June 19, 2015
NEW La Roche-Posay Lipikar Gel Lavant and Lipikar Fluide | Review
Are you ready to take on summer and show off your radiant skin? It's been a process for me since my skin has been acting up (as it typically likes to do). To remedy, I've recently included a few new products into my skin care regimen, including a recently launched duo from La Roche-Posay: Lipikar Gel Lavant* and Lipikar Fluide* to help restore my skin. After recently emptying my Baume AP+ (great stuff, more on it here), I was looking forward to try the brand's new lotion and test out one of their gels for the first time. What is so great about these two products is that they are suitable for the entire family (including babies) since they are paraben-free. They can also be used on the face and body, formulated to both soothe and protect sensitive skin.
Lipikar Gel Lavant (400 ml, C$21.00) is a soap-free shower gel that effectively cleanses and restores moisture with calming ingredients such as niacinamide, shea butter and sweet almond oil. It helps neutralize the effects associated with hard water and removes sweat and dirt with ease. I love that I can leave it in the shower for everyone to use - the big bottle makes it super convenient to share! Paired with a luffa sponge, it creates a gentle lather and leaves skin looking and feeling squeaky clean. It does have a synthetic fragrance though, which I'm not the biggest fan of as the above ingredients' scents do not come through. Other household members haven't been bothered by it though, so I guess it comes down to personal preference.
Lipikar Fluide (200 ml, $19.00 or 400 ml, C$29.00) is a scent-free daily moisturizer with a light texture that absorbs super quickly. It does not leave a sticky or oily residue, perfect if you need to put clothes on and get out of the door fast. I apply it when my skin is still moist, usually after showering, and it locks in the moisture for a good 24 hours. If you are dealing with specifically dry or flaky areas, which I get on my elbows and upper arms, this will provide relief. The big bottle is great to share too and comes with a pump dispenser that has a locking mechanism.
Lipikar Gel Lavant and Lipikar Fluide are now available at drugstores carrying the brand in Canada.
What fuss free skin care products do you have in your arsenal?
*Disclaimer: Products were provided and reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.