Saturday, February 15, 2014

La Roche-Posay Lipikar for Eczema in Babies, Kids & Adults & CONTEST!

My Son's Winter Eczema
As a Canadian, I'm used to the winter and have learned to tolerate the snow.  It's just the cold, dry weather that has me counting the days until spring--and wishing that I could wear my pink flip flops instead of winter boots.  This year has been no exception with frigid temperatures, an ice storm, and half of worldwide groundhogs predicting a late spring.  I'm proudly Canadian, but this weather is especially taking a toll on my family's skin.   

This winter I've noticed that my 4-year old son has had consistent winter eczema on his hands and face. I try to eliminate it by using regular hand lotion, but it never seems to go away and always pops up elsewhere. I've also noticed that my daughter has red, raw hands, even though she wears a wool glove layer underneath her mittens. Luckily the eczema never gets much worse than you see in the above photo, and the kids do not complain of pain thankfully--but it is itchy.  

To my best knowledge, eczema does not run in the either my or husband's family--and yet two of the five kids have winter eczema.
La Roche-Posay Lipid-Replenishing Balm
For Babies, Children & Adults
With one month left to go in winter, I have just tried La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP: Lipid-Replenishing Body Balm on the kids.  The body reads "Anti-Irritation, Anti-Scratching" formula, with a quickly absorbed texture.  The lotion is "fragrance-free and paraben-free, and formulated for extreme dryness and atopy-prone skin".  It can be used by babies, children and adults and comes in a pump, so very easy to apply.
 La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP
Treating Winter Eczema
I will be trying out La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP for the remainder of the winter, to try to combat the kids' eczema.  It would be fantastic to bid farewell to their seasonal red, raw and itchy skin--and would bring tremendous relief to the kids.

100 Families Program
Have you heard of La Roche-Posay's "100 Families Program", which launched in 2011?  The program helps 100 families each year across Canada who are affected by eczema.  These 100 families are given access to additional resources and products from La Roche-Posay's famed Lipikar line, which "has long been recognized as an essential step in the treatment of eczema".  Get more information about the 100 Families Program HERE.

CONTEST (CANADA)
Kids 12 years and under (who are living with eczema) can enter to WIN 1 of 5 skin care prize packs (grand prize also consists of a $100 gift card to an arts and craft store)!  Just download/print contest form, have your child draw a picture of their "itch-free day" on the contet (between the dotted lines please), and upload your child’s drawing before March 2nd, 2014.  See Rules & Regulations here.  GOOD LUCK!


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Do you, your kids or grandkids suffer from eczema or another skin condition?  Have you found an effective way to treat the problem?

20 comments:

  1. I would love to know how this product works out for you , my 4 yr old daughter has eczema its mild now compared to a couple years ago but its a constant battle that never really goes away , I really dont know how the poor kid lives with that itching and she never complains

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    1. I had eczema for years and years, itchy all the time, a friend of mine recomend me this Lipikar lotion and the liquid soap and it works really well.. ive used this product for a month and i have been eczema free for few months now.

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  2. Sarah, I'm sorry that your daughter also has eczema. I'll update you how it goes.

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    1. Thanks , we have kinda found our routine to make her life comfy , biggest thing was finding the triggers , im always on the look out for new eczema products !

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  3. Yes! We both have it. But this winter has been especially bad. I had red raw skin that was almost to the point of cracking on my hands, and kaelyn gets ezxema her bum/hips from temp drops. I found the best thing to make it go away was to use Argan oil. I applied it twice on my hands and its gone! Ide def be very interested in the la roche posay cream tho. Kaelyn tends to get the Argan oil everywhere but wher its supposed to be. LOL

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    1. Amy, you're lucky your hands have not cracked. Once the skin cracks, it is very hard to mend in our climate.

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  4. I really need to try this on my daughter! Both my daughter and husband suffer from eczema and we haven't found any products that we are totally happy with. It really pains me to see my daughter have to suffer with it.

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    1. Trisha, I understand how you feel. It makes me so sad to see their skin so red and raw.

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  5. My daughter has awful Eczema. It drives her crazy and I am always looking for something to help her.

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    1. Debi, I'm so sorry that your daughter also has eczema. I find that with warmer weather, the eczema improves.

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  6. I didn't know they had a product for kids, better saying kids friendly product! Loved it! Will share with a friend whose daughter has eczema!

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  7. Poor thing, my Daughter grew up with eczema and it was horrible sometimes to get rid of it. Happy to see you found something that helps.

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  8. I remember one of my younger brothers having similar problems when he was much younger. My Mom tried all sorts of things. I haven't seen this here in the US, I know there are a lot of people I know with family members with eczema that would probably likely try it.

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  9. Winter is so tough on skin, and it is even worse when it is children who have to deal with dry itchy skin and eczema.

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  10. Myself and both the boys suffer from it. I have found products that work over the years, but after a while they seem to stop and I will again be on the lookout for something new - so I will keep this in mind!

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  11. My son suffers from eczema all the time, his elbows, lips, chin, hands. This winter has been horrible. He said he feels as though a million bugs are crawling on him. I have never heard of this product. I hope I can find it here in BC I'd love to try it for him.

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  12. Winter skin is so painful and itchy! I am so glad to see that there are some amazing products like La Roche to help kids and parents get some relief. And what a great program that La Roche is offering to 100 families...that is amazing!

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  13. I'm going to have to try this for myself. I get terrible winter eczema.

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  14. I have heard great things about La Roche Posay for eczema from a lot of my mommy friends. We haven't had the chance to try it since my son's eczema isn't too bad. I know it's highly recommended from other mommies.

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  15. Both my kids have eczema and I've tried so many medications, creams, lotions, baths, etc. Nothing helps. The eczema comes and goes as it likes; no correlation with what I do/try. Their skin always feels so dry, rough, and bumpy--so sad for little babies/toddlers when they should have soft supple skin! I tried the Citrus Clear Skin Repair Moisturizer - This works for my kids!! (I understand every individual with eczema has varying degrees and types, so different treatments/lotions works differently on everyone--but Citrus Clear may be the one that helps your skin/child's skin!)

    For the first time in their lives, their skin feels "normal"--actually soft! With this Citrus Clear Repair Moisturizer, their skin feels as close to normal as I think it possibly can. Even Eucerin cream and Vasoline doesn't make their skin feel this normal.

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