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La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP

I suffer with dry skin on my body but I also have a few patches that are consistently extremely dry and often cross over into eczema. I have one patch running across my back that I think is due to where my bra strap runs and then I also have patches around where my arms join my torso which again is due to the straps of my bra rubbing on my skin. I have to try and get bras with straps that are as soft as possible to go over my shoulders otherwise they can rub until they make little red blood spots under the skin that then take a few days to heal. The last patch runs across the back of my left shoulder and I'm really not sure what causes this one. The other patches don't usually look red, just dry and flaky, but this one is almost constantly red and also strangely often has a few little tiny white head spots. 

Most of the time the skin is just excessively dry but as I said occasionally it becomes eczema and starts to spread over my shoulders or further across my back. On a couple of occasions the itching has become so bad I could barely stand it and I'll just sit and cry trying desperately not to scratch.

I've tried various different moisturisers and a couple of creams targeted more towards extremely dry/eczema prone skin but so far I've not found one that really helped. Recently I was having a root around in one of my drawers that's full of various products to see what was in there and I found a sample of La Roche-Posay's Lipikar Baume AP. I've got no idea where this came from but I assume it was part of a goody bag I received somewhere.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP

As I've mentioned before I can be quite intimidated by La Roche-Posay products because I don't always know what they're intended for, but when I spotted anti-irritation and anti-scratching I thought I'd give this a try.

This may only be a small sample of 15ml but that has been more than enough for me to discover that this product is absolutely incredible! From the very first use this almost completely cleared up the red patch on my shoulder that nothing else has ever really made any impact on before. The little white head spots have disappeared, the redness has almost completely disappeared and it's not flaky any more.

This doesn't appear to have any scent at all and although it has an almost gel cream feel to it it's actually quite rich. You only need to use a small amount and despite being quite rich I find it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave an oily/greasy residue behind. I still have some of my sample left at the moment but I'll definitely be grabbing a full size one soon as I don't think I can be without this.

This is available in two sizes, 200ml for £12.50 and 400ml for £19.50, both of which I think are pretty good value when I've used my 15ml sample at least 3/4 times on all four of my patches and I still have some left. You can find the 200ml in Boots but for the 400ml I'd recommend ordering from Escentual

Do you suffer with dry/eczema skin problems?

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  1. I sometimes get really bad dermatitis on my palms. If it flares up again I'll be picking this up :) thanks for sharing lovely!

    Dannie x

    1. I'd definitely try it out if you do have skin problems Dannie, it's worked so well on mine x


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