Beauty,  Skincare

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Syndet AP+

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Syndet AP+, R270 for 400ml

What they say: Body wash for babies, children and adults with severe dry skin.

An ultra-gentle body wash formula enriched with Shea Butter and Niacinamide, associated with Aqua Posae Filiformis, a new and exclusive patented active ingredient to act on the determining factors of atopy-prone skin.
Also suitable for:

Sensitive, very dry, irritated and itch-prone skin leading to scratching

Atopy-prone skin.

Baby scalps and treatment of baby cradle cap.


What I say: I’m pretty diligent with applying body cream after I shower, but even so, I still suffer with dry limbs in winter.

I’ve been using this for two weeks now, and have seen a massive improvement in the condition of my skin, especially on my arms and legs, which usually look reptilian by the end of the day.

The formula is mildly foaming, but obviously doesn’t dry the skin. And at the other end of the spectrum, doesn’t leave the skin feeling sticky or slimy, which to be honest I was expecting with such a moisturising formula. It rinses off easily, and leaves the skin feel soft and supple without a hint of itchiness.

I can’t speak for how it will work on actual skin conditions, although I have only heard glowing reviews, but it makes a huge difference to winter-dry skin. Joburg girls, you’ll probably want to give this a try.