It's been just 10 days that I'm using this product but I think it's the time to write a review and say:this is a miracle product!
Let's first talk about my skin problem.I used to have superdry and flakey skin,so much that I couldn't wear any foundation,or even BB cream.I started to look after my skin more and my problem was solved after a year of religiously using skincare products even my skin type changed to normal.last month I decided to try Nivea Soft moisturizing cream even though I had a trusted moisturizer that worked for me perfectly(Yves Rocher Hydra Végétal 24 H),after just a few times of using Nivea Soft my skin broke out badly.I used acne treatment and a face wash that contained salicylic acid just twice and that was enough to make my Atopic Eczema come back! acnes were healing by themselve but my skin's Eczema was worsening.my skin was as dry as sandpaper,red,itchy,flakey and stinged.I couldn't use foundation again.none of my moisturizing products worked,even the ones that seemed to be very effective in past.I used homemade masks(honey+rice flour+whipped cream+turmeric+cinnamon) but they left my skin even more red and sensitive.I bought whatever any one suggested me but they could only keep my skin moisturized for an hour or two and couldn't help with itch and redness.I couldn't believe my beautiful,glowy,clear,normal skin has transformed to such a superdry,flakey,red mess with numerous acne scars.it was almost causing a depression.but my husband encouraged me to search more.there must be something effective.
I knew nothing about La Roche Posay until I read about it in a forum,someone said this brand has good products for sensitive skin.I started to search in my trusted MUA and read reviews of LRP products and finally decided that Lipikar Baume AP seems to be the right one for me and I ordered a 400 mil which was priced 16$ in a discount(I also ordered Toleriane Derm Cleanser which I thought is a face wash by mistake,but that's another review's story)
when I first applied Lipikar Baume I was very hesitant to continue using it.it was very rich,felt heavy and looked greasy on my skin for hours.I thought it may worsen my Acne or cause a new breakout and thought it must be just good for body.I checked LRP website to see if it's only a body product and saw that it's also for face
I stopped using my other skincare products such as toner and serum.just washed my skin once a day with Yves Rocher Nutritive Rich Gel(then bought La Roche Posay Lipikar Lavent Gel) and applied Lipikar Baum three times a day even though it's written in it's site that use it once a day.I had to even stop using my favorite eye cream(Oriflame Even Out Eye Cream),I love that eye treatment and had used three tubes of it without any problem but now my eyelids were also suffering from Eczema and it made them sting.I had no choice but to put Lipikar Baum on my upper lid which was so dry and flakey and above my cheekbone close to my eye which had itchy dry patches.I was sure it's going to cause milia but I was ready to do anything to relieve from Eczema's itch and pain
Results after 10 days:
My skin isn't itchy,stingy and flakey anymore(I had to use 7th Heaven Strawberry Cream face mask once to remove all that flakes,but other than that Lipikar Baume and my face wash were the only thing I used in the past 10 days),it didn't cause any breakouts,my acne is completely gone and there's not much acne scar left.I feel even my old acne scars have faded!
I feel a little tightness after washing my face but it immediately goes away after using the Baume.there's still a hint of redness on my cheeks but it's very mild and is more like a soft pink flush.my skin isn't superdry anymore,it's like a normal dry(if it makes any sense!) even when I don't use Lipikar Baume.all in all my skin looks young and healthy again.I haven't tried wearing makeup yet but I guess I can wear foundations without any problems.it also didn't cause any milia or any irritations to my eye area.the Eczema of my lids is completely cured and I think I can start using normal eye products.call me crazy but I feel my eyebrows are fuller now(yes,I had to use it even on my eyebrows!).Lipikar Baume AP was a life saver for me and I owe it to you dear MUA members
About the packaging I like that it's a pump but I don't like that I can't see the amount of product inside it.it's pump can be locked by twisting it so I can call it travel friendly(although it's HUGE!) but I wish there was a something to cover the hole that product comes out of it,so it wouldn't be in contact with air(like the one that Bioderma Atoderm Creme has)
another plus is that it's scentless
I love this product and I'm going to continue using it,still I think 400mil is a lot to finish in 6 months so I wish it's shelf life wasn't that short.now I want to order some other La Roche Posay products,probably Lipikar Face Wash Gel(unfortunately Lipikar Syndet isn't available here),Toleriane Ultra Fluid which I can also use as eye contour or Lipikar Fluid which seems to be a good daily moisturizer
I'm updating my review as if it's not long enough :D
Still LOVE this product.still use it as a part of my night skincare routine even though I don't have Eczema anymore.first I wash my face with Lipikar Gel Lavant or Uriage Xemose Cleansing Soothing Oil,then I apply Vichy 89 Mineral(to my whole face and around eyes),wait for half an hour and then apply my beloved Lipikar Baume to my face(I don't put it around my eyes anymore but I use it as lip treatment and body lotion),and I use Sesderma K-Vit Anti-dark circle serum as my eye treat and that's it.
Eventhough my skin looks shiney,I don't feel Lipikar Baume feels heavy or makes my skin greasy(but I'm used to very rich nourishing creams),when I wakeup in the morning there's no sign of dryness on my skin.it's just soft and happy
If my skin type transforms to a less dry condition,I will probably use a less rich,lighter moisturizer but fo