You've probably heard of Homeoplasmine, a cult French pharmacy product that comes in a tube and was originally created to soothe dry or irritated skin, popularised by makeup artists as it creates a smooth, silky canvas to work on.
On researching about Homeoplasmine, I found about Biafine, which is another cult French pharmacy product but this one is a topical emulsion that promotes healing in damaged skin.
Well, a similar classic skincare product exists in Mexico called Vitacilina, which is an ointment that is meant to treat acne, scrapes and minor burns on the skin thanks to the use of retinol and neomycin.
Retinol, a type of Vitamin A, increments cellular reproduction, which exfoliates and improves the appearance of the skin; and neomycin is an antibiotic that prevents infection. Both ingredients make it a great option to treat acne, small lesions on the skin and even fine lines.
Vitacilina has a very similar consistency (and smell) to petroleum jelly or Vaseline, which is why I only use it at night on spots and broken skin. It does help reduce the appearance of scars and best of all it is only about £1 so if you see it when visiting Mexico, I would say definitely get it even if it's just to try it out.
Have you tried any of these skincare classics?