the beauty habit: La Roche
Answer:: Yes, you do not need a medical license to sell cosmetics.
Hold the phone Lauren is reviewing skincare!
I know I barely ever review skincare and that's because I've been really trying just to stick to a few products that I know work really well. It's not good for your skin to keep switching things around but as a beauty blogger the temptations can be... Well... Tempting!
Since October my skincare regime has been;
Precleanse - Cetaphil
Cleanser - Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Exfoliator - Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Moisturiser - Chanel Hydramax
Face Mask - Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask and Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic
Extras - Simple Hydra Mist and Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream.
Well, my Cetaphil ran out (seriously I was cutting the damned thing open to scrape out the dregs) and I do love a pre-cleanse. I just feel like it removes the outer layer of dirt and makeup and allows your cleanser to really get in there and do the job properly. So when I was mooching (good word mooching ) around the teeny tiny Boots in my parent's home town I wasn't surprised to find that they didn't stock Cetaphil, but they did have a mysterious shipment of La Roche-Posay. Seriously, this was actually amazing. In this local Boots they probably count The Sanctuary products as exotic, so to see a little pile of French Pharmacy skincare was like winning the jackpot. And what's more, it was in the clearance section!! Yes, I had struck gold. All of the items were missing their boxes but that didn't bother me, they were half price, £6 instead of £12. Boom!!
So, lets get onto the bloody review, I'm sure this paragraph introduction has bored the hell out of you. Now, French skincare has been doing the rounds in the UK bloggoshpere, partly due to a video from the gorgeous Lisa Eldrige, but also due to a general awareness of the brands and their products. Like other French brands (eg; Bioderma) this is a water based product which means it's great for sensitive skin. It contains micellar water which is a massive buzz word at the moment. Micellar water is a sort of fusion between fine particles of oil and water. The oil particles form micelles which pick up any dirt or makeup on your skin. It's a really effective and gentle way of removing dirt from your skin.
After using this my skin feels so so clean and as a result I feel like my cleanser can do a better job. Cleansing isn't just about removing makeup and I find that having clean skin before I get in there with my Special Cleansing Gel has vastly improved the texture of my skin. It's also leaves a nice cooling sensation when you've finished using it which can be nice if your skin is a bit agitated.
As the name suggests this is a Rosaliac product which means it is a skin-perfecting, anti-redness solution. Whilst redness isn't a problem for me I have generally noticed since using it that my skin tone is more even and generally more calm.
On a side note can I also say that it is the neatest most convenient product to use! I use two pumps of this all over my face including my eyes and eyelashes and then remove it with a cotton pad. No need to add water and it's got a gel like consistency so it doesn't slide anywhere or make a mess.
So I think you can pretty much guess that I bloody love this product and it sits really nicely into my skincare regime. I still don't plan on changing anything around too much as I feel like I'm on an even keel and don't want to do anything to rock the boat.
I'm sorry if this review was a bit long, but the sciency stuff behind this product is very new to the English market and I felt like I wanted to explain it properly. Also, didn't want all my research to go to waste!
Have you tried any French skincare products?