12.19.2014
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Lipikar Baume AP Body Balm
6.76 fl. oz. for $29.99
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Community Rating (3)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:12.19.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

Lipikar Balm is a standard emollient moisturizer for dry to very dry skin. Shea butter is the main moisturizing agent and it is certainly up to the task of improving the comfort and appearance of dry skin. It would’ve been better if antioxidants and a range of skin-identical ingredients were included but the formula does contain a good amount of niacinamide. Although you can find more state-of-the-art body moisturizers from brands like Olay or CeraVe, this is a good, fragrance-free option for those who need a richer, more emollient cream or balm instead of a lotion.

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Claims

Lipikar Baume AP has an ultra-absorbing texture, is able to replenish lipids in the most severely dry skin in record time and contains high concentrations of Shea Butter to nourish skin and Niacinimide to break the viscious cycle of itchy skin.

Ingredients

Aqua / Water, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Paraffinum Liquidum / Mineral Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Brassica Campestris Oleifera Oil / Rapeseed Seed Oil, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide / Ammonium, Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Paraffin, Sorbitan Tristearate, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Capryloyl Glycine, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol.

Brand Overview

La Roche-Posay At-A-Glance

L'Oreal-owned La Roche-Posay has a pharmaceutical lineage based in France, and the company speaks of their thermal spring water as the cornerstone of their commitment to dermatological skin care. In fact, the name La Roche-Posay comes from the French town that is the source of this water, which is said to be a rich in selenium. While selenium is an element that has potent antioxidant ability, it's unclear how much the water La Roche-Posay uses contains, since all water has to go through purification processes to be to used in cosmetic products.

That aside, this brand does have a number of standout products, including some good sunscreens and anti-aging treatments. Another positive: All of its skincare is packaged in containers that will keep beneficial products protected from light and air (no jar packaging here!). Unfortunately there are some missteps, namely that some otherwise-excellent products include potentially-irritating amounts of alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants. The line could also benefit from additional products that contain more state-of-the-art ingredients. Still, for a no-frills approach to serious skin care, there are some finds to be had!

For more information about La Roche-Posay, owned by L'Oreal, call (888) 577-5226 or visit www.laroche-posay.com.

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La Roche-Posay At-A-Glance

L'Oreal-owned La Roche-Posay has a pharmaceutical lineage based in France, and the company speaks of their thermal spring water as the cornerstone of their commitment to dermatological skin care. In fact, the name La Roche-Posay comes from the French town that is the source of this water, which is said to be a rich in selenium. While selenium is an element that has potent antioxidant ability, it's unclear how much the water La Roche-Posay uses contains, since all water has to go through purification processes to be to used in cosmetic products.

That aside, this brand does have a number of standout products, including some good sunscreens and anti-aging treatments. Another positive: All of its skincare is packaged in containers that will keep beneficial products protected from light and air (no jar packaging here!). Unfortunately there are some missteps, namely that some otherwise-excellent products include potentially-irritating amounts of alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants. The line could also benefit from additional products that contain more state-of-the-art ingredients. Still, for a no-frills approach to serious skin care, there are some finds to be had!

For more information about La Roche-Posay, owned by L'Oreal, call (888) 577-5226 or visit www.laroche-posay.com.