I started a new retinol about two weeks ago and my skin is shedding like a snake. It’s made me very dry for some reason and I’m flaking up all over the place! Combine that with the sudden onset of cold weather again and I’m just an alligator over.
Never fear! There’s always a solution for moisture in my house. I am moisture Queen! I always have the best and most awesome products to combat dryness. Living with dry skin you learn a thing or two and I’ve stocked up on some really great options to keep my skin as moist and well hydrated as possible.
I started using La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Moisturizer for Dry Skin a few months ago and it’s been a staple of mine to combat the cold weather and of course, this new retinol! I actually use it from the top of my head to the bottom of my toes. It’s pretty much perfect for anywhere. Rough elbows, dry legs, dry hands, and of course, flaky, dry facial skin too!
If you’re not a shea butter fan nor a mineral oil one look away! If neither bothers you come on over to the dark side we have cookies and great hydrating moisturizers. This formula is packed with some great oils as well as shea butter and, if you can believe, it even contains niacinamide. I typically use it in the AM after stepping out of the shower. It goes on my damp body and face. It’s a lightweight texture that absorbs easily and contains absolutely no fragrance. It doesn’t leave me greasy or shiny but does instantly provide moisture and locks that moisture so my face or anywhere else I’m applying is instantly smoother and softer. Not only is it great for moisturizing but it actually layers well too! I can apply this all over my face after my shower, allow it to sink in, and follow up with a moisturizer or face oil and never feel too greasy or shiny. It absorbs super quickly and doesn’t leave behind a dewy or greasy film or finish!
This is probably not something that will make it’s way into my Summer routine but when the weather is cooler and your body or face demands more moisture this is a God sent.
If your face or body needs some hydration healing I highly recommend trying La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Moisturizer for Dry Skin.
It’s a keeper!
Where to buy
AQUA / WATER – BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER / SHEA BUTTER – GLYCERIN – DIMETHICONE – NIACINAMIDE – PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM / MINERAL OIL – CETEARYL ALCOHOL – BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS OLEIFERA OIL / RAPESEED SEED OIL – AMMONIUM – POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE – PEG-100 STEARATE – GLYCERYL STEARATE – PEG-20 METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE – CERA MICROCRISTALLINA / MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX – PARAFFIN – SORBITAN TRISTEARATE – DIMETHICONOL – MANNOSE – DISODIUM EDTA – CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE – VITREOSCILLA FERMENT – XANTHAN GUM – PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE – SODIUM BENZOATE