21 Feb 2014

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Creme - preview

La Roche-Posay new Rosaliac CC Creme

So unless you've been living in outer Mongolia, you'll likely know that CC creams are the latest BB cream, featuring both skincare and makeup/cosmetic functions in one product.  In this case, also an SPF30 sun protection factor to boot.  And furthermore, in the case of this one, La Roche-Posay's new Rosaliac CC Creme, (a) aimed specifically at sensitive skin and (b) containing redness correctors.  That's a lot of claims for one single product to make.

Newest kid on the Rosaliac Range block - a CC cream for rosacea/sensitive skin sufferers

La Roche-Posay’s latest breakthrough product is based on the Rosaliac range of products and combines instant (light to medium level) coverage and dermatological correction to cover redness and correct flaws.  I used the Rosaliac face cream for a week and was impressed by its efficacy.  My mother has been using it for about a month now and she loves it - says that her skin literally drinks it up and looks fantastic.



This product comes in just one flesh-toned natural shade which apparently will suit "most" fair-to-medium skin tones.  Strangely enough, my experience of CC creams to-date tells me that this is likely a fair assessment.

The Skincare bit

The skincare qualities of the Rosaliac range of products are especially great for Celtic skin, which is thin, frequently quite sensitive, and prone to redness and flushing.  Repeated redness, when left untreated, can result in broken veins on the skin.  I can most certainly attest to that, I've had 'em zapped many's a time, and let me tell you, it's not pleasant.   Many Irish skins suffer from this condition, yet it goes untreated.  Diet helps, but it's not the be-all-and-end-all.  To avoid rosacea, you really need to live under a rock, somewhere you can avoid experiencing extremes of temperature, or air conditioning, or stuffy radiator-type heating, or yeast, or alcohol, or wheat, or stress, or sun, or hormonal imbalances, or spicy foods, or exercise, or hot showers/baths, or wind and rain, or hot drinks... the list goes on.  That's completely likely now isn't it.  I've personally given up and reconciled myself to those sore-enough IPL sessions every few years, but I'd be happy enough to use something that just maybe, might stretch those sessions out from three to maybe five years...

The Makeup bit

This Rosaliac CC Cream is designed to soothe and protect the skin while covering superficial redness and helping to even-out skin tone.  Claims-wise, it's infused with thermal spring water, has a smooth, non-greasy texture, and features concentrated mineral pigments in an oil base which forms a lightweight film to lock-in coverage and hydration for up to 12 hours.  Sounds good.  In a recent Irish trial, 87% of users said that their redness was sufficiently covered, while 90% felt this gave a beautifully natural finish to their skin. 

Everything Else (the Ingredients bit, the Cost bit)

This contains Ambophenol, also present in the Rosaliac range.  This is a mild anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant ingredient which helps with vascular protection (the expansion and contraction of veins and capillaries in the upper layers of your skin can cause them to become broken, which leads to some of the redness caused by rosacea).  It also features an SPF of 30 - not bad at all for a one-stop shop so.  Must get myself a sample of this down at the local pharmacy, I spotted them giving out some samples, and see how it works out for me (incidentally, a FS of this will set you back around €22-23.  If it indeed does all it claims, that's quite a good price).  I will report back...

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