Lipikar Eczema Soothing Relief Cream
La Roche-Posay's Lipikar Eczema Soothing Relief Cream isn't the brand's splashiest skincare product, but it is one that can make good on its claims for eczema-affected skin, which is always appreciated.
True to its name, this is a balm-like cream that starts out with a thick texture, but "loosens up" a bit when you massage it into skin. It provides immediate relief for dry, flaking skin and lasts all day long to help soothe persistent itchiness.
The star active ingredient here is colloidal oatmeal, known for its skin-soothing properties. Also included are skin-conditioning ingredients that will help calm red, aggravated skin. Best of all, this is fragrance free, a crucial component when it comes to helping skin compromised by eczema.
This straightforward body lotion does what it says when it comes to helping moisturize and soothe very dry skin. It's not the most advanced formula in terms of replenishing lipids and antioxidants, but its value for dry, sensitive, and itch-prone or scaly skin earns our top rating.
- Provides immediate relief for dry, irritated skin.
- Contains colloidal oatmeal and skin-conditioning ingredients to soothe very dry skin.
- Fragrance free.
- Would be more impressive with additional antioxidants and skin-replenishing ingredients.
Targeted eczema cream to help relieve itchy skin. Clinically shown to relieve itchy, irritated skin and help visibly reduce the signs of eczema. Replenishes skin's essential lipids and provides instant and lasting hydration.
La Roche-Posay At-A-Glance
L'Oreal-owned La Roche-Posay has a pharmaceutical lineage based in France, and the company speaks of their thermal spring water as the cornerstone of their commitment to dermatological skin care. In fact, the name La Roche-Posay comes from the French town that is the source of this water, which is said to be a rich in selenium. While selenium is an element that has potent antioxidant ability, it's unclear how much the water La Roche-Posay uses contains, since all water has to go through purification processes to be to used in cosmetic products.
That aside, this brand does have a number of standout products, including some good sunscreens and anti-aging treatments. Another positive: All of its skincare is packaged in containers that will keep beneficial products protected from light and air (no jar packaging here!). Unfortunately there are some missteps, namely that some otherwise-excellent products include potentially-irritating amounts of alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants. The line could also benefit from additional products that contain more state-of-the-art ingredients. Still, for a no-frills approach to serious skin care, there are some finds to be had!
For more information about La Roche-Posay, owned by L'Oreal, call (888) 577-5226 or visit www.laroche-posay.com.
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