Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Review La Roche-Posay Rosaliac UV Riche

Day creams with an SPF and me haven't always been the best of friends but now I can safely say that La Roche-Posay has provided me a few decent ones. One of them is this Rosaliac UV Riche with an SPF of 15 that I actually just bought whilst browsing the shelve for a new cream... It appealed to me, I took it home and yes - I like it *what a miracle*!
Redness-prone sensitive skin, subject to heated sensations.
Triple protection to moisturize and limit the appearance of daily redness and heated sensations :
- Vitamin CG to strengthen fragile blood vessel walls.
- Vitamin B3 to fortify skin against external irritating factors and climatic variations.
- Filtering system with Mexoryl XL to protect the skin against UV rays, major aggravating factors in skin redness.
Skincare enriched with La Roche-Posay thermal spring water, with anti-irritant and soothing properties.
Contains optical correctors to even the  complexion.
The packaging is like all LRP, simple and decent - they always have pumps and/or tubes which I prefer to jars. This one is a tube of 40ml and costs around 18euros. They also have this in the 'regular UV' version for normal skin with a pump at the same price. Their Rosaliac line is intented for sensitive skin that is prone to redness. My skin is quite sensitive and prone to redness when it's very cold or when I spend a lot of time outdoors. Add this all up together and this cream would be perfect for me...
The cream itself has a fresh scent, is very thick and has a green tint to it - it's white but a bit greenish (if you get me, it's not like the Hulk :p). It spreads easily and is quickly absorbed into my skin. I use a few dots of this product for my entire face. Be carefull not to use too much, as I found it to be very rich. My skin really loved this product with these weather changes and it hasn't irritated my skin at all. I noticed I had to use less product than with my other day creams that often left my face feeling a bit dry a few minutes after putting the cream on - this wasn't the case with this one. I got to use this tube of 40ml for 2-3 months, in the morning.

However, a point of negative, I noticed clogged pores appearing more easily with extended use of this cream - so if your skin is prone to breakouts watch out with this cream (I use a BHA from time to time and didn't have much problems then with clogging). Now the weather has become warmer and my skin doesn't need a rich cream like this anymore. I find this a perfect day cream for the colder months of the year when your skin needs more moisture.
The goods: suitable for sensitive skin, good for (very) dry skin, spreads easily although it's a thick cream, fresh scent, midranged pricing

The bads: pores clogg easily with this cream so probably not suitable for skin that easily breaks out

Overall, yes, I like this cream and will repurchase it again when fall makes it entry! It's too rich for me to use all year round, but I plan on trying their normal variant of this one for sure. If you have dry and sensitive skin, try this cream and I hope you'll like it as much as I do!


Amandine.M said...

I'm just wondering if I'm gonna try this one, I have some redness, sensitive skin but also..combination to oily skin so that's very complicated for me! Btw they have a "legere" version of this cream which is non-comedogenic! =)

Evelien said...

Yes, I recently bought the legere version and it will be my next to use as soon as I finish up my current so a review will follow!

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