La Roche Posay Rosaliac AR intense serum review

In this post I wanted to talk about a product that has been created specifically for rosacea sufferers in mind. When I have first developed the condition myself I have searched long for targeted products but at that time there were not too many on the market. I remember I was so excited when I discovered this and couldn’t wait to try it. You’re probably wondering why I’m only reviewing this now. That is because in all honesty this did nothing for my face.

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In fact I remember using it for a while and then forgetting about it. It claims that it is a triple action concentrated serum to soothe and calm skin prone to redness. I did not see any calming whatsoever. It also didn’t work for bringing down the heat in my skin. I have used this for about a month and then gave up. As far as I can remember I have stopped using this not only because it didn’t work but also because it made my skin feel weird. The foundation would not sit right over it and looked really off. I don’t like any base showing up on my face, I am a firm believer that it should be invisible.

The texture of it was nice enough (a light gel cream), it sunk in quickly and it had a foundation like color to it that did not show up when massaged into the skin. There is no perfume in this product. It didn’t break me out or counteract my acne products at the time (as many targeted rosacea products can actually do as they are often too moisturizing and heavy). The packaging is a very hygienic pump bottle that I liked.

This bottle sat in my skincare drawer for a long time until I have noticed that it expired and I threw it away.

The ingredients are as follows: Aqua , Glycerin, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Tambourissa Trichophylla Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide /Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Disodium EDTA, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester.

This is a very short review but then I haven’t got much to say really. I believe there are far better products out there that are not even specifically designed for rosacea that do a better job in reducing redness and calming the skin, such as Aloe vera which I have written a  post about already The benefits of Aloe Vera for Rosacea and Acne. I also think that at this price it should have done at least something to my face. Depending on where you buy this from, it can cost up to £18 in the UK, less in France. As always, this is just my experience with the product. If it works for you then great, but if you haven’t invested yet, I’d say try cheaper natural alternatives first as you might find that it saves you a lot of money.

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