It’s time to introduce another of our favorite brands, and this week we’re shining the limelight on French skincare brand La Roche-Posay.
The secret ingredient of La Roche-Posay’s ingredients is the soothing thermal spring water found in every product. We’ll go over what makes the antioxidant so special, along with tons more info about the brand and how it came to be.
Then, we’ll cover some of our top picks from La Roche-Posay’s incredible line-up of skincare.
Sound good? Let’s get started.
The Ethos of La Roche-Posay
The heart of the La Roche-Posay brand is the thermal spring water used in the products. The liquid offers wonderful benefits for the skin, which we’ll highlight in more detail in the next section.
In 1975 the La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique was introduced. The aim was to deliver high-quality skincare products featuring the thermal spring water as one of the main ingredients in their formulas.
Developed for sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay products are paraben-free, fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic, and non-comedogenic. Every formula contains the soothing and calming thermal spring water antioxidant, so every customer can enjoy its properties.
Since 1975, the brand has claimed loyal customers worldwide. La Roche-Posay is recommended by 90,000 dermatologists across the globe, sold in over 50 countries, and is loved by millions of buyers worldwide. In the past 20 years alone, the brand has hosted over one hundred clinical trials. Many of these were championed and published in professional documentation.
Born from dermatological heritage, La Roche-Posay continues to introduce innovative scientific research on the skin to help develop products that customers love.
With the help of expert specialists that know the ins and outs of sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay Dermatological Laboratory associates with a whopping 25,000 dermatologists around the world.
With a strong relationship of over forty years, the community goes far beyond the shared care of looking after sensitive skin.
The team works together in select clinical studies, merging dermatological expertise and skills, working to improve the lives of people living with sensitive skin. That’s how you know every product under the brand has been crafted with passion and teamwork.
Lovingly created alongside lines of therapeutic co-supplements, La Roche-Posay skincare works to help dermatologists lessen doses, improve compliance, and even reduce skin side effects that occur through medical treatments.
To create formulas like this, every step in the design process must be assessed carefully. That includes everything from identifying a need in a product to hosting strict clinical studies. These processes are crucial to deepen the knowledge of the dermatologists on board to help develop even more successful skin care formulas for sensitive skin.
Thermal Spring Water
As we mentioned, thermal spring water is at the origin of the La Roche-Posay brand.
Thermal water is a naturally calming antioxidant. It was found centuries ago in the small town of La Roche-Posay, France, where, as you can guess, the brand picked up its name.
Over the years the thermal spring water sourced from the town has been applauded by the science community for its skin-loving properties. These qualities occur thanks to its high content in Selenium, which is a rare and effective natural antioxidant.
This amazing spring water has been used at the La Roche-Posay Thermal, otherwise known as Europe’s leading thermal dermatology hospitals for over 100 years. Since 1905, the thermal water has amazingly treated individuals suffering from chronic diseases.
Our Top Picks
Now you know about the fascinating history and ethos of La Roche-Posay and its thermal water, you may be keen to try out some of the brand’s revered formulas.
While La Roche-Posay offers plenty of products featuring its famous thermal water, there are some that stand out. Here are some of our top picks from the incredible line-up.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser
The Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser is a soothing daily facial wash that’s designed for normal to oily skin. It works to combat face and eye makeup, dirt, and impurities with a quick cleanse.
The refreshing gel formula dissolves excess oil while protecting the skin’s natural protective barrier and pH levels. Use every morning and evening for clean, fresh, and comfortable skin ready to start the day ahead or to hit the pillow ready for bed.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Night Moisturizer
Tried and tested on sensitive and allergy-prone skin, use the Toleriane Ultra Night Moisturizer before bed to help restore the skin’s protective moisture barrier as you snooze.
The formula is carefully designed without the use of any ingredients that may irritate or aggravate sensitive skin. This includes parabens, fragrances, and drying alcohol.
Apply the soothing gel-cream formula before you slip underneath your sheets and enjoy the calming feeling it has on your skin.
La Roche-Posay Mela-D Pigment Control Glycolic Acid Serum
This concentrated Mela-D Pigment Control Glycolic Acid Serum is packed full of a powerful triple-acid complex featuring 10% glycolic acid, kojic acid, and micro-exfoliating lipo-hydroxy acid.
This potent combination works to lessen the appearance of dark spots and discolorations, all while improving your skin’s glow.
After two weeks, welcome beautiful and brighter skin. After four weeks, you’ll notice that the look of dark spots and age spots is significantly reduced.