03.25.2015
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Rosaliac UV Fortifying Anti-Redness Moisturizer SPF 15
1.35 fl. oz. for $37.95
Expert Rating
Community Rating (5)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:03.25.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

The Paula's Choice Team is always suspicious when a moisturizer claims to be anti-redness and yet contains sunscreen actives that have sensitizing potential and that can cause redness. That’s exactly the case here, and we have no idea why La Roche-Posay didn’t formulate this daytime moisturizer with only mineral sunscreen ingredients: titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Anyone with sensitive, reddened skin should look to those actives for sun protection because they don’t cause irritation of any kind and won’t make redness worse.

This contains stabilized avobenzone for reliable UVA protection, which is great, but not for sensitive skin. Niacinamide and a small amount of vitamin C are on hand, but neither is noteworthy for reducing redness: Where are the proven soothing agents? And another question: Why did La Roche-Posay add coloring agents? Presumably, it was to make this product appear soothing (“Look, its soft blue tint tells me it’s calming!”), but your skin will do much better with ingredients that really are soothing!

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Claims

Rosaliac UV has been formulated to neutralize redness and help protect skin from the vicious cycle caused by external aggravators. The smooth and refreshing texture instantly soothes skin. Redness is neutralized and the skin tone is more even and luminous. With daily use, skin is protected and reinforced against external factors.

Ingredients

Active: Avobenzone (1.98%), Octisalate (3.3%), Octocrylene (4.62%), Other: Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Dimethicone, Sucrose Tristearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Methylsilanol (Silicate Crosspolymer), Ascorbyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 61, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Caffeine, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5

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.