Thursday, 23 August 2018

La Roche Posay Lipikar AP+ Anti-irritation Stick

Recently, I have started suffering with the odd patch of eczema, something I have never had to deal with before. My skin has always been fairly normal and non sensitive. According to my Doctor, my eczema comes from stress (Great) which I suppose does make sense as when I feel myself getting riled up, I itch. I itch the patch that is on the crease of my left arm until it is red and sore. Not ideal. 

The patch on my left arm isn't my main concern, really. It is fairly easy to hide and doesn't look particularly aggressive or painful. It tends to just look a bit red and flaky, even after a severe stressy-itching session. I find though it will flare up every now and again, especially when stressed but overall, is fairly easy to treat. My main concern though, is the index finger on my left hand. Ouch. It is not easy to cover up, nor does it just flare up with stress. I'd describe it as a constantly angry, crying mess that affects my daily life. I will insert photos below- it is pretty rank. Be warned.

Nothing would really work, in fact, most things would end up just making it look or feel worse. Until I found La Roche Posay Lipikar AP+ Anti Irritation Stick. This makes an instant difference to my skin and how it feels. If my eczema is flaring up and becoming itchy and irritated I apply the Lipikar stick right over it and it instantly starts to stop the itching- I couldn't believe it! 

So it is safe to say it tackled the patch on my arm in no time at all. Not only did it help to relieve my skin from the constant itching, it has actually visibly reduced and healed it. To the point where it is practically gone. How amazing is that! But again, my main concern was this rank finger of mine. Which at this point was potentially worse than the above photo, as it had actually started to crack (Mmmm) and seep (Yum) so yeah... Things were not looking great!

This is my hand now:

As you can see- there is a massive improvement! The skin is healing nicely, there is little to no redness and only a minimal amount of dryness. I am so happy with the results! The eczema started to heal up very quickly after introducing the Lipikar stick. Also, it did not cause any irritation or stinging, like I had experienced with other products 

Despite actually working, here are the other things I love about the Lipikar Anti Irritation Stick:

- The texture- it is a super lightweight, non greasy balm. It sits nicely on the skin, doesn't feel heavy. This is something that always concerned me about using products labelled as "suitable for eczema prone skin", I just imagined a thick, greasy cream. Yuck. Not the case though- especially great since I have been using it on my hand! 

- I love the fact it is in a stick, so it makes applying the product super easy and hygienic! 

- The price. £13 and quite often on sale/reduced. Simple as that! 

- It doesn't have a scent, which I know is a big thing for a lot of people. 

- And I just bloody love and trust La Roche-Posay as a brand. They never let me down and definitely know their stuff. I am super keen to check out the rest of the Lipikar range 

Of course, please keep in mind that this is just my personal experience and opinions. I can not guarantee that you will get the same results for any skin condition you may use Lipikar stick to tackle. I hope you get the same results I do, but just keep in mind everyone skin is so different and reacts to different things. 

Have you tried the La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+ Anti Irritation stick before? What did you think of it? Also, are there any other products you'd recommend for treating eczema? 

Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Thanks for reading.

Zoe xo