La Roche-Posay Lipikar Xerand Hand Repair Cream Review
Today’s review is on the hand cream from La Roche-Posay which is the Lipikar Xerand Hand Repair Cream for severely dry skin.
Price: €5-6 for 50 mL (do not remember the exact price); ₹350-430 for 50 mL
Ingredients: You can check the complete ingredient list here.
I have already mentioned in one of my old posts that my all time favorite hand cream is The Body shop Almond hand cream. I always have that with me but at the same time I also try out new hand creams and one of them I got to try out is from LaRoche-Posay. The hand cream comes in a white plastic tube with cap attached to it. I find these type of packing perfect for on the go or travel and the packaging is also sturdy. This hand cream smells pleasantly and mildly and the smell vanishes in a couple of minutes post application. The hand cream is not very thick nor runny but spreads well and get absorbed easily into the skin. With couple of seconds of massaging the cream in the hands, they get absorbed completely and leaves the hands moisturized. But, the moisturization effect lasts only for few hours , so re-application is required, same applies if you wash your hands too. I would have liked it more if hands remain soft or moisturized after washing, but the effect is completely gone as soon as you wash your hands. It is meant for severely dry skin but does not fulfill its claim as it is not an intensely hydrating cream, so it will suit people who have normal skin in their hands. The hand cream does nothing to the cuticles though they do not claim to do so, but I would have liked it more if it had softened the cuticles. Overall, it is a nice hand cream though not a must have and I do not plan to repurchase it in the future.
Sturdy convenient packaging
Creamy texture that spreads and get absorbed very well
Smell is mild and pleasant
Moisturizes the hands decently for couple of hours
Does not feel greasy
Free of parabens
Availability in India (I have not seen it in online websites too)
Moisturization effect is short-lived
Reapplication every few hours is necessary
Moisturization effect will not be enough for dry skin or for normal skin in winters
Contains Dimethicone which might not suit who are allergic to it
It is meant for severely dry skin but does not live up to its claim as it is not intensely hydrating
Prettykooll rating: 3/5
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