La Roche-Posay are such a great skincare brand, especially if you have sensitive skin that’s prone to breakouts or allergic reactions like mine. The very first product I tried from the brand was the iconic Effaclar Duo which was the most talked about skincare product around 2013-2014. I wasn’t wowed by the product but I know I’m in the very small minority as the before and after shots are amazing. A lot of the La Roche-Posay skincare products are backed by Allergy UK, which is perfect if you do have reactive skin. I was gifted the La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Light £16.50 and I was intrigued to give it a go as it sounded like a perfect moisturiser for under makeup.
“The Hydraphase Intense Light has a light, non-greasy formula to hydrate and soothe. Contains innovative, targeted moisturising technology for intense, lasting moisture.
– Hyaluronic Acid fragments to instantly infuse moisture into the skin and help maintain hydration.
– It also contains La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water.
Skin is intensely hydrated and soothed. Skin feels more supple and soft. La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Light is for women or men with very dehydrated, normal to combination skin. Suitable for sensitive skin.”
La Roche-Posay follows strict formulations standards:
– 100% hypoallergenic skincare
– High concentration of selected ingredients with Thermal Spring Water
– Minimal ingredients and fragrance
– Tested on sensitive skin
It can be applied both morning and night, and it has a very lightweight consistency almost like a cleansing milk rather than a moisturiser. The product is described as being light but I didn’t expect it to be lightweight as it doesn’t impart very much moisture.
I have very dry skin so I feel like it would probably work wonders on normal skin, but it’s still a really nice moisturiser but I do need something a little more rich in the evenings. I think this particular product would work well if my skin was feeling particularly sensitive or had recently suffered an allergic reaction, to calm any inflammation down.
If you do want something a little more hydrating, I’d recommend the Vichy Aqualia Thermal range as it’s still very lightweight but it’s very hydrating on the skin, as well as being gentle at the same time.