Wednesday, August 31, 2011

La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra

I think I'm becoming quite a fan of the La Roche Posay line - I raved about their Lipikar Baume AP before and now their Toleriane Ultra moisturizer has become one of the few products that I use every single day.

I have to say I was never very interested in the pharmacy skincare brands, such as Vichy, La Roche Posay, Eucerin... Their main selling point seems to be based on the "magical" benefits of the mineral/thermal water and that has never really appealed to me.
And of course, there is also the ThisRangeIsSoldOnlyAtPharmaciesSoItMustBeFreakingAwesome approach which I'm not a fan of either. But I think that the no-frills formulation of some of the La Roche Posay products actually works really well with my skin.

Toleriane Ultra is the newest moisturizer from the La Roche Posay Toleriane line which consists of products that are aimed at soothing the hyper-sensitized and intolerant skin and help with redness and itchiness. I have tried the Toleriane Fluide and Toleriane Riche before but they were not moisturizing enough/too heavy on my skin. Toleriane Ultra is the happy medium for me - it's a light cream that moisturizes well but doesn't leave a greasy feeling on my face (I should add that I use it only on my cheeks and under my eyes because my T-zone gets very oily).

Toleriane Ultra (the whole Toleriane line in general, actually) is not about the latest state of the art ingredients, rather it's more about the ingredients that it doesn't contain: no preservatives, no parabens, no fragrance, no alcohol, no colorants, no lanolin. La Roche Posay claim that it contains a unique combination of Neurosensine but there's no additional info on this supposedly unique combo. I think this product would be a great choice for anyone with sensitive skin and it would be a good "emergency" option for people who generally have non-problematic skin but would just like to have a gentle product on standby for when their skin gets irritated.  Just before I started using the Toleriane Ultra I got this itchy, red, peeling rash just on the top of my cheekbones and it disappeared within days after using this moisturizer (usually I would have to use a prescription product to get rid of the rash).

Ingredients of LRP Toleriane Ultra
Now, just a few words on the packaging: it comes in a 40 ml heavy plastic bottle with a pump - La Roche Posay call it new generation hermetic packaging. And it is interesting because the product is not pumped from the bottom up, but from one side - I think there's actually a thin plastic bag inside the actual bottle to keep it just on one side (hopefully you can see what I mean in this photo).

I bought my bottle of Toleriane Ultra from a local pharmacy for 19,00€ and I plan on repurchasing once I finish this one.

Do you have any emergency products that help your skin when it's not at its best?


  1. Ja, tudi jaz sem nekaj časa vztrajala pri Vichy, ker je odgovarjala moji koži, ampak sem se zdaj odločila, da je konec s temi kemičnimi kremami, ki pravzaprav ne naredijo veliko koristi za kožo. Poleg tega pa vse te znamke na veliko testirajo na živalih... Nisem noben dermatolog in ti ne morem soliti pameti, ampak za 19€ dobiš veliko boljše kreme (BB natura). :)

  2. I am always wanteing to try La Roche Posay as it seems to be perfect for my picky skin. Thanks for this, now that it is available in Boots in UK I may have to try out. Thanks a helpful review. Jan x

  3. I LOVE La Roche Posay! Now that I'm in the US I just can't seem to find really god skincare, or at least, I haven't figured out where to find it yet :/
    I'm dying to get back to Greece where our pharmacists all carry La Roche Posay, Avene, Vichy, and all that good stuff :)

  4. Ravnokar sem naključno odkrila tvoj blog (prek Lipglossiping in njene Lovely Links podstrani) in čisto navdušeno ugotovila, da si iz Slovenije. Moram pohvaliti kakovost tvojega bloga, ki je res nad nivojem večine slovenskih blogov. Želim ti veliko uspeha pri nadaljnjem bloganju. :)



  5. Živjo, Maja! Žal sem imela z večimi proizvodi naravnih linij ne preveč dobre izkušnje - večina jih namreč vsebuje eterična olja ter alkohol, kar moji koži sploh ne ustreza. Prebrala sem kar nekaj navdušenih komentarjev o Derma E izdelkih, ampak se še nisem poglobila v sestavine. Katere izdelke za nego kože pa sedaj uporabljaš?

    Hi Jan! I think it's definitely worth trying - perhaps try and get a sample first to see how it works with your skin. It's nice to "see" you again! x

    Hi Y! I didn't know that these pharmacy brands aren't as freely available in the US. But there are so many different makeup brands in the US and things are usually cheaper than in Europe. But I know, the grass is always greener on the other side :) Will you be moving back to Greece? x

    Živjo, Krvava Meri! Iz Slovenije, preko Anglije, pa spet v Slovenijo :) Hvala za tako lep kompliment! x P.s.: Saj si ti tista Krvava Meri, ki objavlja čudovite makeup looke na Planetu, ane?

  6. Pravzaprav že dolgo ničesar ne objavljam, ker sem lena za fotografiranje svojih oči. :D Ampak hvala tudi tebi za tako lep kompliment. :)

  7. They are readily available in the USA in almost every pharmacy store or retail store that sells lotions.. like Target, Cvs, stores like that.

    1. I've only just realized this post is 2011.. lol



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