1. LIPIKAR, your skin’s closest ally
For La Roche-Posay, behind every skin is a person, someone whose well-being we hold dear and who we take care of every day. Whatever their skin affliction, we believe there is always a way to relieve it. As a result, the LIPIKAR range of body-care products has been changing the lives of adults, children and babies with dry skin, very dry, sensitive, itchy or eczema-prone skin for 20 years. The key ingredient? Shea butter, a phenomenal natural active used to craft every LIPIKAR product.
2. The power of shea butter
Rich in fatty acids, vitamins A, D and E, antioxidants and allantoin, shea butter comes from the shea tree, a sacred tree of Western and Central Africa. Once transformed using artisanal methods, this ivory-coloured, creamy-smooth substance bestows its hydrating, soothing, nourishing, anti-inflammatory and healing benefits on even the most sensitive skin of adults, children and babies. Shea butter also treats eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.
What’s more, because shea butter comes directly from the nut and not, as is the case with coconuts, from the pulp of the fruit, it’s perfectly suitable for even the most sensitive or dehydrated skin types. This is because nuts and seeds bear a greater affinity with our own natural lipids, meaning our skin absorbs nut- and seed-derived substances more easily. Shea butter is therefore able to deeply penetrate skin without obstructing pores, providing rapid absorption and allowing you to set it and forget it. Good news: all LIPIKAR products contain up to 20% shea butter!
Each year, La Roche-Posay uses 300 tons of shea butter, also called “women’s gold,” from Burkina Faso to craft the LIPIKAR range. Through this gesture of solidarity, we actively and sustainably support some 23,000 women who harvest the plant and who contribute to their community’s development in kind.
3. All the benefits of LIPIKAR
Cracked, red, itchy skin and eczema-, psoriasis- and allergy-riddled skin of adults and children is no match for LIPIKAR. Thanks to its exceptionally soft rapid-absorption formula that’s completely hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, each product is also suitable for babies over three months old. Good to know, since every product immediately soothes and treats dryness and discomfort, even pain, for up to 48 hours, eliminating the need to apply a product multiple times on a fidgeting baby!
Here’s a simple routine you can adopt in the morning and evening: First, cleanse your skin with warm water LIPIKAR Syndet AP+, a rich soap-free cleanser, then dry off with a soft towel without rubbing; next, apply the soothing and lipid-restoring LIPIKAR Baume AP+M body balm on your face, body and hands, massaging it in with circular motions until completely absorbed.
In addition to preventing the appearance of snake-like skin and keep the epidermis supple and firm, the LIPIKAR range maintains your overall health. How? By respecting the skin’s microbiome. Don’t let this frequently heard yet poorly understood word intimidate you, because we’re about to clear it all up for you…
4. LIPIKAR rebalances your skin’s microbiome
What is the skin microbiome? Simply put, it’s the community of microorganisms that form your skin’s ecosystem. Invisible to the naked eye, it comprises more than 200 different species of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, viruses and microbes. Fear not! The bacteria that evolve and multiply there are our allies, as these useful little organisms help the epidermis reinforce the skin barrier, keeping it hydrated and staving off inflammatory agents.
Despite this, harmful bacteria, most often brought on stress, fatigue, pollution, emotional shock or an overly energetic care regimen, can cause inflammation—dreaded by dry to atopic skin types—or irritating skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.
Don’t panic! The LIPIKAR range is here to help. Thanks to Aqua Posae Filiformis, an exclusive active, born from the additional of the helpful bacteria Vitreoscilla Filiformis, it efficiently preserves the balance of the skin’s microbiome while restoring the skin barrier of the face and body. Say hello to soothed, nourished skin bursting with healthy radiance after only 15 minutes of application. Your microbiome thanks you, use after use!