La Roche-Posay are known for creating fantastic skincare products for every skin type. Their hypoallergenic Lipikar range was launched with very dry skin in mind, and can be used on areas with eczema and psoriasis.
Their Lipikar Surgras product is a gentle cleanser suitable for easily irritated skin.
The lipid-replenishing formula relieves any tightness felt after using traditional soaps, and leaves your skin baby-soft and smelling gorgeous.
This soap substitute cleanses the skin gently without disrupting the skin’s natural hydrolipidic barrier.
The light scent is reminiscent of freshly picked roses; sweet and timeless.
You could also opt for the Lipikar Syndet which leaves your skin feeling the same as the Surgras, which is completely fragrance-free.
After rinsing off your cleanser in the shower, you can also apply the Lipikar Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil and then rinse it off. The cleansing oil can also be added into a bath.
The ph neutral cleansing oil ensures that the risk of any tightness or dryness after the shower is removed, making bathing a relaxing experience for anyone with extremely dry skin.
After drying off (gently patting areas with eczema or psoriasis), you can apply the Lipikar Lait moisturiser. Although this works fantastically, it would not be a great emollient to put on eczema as it is not oily enough, however it works a treat on healthier skin!
Here’s what we thought of each individual product:
Both products gently cleanse your skin without leaving it feeling tight. A nourishing effect can be felt immediately, and price-wise they’re quite affordable considering a little bit of product goes a long way.
Lipikar Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil
The cleansing oil does exactly as it promises, and lessens the need to moisturise after the shower so may be good if you’re on the go. It also leaves your skin silky smooth and smelling sweet. 10.
For €14.70 for 200mls, it is quite steep however, as with the cleansers in this range a little bit goes a long way and is a great way to give problematic skin a little boost.
Although marketed towards people with atopy-prone skin, something a little more oily (such as Silcocks Base or Aqueous cream may be needed for eczema/psoriasis prone areas, however the Lipikar Lait works a treat on healthy skin. On healthy skin the Lipikar Lait leaves your skin feeling supple and soft, however it can take a few minutes to sink in – once it has sank in there is no greasiness. On eczema, it does not moisturise adequately and can leave problematic skin feeling dry after a few minutes.
At €13.00 for 200mls, it’s definitely worth it if you have regular dry skin that just needs a little boost. If you have eczema or psoriasis, the Lipikar Lait works a treat on the healthier areas, however falls flat when used on a breakout.
The Lipikar range is fantastic, and gentle enough to leave easily upset skin undisturbed. The light scent and creamy formulas make the products a treat to apply. It is only the moisturiser that falls slightly flat when applied on atopy-prone skin as the formula could be more oily.