La Roche-Posay Lipikar Xerand hand cream 50ml
Good, temporary relief from dry hands but bad smelling.
I suffer from dry hands, hang-nails and eczema on my fingers so I always keep a hand-cream well, handy!
I bought this hand cream as it seemed from the marketing to work on a deeper level than some of the cheaper hand-creams which don't help much.
In terms of the texture the cream is very soothing. On the first application flakiness appears less visible and if used a few times a day my ezcema seems to be somewhat calmed and less red (I wasn't expecting miracles). The cream is rich but absorbed quickly leaving only a slight powdery "tackiness" behind - which is far preferable to the greasy film some hand-creams leave.
Any down-sides? The SMELL. Perhaps this is because I'm a bloke but I find the smell revolting and overpowering. I'd describe it as floral, fruity and alcoholic - very much like red wine (well it is made in France!). It is quite a strong smell and projects a bit but mercifully it fades soon enough. I really don't see the need for this hand-cream to be scented, as the perfume only detracts from an otherwise good product. Unfortunately because of this I won't repurchase and will instead look for something fragrance free. Of course this is only my opinion though so sniff for yourself, some might love the smell.
Also the cream is a bit pricey (although not so bad in the 3 for 2).
-Works quite well
-Smells very strong (and quite unpleasant to my nose)
April 3, 2014
Don't let the texture fool you!
This cream has quite a thin texture for such a hard working moisturiser. It may feel light, but it restored my very chapped hands very quickly. Can't live without it now!
August 15, 2015
Non-greasy silky smooth hands
Great hand cream, very inexpensive for such a good quality product, love it.
September 20, 2016