This product is officially a treatment for 1st and 2nd degree burns. It creates a perfect moist environment for the healing process of burns, and isolates the wound from harmful germs and other external contamination….but I love to use this every now and then simply as a moisturizer for the night. If you want to read more about the ingredients, and why I love it so much, read along.
One tube contains 100 ml, and the working ingredient (6,7 gr) is trolamine.
Trolamine is a type of salt formed from triethanolamine and salicylic acid. It’s often used as an ingredient in sunscreens, because it absorbs UVB radiation -this makes it perfect for sunburns too!-, painkiller creams (it has an analgesic effect), and cosmetics. It has no smell and no color.
Other than that, Biafine contains 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.
Nothing extraordinary; some preservatives, avocado oil (increases the production of collagen), paraffin wax (increases the skin’s elasticity) and a little fragrance (what for?).
The cream has a nice structure, my skin absorbs it within minutes, and it doesn’t feel greasy at all. The smell is a little “medical”, but not really present. Every time I put this cream on my face in the evening, the next day I feel like blemishes and redness I had the night before, are gone.
One tube is €9,44 and available at any Pharmacy, at least in Portugal and France, or online for my US readers.
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