Perfume is commonly added to skincare and is usually the first ingredient to be cut when a formula is being developed for sensitive skin. Unless the product is labelled as hypoallergenic, look for ‘fragrance free’ on the label. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Dermatological Moisturiser contains 0% fragrance and alcohol and is a specially formulated solution for sensitive, allergy-prone skin, as it soothes redness while offering intense 24 hour hydration.
While essential oils can have many benefits, just because an ingredient seems more ‘natural’, it doesn’t mean it’s more gentle. Essential oils or products containing essential oils need to be used with caution, especially if you have sensitive skin or a skin condition like dermatitis.
Alcohol is used to help other ingredients penetrate your skin and as a preservative but can be very drying and irritate sensitive skin. The skin under and around your eyes can be especially sensitive, so a great cream is Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour. It’s ultra-light and helps combat puffiness during allergy season and soothe dryness and irritation. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Volume Mascara is also a perfect combination to use with the eye cream if you suffer from sensitive, allergy-prone eyes as it is 100% allergy tested.
Lanolin is a waxy substance extracted from the wool of sheep that can be added to skincare for its emollient and moisturising properties. Despite lanolin being a common ingredient in products marketed to help soothe sensitive skin, some people are allergic to it and it can cause breakouts, especially for acne-prone skin.
Preservatives are used to stop the growth of bacteria and fungus in any product containing water. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra moisturiser contains 0% preservatives (so no parabens), 0% alcohol, 0% colourants and 0% fragrance. So it’s no real surprise that La Roche-Posay is the no.1 dermatologist recommended skincare brand worldwide.*
*The most frequently mentioned brand among the top 3 dermo-cosmetic brands recommended by dermatologists. Source: Survey on the dermo-cosmetic market carried out by IQVIA and other partners (Ipsos, TNS) between September 2017 and August 2018 among dermatologists in 59 countries representing more than 80% of the worldwide GDP.