La Roche Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser

3.9

97 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

AQUA / WATER GLYCERIN MYRISTIC ACID POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE GLYCERYL STEARATE SE STEARIC ACID LAURIC ACID PALMITIC ACID COCO-GLUCOSIDE TETRASODIUM EDTA


on 8/15/2015 11:29:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Great bang for your buck bc the tube lasts for months. There's basically no chemicals in it. I just find it makes my face look dull.



on 8/15/2015 4:57:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

My skin is very sensitive and so for every product that has worked out well for me, I've probably had five that had to be returned. This formula is good for oily skin that is also sensitive.

PROS:

-Literally gets my skin squeaky clean, as in, I rub my finger over my forehead and it squeaks when I'm rinsing my face.
-Takes off all my makeup. This is one of the only cleansers I can use without a separate makeup remover.
-Doesn't irritate my skin.
-My skin has been oily lately due to humid weather and this cleans my face better than Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser, although that formula is gentler.
-Fragrance Free

CONS:

-Not the best thing for dry skin. This feels similar to washing with bar soap. It removes any trace of oil, so I would not recommend it for dry to very dry skin types.
-Pricey at $24 for 4.22 ounces
-Not a cruelty free brand (First Aid Beauty and Paula's Choice are cruelty free and make vegan face cleansers for sensitive skin).
-Sometimes it's difficult to control the amount that comes out of the tube. When the room is hot, it seems like more product is dispensed than usual with the same squeeze.

INGREDIENTS:

Water, Glycerin, Potassium Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Laurate, Potassium Palmitate, Coco-Glucoside, Tetrasodium EDTA


on 7/24/2015 5:40:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

No frills. It cleans, leaves no film, removes makeup and sunscreen (I use very little makeup, so not sure for waterproof etc.). It has no scent. It can be drying, but not in an irritated skin way, more like washing your face with soap. I need a more gel cleanser in the morning, but like the feeling of having my face squeaky clean at night.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

When I bought this cleanser, I was in a part of the world where La Roche Posay only offers two different kinds of cleansers in the Toleraine line: dermo-cleanser and purifying foaming cream. I would have gotten the foaming gel instead if it were available, as I believe that my skin is more on the dry/dehydrated side.

I always use Muji beating net to lather up my cleanser before I put only the foams and not the cleanser itself on my face (I do the same thing when I use Dove Beauty Bar). In comparison, this cleanser very obviously lathers up a lot more and the foams are a lot thicker. However, I do think this cleanser dries my skin out a lot more than Dove Beauty Bar does. (Strangest thing too, as it ticks all the boxes for a mild cleanser targeted at sensitive skin, unlike Dove Beauty Bar.)

So far I haven't experienced any overly unpleasant reaction, but I keep reaching for Dove Beauty Bar instead of this as my skin is going through a phase where it needs to heal and finds its way back to the balance. Maybe that's why I find this cleanser drying at the moment.

I plan on using it once in a while as a "deep cleansing" cleanser, and we will see how things go from there.


on 1/9/2015 12:51:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have been using this cleanser for more than 10 years and I believe it`s literally helped my skin adjust to the drastic change in humidity and temperature that takes place in the part of the world where I live. When I first moved to Asia, my skin went through so many changes and I used to dread the coming of winter when my skin would get super-tight, red, itchy and blotchy. I tried everything I could think of, but this cleanser changed all that for me. It leaves my face squeaky clean without stripping it dry, and I use a 4 step cleansing process. This is the only deep cleanser I use in spring/winter, in hot weather I switch to LRP`s Effaclar Deep Cleanser. The only thing I am not so happy about is the dispenser: it`s very hard to squeeze out the last drops, and sometimes the cap breaks on me.


on 10/8/2014 4:58:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Really wanted to love this but it broke me out / or allergic reaction -> It's supposed to be great for sensitive skin???????????

leaves you a squeezy clean feeling, similar to that of Shiseido foaming cleanser.
However I was so disappointed.

Also the cap became leaky and broke off after 1 week


on 9/14/2014 12:54:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

LPR Foaming Cream Cleanser is a basic, no frills cleanser that is very effective. It may be more suitable for combination skin types though. I quite enjoyed this product as I always prefer to double cleanse and wash with a flannel/microfiber cloth after taking my concealer and sunscreen off. I have super sensitive skin prone to allergic reactions but this foaming cleanser didn't cause me any reactions. It became a bit drying for me in the long term. I think if you have dry, sensitive skin like mine, it is a good idea to use it only a few times a week as part of a double cleansing routine. I haven't tried to use it to take make up or sunscreen off but I think it would work well if you use a warm flannel/microfibre cloth/soft face brush like Shiseido's or Dermalogica's. It is not cheap but superbly economical as you only need a tiny amount. If you are using it to double cleanse, I would suggest you use a really tiny amount as it is very foamy to avoid skin irritation or waste!


on 7/7/2014 12:07:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

My skin is sensitive combination and I found it just too drying (had to apply lots of moisturizer afterwards which seemed counterproductive). However I think it is a very good product for someone with oily, acne-prone skin - it's just not right for me.


on 1/31/2014 1:19:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have been using this cleanser for many years. It's very gentle, on my acne prone skin.

The only thing I really dislike about this cleanser is it leaves make-up behind, so I end up using a lot of toner afterwards to make sure all the make-up is off my skin.

My dermatologist recommanded this. This is a very nice cleanser if you don't wear heavy make-up.


on 1/29/2014 1:23:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I have been using this cleanser for about two weeks now. I use it once a day at night before bed. After washing and drying my face, my skin feels a bit tight for about 5 minutes, but not uncomfortably so. It seems that my skin is not as shiny throughout the day as it used to be. Also, it has seemed to correct the overdryness I was experiencing. I haven't noticed any difference in terms of treating acne, but I'm happy that the tug-of-war between oiliness vs. dryness seems to have stabilized. It's winter now and I downhill ski so I do add moisturizer occasionally as I sometimes have windburn.

I like the packaging, just the tube! It allows me to use a perfect amount. I don't notice any fragrance.

I was using Toleraine Dermo-Cleanser, but I find the Foaming Cream is better because my skin tends to be oily.


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