Could This New Product Be Life-Changing For Eczema Sufferers?
Atopic eczema is a very common, non-contagious, chronic (long-term) inflammatory skin condition. Although it can start at any time of life, affecting people of all ages, it most frequently begins in infancy.
For many, eczema can be an incredibly frustrating ailment, due to the chronic symptoms that sufferers find impossible to ignore, including Pruritus, more widely known as scratching. This symptom affects 89% of atopic patients.
It has long been known that the itching associated with eczema can have a profound impact on quality of life in both adults and children. It affects concentration at work and school and interferes with sleep quality, and in severe cases affects the sufferer both physically and mentally as it can prove particularly difficult to find a product to relieve the symptoms.
Well, if you or a family member suffers from eczema, we have some good news for you. Our friends in La Roche-Posay have just launched The New LIPIKAR STICK AP+, the first instant-soothing and repairing stick to offer immediate relief for atopic, eczema prone skin.
It is suitable for all ages including babies, and has been designed for use anywhere and anytime. Lipikar Stick AP+ represents a global scientific breakthrough for La Roche-Posay and a significant stride forward in making a better life for those with sensitive skin.
A handy, on-the-go, solution:
The new LIPIKAR STICK AP+ is the first stick that instantly relieves the urge to scratch and reduces eczema lesions. With over 30 years’ of skin research experience, La Roche-Posay has become a leader in the development of products formulated for sensitive skin. Their products are recommended by dermatologists worldwide, and made with naturally soothing and protective Thermal Spring Water and patented active ingredients for optimum efficacy and safety. The award-winning and ground-breaking LIPIKAR range restores balance to the skin microbiome to reduce redness, inflammation and frequency of flare-ups and reinforce and repair the skin barrier. Originally developed 25 years ago, to treat sensitive, extremely dry and atopy prone skin, the Lipikar range has now been extended to include the new LIPIKAR STICK AP+.
Instant relief, when needed most:
The mechanical action of the application of the new LIPIKAR STICK AP+ satisfies the urge to scratch, whilst the soothing formula instantly relieves the itching. Containing a powerful trio of ingredients, the stick works to break the itch-scratch cycle.
Dr. Niki Ralph, Consultant Dermatologist with La Roche-Posay commented;
“Eczema is one of the top five skin conditions affecting people in Ireland and the number one symptom associated with this condition is itch (pruritus). This has a significant impact on the quality of life of the person affected, but also their family and friends. Lipikar Stick AP+ provides an alternative to scratching and is an innovative method to tackling the itch-scratch cycle. It is safe for all ages and can be applied to the whole body including sensitive areas such as the eyelids. Its pocket size enables it to be used anytime, anywhere by anyone".
Upon application, skin is 96% less dry, 94% more soothed and 92% more supple. Lipikar Stick AP+ is easily absorbed into the skin with the added benefit of not transferring onto clothes making it an ideal product to have on the go.
What are the ingredients?
- Madecassoside – an anti-inflammatory & healing booster
- Shea Butter - nourishing & barrier function restoring
- Zinc Gluconate - Anti-bacterial for guaranteed hygiene
Sounds great, doesn't it? We think the best thing about this fab new product, is the fact that it's so easy to use, meaning little ones can do it themselves, empowering them to look after and treat their eczema on the go.
If you pick one up, let us know how you get on with it in the comments!
This article has been sponsored by La Roche-Posay. The new LIPIKAR STICK AP+ is available from pharmacies nationwide and online at http://www.lifeandlooks.com/ . RRP is €12.00.