What’s the difference between an oil vs a body cream?
Body oils are great at locking moisture into the skin and have a fast-absorbing yet lightweight feel. Body oils can also add a lovely glow to the skin and work especially well on oiler skin types who may not like the feel of anything too heavy. Body creams, on the other hand, have a richer water-based texture so are better suited to drier skin types. They’re also excellent at targeting specific concerns as they can hold specific ingredients such as salicylic acid (for exfoliation) and hyaluronic acid (for hydration).
How should you treat sensitive skin on the body?
When sensitivity occurs, it can make the whole body feel really uncomfortable. This happens when the skin’s protective barrier becomes compromised and water escapes from the dermis leading to dryness and irritation. A body cream or lotion can help to provide the skin with the moisture it needs to keep the skin barrier healthy and irritation at bay.
What ingredients should you look out for in body moisturisers?
A body cream is a quick and easy way of providing the skin with hydration and comfort. Look for ingredients such as glycerin, niacinamide and shea butter. If your skin is particularly sensitive, try to stick to minimal formulas that won’t add any further aggravation to your body.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+M hydrates and immediately soothe the skin with triple-action efficacy that targets itchy and dry skin flare-ups. It does this with a formula enriched with Thermal Spring Water, Niacinamide, 8% Glycerin and 20% Shea Butter.
Additionally, La Roche Posay Baby Cicaplast Baume B5 Repairing Balm can be used by the whole family to soothe, restore and protect delicate skin – and dry or rough patches. It’s formulated with 5% Panthenol that hydrates and soothes feelings of irritation. If the skin on your hands needs some extra hydration, apply a nourishing cream such as Cicaplast Baume Hand Cream. This soothing barrier cream leaves an invisible protective glove-like effect on the hands.Discover La Roche-Posay’s range of body care products