Biafine Emulsion -186 gramsSKU:
Biafine is manufactured by Laboratoire Medix in France as a topical for wounds and burns. Biafine has been used in France for more than 25 years, and it contains non-toxic and herbal ingredients. It was approved in 2006 for use in the United States. Biafine hydrates skin tissue, adding water to healing tissue, softening scars, promoting the body's antibacterial activity and reducing contamination. It is safe to use Biafine daily.
Biafineis a topical, water-based emulsion that penetrates the skin to hydrate the underlying tissues. The formulation is an emollient, which softens scarred and dead superficial tissue upon penetration and hydration, to promote healing. Biafine enhances autolytic debridement, which is the body's mechanism to eliminate dead tissue as part of the healing process by enhancing macrophage recruitment to the wound site. A moist dressing and increased macrophage recruitment for natural healing reduce the need to remove dead and scarred tissue surgically. As an emulsion, Biafine also provides a barrier similar to hydrogels which protect the wounds against further bacterial contamination.
Biafine is used to treat burns, skin irritations, superficial wounds and dryness. Its popularity overseas has been for its hydrating properties and effectiveness on sunburned skin and scrapes. Clinical studies were conducted in the United States for burns, wound healing and radiation. According to the Biafine package insert, the FDA has approved Biafine for use in full thickness wounds, pressure sores and dermal ulcers (includes lower leg ulcers), superficial wounds, first- and second-degree burns, sunburns, dermal donor and graft site management, radiation dermatitis and minor abrasions.
Wound and burn management involve methods to enhance tissue regeneration and to minimize infection during the healing process. Since autolytic debridement is the preferred method for removing dead and scarred tissue, moist dressings are needed and must be changed daily. Biafine is liberally applied to the skin and covered with a dressing, such as gauze. The dressing is changed every 24 hours, with reapplication of Biafine.
While Biafine is an emulsion, it is non-comedogenic because it stimulates tissue debridement, hydration and regeneration. It promotes antibacterial activity. Initial application may produce a slight tingling sensation from the penetrating properties of the formulation. Biafine has been studied in clinical trials for use after plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Biafine is for topical use only and should not be used on bleeding wounds and skin rashes (especially those caused by an allergic reaction). All wounds, burns and irritations should be cleaned before application and bandaging. Biafine does not contain any sunscreen, because it is applied after prolonged sun exposure.
CompositionBIAFINE 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.
I had horrible blistering burns on my arm from radiation treatments for a sarcoma cancer found in the muscle. The ointment the radiologist gave me was a common brand that he gave all his patients. I was using the product but it didn’t seem to be doing the trick. I honestly thought that I would have to deal with the blisters until after my treatments. I went to my annual dermatology appointment and when she saw my arm she was horrified. She told me about biafine and I bought it that day. It arrived a couple days later. When I say it helped tremendously that is an understatement! Within 24 hrs of applying my blisters subsided and There were no new ones forming. Within a couple days my arm was no longer aching. I told some of the people that were there waiting treatment the same time as me about the product. A man receiving radiation on the heck area said it gave him relief as well. I asked my doctor why he didn’t give patient this and he just said he wasn’t familiar with the product. I actually tried calling the company because I wanted to let them know they really needed to get this product to radiologist. I promise I am not getting paid for this review I just want all those who are going through radiation to know this product could help them too! I am a 2x cancer survivor. I am buying this product now for my sister that was diagnosed with breast cancer. Happy healing! My best to all!!!
Entire family uses this in the summer as an after sun cream. Extremely soothing, healing and moisturizing.