The best La Roche-Posay Lipikar products

Specialist French skincare brand La Roche-Posay has built a dedicated following in the beauty community, offering affordable and lightweight solutions to fit all manner of skincare routines. With a diversity of gentle and effective products designed with sensitive skin in mind, La Roche-Posay has something for a variety of different skin types, concerns and conditions.

What separates the French brand’s products from everything else on the market is the inclusion of thermal spring water, prized for its high selenium content. Selenium is a natural healing antioxidant that can help aid rejuvenation and is a unique ingredient within La Roche-Posay products.

One specific La Roche-Posay range for treating severe dryness, eczema and dry skin flare ups is the Lipikar selection of face and body products. In this guide, we'll discuss what Lipikar is and introduce some of the best products in this range to help you find the right one for you.

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The Lipikar range

Recommended by skin experts across the world, Lipikar by La Roche-Posay is a complete range of face and body products for those with irritated or very dry skin. Thanks to the brand’s natural approach, Lipikar is suitable for all ages including sensitive baby skin.

While the Lipikar range is designed to relieve the discomfort of dry skin, it still maintains a minimalist ingredient list to suit those with a sensitive skin type, following the core ideals of La Roche-Posay as a whole.

Within the Lipikar range, you’ll find a variety of dermatologist-approved skincare products that are designed to fit into your daily skincare routine or form the foundation of a new routine for those with extra dry skin or a skin condition such as eczema which reacts badly to alternative skincare and cosmetic products.

Lipikar Baume AP+M

Lipikar Baume AP M

Lipikar Baume AP+M is a soothing, hydrating balm specifically designed for dry skin that feels itchy or irritated. Providing 48-hour hydration and suitable for the whole family (including babies from three months old) it’s excellent for reducing long-term discomfort caused by itchiness and eczema-prone skin.

The La Roche-Posay laboratory has developed an exclusive AP+M (Aqua Posae and Microresyl) technology which aims to rebalance the skin microbiome, protect the skin's barrier and reduce dry skin outbreaks. Offering a comfortable and non-greasy texture that melts into the skin, Lipikar Baume AP+M is a minimal, fragrance-free formula tested for its efficacy.

This product is most effective when massaged into areas prone to dryness or itching, where the soothing balm can build a hydrating barrier.

Lipikar Syndet AP+

Lipikar Syndet AP

A gentle body wash for dry to very dry skin, Lipikar Syndet AP+ is a soap substitute that cleanses without damaging the skin's natural barrier. A unique gel-cream formula avoids the drying effect of water while helping restore the skin’s resilience, working alongside its natural protective properties.

Active ingredients such as enriched glycerine and shea butter repair the skin’s natural barrier, while niacinamide works to instantly soothe the skin, reducing the itching sensation that can flare up in skin which is very dry.

This body wash has gone through rigorous dermatological testing to ensure it can be used by all ages, including new-born babies and those prone to allergic reactions or irritation. As a fast-absorbing, water-resistant cream, it immediately locks in moisture and is ideal for keeping your little one’s skin feeling soft and supple.

Lipikar Surgras

Lipikar Surgras

Lipikar Surgras is an ultra-rich body wash that gently cleanses the skin while also delivering essential lipids which protect against the drying effects of water and maintain the skin’s natural softness. Your skin will feel less tight after the first wash, and with regular use will feel more comfortable, even in areas that are prone to dryness. Both soap and paraben-free, Lipikar Surgras is perfect as a daily solution for those with sensitive skin and is suitable for both adults and children.

Whether you’re using the body wash or the Lipikar Surgras Cleansing Bar, the active ingredients of niacinamide and shea butter will directly restore lipids—ensuring skin is nourished, enriched and generally more supple.

Other Lipikar products

Lipikar Stick AP

For those with uncomfortably dry skin or conditions such as xerosis, keratosis pilaris, psoriasis or atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema), Lipikar Lait Urea 5+ is a nourishing daily body lotion specifically formulated to treat problem areas. Similarly, the Lipikar Stick AP+ is a handy pocket-size stick that can be used anytime, anywhere. With an advanced, high-tolerance formula, this product features healing madecasssoside and shea butter to gently hydrate the skin and can be used on skin prone to extreme sensitivity.

If you want long-term protection against dry skin, Lipikar Lait Lipid-Replenishing Body Milk can reinforce the cutaneous barrier and protect against external aggressors—soothing the sensation of tight skin while providing a supple, high-comfort feel.

Lipikar for Hands

Searching for a daily-use hand cream? Lipikar for Hands provides a light, non-greasy film that gradually permeates the skin to protect against daily external factors. Water-resistant, it can be used as often as necessary to restore lipids and maintain a soft, supple feeling.

Finally, Lipikar Shower Gel gently cleanses and protects sensitive or fragile skin, using soothing niacinamide and shea butter to restore the cutaneous barrier and replenish lipids. A non-stripping shower gel ideal for use every day, it features minimal ingredients and is enriched with thermal spring water.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know if I have dry skin?

Dry skin is often caused or exacerbated by external factors such as harsh weather or pollutants. However, age is an important factor in your skin type and mature skin is often much more susceptible to dryness, which is where Lipikar products can help.

It can be difficult to know if you have naturally dry skin or if you’re experiencing an uncommon flare-up, which is why you should try to identify your skin type and the most suitable products for you. That said, symptoms of dry or dehydrated skin include:

  • A feeling of tightness
  • Visible irritation such as redness
  • A rough, scaly texture
  • Peeling or flakiness
  • Dark spots
  • Itchiness

For skin that is dry, damaged or prone to allergic reactions, Lipikar products are ideal. Thanks to their active ingredients and simple design, they’re excellent for restoring the skin's natural lipids and offering long-term protection against the symptoms mentioned above.

What are the best Lipikar products for babies?

Baby’s skin is incredibly sensitive and it can be difficult to find a product that works for your child, especially if they suffer from skin ailments such as dryness, irritation or eczema. Lipikar Baume AP+M is particularly useful for providing long-lasting hydration and protecting against dryness, while also helping babies have a more restful night's sleep.

If you’re looking for nourishing lotion that can be used as part of a baby's bath time routine, Lipikar Oil is specifically designed to protect against the drying effects of hard water and has optimal tolerance for your baby’s skin needs.