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La Roche-Posay

Rosaliac Skin Perfecting Anti-Redness Moisturizer

1.35 fl. oz. for $ 37.99
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Rosaliac Skin Perfecting Anti-Redness Moisturizer is a product we are asked about fairly often, and the questions come from the product’s target audience: women dealing with the redness and sensitivity of rosacea. Rosaliac Skin Perfecting Anti-Redness Moisturizer is said to neutralize redness while calming and soothing inflamed skin. It does have a mint green color, but that has minimal to no effect on reducing or covering facial redness of any kind. A sheer foundation or tinted moisturizer with real skin tone shades would do a better job of softening skin’s reddened appearance. Overall, this is a simply formulated, fragrance-free moisturizer for normal to slightly dry skin. It’s just not the solution or even a great option for someone with rosacea. Anyone dealing with rosacea is likely aware that it is wise to avoid topical irritants, especially since many cases of rosacea react to various seemingly benign ingredients with no rhyme or reason. It is therefore best to shop for skin-care products without known irritants or potentially “active” ingredients, particularly when they’re intended to be left on the skin. In the case of this product, it does not make sense to include alcohol, caffeine, and niacinamide. Alcohol and caffeine have irritant properties, while niacinamide is derived from niacin, which, although it can be beneficial, has the potential to cause facial flushing—not what someone with reddened skin needs.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

This skin perfecting anti-redness moisturizer helps neutralize redness and irritation to restore lasting comfort and luminosity. This weightless, light green tinted formula, relieves discomfort and neutralizes redness.

Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Alcohol Denat., Niacinamide, Cetyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Caffeine, Sodium Citrate, Carbomer, Acrylates Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Isobutane, Myristic Acid, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Methylparaben

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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