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.