La Roche-Posay means business! That's what I thought the moment I first laid eyes on their product. This skincare brand founded on the pillars of dermatology could care less about trendy branding with their plain clinical looking packaging void of over-the-top gimmicky messaging.
All good signs, but what about what's inside? Well your about to find out...
My big skin issues right now are just working on hydration and anti-aging prevention. My skin is naturally dry (I don't drink enough water) and to top that off, it is the dead of winter and the heat and harsh weather are doing a number on my complexion!
The past few weeks I have been testing out a few products in the La Roche-Posay line including the Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer with Sunscreen ($39.99), Hydraphase Intense Riche ($35.99), and Physiological Cleansing Gel ($21.99).
Physiological Cleansing Gel:
This is wonderful and gentle. Lately I have been using a ton of scrubs on my skin to get rid of deadskin, but then a few days later it would all come back. Something wasn't working, so I ditched my scrub for the Physiological Cleansing Gel! This cleanser was a great new swap in my morning and evening routine as it is so gentle! Don't believe me, well did you know that Poloxamer, a key cleansing ingredient in the Physiological Cleansing Gel is so mild it is used in contact lens solutions. Instead of over-drying my skin, it was effective in removing impurities while maintaining my moisture balance. It's hard to describe, but there is a refreshing cooling feel as it cleanses - must be the antioxidant rich La Roche-Posay thermal spring water!
Remember: Physiological pH, Soap-free, Alcohol-free, Paraben-free, Safe for sensitive skin
Hydraphase Intense Riche:
This stuff is sent from Heaven! Two weeks ago my skin was all out of whack! I was breaking out from working out, but at the core of my complexion my skin was at a Mojave Dessert level of dryness. Quite a combo! But I made myself adhere to a strict routine of using the gel cleanser each morning and night followed by the Hydraphase Intense Riche. If you asked me why it's so special I would just have to say "It's Magic!" but the dermatologists who actually know say that it hydrates skin in a few ways:
- The double action technology ensures water is infused within the skin to guarantee immediate, long-lasting hydration for up to 48 hours. (So I would put it on while my skin was all dewy and clean after a wash! Lock in the H20 baby!)
- Hyaluronic Acid fragments reinforce the cellular cohesion to help the skin retain water for up to 48 hours.
Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer with Sunscreen:
This is just a great little powerhouse product. It is an anti-aging lotion, sunscreen, a primer all in one! This just makes sense on so many levels.
- Whats the point of anti-aging prevention without combating sun damage! great combo!
- What a fabulous time saver is it to combine lotion with a primer!
- How great is it to combat aging from within and also give the wearer a blend of light-reflecting micro-particles to instantly correct the skin!
Sometimes I find that anti-aging products are a little to thick and heavy for me. It's hard to find something that is effective for a 27 year old! This one has been doing the trick! I even wear it over the riche to give it a little extra hydration boost. The science behind this product lies in the Cell-Ox Shield - a synergistic combination of patented high efficacy sun filters and powerful anti-oxidants to further protect your skin. That means it is CLINICALLY PROVEN to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, dark spots, and redness. I think of it as my face "top-coat" so to speak that seals it all in. The combination of silicone elastomers create a smooth, matte canvas on skin - and because of the added primer you are ready to go for makeup on top if you choose! And there is no shortage of awards for this product including being given the 2012 Elle Beauty Genius Award and the 2012 Redbook MVP Beauty Award for Best Primer.
La Roche-Posay is the real deal and I have so enjoyed testing out these products over the last weeks. Give them a try as well! For more information visit www.laroche-posay.us