Prebiotics in Skin Care: La Roche-Posay's New Lipikar Body Moisturizers
When it comes to skin care innovations, some brands are just a step ahead—as is the case with La Roche-Posay. Not only did the French pharmacy skin care brand take a step toward technology with its launch of My UV Patch, it’s also the brand of sunscreen that year after year gets top marks from Consumer Reports. So, it should come as no surprise that the brand is now one of the first (and certainly the very first we’ve seen) to launch a line of prebiotic skin care products. Interested? So were we. We did a little digging and discovered just how important (and innovative) La Roche-Posay’s new Lipikar body moisturizers—formulated with the brand’s Prebiotic Thermal Water—are and share our findings, below.
Prebiotics For The Skin
Sure, we’re all familiar with probiotics in skin care—a trend that spurred yogurt moisturizers and masks a plenty—but prebiotics? This is new….and important. As it turns out after five years of research, 13 clinical studies, and lots of hard work hand-in-hand with dermatologists, La Roche-Posay found that more could be done alongside proper moisturizing to help restore our skin’s moisture barrier.
The skin microbiome is a population of natural microorganisms found at the skin’s surface which—according to researchers for La Roche-Posay—in conjunction with the moisture barrier plays a role in the skin looking and feeling its best. It has been discovered that in very dry skin conditions the skin microbiome can become unbalanced, and prebiotics can have a rebalancing effect.
La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water
What researchers found was that La Roche-Posay’s exclusive—and universally adored—thermal water featured a unique prebiotic property which can act on this all-too-important microbiome barrier. Used in Europe’s leading thermal center for dermatology since 1905 to care for sensitive skin conditions, La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water features a unique mineral diversity and high content of Selenium, an essential trace element naturally found in skin.
Recently, La Roche-Posay launched new body moisturizers formulated with Prebiotic Thermal Water to help address concerns of normal to dry skin, and extra-dry skin. Read on to learn more about La Roche-Posay’s new Lipikar Lotion and Lipikar Balm AP+.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lotion
Have a normal-to-dry skin type? Lipikar Lotion—formulated with a high concentration of La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water, shea butter, and enriched with niacinamide—helps alleviate dry skin by restoring moisture and replenishing essential skin lipids. The result? Long lasting comfort and all day hydration. Plus, you can share this formula with the whole family as it’s appropriate for body and facial use on babies, children, and adults. But let’s face it, with benefits this good you’ll likely want to keep the entire bottle to yourself.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+
If your skin skews more to the dry side this moisturizing cream should definitely be on your radar. Formulated with a high concentration of La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water and shea butter, Lipikar Balm AP+ helps rebalance the skin’s microbiome, replenishes essential skin lipids, and provides long-lasting hydration to relieve extra-dry skin. It’s an ideal choice to help soothe extra-dry, sensitive facial and body skin in babies, children, and adults.
Interested in using prebiotics in your skin care routine? Check out laroche-posay.us today.