Firstly I’ll begin with my least favorite, the La Roche Posay 24 hour Deodorant. I picked it up with high hopes due to the lack of aluminum chlorohydrate(an ingredient that has been linked to breast cancer and is in almost every deodorant) however when put to the test of walking around ALL day(on walking tours through Rome, up and down numerous staircases, and in over heated crowds of people) it didn’t quite measure up to my plain old Dove, which might I add does contain aluminum chlorohydrate. I’m thinking I will for sure give it a go again on a day when I’m not essentially running a marathon.
Next up is the La Roche Posay Rosaliac UV. This green tinted moisturizer contains spf 15 and is intended to reduce unwanted redness, I really like this product, I’ll try anything to downplay the tomato- like aspect of my face, the only gripe I have is that under certain foundations it can cause the makeup base to sort of come off in little pieces when applying and blending. Under more thick and creamy foundations, like a tinted moisturizer for example, this is no problem, however under a thinner product like Dior Airbrush(the product combination I had the most difficulty with) the results can be somewhat underwhelming.
It seemed like every advertisement outside each and every pharmacy was an add for the La Roche Posay Hydreane BB cream. As a light coverage base lover I was immediately sold. This stuff reminds me of the Dr. Jart Water Fuse BB cream. You get the feeling that it’s more skincare than foundation- which is all right by me! I really like this for those “no makeup days” but I wouldn’t recommend this as an actual foundation.
These next two products are a complete tie in my book, the La Roche Posay Serozinc and Cicaplast. Serozinc is to be sprayed either directly on the face or via cotton pad after cleansing the skin to calm it down. Not only does it seem to take all of the abrasive- ness of daily facial cleansers, but it’s been keeping all of my budding skin imperfections at bay. Seeing as how this fantastic product is only available in France I’ve been using cotton pads to preserve it for as long as possible *cross fingers* Cicaplast is a gel like moisturizer that I like to use under my makeup as a primer(thank you for the recommendation Lisa Eldridge!) I also like to use this at night when my skin is looking especially dry. It’s good for sensitive skin, it does wonders to help with dry patches while not making my t-zone too oily, and it contains tons of great skin enriching properties.
All in all, after trying a multitude of La Roche Posay products I’m trying to convince my family to take another trip to France- skincare’s a good enough reason to travel 5,000 miles, right?!