I love my dermatologist! He has been treating some eczema and broken capillaries on my face, and every time I go to visit him he gives me a generous supply of prescription strength skin care creams. He admits that he gives me more than he should, but I am not going to look a gift-horse in the mouth!
When a procedure he did a few weeks ago left my skin with a red blemish, he suggested several topical products that he wanted me to use on these areas of my face. First he wants me to use vitamin E oil, then a bleaching cream and then a Retin A cream. Sometimes the Retin A can cause too much redness, and when that happens he wants me to discontinue use for a few days and instead use a cream called Locoid Lipocream.
Locaid Lipocream is a 0.1% hydrocortisone cream, but this one is much different from other similar creams in that it contains an emollient to moisturize the skin! My Dr. was really jazzed about this product, and said he thought it was a great blending of cortizone and moisturizer.
According to the Locaid website, Locaid Lipocream penetrates into the skin to fight inflammation and relieve itchiness. Because the cream does contain emollients and moisturizers, it forms a barrier on the skins surface that protects it and allows it to heal. It not only helps reduce itching and inflammation, but it also prevents drying of the skin. In comparison tests, Locaid Lipocream was the preferred choice because of its ability to moisturize and relieve symptoms.
Using Retin A cream, it does tend to help the skin renew itself, but some mornings I wake up with the spots on my face much redder in color, due to the Retin A. Whan that happens, I take my Dr.’s advice and discontinue using it, and instead start using the Locaid Lipocream, and my Dr. said I could use it several times a day. The back of the tube says I can use it 2-3 times a day, but no longer than 2 weeks because of the cortisone it contains.
This is a very rich, and thick, white colored cream. It only takes just a tiny dab to moisturize the areas on my face, and the cream absorbs into the skin extremely well, without leaving my skin red like some creams do. It also doesn’t look greasy or oily on my face, so I don’t need to use powder after applying this cream. It’s giving me the benefits of an ointment without the greasiness or messiness.
My husband has eczema on his hands, and the Locoid Lipocream works wonders on his skin, even better than the other hydrocortisone cream that our dermatologist has been prescribing for him for years. If you are currently on a hydrocortisone treatment and would like to try a more moisturizing version, I recommend you speak with your physician about Locaid Lipocream.