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La Roche-Posay

Redermic + Intensive Daily Anti-Wrinkle/Firming Fill-In Care Normal to Combination Skin

1.35 fl. oz. for $ 54.99
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This facial moisturizer is very similar to La Roche-Posay’s Redermic + Eyes Intensive Daily Anti-Wrinkle/Firming Fill-In Care, proving once again that facial moisturizers rarely differ from their eye cream counterparts.

This formula adds emollient shea butter and some mineral oil to the mix, so it’s a better choice for dry skin (not combination skin, as this is too emollient) anywhere on the face, and it also has fragrance whereas the eye cream version is fragrance-free (but skin anywhere on the face does better without fragrance because fragrance isn’t skin care). Otherwise, the same comments apply: it has a silky-smooth texture and contains an impressive amount of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) which has anti-aging benefits. Vitamin C isn’t going to fill wrinkles or life sagging skin, but it is among the many good anti-aging ingredients to consider.

Ultimately, this is a good moisturizer for its intended skin type but it cannot mitigate deep wrinkles and isn’t as well-rounded a formula for anti-aging as we’ve seen. Please see our Best Products section for moisturizers that are superior to this one (and cost less).

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

A potent anti-aging cream containing breakthrough technology, neurosensine to combat micro-inflammatory stress in the skin. Formulated with 5% pure vitamin C, it reinforces your skin, encouraging collagen production and diminishing wrinkles. This velvety textured cream promotes a younger-looking, brighter complexion.

Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter /Shea Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Butylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide / Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Hydroxide, Paraffin, Sodium Styrene/MA Copolymer, Microcrystalline Wax, Madecassoside, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance

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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