September 16, 2014

LA ROCHE-POSAY TOLERIANE Riche Soothing Protecting Cream : Review

LA ROCHE-POSAY TOLERIANE Riche Soothing Protecting Cream (Rs 1190/40 ml), available at Health&Glow stores across Bangalore

Well, picture this!! You arrive in a different city, for a month long vacation, with a bag full of your favorite skin care stuff, but in just 2 days you realize to your horror and dismay, that the weather in the city you are in is very different from the weather of the city you live in. Suddenly, none of your skincare seems to work and the normal-combination skin suddenly turns very very dry and super sensitive. You run to your nearest beauty store and pick up something from a brand you've never tried before, a product that you don't know a thing about and decide to test it believing the claims mentioned on the pack only.

This happened to me while I was in Bangalore, in June this year. I realized within two days that the area around my jaws and the eye contours were feeling very dry and sensitive and my regular Vichy LiftActive Night  was simply unable to heal that thing. There was a lot of burning sensation even when I simply washed my face with a face wash. That was when I rushed to the nearest Health&Glow outlet and picked this cream since this sounded like the most promising one and seemed to work on exactly the kind the skin issues I was dealing with. 

Product Description:

Toleriane Riche soothes the signs of skin reactivity such as tightening, stinging and burning sensations specific to intolerant skin. 

  • With a high concentration of La Roche-Posay Thermal Mineral Water: rich in Selenium, a powerful, natural anti-oxidant to soothe skin.
  • Like all Toleriane products, contains a limited number of ingredient to minimize the risk of reaction with sensitive skin.

  • Sensitive, delicate skin prone to dryness that needs soothing, rich moisturization.
  • Suitable for reactive, intolerant and allergic skin.
  • High-tolerance tested under dermatological control.
  • Fragrance-free, Preservative-free, Paraben-free.



Aqua/Water • Isocetyl Stearate • Cyclopentasiloxane • Squalane • Butyrospermum Parkii/Shea Butter • Glycerin • Cetyl Alcohol • Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate • Pentylene Glycol • PEG-100 Stearate • Sodium Hydroxide • Citric Acid • Ethylhexylglycerin • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer.

My Experience :

The LA ROCHE-POSAY TOLERIANE Riche Soothing Protecting Cream comes in a white squeeze tube with a flip top cap. It has a simple and convenient packaging,with a very medicinal feel to it. I like the lack of colors which lends a very serious feel to the entire packaging.

The Cream is is available in two variants, Toleriane Protective and Toleriane Riche. I got the latter one since it sounded like a better option.

The cream is a thick and dense cream  that gets absorbed into the skin quite fast. It is not at all overly greasy as I feared(the RICHE tag!!), and in fact for the whole month that I was there in Bangalore, I wore this every single day, morning,evening and Night, and even under my foundation . Even though its the Riche variant, this cream, never broke me out!
Thankfully, this is not at all scented <3 !!

I can not rave enough about this miraculous product because from the first day onward , my skin started feeling more soothed and calm. The burning sensation drastically came down within the first few usages and subsequently vanished in a few days. My skin came back to its original shape and form and I was delighted beyond words. I continued using this cream and over the next few weeks and the dryness and sensitivity never came back. I was also using this product as my night time skin care and it kept my skin hydration levels in top notch condition. 

I have recently had an adverse reaction to some new skincare that I tried and I'm again back to using the Toleriane Riche. Over the last two days, my skin does feel better though the allergies are yet to subside completely. The burning and stinging sensation has come down, but the bumpy skin will take time to get to normal. This incident again had reinforced my faith in Toleriane and I'm a dedicated fan of this product , yet again!

Overall, The LA ROCHE-POSAY TOLERIANE Riche Soothing Protecting Cream is an  excellent skin care product you can try if you have sensitive skin that is prone to dryness. The formula is non-greasy, fast absorbing and is enriched with thermal mineral water, a natural anti-oxidant that is great for irritated skin. There is another variant called Toleriane Soothing Protective that I would be getting to soothe sensitive skin during summers as the Toleriane Riche is slightly heavy for daytime wear here in North Indian Summers. One of the best and instantly acting skincare product that delivers on each and every claim.
Highly recommended as a daily moisturizer for sensitive skin !!

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