La Roche Posay - I tried it and it's fab!

(83 Posts)
valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 11:53:15

I've heard Pinot ( and others!) bang on about this stuff on S and B but never tried it.I found myself in Lloyds Chemist last week and had a good rummage through their huge selection and ended up getting the cream for flaky skin - it's like the BEST moisturiser you can possibly imagine, it glides on and all your redness and flaky 'post cold nose skin' just disappears. It's paraben free and for sensitive skin so not full of nasties.

I went back today and bought the shower wash, cleansing lotion and moisturiser for rosacea - VERY lovely, helpful assistant suggested what would be good AND she gave me some free samples too!

While I was there someone else came up and bought some cream and said 'Oh this is great stuff, you'll love it!' - wonder if she was a mumsnetter? wink

Sorry for the enthusiasm but this really is good stuff and not too pricey either.


wildfig Wed 20-Feb-13 13:35:24

I love it too, and Avene - have just stocked up on Skin Recovery Cream and Hydrance SPF20 in the Boots 3 for 2 offer. Wonderful for rosacea-prone skin.

Yes - Cicaplast is marvellous smile

ladyandthechocolate Wed 20-Feb-13 13:49:15

Valium - which cream was it? I've tried a few from this range and I've been really impressed. I've got really flaky cheeks and nose at the mo and could do with a cream to help.

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 16:14:56

Cicaplast - which is for the dry flaky bits, as and when you need it and today I bought the moisturiser which apparently is fab for rosacea.

I couldn't find it in our local Boots. Is the 3 for 2 available on line too?

wildfig Wed 20-Feb-13 16:18:46

3 for 2 is across all skincare, so yes, it should be available on line.

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 16:19:40

Oooooooo thank you, will go and have a look!!

I think the prices are pretty good anyway tbh but 3 for 2 would be fab!

PrincessRagnhild Wed 20-Feb-13 16:21:29

valium do you put the cicaplast all over your face? I have it too but have only been using it for flaky patches - for some reason thought I couldn't put it all over...

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 16:28:42

Yeah, it's ok all over my face princess I use it as a night cream - I can't tell you what a difference it's made to my skin and I have only used it for a few days so far!

I have been using The Body Shop's Aloe range but this is more heavy duty for dry skin imo.

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 16:29:23

You can definitely use it all over as it for after chemical peels - that's why it's so good!

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 16:29:39


PrincessRagnhild Wed 20-Feb-13 16:32:06

Ah ok, will try it as a night cream! Thanks, have been using rosehip oil which seems pretty good but doesn't get rid of all the flakes <boak>

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 16:33:41

My skin was in a dreadful state last week as I had had a cold for over 2 weeks, even mu mum commented on how bad it was and she never notices anything! I used the Cicaplast and it instantly worked!

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 17:21:51

I've just taken my make up off with the cleanser - wow!!! It is fab and I wear tons of mascara and it just slid off! The moisturiser feels nice too, bit alarmed it was green but it's not too strong.

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 20-Feb-13 17:26:44

It was first recommended to me by my dermatologist.

For some strange reason, it is much cheaper in UK than France... as are most French cosmetics (Bourjois lipsticks are half the price in the UK).

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 17:28:55

It looks as if it will be very expensive, I was surprised it is so reasonable, especially with the 3 for 2 offer!

RipMacWinkle Wed 20-Feb-13 21:51:40

Oh this sounds interesting. I have flaky skin around my nose and forehead. I reckon I have combination skin that is dehydrated rather than dry. I have been making a concerted effort to drink water but can anyone recommend a moisturiser to try?

I have been using Dermalogica Active Moist but it's not doing the trick just now.

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 22:54:05

Rip you need Cicaplast.

RipMacWinkle Wed 20-Feb-13 22:56:05

Is this a moisturiser or a treatment to use under moisturiser? Sorry if that's a silly question...

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 22:58:07

Either - use it to dab on flaky bits, or all over, works under moisturiser too.

RipMacWinkle Wed 20-Feb-13 22:59:23

Brilliant, thanks!

This sounds like just what I need smile

valiumredhead Wed 20-Feb-13 23:04:57

Think it's about a tenner but look on the Boots website as 3 for 2 offer is on <wish I'd known before I went shopping this afternoon!> grin

PirateHat Wed 20-Feb-13 23:21:11

It's so good isn't it. I have French family so have been using it for ages, didn't know it was a MN thing as well.

