Wednesday, 16 September 2015

La Roche Posay - Rosaliac Range.

Left to Right: La Roche Posay Rosaliac UV Riche Moisturiser, Rosaliac CC Creme & Rosaliac AR Intense.
I am someone who suffers from a lot of redness and it has always had a bit of an impact on my self esteem. Unless I am wearing a lot of makeup, the redness always seems to poke its way through to say hello and I often feel like I will never escape it! I never really put it down to much, other than bad genes, until a few months ago when I heard about Rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition, that causes facial redness and dilated blood vessels on the face. It can also cause acne, characterised by red bumps and papules rather than black/whiteheads. As it is chronic it is more about managing Rosacea than curing it but there are many treatments out there and a lot more awareness. If you would like to find out more there is an excellent video by Caroline Hirons and Dr Sam Bunting here.

I recently heard about the La Roche Posay range formulated specifically for Rosacea/redness in an article by Sally Hughes in the Guardian. In the article she mentioned a lot of people had found the range very helpful. That day I went out to Boots, bought some of the products to see if they would help and I really wish I had taken a 'before' picture to show you guys as the difference is pretty big!

 The product I feel has really made the most difference is the AR Intense Serum. I usually wash my face in the shower and naturally when I step out it is bright red, staying this way a good while. When I apply the AR Intense serum within about 10 seconds it has totally calmed the redness. I have also noticed that the more I use it the more my skin stays calm generally and it has really taken the redness down a good few shades! I would highly recommend the AR Intense Serum, I have not seen my face this calm and just not red, in years!

I have also been using the Rosaliac UV Riche Moisturiser, which has a green tint to counter-act redness. I am quite fussy about moisturisers and a lot don't suit my skin causing breakouts etc (probably due to Rosacea) but this has been really great. My skin has been feeling much calmer and more balanced and although it is a little on the heavier side (there is a lighter version) and it occasionally feels a little heavy I have not had any breakouts or irritation at all and my makeup is applying a lot smoother.

The Rosaliac CC Creme has also been fantastic. It just gives a very natural, dewy finish and is really light on the skin. It has helped to keep redness at bay throughout the day and is great for a really quick base with some staying power. The combination of the serum and the moisturiser has also meant that I have needed no concealer whatsoever but my skin still looks the best it has in years!


Have you tried the La Roche Posay Rosaliac Range?

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