La Roche-Posay launches Cicaplast Hands and Lipikar Wash AP+

La Roche-Posay has launched a new hand cream Cicaplast Hands that is wash resistant and gives dry, damaged, weather beaten hands up to 48 hours protection from chapping due to cold, harsh climate, exposure to chemicals and frequent washing.

La Roche-Posay, a well-known and trusted source in skincare for over 40 years, launched Cicaplast multi-purpose balm in 2015, which immediately became popular based on its proven ability to help dry skin, restore the skin’s moisture balance, and alleviate the look of dryness – for people of all ages. Following this success story, La Roche-Posay recently launched Cicaplast Hands – an instant relief hydrating hand cream.

“As we head into fall and winter, we can always expect for cold weather and dry air to wreak havoc on our hands. But now that we are frequently washing our hands, using hand sanitizers, and wearing PPE more than ever before, it is important to find a product that is powerful enough to care to treat severely dry and damaged skin and repair the skin’s barrier,” says Angela J Lamb, MD, Associate Professor Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Moreover, hands age faster than other parts of the body because the thin skin is repeatedly exposed to harsh external elements. Keeping them hydrated is key to keeping them feeling protected and looking healthy!”

Cicaplast Hands, upon use, act like an invisible glove that protects the hands from all external damaging influences and leaves them feeling soft, supple, and continually hydrated. Resistant to washing, Cicaplast, works not just against cold weather and constant disinfecting, but also against frequent hand washing. Prepared with Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Shea Butter, and a high concentration of Glycerin, this hand cream provides 48 hours hydration and silky-smooth hands. Additionally, the cream is fast absorbed into the skin leaving no traces of a greasy or sticky feel.

The key ingredients include La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, which is naturally rich in minerals with scientifically tested soothing and antioxidant properties; Niacinamide which is a form of vitamin B3 that helps give a soothed feeling to the skin; Glycerin, which is a moisturising agent that naturally attracts water to skin; and Shea Butter that nourishes and hydrates the skin. Cicaplast Hands is dermatologist tested, is fragrance and paraben-free, allergy tested and suitable for sensitive skin types.

La Roche-Posay also launched Lipikar Wash AP+, a gentle, foaming moisturizing body and face wash for dry to extra dry, sensitive skin, that is dermatologist tested and safe for the whole family’s sensitive skin. It is suitable for babies from two weeks up, including baby’s scalp and cradle cap, up to adults 65 years of age. With it’s non-stripping, foaming and moisturizing formula, it gently cleans the skin, alleviates dryness, and provides 24-hour hydration.

Lipikar Wash AP+ is formulated with Shea Butter, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Aqua Posae Filiformis and La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water and has been accepted by the National Eczema Association as well as the National Eczema Association Seal. Lipikar Wash AP+ is allergy tested, fragrance-free, soap-free, dermatologist tested for safety, paraben-free, non-comedogenic, and safe for sensitive skin. Lipikar Wash AP+ is allergy tested, fragrance-tested, soap-free, dermatologist tested, paraben-free and non-comedogenic.

Angela J Lamb, MD, Associate Professor Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, says “Avoid harsh soaps and exfoliants as these may be irritating and worsen dry to extra dry skin. Cleansers containing hydrating ingredients, such as shea butter, glycerin, ceramides and hyaluronic acid, provide that extra boost of hydration needed to help maintain skin moisture and integrity of the protective skin barrier.”

The Lipikar – meaning lipid care skincare – line includes Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair Moisturizing Cream, Lipikar Lotion Daily Repair Moisturizing Lotion and Lipikar Eczema Soothing. For prebiotic benefits, apply Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair Moisturizing Cream after cleansing.