RipMacWinkle Thu 21-Feb-13 06:37:48

If it's 3 for 2 is there anything else particularly recommended?

RipMacWinkle Thu 21-Feb-13 07:05:59

just read again...someone mentioned the cleanser. I'm currently using Liz Earle but would but something to try after

DuffyMoon Thu 21-Feb-13 07:46:19

Has anyone tried La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Extreme Face Fluid thinking of it as summer moisturiser, I have combination skin so worried it might make me shiny (ier) TIA

I have a horribly spotty chin (and I'm nearly 45, go figure), is anything from the range likely to work on that?

QuinnFabray Thu 21-Feb-13 08:29:08

The Effaclar range for oily or spotty skin. I use the Efflaclar duo or Effaclar K treatment creams ( I prefer the K, it's gentler ) as a daily moisturiser ( I use something more moisturising at night ) and I rarely get spots now, and my blackheads have improved so much.

QuinnFabray Thu 21-Feb-13 08:30:33

I use the cicaplast on my daughter's eczema, it's a miracle cream.

GreatUncleEddie Thu 21-Feb-13 08:36:54

Rip - active moist is very light. Intensive moisture balance is the more moisturising one from that range, it us excellent.

Duffy - I have the Anthelios XL spf50 plus tinted moisturiser and it's not greasy.

MissMilliment Thu 21-Feb-13 08:56:29

Their sun cream is brilliant too. Most sun creams bring my face out in a rash, which is a problem as I have very fair skin so have to use sun cream.

I use the Anthelios stuff for sun-sensitive skin and it's great. Also it sinks into your skin beautifully so you don't get that weird pearlescent suncream sheen all over your face.

chartreuse Thu 21-Feb-13 10:08:08

LRP is fabulous, I've been using it for years after a dermatologist told me it's the brand he recommends to all his patients.

I have combination skin and I use Effaclar on my t zone and Redermic on the rest of my face.

valiumredhead Thu 21-Feb-13 10:11:00

Ooooo interested in the tinted moisturiser - what are the colours like?

poozlepants Thu 21-Feb-13 10:16:56

I use the Hydraphase UV Intense Legere mosisturiser. It is the best day moisturiser I've ever had and I'm 44 and been through a lot. It is light and smells really nice and most moisturisers bring me out in a rash.
I'd like to try the tinted moistruisers as well but I am very pale.

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Feb-13 10:20:20

Wow, I slathered my whole face in Cicaplast last night valium and my skin looks so much better today - fewer dry lines, no red flaky patches (except one stubborn one under my nose)... Might have to try the rest of the range too smile I wonder if they do a miracle cure for blackheads... hmm

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Feb-13 10:25:22

Ha, the La Roche Posay website is being really slow. I wonder if the whole of MN is on it?

valiumredhead Thu 21-Feb-13 10:29:41

Ds uses a Neutrogena scrub for blackheads princess

tugamommy Thu 21-Feb-13 10:37:34

It's also only sold in pharmacies and recommended by dermatholigists in Portugal. I just got their BB cream and would definitely recommend it!

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Feb-13 10:43:58

I've seen that Neutrogena scrub recommended before valium but it didn't do anything for me sad

valiumredhead Thu 21-Feb-13 10:54:38

What about the LRP's gentle exfoliator? I ummed and ahhhed over it yesterday. Or hot as you can stand flannel over your face for a few minutes and then a gentle squeeze with tissue covered fingers?

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Feb-13 10:57:13

I haven't done the squeezing thing...will give it a go! The best exfoliators I've used have been Dermalogica's Gentle Cream Exfoliator or Elemis Papaya Enzyme cream, and they definitely improve blackheads, but don't get rid entirely.

Absy Thu 21-Feb-13 11:01:40

I've used their sunscreen for years now, and it's amazing. I have sensitive skin and have never had any issues with it. Likewise my mother, who is even more sensitive and paranoid about sun burn uses the factor 50 when gardening, and doesn't even get the slightest tan (which shows it's verys trong).

valiumredhead Thu 21-Feb-13 11:04:32

Oh I'm interested in the sunscreen! Does it sink right in?

