Those of us with dry skin are being well looked after at the moment, this time by La Roche-Posay.
The Lipikar range is for irritated, dry skin, the hero of which is the Lipikar Baume AP+. Until recently it’s been available in a tube, but now it comes in a 400ml pump bottle, which is just fabulous! The formula is a rich balm that absorbs instantly, leaving the skin soft and hydrated. It’s suitable for everyone from babies to adults, and is fragrance free, so suitable for sensitive skin. The 400ml pump bottle is R375.
The new kid on the block is the Lipikar Lipid-Replenishing Anti-Irritation Cleansing Oil (400ml for R230). Holy moly this is amazing! It looks like an oil and hydrates and nourishes like an oil but it isn’t greasy and slippery like an oil. I normally shy away from shower oils, as they are a hazard in the shower, but this one is fabulous. It doesn’t go milky or emulsify, but just cleanses and moisturises. It rinses off easily and leaves the skin feeling like you’ve just applied body cream.