La Roche-Posay is one of those brands that I just keep going back to, winter after winter. The Lipikar shower oil is one of the few that keeps my skin nourished between October and April, and does double duty as a hydrating and softening bath oil, both for myself and the little one. The Lipikar Balm is the perfect ally and is often slathered on at night (it’s not really a put-on-and-go cream), keeping my skin, and more importantly my little one’s, soft and hydrated, instead of an itchy, flaky patch of sandpaper. This winter however I’m branching out and will be adding the following beauties to my arsenal as well, whilst still keeping it in the family…
First to be added will be the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Balm B5 Soothing Repairing Balm. Touted as a calming, multi-repairing and healing balm formulated without parabens, perfume & lanoline, this claims to be hypo-allergenic and perfectly suited for sensitive skin. The Panthenol and thermal water will calm the skin plus soothe irritations and itchiness, whilst the madecassosside repairs and heals the skin. Shea butter provides the necessary hydration, leaving the skin nourished. I’m especially curious to see if there is going to be a noticeable difference between this one and the Lipikar Balm, as the Lipikar also does a great job keeping my legs itchiness-free.
My husband would argue my needing another one, but the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Lips Barrier Repairing Balm looks exactly like what the doctor ordered. A rich lip balm with 5 % Panthenol and 10 % Shea Butter that can be used on the lips as well as on that delicate skin surrounding our mouths (which makes it perfect for when the skin below your nose is red and painfull due to a nose cold!), this one will repair and protect dry, chapped or flaked lips and keep them soft. Extra points also for the packaging and the application tip, I really don’t like little pots that I have to wiggle my finger into, so sticks and tubes are always preffered! Lip balms are somewhat of an addiction of mine, especially in the winter, and I tend to get very nervous and jittery when I don’t have one with me wherever I am.
Last addition to the Cicaplast family is the La Roche-Posay Hands Barrier Repair Cream, which promises to be “an invisible glove of protection and hydration, boosting the repair of the epidermis.” Formulated to withstand contact with water and promising to absorp really quickly without some greasy residue, I am curious about this hand cream and whether it can live up to it’s claims.
Available now at your local pharmacie and specialized health stores such as IU