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Find out what testers thought of La Roche-Posay's LIPIKAR AP+ skincare routine

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JustineBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-19 09:50:11

This is the feedback thread for the Mumsnet users who have been testing the La Roche-Posay LIPIKAR AP+ skincare routine with their children, to see if it helps improve dry, itchy or eczema-prone skin.

The LIPIKAR AP+ 3 step skincare routine is made up of the following products:

LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ hair & body wash
A gentle cream wash with Shea Butter and Glycerin to help protect your child’s skin from the drying effects of water and lock in moisture from the bath or shower. Provides 24h hydration and 24h itch protection. Suitable for new-borns.

LIPIKAR Balm AP+ soothing body balm
The formula enriched with Shea Butter immediately soothes and hydrates your little one’s dry skin. Used after the LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ body wash, this bath time routine is clinically proven to help your child have a more restful night’s sleep by providing 2 x less scratching at night for children who suffer from dry, itchy skin. Suitable for new-borns.

LIPIKAR Stick AP+ on-the-go itch relief
Instantly relieves scratching urges and calms skin. Easy to use pocket-stick format that can be used anytime, anywhere to soothe dry skin flare-ups. Perfect to keep in your handbag or for your child to take to school or nursery. Suitable for babies from 3 months. Use on dry and/or itchy patches or flare-ups as often as needed. Try to encourage your child to use the LIPIKAR Stick rather than their nails to soothe the urge to scratch to avoid further damage to the skin.

Testers, please give your feedback by answering the following questions:
1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?
2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?
3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?
4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?
5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?

All testers who complete their feedback by answering the above questions as well as completing the short survey we’ve emailed will be entered into a prize draw where one tester will win a £300 voucher for the store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!

MNHQ

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mizzles Thu 18-Apr-19 14:29:25

These products improved DD's eczema when other brands like Aveeno and Child's Farm had failed - really good!

Geekswife1985 Thu 18-Apr-19 14:32:20

These creams are amazing my LG hasn't had to use her normal ointments or lotions since using these products I've even already brought more from there website there so easy to use and dont have no nasty smell or oily ness to them thank you so much for giving my lg some to try

cornflakes5 Thu 18-Apr-19 14:32:42

1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?

Nice rich texture, and easy to apply.

2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?

Absolutely.

3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?

Perhaps a week?

4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?

N/A. Skin became really smooth and soft after using just the balm, so we haven't had to use the stick.

5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?

N/A. Skin became really smooth and soft after using just the balm, so we haven't had to use the stick. But looks easy to use.

Freshstart40 Thu 18-Apr-19 14:42:07

I was really excited to be sent these products to try. I've two sons, both of which are prone to eczema. My youngest has regular prescriptions for Cetraben moisturiser and Epimax bath solution. I also get eczema on my elbows.
My short feedback is BUY THE BODY BALM, try the stick and buy a cheaper shower/hair cream.
The body balm is just gorgeous. It has been more effective on my youngest son than his usual prescribed moisturiser and I haven't had to use any steroid cream for three weeks on small persistent patches like his wrists. I love this cream and will buy it. This has also soothed my elbows more than the Sudocrem I was using.
My sons both really enjoyed using the solid itch relief stick. It was quite a novelty. It did stop the itch but not for long. I tried it on my elbows too and it really is just a quick fix. I would buy it though to keep in my bag or travel with.
I did like the shower/hair solution but found it no better or worse than my usual Sanex 0% shower gel (which is cheaper)
La Roche Posay is a brand I already liked as I use their facial Sun cream, and I continue to be impressed. But seriously, buy the balm!

Shabananaz1 Thu 18-Apr-19 14:43:27

I really liked these creams.my daughter suffers from bad eczema and these creams helped relieve some itchyness.they are easy to apply and no strong odour.i started seeing a difference after a week or two,and will say it has made some what of a difference to my daughters skin.wasnt too keen on the pocket stick,but would agree it is very convenient when you out and about.

Shixtyshixpershent Thu 18-Apr-19 14:48:06

1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?

It’s amazing, very rich and creamy but not at all greasy and seemed to sink in quickly. Brilliant when wrangling a wriggly 10 month old who really doesn’t like the getting dressed again part of bath time. Was quick, easy, no extra fuss. Loved the pump on the bottles for easy one handed application as well.

2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?

Definitely yes, has done the job where many other products haven’t. Can honestly say that it delivered all that it claimed. We’ve tried lots of other products, some have helped a bit but this cleared up my daughters eczema really well.

