Looking for a body moisturiser for your dry, very dry or sensitive skin? Hydrate,
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body milks and creams to suit all skin types for the whole family, including
children and babies. Our products contain highly tolerant and nourishing
ingredients such as Glycerin or Shea Butter to help repair and protect the skin’s lipid barrier.
Skin is one of the more important organs in our body and is crucial to maintain skin health. Similar to the skin on the face, the skin on the body needs to be moisturised at least once every day to ensure that the skin moisture barrier is supported so that skin concerns such as dry skin, irritation prone skin or acne prone skin can be avoided or managed. The La Roche-Posay range of body moisturisers are also non-comedogenic which means they do not clog pores and are suitable for all skin types, ideal for sensitive skin.
Similar to choosing a face moisturiser, body moisturisers should be based on individual skin concerns or skin types, as skin concerns and skin types dictate the ingredient or formulation of the body moisturiser being used. Individuals with dry skin should use moisturisers that are formulated with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin and moisturising ingredients such as shea butter. Dry flaky skin, combination skin and oily skin types can benefit from salicylic acid as this ingredients is an exfoliant that removes dead skin cells and promotes cell turnover. Lastly, sensitive skin types should look at using moisturisers with vitamin b5, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and more.
Bottom-line is that body moisturisers and body lotions are formulated to achieve the same goals which is to support skin health through hydration and moisturising of the skin. However, a few main differences are that lotions are normally thinner to a moisturiser or a cream and is not recommended to use on the face. Whereas, body moisturisers are thicker in consistency, more moisturising to the skin, also working to lock in moisture and can be used on the face if needed. Body moisturisers and lotions can be used by all skin types, however the seasonality may dictate its use for some skin types such as oily skin or dry skin. Oily skin types may prefer to use lotions in the summer due to a lighter consistency vs using a moisturiser in the winter.
Simple answer is, Yes. However, it is not a specific recommendation that is made as moisturisers for body and face are formulated differently to be able to work on the skin in different parts of the body. Since the skin on the body is thicker than the skin on the face and is also less sensitive when compared to the face, it is recommended to use moisturisers specific to the area. However, the La Roche-Posay range of body moisturisers do have some products that can be used on both face and body such as the Cicaplast Baume B5+ Balm Cream.
The La-Roche Posay range of body moisturisers are developed with dermatologists, specifically formulated for and tested on sensitive skin types. La Roche-Posay has body moisturisers with ingredients ranging from hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, vitamin B5 and more. The Cicaplast Baume B5+ Balm Cream is a best seller, suitable for all skin types. For oily skin types, the Effaclar Matte Anti-Shine Moisturiser will work well due to its oily and sebum regulating properties and acne-prone skin types will benefit from the Effaclar Duo Anti-Acne Moisturiser.