Redermic [C] Anti-Wrinkle Firming Moisturizing Filler for Normal to Combination Skin
This is an intriguing wrinkle filler whose silky, spackle-like texture (the company refers to it as "velvety", which is also accurate) temporarily smoothes and fills in superficial lines and more prominent wrinkles (but not deep lines). Like others cut from the same cloth, it relies on silicone technology and film-forming agents to achieve this visual trickery. Nice, but merely a cosmetic benefit whose longevity depends on how expressive you are and what you apply over this.
This "filler" does contain a good amount of vitamin C (5% ascorbic acid) and some water-binding agents to help plump skin with moisture, though not to a degree where someone with dry skin can forgo their regular facial moisturizer. The lecithin and hyaluronic acid are great anti-aging ingredients for all skin types, and 0.1% is a fairly standard concentration for each (so in other words, La Roche-Posay doesn't have an edge here, despite these being good ingredients).
For best results, apply a product like this over your regular serum or moisturizer, and skip your primer—you won't need it given the smooth surface this leaves, so makeup application should be a breeze. This wrinkle filler is suitable for all skin types except sensitive, as it contains a small amount of fragrance.
- (Temporarily) fills superficial lines and makes more pronounced wrinkles less apparent.
- Contains a good mix of vitamin C plus skin-repairing ingredients.
- Doesn't have a shockingly high price, especially given its size is larger than most wrinkle fillers.
- This isn't an adequate replacement for dermal fillers a doctor can administer.
- Inclusion of fragrance makes this a questionable choice for those with sensitive skin.
An anti-aging breakthrough that plumps, fills, and visibly reduces wrinkles. Formulated with a powerful combination of dermatological ingredients to visibly reduce the effects of aging; 01.% Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid, 5% Pure Vitamin C, Mannose and Neurosensine. Anti-aging innovation suitable for sensitive skin.
La Roche-Posay At-A-Glance
L'Oreal-owned La Roche-Posay has a pharmaceutical lineage based in France, and the company speaks of their thermal spring water as the cornerstone of their commitment to dermatological skin care. In fact, the name La Roche-Posay comes from the French town that is the source of this water, which is said to be a rich in selenium. While selenium is an element that has potent antioxidant ability, it's unclear how much the water La Roche-Posay uses contains, since all water has to go through purification processes to be to used in cosmetic products.
That aside, this brand does have a number of standout products, including some good sunscreens and anti-aging treatments. Another positive: All of its skincare is packaged in containers that will keep beneficial products protected from light and air (no jar packaging here!). Unfortunately there are some missteps, namely that some otherwise-excellent products include potentially-irritating amounts of alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants. The line could also benefit from additional products that contain more state-of-the-art ingredients. Still, for a no-frills approach to serious skin care, there are some finds to be had!
For more information about La Roche-Posay, owned by L'Oreal, call (888) 577-5226 or visit www.laroche-posay.com.
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