Lipikar Lotion Daily Repair Moisturizing Lotion
La Roche-Posay’s Lipikar Lotion Daily Repairing Moisturizing Lotion doesn’t set out to revolutionize the world of moisturizers, but that’s alright, since it does what it claims without putting sensitive skin at risk.
Packaged in a plastic bottle with a pump dispenser, this lightweight lotion absorbs quickly, leaving skin feeling immediately hydrated but not greasy.
It’s fragrance free and contains tried-and-true ingredients designed to protect and moisturize skin, including shea butter, glycerin, mineral oil, grapeseed oil, and beeswax.
We’d like to see a more robust complement of skin-replenishing ingredients in the formula, which is why this doesn’t get our top rating. In fact, it’s similar to the brand’s Lipkar Eczema Soothing Relief Cream, save for that product’s active ingredient of 1% colloidal oatmeal, which is why that product earned a higher rating. Still, it’s still a good daily lotion to soothe dryness while skipping the skin-sensitizing fragrance found in most body lotions and creams.
- Lightweight lotion absorbs quickly.
- Skin feels immediately hydrated.
- Contains a good number of skin-protecting and moisturizing ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
- Formula would be better with a more robust complement of ingredients.
This daily body lotion for normal to dry skin is formulated with shea butter, glycerin and niacinamide. It helps replenish skin's essential lipids and provide all day 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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