Since Taylor was born she’s suffered from bouts of eczema and dry skin conditions. So we have to be extra careful about the types of products we use on her skin.
We were recently contacted about a new baby skincare collection. The La Roche-Posay baby skincare range has been specially formulated to care for extra sensitive skin that is prone to irritation. Each of the products in the range are free from parabens and fragrances, and have been clinically proven and paediatrician approved.
So we were keen to put them to the test!
We were sent a range of products to review:
Lipikar Syndet AP+ Liquid Replenishing Cream Wash
This is the product we got through first! It’s a lovely thick cream wash which goes a long way and is perfect for using as a hair and body wash for little ones in the bath. We always try to use as little product as possible in Taylor’s baths, but this wash has been specifically designed for skin that is prone to itching, and cleanses the skin without irritating it.
Often a warm bath can cause Taylor to itch, but we haven’t found that to be the case when using this. The smell is also completely neutral, unlike some other fragrance-free brands, which I’ve found can smell a little odd!
Lipikar Baume AP+ Liquid Replenishing Balm
The Liquid Replenishing Balm was created over 29 years ago and has undergone 39 clinical trials – so it’s definitely one to try if you have a baby or child who suffers from dry skin conditions (or you can use it on yourself!) It claims to have 24 hour itch relief, soothes inflamed and reddened skin and helps reduce further eczema or dry skin flare ups.
We apply this each night after bath time and it definitely helps nourish and protect Taylor’s dry skin in the same way as her prescription creams do. Her skin in the mornings is always much calmer after using this on the evening.
It also has a lovely thick formula which visibly moisturises the skin, without making it greasy. And, again, a little goes a long way.
Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm
We love this product! It promises to be the ‘ultimate multi-tasking balm that should be a staple in every changing bag’. And we weren’t disappointed.
We use it more sparingly than the Liquid Replenishing Balm and apply it to problem areas throughout the day. Sometimes Taylor scratches a lot in one area which can really aggravate her and we find that this balm brings instant relief and helps heal her dry patches.
It can also be used for a whole host of baby skin conditions including chapped skin, scars, nappy rash, grazes, cuts, minor burns and bites. I find the 40ml bottle really handy to take out and about with us on the go too.
Anthelios Baby SPF50+
I have to say that this is my least favourite of the products we reviewed from the range. Although it did protect Taylor’s skin in the sun, I find the white formula a little odd. It’s supposed to be visible on application and then sink in, but it never sank in for us, so Taylor just looked covered! I also find the consistency difficult to spread – it seems to soak in immediately and lacks the oily texture that I’m used to with creams. I’m sure this is to do with its specialist formula, but I just wasn’t a fan.
Thermal Spring Water
My personal favourite is the Thermal Spring Water which comes in a spray can and instantly cools and freshens irritated skin. It’s been one of our go-to products in the hot weather we’ve had so far this summer, and seems to immediately sooth Taylor’s skin whenever I spray it on her. You can use it all over the body including the face (which she finds hilarious!) and it can also be used to give sticky hands and faces a quick wash using a cotton ball.
I have to admit that I’ve also had some good use out of this throughout the end of my pregnancy. It feels AMAZING on tired, hot feet and legs at night, and has really helped me to cool down (and go back to sleep!) in the heat.
Overall we loved this range and would definitely recommend it to other mums with a baby or child with overly sensitive skin.
Do you use a specialist skincare brand on your little one? Would you try the La Roche-Posay baby skincare range?
Disclaimer: I was kindly sent these products in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.