Absy Thu 21-Feb-13 11:25:11

Yes, it's very liquid and goes straight in, no oil or sheen on your skin. It's amazing

MissMilliment Thu 21-Feb-13 11:27:51

IME the sunscreen sinks right in. I have v pale skin and have used it on Mediterranean holiday as well as UK and it is fab.

QuinnFabray Thu 21-Feb-13 12:24:33

Princessrag - Effaclar Duo or Efflaclar K make a big difference to blackheads, if used regularly, like I said.

PrincessRagnhild Thu 21-Feb-13 12:27:24

Thanks Quinn, will give them a go.

QuinnFabray Thu 21-Feb-13 12:29:00

I never thought that just a cream would have such an effect on blackheads, but it really does.

fuckinginanelevator Thu 21-Feb-13 12:30:22

If I describe my skin could someone recommend which cream I should get. It is quiet oily but I get dry skin on my nose (even though its greasy) and flakey skin around my eyebrows and hairline. I also suffer from hormonal breakout all over my chin and jaw. God I sound attractive!

fuckinginanelevator Thu 21-Feb-13 12:31:10

Oh and im very pale so need a high spf x

QuinnFabray Thu 21-Feb-13 12:32:16

Have to say actually, the anthelios sunscreen does break me out, but it's the only thing in the range that hasn't agreed with me. As well as the Efflaclar and Cicaplast ranges, I also love their toners, the eye cream and the micellar cleanser. The foundation is good too.

QuinnFabray Thu 21-Feb-13 12:36:22

fuckinginanelevator - My skin is a bit like that. Oily, but ageing and wrinkly/dry in places. I use the Efflaclar K or Duo in the day time, under my make up, which has basically cleared up my spots and blackheads. At night time I use the Cicaplast all over my face - not every night, maybe 2 or 3 times a week, especially in winter - this helps with the dehydration and wrinkles, it also doesn't clog my pores back up again or cause spots. On the nights I'm not using Cicaplast, I use plain old Rosehip oil.

QuinnFabray Thu 21-Feb-13 12:38:20

I also alternate with the physiological soothing toner, and the efflaclar atringent toner, which also really helps my skin.

fuckinginanelevator Thu 21-Feb-13 12:49:40

Ohhh thankyou. Trip to boots me thinks!

mamakoula Thu 21-Feb-13 14:29:33

Another LRP fan! I have found the lipikar range amazing for dry skin (body) and used the cream on my tummy during pregnancy. No stretch marks smile

I have sensitive skin and have found their face scrub and moisturisers very good. The post-helios after sun is fantastic.

Yup. I recommend LRP

I use the cicaplast on my baby's dry face - the paediatrician recommended it. Interesting to know it is cheaper in the UK I will stock up next time I go.

Pseudonymity Fri 22-Feb-13 17:37:58

The micellar cleanser is my holy grail cleanser! I'm keen to try other products now. Which is the eye cream? Is there only one?

valiumredhead Sat 23-Feb-13 17:01:09

Well I have been using the shower gel and it has transformed my sensitive skin, I can't even use aqueous cream normally but this stuff is amazing!

Love the cleanser and my next purchases will be toner and a heavy duty night cream and possibly the body cream if I can get a 3 for 2 offer!

SorrelForbes Sat 23-Feb-13 17:35:49

I have about 10 sample tubes (5ml) of La Roche-Posay Rosaliac XL Riche Fortifying Anti-Redness Moisturiser if anyone wants them?

Cybbo Sat 23-Feb-13 18:26:59

Love this stuff . Stocked up on holiday lastbyear

armagh Sun 24-Feb-13 10:50:53

Which LRP moisturiser would u recommend for dry(ish) ageing skin

MrsDoomsPatterson Sun 24-Feb-13 10:58:13

How funny, picked up 6 samples of this in a chemist yesterday - off to have a play!

SorrelForbes Sun 24-Feb-13 11:07:42

armagh. I'd like to know that as well. I have dry skin but get breakouts and have found Efflaclar M really good. However it's meant for oily skin! I expect I'd get even better results with another LRP product.

Iamaslummymummy Sun 24-Feb-13 11:38:01

Sorrel i'd love to try it. smile

SorrelForbes Sun 24-Feb-13 11:51:54

Iamaslummymummy PM me your address and I'll pop them in the post this week (probably won't be until Thursday as I work away for half the week).

valiumredhead Sun 24-Feb-13 16:12:08

For dty skin - CICAPLAST is great.