3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?

Saw an improvement within a few days. Really quick. Having to bath everyday at the moment as baby led weaning and normally this can irritate her skin but we didn’t find that with these products.

4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?

Difficult to say for sure as my daughter is too young to say, but it appeared to lessen the appearance of her itchy patches. She was very amused by the application as well and I found it a good format for application. Especially when she’s keen to get moving.

5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?

Yes, as above, brilliant for when little ones just want to get moving and very handy for keeping in a changing bag. It’s not going to break or spill. Great product.

ANGIELSKI123 Thu 18-Apr-19 14:53:23

These products are amazing a lot better than aveeno and creams that drs prescribe! Ill be definitely buying these for my child!

Pizzaformytea Thu 18-Apr-19 14:56:42

1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?
Really smooth but not greasy - soaked in beautifully

2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?

Definitely - he'd been getting really itchy and this has vastly improved it where nothing else we'd tried had.

3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?

A couple of days I think

4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?
Yes, and my son loved putting it on himself and said it felt less itchy.

5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?

Yes, I've taken to keeping it in my bag at all times.

Nkl17 Thu 18-Apr-19 15:02:13

1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?

Very fast absorbing and silky smooth to apply

2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?

Yes indeed

3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?

Just under a week

4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?

Didn’t have to use this many times as the other products worked wonders so wouldn’t like to say

5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?

Yes I did find this useful to put on the dry itchy patches in the morning before getting dressed

Ribeebie Thu 18-Apr-19 15:07:18

We enjoyed testing these products. They have really helped my DS's dry skin and eczema. We especially liked the itch relief stick and it's now in our changing bag and we use it out and about.
DS didn't mind having the cream applied, it absorbed quite easily and moisturised well especially for the absorption time.
The body wash worked well and didn't dry DS's skin out.
I think the price of the products are more than I would usually pay, but it has worked so may consider buying in the future.

Ribeebie Thu 18-Apr-19 15:08:46

Oops sent too soon! The texture was nice, absorbed well but not too greasy. We have seen an improvement within a week to so of using products and the improvement has been maintained. The itch relief stick worked pretty much instantly!

newhousestress Thu 18-Apr-19 15:10:38

1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?

Very easy and nice to apply.

2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?

Yes definitely.

3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?

2-3 days.

4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?

We didn't use it as much as the other products but did find it helpful when we did use it.

5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?

I found the lid a little fiddly the first time I used it, thereafter had no problems with it.

cowsarecool Thu 18-Apr-19 16:14:21

Both my DC suffer with terrible weeping eczema behind the ears and generally dry itchy skin. I noticed an improvement after the 1st use. I have used these products on DC every day since receiving them and their skin has cleared up completely.

jennymac31 Thu 18-Apr-19 16:48:33

1. I found the texture of both the balm AP and body balm incredibly smooth and was very surprised by how effective they were was both my kids.

2. Using both the balm AP and body balm as part of my kids bathing routine has improved their skin condition and overall night-time routine, as my daughter was particularly happy to use the new products as she preferred the scent compared to other products we have used in the past.

3. I noticed an improvement in my kids skin within a couple of days.

4. We didn't use the stick that often but when we did use it, my daughter's itchy flare-up subsided.

5. I found the stick much easier to use than other cream tube products that I've used in the past.

I've already recommended this range to a couple of family members whose kid suffers from eczema.

foreverhomefornow Thu 18-Apr-19 17:02:14

1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?

Beautiful! So soft and silky - it absorbed well and left Dd’s Skin soft and smooth

2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?

Without a doubt. I have only used her steroid cream once or twice.

3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?

Within two days her skin was so much softer and smoother and red bits were fading

4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?

Honestly we used this as a lip balm which worked brilliantly!

5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?

Yes but as a lip balm

Overall I can’t rate these products highly enough they have transformed dds skin! Thank you La Roche!

meow1989 Thu 18-Apr-19 17:28:27

1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?
Found it smooth and absorbed easily into my bahys skin. Light and not sticky.

2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?
Skin still a bit dry but felt lovely and smooth and soft

3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?
After using the balm it felt well hydrated straight after and for a few hours.

