Monday, 4 March 2013

The French pharmacy comes to the rescue of problematic skin

Whenever my skin goes through a problematic phase, like an outbreak of blemishes or it is sensitive and reactive the 'French pharmacy' brand La Roche-Posay comes to the rescue with a few effective, spa water enriched and affordable products. Here are some of my favourite ones:

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel gently cleanses and purifies my skin when it is blemish prone. Since my skin is not particularly oily I only use it once a day in the evening to remove my makeup.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel

Effaclar Ingredients:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-8, Coco-Betaine, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Zinc PCA, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance

To help keep my skin clear and smooth, I love using  Effaclar K daily renewal moisturizer, a lightweight, fluid cream which contains 1.5% salicylic acid, an ingredient which exfoliates not only the surface of the skin but also inside the pore. I use it only once a day in the evening but it is suitable for use under makeup.

Effaclar K daily renewal moisturizer

Effaclar K Ingredients:

Active: Salicylic Acid 1.5%, Other: Water, Di-C12-13 Alkyl Malate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-4 Dilaurate, PEG-4 Laurate, Zinc PCA, Sodium Hydroxide, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, PEG-4, Fragrance

When I recently developed an eczema type of rash on my eyelids I found relief in applying Toleriane Ultra Intensive soothing care moisturizer. I love how light but highly hydrating this cream is and the fact that it is gentle enough to be be used on both face and eyes. In fact it does not contain any  preservative since it is housed in special airtight packaging with pump and it is fragrance free. 

Toleriane Ultra Intensive soothing care moisturizer

Toleriane Ultra Ingredients:

Water, Isocetyl Stearate, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethiconol, Sodium Hydroxide, Acetyl Dipetide-1 Cetyl Ester, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

And if you live in the UK The Garden Pharmacy offers 33% discount on La Roche-Posay during March 2013! Click here.