Happy Sunday beauties! I’ve got a busy day ahead but wanted to quickly post about this amazing opportunity and also share my results from a recent skin trial with you. La Roche-Posay is the #1 dermatologist recommended brand in Canada and well known to consumers with sensitive skin. For the last several weeks, I have been using the following three La Roche-Posay skincare products exclusively:
Physiological Foaming Water
Anthelios Ultra Fluid
Before I get into my review of these products,four of you will be randomly selected to receive all three of these products to test out for yourselves!(courtesy of La Roche-Posay) If you are selected as one of the winners, all you have to do is use these products as instructed for 2 weeks and share your feedback with us. You can enter the contest by following the Rafflecopter instructions at the end of this post.
La Roche Posay (L-R): Physiological Foaming Water ($22 CAD), Pigmentclar Serum ($59 CAD) & Anthelios Ultra-Fluid SPF 60 ($27 CAD)
Two-Week Skin Trial Step 1: CleansePhysiological Foaming Water Instructions – Use at night to remove makeup and clean the face of daily build-up and excess oil. This foaming water recently won the Elle Canada Beauty Grand Prix Award as best makeup remover and has an airlift pump system that reduces the concentration of surfactants on the skin. It is paraben, soap, alcohol and colorant free, making it great for anyone with sensitive skin. My skin is more normal/combination, but I enjoyed using this cleanser alongside my trusted Clarisonicdevice. It felt lightweight on my skin and didn’t dry out my face like some other cleansers do. Although this product is gentle enough to be used on the eyes to remove eye makeup, I prefer a stronger formula to tackle waterproof or heavy eye makeup. As a face cleanser however, this product worked great! Step 2: TreatPigmentclar Serum Instructions – Use at night before bed, after cleansing your face. Hyper-pigmentation is caused by “an excess volume and uneven distribution of melanin in our skin”. This can happen for several reasons (i.e. aging, pregnancy, hormones, prolonged sun exposure etc.) Pigmentclar is the first dermatological correcting serum that targets the 3 stages of dark spot maturation. (Nascent, Established & Recurrent) The texture of this serum is very light, yet it feels quite hydrating on the skin. For some reason however, after a few applications of this serum, I started to experience some redness and dryness on my face and neck. I decided to keep using the serum for the duration of the skin trial mainly because I wanted to see whether I noticed any positive results with continued use. Good news….a few of my dark spots were minimized over the course of the trial and my skin did not look nearly as dull as when I had started. Unfortunately I can’t say with 100% efficacy that the appearance of all my dark spots and pigment irregularities were visibly reduced with this serum since my pigment issues still exist (they are just slightly less noticeable). Note: the product claims to significantly decrease dark spots after 8 weeks of use and I only used this for 2-3 weeks, so I’m hoping that with regular and continued use, I start to see more tangible results. Step 3: Protect Anthelios Ultra-Fluid SPF 60 Instructions – Use in the morning before applying your makeup. This is a fantastic sunscreen! It is water-resistant, has a high SPF and it produces a matte finish which is the perfect base for makeup. I love its weightless texture and how quickly it absorbed into my skin. Will definitely repurchase this product. Do you have pigmentation concerns? Do you want to try out these products for yourself? Enter below for your chance to win one of four sets of the Cleanser, Sunscreen & Serum from La Roche-Posay!