Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser

by La Roche-Posay   Toleriane
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$23.99 - 6.76 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:
4/1/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser is a very simple, fragrance-free cleansing lotion for dry skin. It poses no risk of irritating skin unless you know you’re sensitive to one of the ingredients it contains, and it does a decent job of removing most types of makeup. Its value for dry, sensitive skin earns it a Best Product rating.

A gentle wipe-off cleanser that removes makeup without the risk of irritation.

Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Capryl Glycol/Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin

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. Sound familiar? L'Oreal-owned Biotherm makes similar claims for the water in their products, yet their marketing niche is spas, while La Roche-Posay caters to doctors and consumers interested in effective, no-frills skin care. Regardless of the source of their water, or how many minerals there may be in it, or the other benefits they assert it has, water is water and skin can't tell the difference. Even if the water were somehow "special," it takes a lot more than water to create and maintain healthy skin. This is something La Roche-Posay is aware of, because they do offer a fairly broad range of products to address the various needs of skin.

Their thermal spring water is said to be a rich source of selenium. Selenium is a nonmetallic element that has potent antioxidant ability. However, almost all of the research surrounding its benefits pertains to dietary or supplemental consumption, not to topical application. According to the research, selenium is absorbed into skin and helpful when applied topically only when applied as l-selenomethionine (Source: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, July 2004, pages 149–155). It is unknown whether the water La Roche-Posay uses contains this form of selenium, but we wouldn't bank on it for a unique benefit.

For a dermatologist-oriented line like La Roche-Posay, most of the products are surprisingly devoid of state-of-the-art or other interesting ingredients. There are some standout products, such as those with retinol and stabilized vitamin C; however, most of them are one-note options that offer the help of their promoted ingredient but don't commingle it with anything else of value to skin. It's ironic that although there's not a jar package to be found in this line, most of the moisturizers lack light- or air-sensitive ingredients, so jar packaging actually wouldn't be a problem. In fact, most of the moisturizers are downright monotonous. For the money, these products will leave your skin wanting more.

If you steer your way to the well-formulated products La Roche-Posay offers, you will find some first-rate options. They're not as varied as what many other lines offer, but for a pragmatic, no-frills approach to serious skin care, they'll do just fine. In fact, among all of the L'Oreal-owned skin-care lines, La Roche-Posay comes closest to successfully competing with the best of the best. It's up to you to decide if "close" is good enough. However, if you need to avoid fragrance and a range of potentially irritating plant extracts prevalent in the products of many brands, this line may suit your skin to a T.

Note: La Roche-Posay is categorized as a brand that tests on animals because its products are sold in China. Although La Roche-Posay does not conduct animal testing for its products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brands state that they don’t test on animals “unless required by law.” Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Paula’s Choice Research Team.

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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  1. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Sunday, April 06, 2014
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    My "go to" cleanser
    • I have been using this product for several years and it is fabulous. That's pretty strong praise for a cleanser, but I have sensitive and somewhat dry skin and have found it to be creamy, gentle and non-irritating. Besides that it does a great job cleaning my skin. I use it every night and it leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. I highly recommend you give it a try.

  2. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Thursday, August 01, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Staple in My Skin Care Ritual
    • I have been using this FRAGRANCE FREE formula for many, many years. My skin tends to be sensitive and responds positively to this cleanser. It massages easily onto the face, removes all traces of makeup and sweat. Leaves skin soft, hydrated yet feeling clean. I use this product in the evening.

  3. Angela C.
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 22, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Have found this effectivel for Rosacea
    • Discovered this cleanser after a particularly bad rosacea and acne flare up 3 years ago and have used it most of the time ever since. The fluid texture effectively removes makeup and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and calm. I have quite oily skin and this cleanser leaves no residue. This has even been effective for occasional oily skin flare-ups and breakouts.

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