24 October 2014

La Roche-Posay | Brand Spotlight

La Roche-Posay Brand Review - Aspiring Londoner

Disclaimer guys:  I haven’t been paid or sponsored or anything of the sorts.  I opened my bathroom cabinet a couple of weeks ago and saw a whole shelf full of LRP – I knew I had to share the love.

La Roche-Posay is a brand I discovered seeing YouTube and reading other bloggers.  Being the skincare fanatic that I am, I had to try it out – and the rest as they say is history!  There are some products from LRP that I have on stockpile, because I just can’t even be without them!

La Roche-Posay is a little village in La Vienne, France and it’s famous for its Selenium-rich spring water as it’s beneficial to skin.  Since the 17th century the spring water has been used for various skin benefits. LRP specialises in skincare and they cater for all skin types.  This is evident from their massive range of products:

Anthelios - sun protection that meets dermatologists' high expectations

Cicaplast - repairs, protects and replenishes your skin

Effaclar - soothing and clarifying skin care line for oily and blemish-prone skin types

Hydraphase - formulated for dry and extremely dry skin types, works to hydrate and 
soothe even the driest of complexions. Developed to smooth and tone as it moisturises for younger-looking, comfortable skin

Hydreane - for sensitive skin

Iso-Urea - compensating skincare that smooths the roughness of very dry body skin

Kerium - first collection of micro-exfoliating shampoos that are clinically proven to eliminate dandruff

Lipikar - complete range of skincare products adapted to the various levels of body dryness; complete solution for dry, very dry and Eczema-prone skin, from children to adults

Nutritic - made up of botanical extracts, lipid-balancing oils and MP- lipids, which all help to calm and heal tight, sensitive, rigid and coarse skin

Physiological Cleansers - cleansing agents selected for an optimal tolerance, high make-up removal power, hydrating and soothing active ingredients

Pigmentclar - clinically-tested complete solution for those struggling with pigmentation, dull complexions and dark spots

Redermic - works to firm aging skin while reducing visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles

Rosaliac - soothing, calming and gentle, formulated with high-quality, delicate ingredients for the sensitive skin of rosacea

Toleriane - created especially for hypersensitive skin.

You can explore LRP’s full range of products on their site here.

For me, LRP is a mid-priced brand which I think are justifiable as they work.  There are high-end brands out there who claim to do more and haven’t helped me in the slightest.  I don’t mind paying for skincare that works – LRP works for me.  I've previously talked about the LRP Effaclar Duo [+] here and the LRP 3-Step Anti-Blemish System here.  The reviews are a testament to what these products have done for my skin.  I've converted my other half to a LRP convert too!

I love the brand’s understanding that there aren’t just three types of skin in the world – normal/oily/dry.  Their recognition of problem skin and the research they put in to address these concerns is what attracted me to LRP.  I’ve suffered my fair share of grief with my skin.  Since I discovered LRP a couple of years ago, my woes haven’t dissolved completely but certainly have eased.  I now know there are products out there that can calm my breakouts without drying the hell out of my skin.  Products that can soothe my skin without making it a oil slick!  Skin is not a ‘one size fits all’ kinda thing and it’s reassuring to know there are brands out there who understand that.

Have you tried anything from La Roche-Posay?  What’s your go-to skincare brand?  Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!


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