67% would repurchase
on 1/15/2018 9:06:00 AM
More reviews by Pimpinett
Don't know what it is with me and La Roche-Posay moisturizers, but they are never quite what I want them to be. I really like a lot of LRP products (Redermic R, the Effaclar Duo treatment, Effaclar cream cleanser and the Effaclar H moisturizer especially) but I have dehydrated combination skin with hormonal acne, and I live in a cold, dry climate. In the winter I need heavy-duty moisturizers, the Effaclar H doesn't cut it, I go through way too much of it. While Hydraphase Intense Riche is a nice, no-fuss moisturizer, definitely richer than Effaclar H, it still isn't moisturizing enough for my skin in the dead of winter. I end up having to use four or five pumps, tearing through one tube in just a few weeks, and it still isn't enough. I think I would like this a lot more in the spring or summer, which is how I feel about most of the La Roche-Posay moisturizers I've tried (Hydraphase Intense Riche, Toleriane Riche, Hydreane Riche, Effaclar H). Out of the ones that did at least kind of work for my skin (Nutritic Intense Riche broke me out), I think this is the one that is the closest to a decent winter moisturizer for me.Good things about it: I haven't developed any dry flaky patches, so it does hydrate well, just not quite enough right now. It doesn't seem to irritate my skin at all or cause acne. It feels nice on the skin, although it's rich enough that it probably wouldn't be my first choice for a daytime moisturizer - it leaves a slight greasy cast for a while. I don't mind the fragrance at all.Less good things: I go through a lot of it, which is my experience with most La Roche-Posay moisturizers. The Eucerin 5% Urea moisturizer (discontinued, sadly) was my staple moisturizer pretty much year-round, but especially in the winter, and one tube of that lasted me much longer than any of the LRP ones do, for some reason. They are nice, but I end up using a lot, stressing out a little about keeping up with getting new tubes, and they never feel quite moisturizing enough.
on 1/14/2018 4:54:00 PM
More reviews by Jake54
I bought this on a whim in Ulta. It was on sale and I was looking for a mechanical sun protectant for my face. The texture at first seemed not promising. It comes out very thick, like sand-colored toothpaste but it smooths out really well on the skin and provides good coverage that looks natural. I've almost used a whole tube and am worried about having to buy it full-price now. I'm also oily and this does not break me out or look oily even after a few hours.
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on 1/14/2018 2:16:00 PM
More reviews by xosandy
This was my first time trying a CC cream so I don't have anything to compare it to but I was pleasantly surprised with the coverage. I received this as a gift from a friend so I didn't realize how expensive it was until I looked up reviews. For a drugstore product, the price is really quite steep. It does the job, providing a pretty matte coverage. The color selection isn't great so I would only be able to use this during warmer seasons. For those reasons, I probably wouldn't purchase it again because there are a lot of other brands that offer a wider, more affordable selection.
on 1/13/2018 12:15:00 PM
More reviews by suggrr
I received a small sample of this in a Target beauty box. I liked how gentle it was on my acne-prone, now dehydrated and prone to eczema issues skin. I liked how it felt like a lotion, but I did feel like I had to use more of it to cleanse my face than a gel formula. I am dismayed that it has broken other people out, since I was looking for a gentle morning cleanser. I may still try it out in a full size at some point since it hasn’t lead to any skin issues for me as far as I know.
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on 1/12/2018 2:09:00 PM
Sadly, this broke me out. I have very combination skin with hormonal acne, very oily t-zone, mostly normal cheeks, quite dehydrated all over, especially in the winter. I generally try to treat it more like dry/dehydrated skin with acne, it responds much better to that than it does to drying products for oily/acne-prone skin. I use a regime with a lot of LRP products and find that it works well, for the most part - MAC Cleanse Off Oil, LRP Effaclar cleansing cream, Serozinc toner, their soothing toner, Effaclar Duo+ alternating with Redermic R, Effaclar H moisturiser and one or another of the Hydreane/Toleriane moisturisers. I like all of them, but none of the moisturisers are quite cutting it at the moment, I need more and end up using way too much of them. Hence the Nutritic, which is much heavier and richer than any of the other LRP moisturisers I've tried. I really do need the extra moisture, but I developed a lot of new spots after only a few days, both typical cosmetic reaction spots and a heavier breakout of my regular acne pattern, so I stopped using it. Too bad, I'm having a hard time finding a moisturiser that is rich enough right now, but this one just didn't agree with my skin type. I think Nutritic Intense Riche might be a good moisturiser for truly dry skin types, perhaps, rather than dehydrated and combo skin. It did moisturise very well.Also, the fragrance is a lot. I don't mind the lighter fragrance present in several other LRP products I use all the time, but this one is both a heavier scent, much stronger and hangs around on the skin for quite a while after application. That feels unnecessary.
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