Rovectin Cica Care Balm is formulated with calamine, madecassoside, and Rovectin’s Barrier Repair Complex to help calm and soothe sensitive and irritated skin. It also helps reduce the appearance of scars and dark spots from previous breakouts.
I love Rovectin products and it’s become one of my favourite Korean skin care brands.
They’ve become a permanent part of my skincare routine.
I’ve also tried products from their Cica line, which currently consists of a toner, a sleeping pack, a sheet mask and a balm.
I haven’t tried the toner but I thought the Cica Care Sleeping Pack was good, but too sticky and heavy for my combination skin.
What about the balm? Let’s find out.
What is Rovectin’s Cica Care line
If Rovectin’s Skin Essentials Aqua Enriched line is all about hydration and soothing dry and damaged skin with 7 different types of Hyaluronic Acid, their Cica Care line was made with sensitive skin in mind.
Formulated with calamine and madecassoside, Cica Care products soothe and calm irritated skin and helps battle acne, hormonal breakouts and dark spots.
Rovectin Cica Care Balm ingredients
Specifically, Cica Care Balm contains:
- Calamine. Rovectin calls calamine the “magical pink powder”. It eases irritation caused by bumps, breakouts, and hormones.
- Madecassoside from Centella Asiatica. A plant-based antioxidant that revitalizes sensitive skin while reducing the appearance of scars and dark spots.
- Glycerin. An ingredient that traps moisture by attracting it from the air and locking it into skin.
Full ingredient list below (source):
Water, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sorbitan stearate, Stearyl alcohol, Cetyl alcohol, 1,2-hexanediol, Trehalose, Vinyl dimethicone, Glyceryl stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, Sorbitan Laurate, Phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, Synthetic Beeswax, Calamine, Behenyl alcohol, Carbomer, Prunus amygdalus amara, Glycol Stearate se, Centella asiatica extract, Betaine, Camellia Sinensis leaf extract, Centearyl alcohol, Stearic acid, Hydrogenated lecithin, Arginine, Glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, Pryus malus leaf extract, Xanthan gum, Disodium edta, Jasmine extract, Vanilla planifolia fruit extract, Madecassoside, Protease
Other things to know
- Packaging. This product is available in a 40ml plastic tube. I think this is an okay size for a spot treatment, but way too small if you plan to use it as a facial cream.
- Fragrance. It has a very sweet floral smell, reminds me of lavender oil. It’s fairly strong and tends to stick around after application.
- Colour. Other photos of the product show the balm as having a light pink hue but I don’t really see it. It looks white to me and applies clear.
- Texture and Consistency. I find it slightly thicker compared to other creams I’ve used but is very spreadable.
- Skin Type. This would be great for all skin types, but would particularly benefit acne-prone and sensitive skin, especially those that suffer from hormonal breakouts, redness, irritation and dark spots
- Expiry. You must use the product within 12 months after opening.
- Others. According to Rovectin, this balm is hypoallergenic, toxin-free, and cruelty-free. It’s 100% free from parabens, artificial colorants, artificial fragrances, mineral oil, and steroids.
How to use
You can use this balm either as a spot treatment or a moisturizer. I only use it as a spot treatment and apply to problem areas at the last stage of my routine.
I also only use it in the evenings.
What I like about Rovectin Cica Care Balm
- Gentle. This product is nice and gentle on skin. No sting, no irritation. Really perfect for sensitive skin.
- Smells nice. I’ve used other acne spot treatments and while they do the job, they’re not the best smelling products, like By Wishtrend Sulfur Gel. This Rovectin balm smells nice though, like lavender. And while I’m partial to fragrance-free products, this is a nice change.
- Little goes a long way. This balm is incredibly spreadable so a little goes a long way. You really only need a very small amount to cover troubled areas.
- Small bumps disappear overnight. When used on small red bumps and applied on them as soon as you notice them, they literally disappear overnight.
- Helps with major breakouts. I find that it doesn’t work as well on major breakouts or hormonal acne but it definitely helps. It calms my skin down and it cuts the numbers of days I have to deal with breakouts by half.
What I don’t like about it
- Doesn’t sink in. After application, this cream doesn’t really sink in and feels somewhat heavy and sticky. It sort of just stays on the surface of my skin for several minutes, so I’m careful not to accidentally wipe it off.
- Leaves a cast. It also leaves a slight white cast or thin film. So I only use it at night.
- Dark spots? It’s hard to tell if this is helping lighten and even out my dark spots because I use other treatments for that but I think Rovectin Clean LHA Blemish Ampoule is a better alternative.
Do I recommend this product?
In a rating scale of 1 to 5 — 5 being awesome — this product is a 4 for me. If not for the stickiness and the white cast, I would definitely give it a 5.
Rovectin Cica Care Balm has been a lifesaver for me many times. As soon as I notice a little red bump, I reach for this balm, spread it on, and the problem is gone the next day.
Bigger pimples and hormonal acne take longer but this balm definitely helps in calming them down.
So if you have sensitive skin and deal with adult acne like me, this is a fabulous product to have in your skincare routine.
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As always, remember that every person’s skin and skin type is different so what might work for me might not work for you, and vice versa.
So before trying a new product, it pays to do a little bit of research first. Pay special attention to ingredients that you might have a reaction to.
And doing a patch-test is always a good idea. Unsure? Best to consult your dermatologist.
Happy skin experimenting!
Have you tried this product? Do you use it as a spot treatment or facial cream? Will you recommend it? Would love to hear from you in the comments section below!
If you’d like to try more, check out this list of the best Rovectin products.