La Roche-Posay.

Posted on December 22, 2011


I’ve heard some good things about La Roche-Posay so I decided to give it a try.

I purchased Effaclar Serum ($39.95) and Redermic+ ($51.50). Major sticker shock. Luckily, CVS had their buy one and get one 50% sale, plus I had a $10 coupon so I thought it was a good deal.

Effaclar Serum:
This “Pore-Refining Anti-Wrinkle Serum” promises to “Tightens pores. Visibly smooths wrinkles, boosts radiance.”

I came home, washed my face and put on the liquidy serum and instantly felt…  stinging. 7.5% AHA-Glycolic Complex and 0.5% micro-exfoliating LHA was too much for my skin I guess. When they promise that it tightens pores, they really mean it. I felt my skin tug and get tight which is great, but then the stinging and burning made it not so great. This was a miss for me personally, but this may be a good option for people with really oily or acne prone skin. Still will probably sting… but may be effective at clearing up the skin.

This “Intensive Daily Anti-Wrinkle Firming Fill-in Care” lotion promises to “Reduce the appearance of even deep wrinkles. Visibly restores skin firmness.”

I put this on and was pleasantly surprised at the velvety texture. This lotion is formulated for sensitive skin so no burning involved here. I patted it over my face and it felt like it had absorbed nicely. To feel the texture some more, I ran my fingers across my cheeks to discover this:

Yuck. I hate when moisturizers rub off like erasers.
This also makes it challenging to use any  foundation, BB cream, or cream blush after the moisturizer.

First time trying La Roche-Posay, and both products were a miss.
I’ll probably try their sunblock and maybe 1 more product before I totally give up on La Roche-Posay. :)

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