La Roche Posay Lipikar + Cicaplast

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Struggling with dry and eczema prone skin can be extremely difficult physically and mentally and don't get me wrong, there are far, far worse things you could have but it's not easy especially living with eczema on my face and hands for years and it gets worse during the winter months. Even though I'm going through an awful eczema flareup as I'm typing this, I have been lucky enough to find prescription products and skincare that helps and now I have a few more. Also, yes, I did freeze getting this photo in the snow!

*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? 


  1. I always have the balm version on the go in the winter but love the sound of the body wash! xx


  2. My skin is suffering at the moment too with severe dryness and it really does get me down at times :/. I've tried a few products from this range but not the 3 you mention here. I'm thinking of giving the cream wash a go for my hands too :)

    Style Sunrise☀


  3. Having eczema must be so frustrating and upsetting, especially in the Winter months. I'm glad to read you got on so well with these. I've tried a few products from this brand and have yet to be disappointed with the results.

  4. I haven't tried any of these but I do love the sound of the Cicaplast Balm x

  5. Fab review! I really want to cicaplast for my makeup kit! x

  6. I've never heard of this, thanks for sharing!

  7. I have only tried a couple of products from La Roche Posay but I was impressed by them. These sound great!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  8. I use La Roche Posay, but never tried the Lipicar range. The other products are amazing though.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  9. I'd like to try more from this brand. I've heard their SPF is great.

  10. Ah ignore my insta comment, I'm using the range for blemishes but I will have to bookmark this review and show it to my sister - she really suffers from dry skin x

  11. I love LRP! They're such a great brand xx

  12. I do struggle with extremely dry skin and eczema. It's usually worse in the winter and I have the same patches I have a problem with each year. At one point last year I was sat on my bed crying because the skin on my back was itching so much I really just wanted to claw it off. So I tried Lipikar Baume AP and it is pretty amazing x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty


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