I ordered some more from Boots blush the toner, body cream and moisturiser! grin 3 for 2 woo hoo!

valiumredhead Sun 24-Feb-13 16:12:18

dry skin

kiwigirl42 Sun 24-Feb-13 16:52:29

does anyone think that the Effaclar K would be good to get rid of tiny blackheads on my snout?
anyone tried it?

I've just bought some LRP Micellar water to try as have heard such good things about it for make up removal

kiwigirl42 Sun 24-Feb-13 16:54:03

blimey, just read the reviews. maybe not.

QuinnFabray Sun 24-Feb-13 17:15:04

Haven't read the reviews, but Effaclar K has absolutely helped me with my blackhead problem. You could try the Effaclar Duo first? That is the treatment product, whereas Efflaclar K is supposed to be used afterwards as maintenance. I love the K though, as I found the Duo a bit much over long term. Off to read the reviews now . . .

QuinnFabray Sun 24-Feb-13 17:19:14

these reviews on makeupalley are more varied and balanced - not to mention there's 194 of them.

I LOVE Effaclar K, I'm a product junkie and this is one of the few products I repurchase again and again. It's completely sorted my skin out. I use it as a day time moisturiser.

kiwigirl42 Sun 24-Feb-13 18:11:17

thank you for your advice.

My cicaplast has just arrived. i do SA peels once month and get bad flakey skin afterwards.

In the day I use a facial oil and then moisturiser and a primer for spf. Where should I fit cicaplast into my routine? Shall I skip the facial oil while I'm using it?

knitknack Wed 06-Mar-13 11:24:39

I've got (had!) a horrible spotty, congested chin (40 year old, nice) made a million times worse by recent bereavement and associated stress. The Effaclar K stuff has worked a MIRACLE, a miracle I tells you. I've almost got a normal chin again. Nose was looking a bit ropey too, and it's SO much better now. I've only been using the stuff since Friday! amazing. Have just ordered loads, I never want to run out!

Samu2 Wed 06-Mar-13 11:51:08

I have been using their products for only 3 days.

My husband said to me this morning "wow, Sam, are you doing something differently to your skin? you look really refreshed and healthy"

He didn't know I was using new products.

QuinnFabray Wed 06-Mar-13 12:05:27

KnitKnack, the Effaclar K stuff is amazing isn't it? I have a stash of it in my drawer, stocked up on the Boots 3 for 2 offer.

Whitershadeofpale, I use the cicaplast as and when I feel I need it, more so in the winter, as kind of a one off overnight treatment mask. Usually once or twice a week, instead of a night time moisturiser. I have oily, but ageing skin though. If you have dry skin generally, you could easily get away with using it daily I expect. My skin gets very easily congested though, so I only use it occasionally as a kind of ultra soothing, moisturising mask.

Thanks Quinn, I only really need it for a few days a month after I've acid peeled. Apart from that it's not too bad.

valiumredhead Wed 06-Mar-13 12:59:49

I'm still loving the Cicaplast but the toner is REALLY strong - like nail varnish remover so had to stop using that. Also the moisturiser gives me a bit of a tingle after use, so wouldn't buy again.

The shower gel is fantastic, I have lots of dry bumpy bits usually and they've all gone!

QuinnFabray Wed 06-Mar-13 17:02:34

Which toner are you using? There are two, the effaclar astrigent one, which is strong, and the physiological soothing one, which is nice and gentle and well, soothing! I alternate between the two.

kiwigirl42 Wed 06-Mar-13 17:12:17

I've been using the effaclar K for a week now and really like it. My pores are looking smaller and the blackhead bits are starting to disappear. Has definitely helped the under skin bumps on my forehead - in fact they all up and disappeared after about 3 days!
Will definitely repurchase this one - thank you for the suggestion everyone

knitknack Wed 06-Mar-13 17:22:13

Quinn I'm hoping to have a drawer full soon too!

How come this stuff has only just come up on the s&b radar??!

CredulousThicko Sun 10-Mar-13 18:47:29

I'm looking to try the La Roche Posay foundation after reading about it on MN.

Does anyone know, can I get a free sample from Boots or anywhere else? (Can get to any major dept store etc)
BEfore I splash out on full size I want to know if I'm getting the right shade. TIA.

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