La Roche-Posay are one of the best skincare brands in my opinion as their products are all so reasonably priced but the formulas are really effective, and I usually stock on my La Roche Posay Skincare whenever Escentual have one of their French Pharmacy Skincare promotions. I’ve tried many different La Roche Posay skincare products but I recently was gifted a selection of new additions to try so I thought I’d report back on the products I’ve tried.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fresh Mist SPF 50 £14
From all of the product I have, this was the one I was most looking forward to trying as I hate applying sun lotion so the idea of a spray version definitely appealed. The mist has the high protection with the lightness and freshness of a thermal spring water with very high, broad, photostable UVA/UVB protection and an SPF of 50. It claims to have an invisible texture, double anti-shine action, immediate absorption, ultra dry finish, no white marks and is water resistant.
The mist can be used under or on top of makeup, and can even be reapplied throughout the day as it doesn’t need to be rubbed in. It claims to have a non-sticky, non-greasy formula which is suitable for all skin types and offers 24 hours of hydration. The can only contains 75ml of product so it won’t last very long with daily use so I think it’s best used for top-ups on a particularly hot day. It’s such an handy product to own and it’s so much easier to use than using a lotion or cream, and I can confirm it doesn’t ruin or effect your makeup at all which is a massive bonus.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Sebo-Controlling Moisturiser £16
The Effaclar MAT+ is suitable for oily skin prone to imperfections and shine, and is specifically formulated for those with sensitive skin. The moisturiser helps to limit the appearance of pores and shine by reducing excess sebum with an high concentration of selected ingredients with Thermal Spring Water. This isn’t a product I can use for my skin type as I have super dry and dehydrated skin but I’ve passed it onto Rob as he has oily skin and he’s really enjoying using it as it’s controlling unwanted shine without feeling greasy or heavy on the skin.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour £14
The La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour is a product I’ve tried before and featured on my blog here, but it’s basically a very gentle, ultra soothing moisturising cream for the eye contour area and works to intensely hydrate the skin without weight, ensuring comfort is restored both immediately and cover time. It’s from the brand’s allergy free range so it’s a good choice for those with skin that’s very reactive or if you have a skin condition such as contact dermatitis like myself.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Overnight £17.50
I’ve tried a couple of the La Roche Posay Toleriane products but I’ve never tried the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Overnight which is an ultra-soothing night cream for sensitive and allergic skin, and has been formulated to provide sensitive skin with the extra help it needs over night. It contains thermal spring water to soothe the skin whilst niacinimide, carnosine and vitamin A help to improve the skin’s natural barrier function, whilst encouraging skin to better defend itself against irritation and reactivity. When my skin’s feeling especially dry or sensitive, I like to apply a thick layer of this moisturiser and use it as a mask and it really does feel super soothing on the skin whilst reducing any discomfort.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + Unifant £16.50
The La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo is raved about many bloggers, and the brand has launched a couple of new versions; one with an SPF (featured here) and a tinted version which is available in two shades – Light and Medium. This is in the ‘Light’ shade which is too dark for my super pale skin sadly, but if you have a light to medium skintone, it should suit you a little better. Even though I can’t use it myself, it still sounds like a great option if you already enjoy the original Effaclar Duo formula. Escentual always do an amazing job with their product descriptions;
“Unify and perfect your skin in a single step with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo[+] Unifiant, anti-imperfection skincare with a subtle tint. Light and non-sticky with a melt-in texture, this daily treatment works to treat and reduce blemishes, targeting every stage of the imperfection cycle. The award-winning formula is now enhanced with a mattifying 100% mineral pigment tint, which evens out the skin’s tone and reduces the visibility of redness with its sheer coverage. At the heart of the formula is niacinamide, renowned for its anti-inflammatory and soothing care. LHA gently exfoliates skin and provides keratolytic action to speed up the renewal of skin cells, procerad prevents and treats post-inflammatory hyperpigmentaion, and linoleic acid regulates sebum and creates a feeling of freshness.”
I’d love to know if you’ve tried any of these products before?!