane, avocado oil, trolamine/sodium alginate, triethanolamine, cetyl palmitate, methylparaben (sodium salt), sorbic acid (potassium salt), propylparaben (sodium salt), and fragrance.
The ingredient list show that this is a simple yet effective product. It does contain fragrance so if you are sensitive to that this may not be great, but this isn’t intended to be used all over (even though you can if you’d like) but more so in small places.
The active ingredient here is trolamine, which should help with inflammation but also helps with the actual experience of using the product. So a win-win: a product that blends in easily AND does something for the skin.
Why I love it?
Why do I think Biafine is worth the purchase? Not only is it an effective product I have found it works for much more than I had anticipated. After wearing sandals a few days in a row I didn’t get any blisters, but they did rub my feet and I got these little red bumps along where the straps were sitting on my feet. I put this on and it disappeared within days. Whereas last year, I ended up breaking my skin and getting an actual wound.
So not only does this help heal the skin, it also helps the skin from getting worse. I can imagine this can be great on burns when you spill something when you’re cooking, when your jeans have rubbed somewhere on your legs after a long day of walking or when you just needs that bit extra to help you skin get back to its best condition.
Is this product a miracle? Nothing truly is, but I think this one comes close.