La Roche Posay Lipikar Eczema Cream is a steroid-free, fragrance-free eczema cream that is clinically shown to relieve itchy, irritated skin. It replenishes skin’s essential lipids, provides instant and lasting hydration, and helps visibly reduce the signs of eczema. The active ingredient in this eczema cream is colloidal oatmeal (1%). Colloidal oatmeal is a skin protectant that has been used for centuries to soothe and heal the skin, as well as reduce inflammation and redness. Research indicates that the active components in colloidal oatmeal are avenanthramides and beta glucans. Avenanthramides are a group of potent polyphenol antioxidants that provide anti-inflammatory, anti-redness, anti-itch, and antihistamine effects when applied to the skin. Beta glucans have excellent water-binding properties and function as a skin protectant.
La Roche Posay Lipikar Eczema Cream also features the brand’s prebiotic thermal water. Prebiotics are a type of non-digestible fiber compound that provide indirect benefits by enhancing the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms that make up the skin’s microbiome. Ultimately, this results in healthier looking skin. Another key ingredient in this cream is niacinamide, a form of vitamin B3 that plays a vital role in cellular metabolism. This means that niacinamide provides skin cells with the energy needed to perform important processes, such as DNA repair and cell turnover. Niacinamide also has the ability to repair the skin barrier and improve skin moisture, as well as reduce inflammation, blotchiness, and more. Lastly, there are many different emollients in the La Roche Posay Lipikar Eczema Cream, including shea butter, mineral oil, castor oil, and more.