La Roche-Posay Lipikar is a sensitive skin saviour

La Roche-Posay is a brand that’s still fairly new to me. I’ve recently tried their kiddies sunscreen and it’s great. I was excited to try the new La Roche-Posay Lipikar products that landed on my desk a while ago, as I’ve only heard good things. I wasn’t prepared to be this blown away…

La Roche-Posay Lipikar is a sensitive skin saviour

La Roche-Posay Lipikar is a sensitive skin saviour

Why does La Roche-Posay say their Lipikar range is special?

La Roche-Posay laboratories created LIPIKAR 25 years ago. This range of body products for dry skin among adults and children has proved effective in a number of clinical trials, establishing it as a market-leader in emollient products.

What if flare-ups of severe dryness could be a thing of the past? Enter Aqua Posae filiformis, an exclusive patented active ingredient by La Roche-Posay.


  1. At skin’s surface: Aqua Posae Filiformis helps re-establish the microbiome’s diversity to take action during flare-ups and to stabilize it during periods of remission to avoid relapses.
  2. In-depth:Aqua Posae Filiformis soothes irritation and stimulates skin’s defenses to prevent the entry of pathogenic agents responsible for new bouts of irritation.

The LIPIKAR BAUME AP+ 400ml pump bottle and the  LIPIKAR CLEANSING OIL are new additions to the La Roche-Posay Lipikar range.

The Lipid-Replenishing balm is fantastic. This thick cream is ‘best suited for very dry, irritated skin prone to itching and extreme dryness due to atopic skin concerns’. In other words… me. The cream is beautiful. It absorbs and leaves my skin feeling calm and soothed. It deserves a spot on my list of Body Creams: The best of the best. The 400ml pump bottle retails for R375.

Let’s move on to the hero of the post. The new La Roche-Posay Lipikar Cleansing Oil is hands down the best cleansing oil I have ever used. THE BEST. Holy sheeet it’s amazing!! The oil is soap- and alcohol-free and they say it  protects the skin against the drying effects of hard water. It is lipid-replenishing and that aids in rebuilding the skin barrier. ‘Niacinamide helps to restore the cutaneous barrier, soothe the sensation of tightness and Shea Butter aids intense lipid replenishment.’ Only a small amount of oil is needed as it works up to a lovely lather. It feels great whilst you wash, but it’s when you rinse that you feel it… smooth, soft, hydrated skin. It leaves my skin feeling and looking incredible. It really is so good. If you suffer from similar skin concerns as I do, please give it a try. Please. I know I’m rambling on, but I’m trying my best to get my point across. I will most definitely buy this for myself. Over and over again. The oil retails for R230 for 400ml which I don’t think is too bad as the product lasts very well. That, and it’s fantastic!

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Body Creams: The best of the best

I try so many body lotions and creams that it’s really hard to keep track of my favourites. I also keep changing my mind about which ones truly are my favourites. Let’s be honest, if you are a body cream lover like I am, you’ll know exactly how difficult it is to give only one the honour of top spot. Especially if you run to the shops every time you spot a new launch. But the following 3 have carried me through winter and they will most definitely remain on my list of favourite favourites.

Body Creams: The best of the best

Body Treats Natural Aqueous – R70

Body Treats Natural Aqueous Pretty Please Charlie

I never thought that I’d ever rate an aqueous cream as highly as I do this one. Body Treats, your Natural Aqueous is fan-freakin-tastic!! This hand-made, proudly local product is simply perfect. It is soft, rich and gentle and suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types. The moment Cara or my skin hinted at an eczema flare-up, I reached for this cream and it calmed our skins on contact. Love, love, LOVE this stuff. And it is my first choice for Cara’s delicate skin. PS Body Treats’ aqueous cream isn’t the only great product from this awesome company. Make sure to check out their website. You can shop online too. You will not be disappointed. Promise.

Mio Skincare Future Proof – R850

Mio Future Proof Body Butter

Okay, I realise that this is not a budget-friendly buy. It’s helluva expensive but, oh my, it is so divine. It smells so good and makes me feel like a million bucks. Smooth, silky and fabulous. If you want to spoil me, you buy me this. What Mio says about their firming body butter: ‘This over-achieving treatment butter will mega-moisturise, increase bounce and resilience and fight free radicals to keep your skin strong and supple with a healthy 24-hour glow.’ Did you know that you can now shop for all things Mio online? Check it out HERE.

Eucerin UreaRepair Plus Body Cream – R240

Eucerin UreaRepair Plus Body Cream

I’ve raved about the new Eucerin UreaRepair range before over HERE. I don’t do videos, but if I did, I would probably be shouting as I can’t tell people about this cream without getting overly excited. And yes, one can get this excited about cream ;) My skin looks and feels amazing. And not just after application and perhaps for a few hours after that. No. My skin is changed! It is softer, smoother and healthier than ever before. My usually dull, scaly, wrinkly skin is glowing! Shit. This cream is amazing. If you have dry, scaly, ageing, eczema-prone, sensitive, dull skin, please try this! I know it’s not cheap and, believe me, it doesn’t really fit into my budget either, but it is worth every, single cent.

That’s my list of the best of the best body creams. Please let me know if you’ve tried any of the above products or if you have any recommendations for me. I’d love to hear from you!