03.12.2015
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Active C Corrective Dermatological Care for Wrinkles
1 fl. oz. for $52.99
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Expert Reviews
Last Updated:03.12.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This would be an outstanding way to see if a 5% stabilized vitamin C product (packaged to ensure stability and potency) improves your skin. The silky, silicone-enhanced base with its nearly matte finish is ideal for normal to oily skin. Just to be clear, vitamin C is a very good, well-established antioxidant for skin, but it isn't the only one to consider, and in that sense you are getting a one-note product by choosing this. The formula would also be better off if it didn't contain fragrance, but in the low concentration used here, it isn't overly concerning.

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Claims

Corrects wrinkles and fine lines with active vitamin C.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Nylon-12, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates Copolymer, Isobutane, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance

Brand Overview

La Roche-Posay At-A-Glance

L'Oreal-owned La Roche-Posay has a pharmaceutical lineage based in France, and the company speaks of their thermal spring water as the cornerstone of their commitment to dermatological skin care. In fact, the name La Roche-Posay comes from the French town that is the source of this water, which is said to be a rich in selenium. While selenium is an element that has potent antioxidant ability, it's unclear how much the water La Roche-Posay uses contains, since all water has to go through purification processes to be to used in cosmetic products.

That aside, this brand does have a number of standout products, including some good sunscreens and anti-aging treatments. Another positive: All of its skincare is packaged in containers that will keep beneficial products protected from light and air (no jar packaging here!). Unfortunately there are some missteps, namely that some otherwise-excellent products include potentially-irritating amounts of alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants. The line could also benefit from additional products that contain more state-of-the-art ingredients. Still, for a no-frills approach to serious skin care, there are some finds to be had!

For more information about La Roche-Posay, owned by L'Oreal, call (888) 577-5226 or visit www.laroche-posay.com.

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La Roche-Posay At-A-Glance

L'Oreal-owned La Roche-Posay has a pharmaceutical lineage based in France, and the company speaks of their thermal spring water as the cornerstone of their commitment to dermatological skin care. In fact, the name La Roche-Posay comes from the French town that is the source of this water, which is said to be a rich in selenium. While selenium is an element that has potent antioxidant ability, it's unclear how much the water La Roche-Posay uses contains, since all water has to go through purification processes to be to used in cosmetic products.

That aside, this brand does have a number of standout products, including some good sunscreens and anti-aging treatments. Another positive: All of its skincare is packaged in containers that will keep beneficial products protected from light and air (no jar packaging here!). Unfortunately there are some missteps, namely that some otherwise-excellent products include potentially-irritating amounts of alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants. The line could also benefit from additional products that contain more state-of-the-art ingredients. Still, for a no-frills approach to serious skin care, there are some finds to be had!

For more information about La Roche-Posay, owned by L'Oreal, call (888) 577-5226 or visit www.laroche-posay.com.