4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?
We didn't need to use this product during the trial period

5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?
Had we have needed to use it I think we would have found it convenient yes

CorporeSarnie Thu 18-Apr-19 17:45:46

1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?
Fine, liked the pump and product was rich, went on easily, absorbed fairly well. Possibly a bit greasier than others we've used, diprobase, dermol etc. DC less keen on scent than diprobase.
2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?
Yes, but the improved warmer weather and use of central heating has had an impact too.
3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?
Within a couple of days, but we weren't in a severe flare phase, just the usual elbows and knees. Both are entirely healed at the moment.
4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?
It didn't immediately reduce redness but did make sore bus look moisturised.
5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?
Yes, have put it in the swimming bag for use after lessons, which often cause flare ups.
The price point as suggested in the survey would however put me off buying more than the balm on a regular basis, as the wash seemed nice but not nice enough to warrant regular purchase at that price point. Other washes and lotions work just as well at a much lower price. My DC's eczema is however not severe most of the time.
Also travel size products for swimming bags are very very useful.

BristolMum96 Thu 18-Apr-19 18:15:07

Testers, please give your feedback by answering the following questions:

1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?

Pleasant. Not too sticky or thin. Felt enriching.

2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?

Unfortunately it did not improve in the slightest.

3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?

I didn't notice any difference.

4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?

It didn't make any difference.

5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?

Yes it is an excellent idea and had it worked I would have bought more in future.

WilmaJean Thu 18-Apr-19 18:32:33

1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?

I really liked it, slightly greasy (but in a good way) it was easy to apply and absorb leaving my DS skin soft.

2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?

His skin was definitely softer and it cleared up general dry patches on his body quickly. It didn’t shift a patch on his face that nothing else had been able to either, I resorted to hydrocortisone cream which finally worked!

3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?

It has cleared up a dry patch behind his knee within a day

4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?

So useful to have in my handbag to pop on dry patches when out and about. Not as effective as the body balm though.

5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?

Very.

Jamb16 Thu 18-Apr-19 18:45:28

How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?

Rich creamy texture but absorbed quickly and easily without being greasy

2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?

I didn’t see a huge difference with the body wash but the balm worked really well at soothing my children’s eczema
3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?
About 5/6 days
4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups? Yes it did work straight away and provided very quick relief
5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?
Very convenient, small so easy to put in my bag and quick and easy to use

SusieBee87 Thu 18-Apr-19 19:38:11

Overall this greatly improved my son’s eczema which had gradually been getting worse since birth (he’s now 5 months). All spots and pretty much all redness disappeared although his skin is still dry. I would recommend the body balm but could take or leave the bath wash and scratch stick.
1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?
Both lovely and smooth, non greasy and easy to apply.
2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?
Yes, it work within a few days and has continued to work.
3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition?
Within days
4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?
My son continues to have one problem area of eczema on the top of his back, the pocket stick didn’t seem to help with this.
5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?
Yes

mummy81 Thu 18-Apr-19 19:48:13

1. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm? It was nice, not greasy or too heavy.
2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks? Yes definitely.
3. How quickly after starting to use LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ daily did you notice an improvement in your child’s skin condition? About 8 days.
4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups? Yes, it was really good to reduce the flare ups.
5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient? Very convenient.

dragonmummy17 Thu 18-Apr-19 20:01:14

. How did you find the texture and application of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm?
It felt and smelt lovely very creamy and easy to apply
2. Did you find that using LIPIKAR Syndet AP+ and LIPIKAR Balm AP+ every day as part of your child’s bath time routine improved your child’s overall skin condition over the past few weeks?
we found his skin got worse and we had to switch back to only water in the bath and his usual epiderm after his bath. However the balm was good for use if he needed additional cream alongside his epiderm which we use twice a day.
4. Did using the LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick help immediately soothe itchy dry skin flare-ups?
this was the best of the products and it soothed it quite quickly
5. Did you find the format of the LIPIKAR Stick AP+ convenient?
very convenient it just slips into his change bag

Moo92 Thu 18-Apr-19 20:18:20

This is an amazing set that has really been helping us.

1. The texture of the LIPIKAR Balm AP+ body balm is rich and smooth. It sinks into the skin quickly giving immediate relief which lasts well.

2. It worked well in our new daily routine and has helped overall skin condition alot.

3. We noticed an immediate improvement the following day with slightly smoother skin which improved daily for the first week and has remained consistently improved since smile

4. The LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick gives immediate relief from itching skin.

5. The LIPIKAR AP+ pocket-stick was convenient to use but a smaller stick top may help and make it easier to keep clean.

Overall fantastic range which we have found a pleasure to use. Thanks very much for the opportunity to test it.

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