*La Roche Posay Lipikar Baume AP+ Anti-Irritation Body Balm (£19.50, 400ml)The Lipikar range is suitable for atopy-prone skin on babies, children and adults; it doesn't contain fragrance or parabens. Eczema can make my hands extremely dry, annoyingly itchy and irritated so much so that I have to wear cotton gloves to prevent scratching. This gigantic bottle of cream is definitely helping and I know it's going to last a very long time! If I want to use it as a hand cream during the day then I'll only apply a tiny amount but during my evening skincare routine I'll apply a good layer to my hands, massage it in and then put my cotton gloves on to allow the cream to slowly absorb - usually overnight. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
*La Roche Posay Lipikar Syndet AP+ Anti-Scratching Cream Wash (£10, 200ml)I think the names of some of these products would definitely put some people off as it's not very simplistic or inviting! Anyway, I have been using this cream body wash as a hand wash for the past couple of weeks and it has also definitely been helping with the dryness and irritation on my hands. I find that some hand washes can irritate or leave my skin dry and stripped but this one is perfect so I'm going to decant it into my hand wash dispenser (from Ikea, love it) so I can use it daily. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
*La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repair Balm (£16, 100ml)Now onto the last product which happens to be my favourite of the three that I've kindly been sent! I've heard amazing things about the cicaplast balm in the beauty and blogging world for a year or two. I have been using this balm (FYI when the products I've mentioned says that they're balms, they're actually thick lotions, in my opinion) as an all purpose product on my hands, ears and face, wherever I have extra sore and dry skin *sexy*. I've mainly been applying it in the evening and then in the morning, I find that my skin is definitely better - less dry and less irritated which is amazing although it obviously won't replace my eczema prescription creams but it helps in the meantime. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.
Have you tried any of these products or others from La Roche Posay? What are your winter skincare saviours?