A strong skin barrier is critical for keeping your complexion healthy and hydrated, which means you'll need to build up its defenses with topical products—and that's where La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair Body Cream for Extra Dry Skin ($13) comes in.
The formula has been recommended by dermatologists time and time again, thanks to its ability to quench and protect dehydrated complexions. It contains skin-similar lipids, which replenish your body's own supply, plus a blend of prebiotics that work to balance your skin microbiome to stave off dryness. It's also got moisturizing glycerin, nourishing shea butter, and irritation-fighting niacinamide, which means it's packed with everything you need to kick winterized skin to the curb.
For all of those reasons, it's no wonder that this stuff consistently gets the derm stamp of approval. "It's a rich lotion that helps even eczema-prone skin," Susan Van Dyke, MD, an Arizona-based board-certified dermatologist and the founder of Van Dyke Aesthetics, previously told Well+Good. "Lipid replenishment gives up to 48 hours of hydration and reduces dry, rough skin." And Dr. Gohara notes that the formula "bridges the gap of cosmetic elegance and scientific effectiveness when it comes to protecting our most vulnerable organ."
The lotion consistently delivers all of these benefits at an under-$20 price point, but right now you can snag it for 15 percent off on Amazon—just in time to prep your skin for the cold, dry months ahead.
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