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Blogmas: Saturday Sample.

14 December 2013
I can't believe I've managed to get through 14 days of posting every day, I was so excited to do Blogmas but I had a nagging little voice in the back of my head saying it would be too hard and I'd fail.. Apparently I wasn't giving myself enough credit.

Today's sample of Lipikar Baume AP came to me from La Roche-Posay a few months ago when I was sent a couple products to trial, they kindly included some sample sachets of other products in the range to try out and this week they definitely came in handy.



Something weird happened to my legs a while ago, I believe I had an allergic reaction to a popular brand of moisturiser which I suspected I was allergic to from past use but like an idiot I decided to give it another go. The weirdest part is that it only effected the lower half of my legs and only on the front along my shins. My body is a weirdo.

So anyway after clearing the rash I was left with skin that resembled a lizard. So sexy.

My current moisturiser was doing jack so I decided it was perfect timing to bring out the big guns. Lipikar Baume AP is supposed to 'rebuild skin's moisture barrier and stop the vicious cycle of itchy skin'.

"Lipikar Baume AP has an ultra-absorbing texture, is able to replenish lipids in the most severely dry skin in record time and contains high concentrations of Shea Butter to nourish skin and Niacinimide to break the vicious cycle of itchy skin"
Unfortunately I can't really comment on the itch issue as I didn't start off with this problem, although while using this on my lizard legs I've also been using it on the eczema flare up on my feet and usually if a cream works on my eczema as it's supposed to it actually makes it itchy (I have weird eczema like the rest of me), basically what happens is the cream helps to repair my skin and the eczema reverts to the first stages of the condition which are tiny little itchy bumps which drive me completely insane because the itch is constant and so intense, there is no way to get rid of it other than to allow the condition to become 'severe' and in turn become really dry and unsightly. It's the shittiest friggin' catch 22 situation and I've lived with it for years.


Nothing ever really worked for my eczema, some would make it revert to the first stage which I actually don't want and others did nothing except make my feet slippery. Lipikar Baume AP on the other hand has had a small effect on the condition of my feet, for starters it hasn't made my condition revert to the first stage which I love but it has helped ever so slightly with the appearance of the skin, while I still have dry flaky patches the skin feels a lot softer and I'm not embarrassed to wear open shoes now.

As for my lizard legs, this is where I knew for sure that this was a really great product, I had tried all sorts of creams to help soften the scaly skin, nothing worked, everything was shit and I was starting to get pissed at the whole situation. When I finally used the Lipikar Baume AP I tried not to get my hopes up. It wasn't until the third day of applying that I noticed it was working, I had showered and exfoliated as per usual and I was just about to put more cream on when I noticed the scaly skin was gone in patches and lifting in other areas. I could have cried.

Here I am on day 5 writing this review that was supposed to be quick but of course turned in to an essay and my legs are normal again, they are my legs and I don't look like a lizard/human hybrid. How wonderful!

The consistency is nice, it feels just like any normal moisturiser, not too thick or thin and without any discernible scent.
There is one issue with this cream that I really don't like.. It leaves a residue, I'd call it greasy. It's annoying and I don't like it but when I consider how well it works I feel like it's a small price to pay, I've never used a moisturiser that works quite this well on seriously dry skin and it's something I would let slide for real results in a timely manner.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP retails at $37.99 for 400ml and can be found in Priceline stores and selected pharmacies.


All Products were purchased by myself and I'm in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying.

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