Wednesday, 8 January 2020

La Roche-Posay Lipikar range | review

It's not something I've blogged about for a while, but I've always suffered from really problem skin. Between my eczema and acne, there's not a lot going for me really - you can read about my skin journey HERE, if you fancy it. Anyway, I'm always trying out new products to keep my eczema at bay and as we head into the winter months, I wanted to share my thoughts on the La Roche-Posay Lipikar range*.


What is the La Roche-Posay Lipikar range?


The range has been created to replenish the lipids within the skin, to ease dryness and discomfort. It is designed to soothe the skin, with a minimalist formula that makes it perfect for very sensitive skin. You can use it on your babies/small children if they suffer from dry, itchy skin - it's so gentle that it's suitable for anyone and everyone. The range aims to reduce itching, provide plenty of hydration and decrease the regularity of eczema flare-ups.

How did I get on with it?


La Roche-Posay sent me three of the products in the range, and I've been testing them out over the past month or so. A change in season always wreaks havoc with my skin - the cold makes it dry anyway, and central heating dehydrates it further. So what did I think of the products?


Lipikar AP+ Syndet is a body wash - it's so gentle, and my skin genuinely feels hydrated after a shower when I've used this. Generally my skin will be sore and tight after a bath or shower, but this has definitely relieved that. It has a somewhat medical smell to it, but it's not unpleasant. This retails for £11 for 200ml or £16.50 for 400ml; it's pricey but so worth it if you struggle with scented body products. Also, a little goes such a long way!

Lipikar AP+ Baume is a really thick body moisturiser - it has a weird almost milky smell, not gross but not pleasant either. It's not enough to put me off using it though because it is SO nice. It feels cooling on the skin, and despite being really thick it soaks it fairly quick. I've definitely found it to improve my dryness, and I genuinely do scratch less when I use this. I wish I'd had this when I was a kid because it's a product that actually works. Cheers, La Roche-Posay! It's £20 for 400ml, and you can pick it up online HERE.


Last but not least is the the Lipikar AP+ Stick - basically a solid form of the moisturiser, in a tiny 15ml stick. Perfect for travelling and on the go; it's a little bit greasy, because of the balm-like nature of it, but I don't really mind because it gives me extra hydration when I need it. Another absolute winner. It's £13 HERE and so worth it - pop it in your handbag, or your kid's school bag, and use it whenever you feel the need to!

Final thoughts


This whole range is brilliant and I would sooooo highly recommend it if you suffer from eczema or any other sensitive skin conditions. It's an absolute game changer and while it is pricier than some other products, for how well it works I would definitely go for it. If I had to pick one products of the three, the Lipikar AP+ Baume would be it for sure! Let me know if you have eczema and have tried this range...


10 comments:

  1. Ooooh - sounds great, I've got sensitive skin too and it's definitely drier with the cold so this sounds ideal!

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  2. I've got sensitive skin too, although luckily I don't have any major skin problems. This range sounds absolutely perfect for anyone who does!

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  3. I’ve not tried this product but I do swear by their hand cream for my eczema prone skin.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

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  4. My boyfriend has eczema so I'll definitely be recommending this to him! x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  5. Ah we use this range on Joshua! It's the best set for his skin xx

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  6. Im eczema prone so this line sounds amazing- I'd not heard of it before so will definitely be checking it out myself!
    Soph - https://sophhearts.com x

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  7. I love your edits on the snaps! This sounds like a great range for my sensitive skin!
    Rosie
    Loverosiee.co.uk

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  8. I love La Roche-Posay childrens range, their sun lotion is fab for Ru's sensitive skin!

    Gemma Louise

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  9. I've not tried this range but I love La Roche-Posay in general. My husband has quite bad eczema and working in the oil industry, he's often exposed to chemicals that make it a lot worse. None of my moisturisers are really intense enough to help so I'm probably going to give the body moisturiser you've mentioned a go!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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  10. Oh wow it looks so good! I need to try it out!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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