Our skin is the body’s largest organ. So when it’s irritated, it can be hard to ignore. Sensitive skin is a prevalent condition that affects an estimated 50% of the human population, with global reported prevalence rates varying from 12.79% to 68.4%. That’s a LOT of individuals dealing with irritable skin, which is never fun for anyone!
However, thanks to La Roche-Posay, a brand that focuses on innovating safe and effective products for all types of skin, including sensitive skin, allergic skin, sun irritation, acne-prone skin, and irritated skin, all of your sensitive skin issues may be put to rest.
La Roche-Posay’s Formulation
With the mission of bringing a better quality of life to sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay’s wide range of products include Effaclar for acne-prone and oily skin; Pigmentclar for dark sport correction; Cicaplast that repairs and protects the skin barrier function; and Anthelios which provides broad spectrum sun protection.
La Roche-Posay’s distinctive selenium-rich Thermal Spring Water, a vital component in its skincare products noted for its calming and antioxidant effects, is at the heart of the company. It is drawn from the company’s Thermal Dermatology in France, which is currently the No. 1 in Europe.
Without further ado, let us go through all the gentle skin-loving products for each skin concern:
Effeclar – Anti-acne oil control solutions
Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel
Skin Type: Oily and acne-prone skin, Proven efficacy: 96% agreed suitable for irritated skin.
A gentle cleanser that removes impurities, reduces the visibility of blackheads and controls shine. It is created with anti-irritant La Roche-Posay thermal spring water. Its key ingredient Zinc reduces sebum and the cleansing agents are selected for their high-efficacy action in eliminating impurities and excess sebum.
Skin type: Oily and acne-prone skin, Proven efficacy: Anti-Imperfection from 12 Hours.
Provides anti-acne corrective care with reinforced anti-imperfection efficacy. The product helps to rapidly clear existing spots, prevents their reappearance and limits the risk of marks. It shows visible efficacy on imperfections from 12 hours. The key ingredient Niacinamide – Vitamin B3 – provides intensive soothing for the skin as well as decreases redness. Procerad protects and prevents the appearance of red or brown marks. Aqua Posae Filiformis helps to durably restore the skin’s balance while the ingredient Mannose stimulates skin regeneration to reduce the likelihood of future breakouts.
Effaclar Ultra Concentrated Serum
Skin type: Oily and acne-prone skin (for adults), Proven efficacy: Smoother skin the next morning; -45% pimples; -49% marks.
A concentrate of exfoliating acids that targets blackheads, pimples, marks and visible pores. It contains a Tri-Acid Complex (Salicylic Acid 1.5% – deeply unclogs pores and prevents sebum accumulation; Glycolic Acid 3.5% – activates skin renewal for improved skin radiance, with high efficacy on marks; LHA 0.45% – gently micro-exfoliates the skin and refines pores). Combined with soothing Niacinamide – Vitamin B3 – the serum improves the skin barrier and decreases skin irritation.
Cicaplast – Skin barrier recovery
Cicaplast Baume B5+
Skin type: For all skin types, especially irritated skin. Proven efficacy: Optimal skin repair recovery; soothing of dry, irritated areas.
A multi-purpose balm to soothe and protect irritated skin, for the entire family: babies, children and adults. It is enriched with Madecassoside – a repairing active ingredient – soothing Panthenol, and anti-bacterial agents. It soothes, nourishes, and protects your dry skin to aid repair barrier function.
Cicaplast B5 Ultra Repair Serum
Skin type: Dry and sensitive skin, Proven efficacy: Ultra repair in 1 hour.
An efficient repairing formula specially developed for Asian sensitive skin to repair skin barrier functions. Immediately, skin is repaired, soothed, and intensely hydrated. Day after day, skin is strengthened, and its condition stabilized. Skin texture is refined with a more even skin tone.
Cicaplast B5 Mask
Skin type: Sensitive skin, Proven efficacy: Intensely hydrating & soothing. To repair dry and dehydrated skin.
An intensely hydrating and soothing sheet mask, enriched with Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), designed for sensitive skin and suitable for use post-aesthetic procedures.
Anthelios – Sun Protection
Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Non-Perfumed
Skin type: Sensitive or sun-allergic skin
With MEXORYL400, it is the most efficient UV filter against the most insidious UV rays : ULTRA LONG UVA. The product provides the ultimate protection (UVB + UVA + ULTRA LONG UVA) against deep cell damage.
Ultra-resistant to water, sweat and sand. Anti-eye stinging. Light-weight, non-sticky texture.
Pigmentclar – Anti-dark spots correction
Pure Niacinamide 10 Serum
Skin type: All skin types, Proven efficacy: Visible dark spot reduction in 1 week
Co-developed with dermatologists and formulated with 10% of pure Niacinamide that corrects dark spots and marks, hyperpigmentation issues and uneven skin tone. It also helps to repair the skin barrier, refines the skin surface and exfoliates the skin gently.
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