27 September 2012

La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum, Hydreane BB Cream: Review, Pictures, FOTD


So as I was saying in U Magazine (!), I'm a big fan of French pharmacy brand La Roche Posay. When it comes to skincare they really know their stuff: whatever your area of concern, they're bound to have a product to treat it - for an overview of their main lines, check out this piece I wrote over on beaut.ie.

Prices are affordable, too, ranging from €4 for a lip balm up to €35 for a serum, with most products coming in around the €20 mark. So taking all that into account, it's no surprise that I've been loving this latest duo of products I was sent by the brand. 

It's hard to find good products to treat dehydrated skin - that's skin that is lacking in water, as opposed to dry skin, which is lacking in oil. Mine is dehydrated as well as oily on my tzone, and this Hydraphase Intense Serum is working wonders. The first time I used it I swear I could feel my skin drinking it up - it looks smoother and more plumped up, and I've seen a marked improvement in the fine lines on my forehead. It's bloody brilliant - and at €23, it outperforms many serums at four or even five times the price.
 
 

As for the BB cream, it arrived just as I was packing mine away in favour of fuller coverage products for autumn and winter. But what the hell, I figured - despite having tried out hundreds of the things, there's always room in my heart and my handbag for one more BB cream.


And this one is particularly nice - I've been wearing it at weekends, with a slick of mascara, a touch of cream blush and some tinted lip balm (that's a Revlon lip butter I'm wearing in the pic - Strawberry Shortcake, I believe!). It's easy and effortless, evening out my skintone, keeping my skin hydrated and with SPF 20, it's protecting me too. This ranks beside my favourite BBs from Estee Lauder and Dior, but at €18, it's half the price.

Have you tried any products by La Roche Posay? I'd love to know your favourites - do share 'em in the comments!

26 comments:

Adele said...

Really like the sound of the serum!
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Lisa Dunn said...

This came JUST in time! I've realised how cruel I've been to my skin lately and I was going to invest in a serum to give it some much needed hydration.

I'll definitely give this a whirl! :D

CherrySue said...

Agree with you wholeheartedly Em, I've never tried a serum like it x

sasdothat said...

I need to try Hydraphase Intense Serum, I will be picking that up very soon!!

Keit said...

Oh wow, looks very very nice!

little t said...

I love this brand too- I have never tried the serum!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for the reviews Emma! I tried on their Uvidea BB cream and it seemed really great. I didn't realize I had dehydrated skin and seem to have very similar skin to your skin too so these products would be wonderful!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Beauty Follower said...

Beacause i have sensitive skin, La Roche is one of my favorite brand.

Emma said...

I agree with you completely Emma, I always find myself repurchasing La Roche Posay products, the work so well and you can change up what range you use depending on how your skin feels. One of my favourite products is the Micellar Solution, it's one of the best ones I've found!

Emma x

fluff and fripperies said...

I don't think I've tried their micellar water Emma I must check it out!

Sunny & Star said...

This sounds like a great product for me to give a try.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Amy said...

thanks for the review, I always love trying new products with good recomendations!


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Leslie said...

So funny.. one of my patients came in today raving about BB cream ;) I would agree that La Roche is a wonderful line!

Anonymous said...

It's only a few days ago since I first heard about BB creams. I'm very intrigued and want to try these sometime soon.

LUXESSED

Krystal said...

i've never heard of this brand, i might have to check it out!

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Sam said...

Your review of the serum is really convincing, I am going to have to track this brand down! Happy Friday doll!

Bravoe Runway said...

The serum does sound like a great product, and Eur $35 is about $60 which is cosmetic counter pricing...

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I've never tried their products before. Their serum sounds amazing! Excellent review Emma :)
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Northern Style Exposure said...

They both sound amazing!

SJ said...

Love this brand particularly the SPF products, the tinted one is fab for the really hot weather over here in Oz so I get it sent over!
Want to try this serum now .. must add to list for next package ;)

Eimear Mc Keown said...

Emma, well done on your feature in U, I just saw it today! Can't wait to try the serum. Would the BB cream suit a pasty faced gal like myself?! x

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks Eimear hope you enjoyed! And I think the light version of this BB is actually lighter than other types I've tried - but see if you can try before you buy xo

Gracie said...

I'm a huge fan of LRP!! I recently tried the BB Cream and I like it. Yes, it's very light coverage but it is a total life saver for my skin, which is absolutely dehydrated atm :( Last week, it was so agitated at one point, this was the only make up I could use. I'll definitely try the serum too. Thanks for the review.

fluff and fripperies said...

Gracie if you have dehydrated skin this will be a life saver!

Coco said...

Thanks for sharing!your skin looks so bright and smooth!xo