01.15.2013
5
Lipikar Lipid Replenishing Body Milk
13.5 fl. oz. for $39.99
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Last Updated:01.15.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This is a good but basic emollient body moisturizer for dry skin. It isn’t as advanced as other body moisturizers from Olay or CeraVe, but it covers the basics in terms of keeping skin smooth and protected against moisture loss, but that can be said of lots of moisturizers without the overdone price tag.

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Claims

Lipikar Body Lotion soothes and protects severely dry skin and prevents further irritation with 10% shea butter. Regular use of Lipikar helps to restore the protective hydrolipidic barrier of the skin as it hydrates and comforts the epidermis.

Ingredients

Water, Butyrospermum Parkii/Shea Butter, Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil, Octyldodecanol, PEG-30 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Acetate, Steareth-10, Bisabolol, Triethanolamine, Capryloyl Glycine, Tetrasodium EDTA, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance

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.