This pharmacy brand offers a soothing and softening tonic for sensitive skin, which will calm and tone these most delicate skins.
This lotion perfectly complements any cleansing routine, toning and smoothing the skin after cleansing. Pores look tighter and cleaner, and skin feels smoother.
The formulation is composed of agents selected for their optimal tolerance, with a physiological pH, soap-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free, and enriched with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water.
Non-comedogenic, for use also on oily or combination skin, where it balances the pH and cleanses clogged pores.
This is all very well, but we are going to analyze your INCI to see if this tonic is worth it or not. Something that we have also done with the most popular male toners, in this Review of the Best Facial Toners for Men .
But do not stay alone in the analysis, in the next part there is a lot of information that you cannot miss if you want to know how to buy a suitable toner for your skin.
La Roche Posay Soothing Lotion Review
- Peg-8 : Tested in Clinique For Men Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Glycerin : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Poloxamer 124 : Analyzed in the eye contour LIFTACTIV Vichy Eyes as Poloxamer 338.
- Citric Acid : Analyzed in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Chlorhexidine Digluconate : Tested in the Eye Contour Roll-on Hydra Energetic Eyes by L’Oréal Men Expert
- Parfum / Fragrance .
La Roche Posay Soothing Lotion analysis summary
The La Roche Posay formula is quite reduced, which is always good when the ingredients are good, as we make sure they are in a great concentration. But unfortunately, this is not the case.
It does not have any moisturizing active, only glycerin acts as a lubricant, so we will not have an extra hydration with this tonic.
PEGs are not a very smart or healthy addition to any formula, least of all in the proportion they are in.
And if you intend to exfoliate the skin with citric acid, I think that the pores are not going to be cleaned or reduced at all, because the action is very poor.
To top it off, it is perfumed, so the risk of irritation is greatly increased. Luckily it does not include any other irritating or toxic ingredients.
In this case, I think the choice of ingredients is very wrong. They are not harmful ingredients, but they are not beneficial for any particular purpose either. If the goal of the toner is to calm, smooth and exfoliate, there are other ingredients that can do these functions much better.
Keep in mind that it is a pharmacy product, and that these should be an example in terms of ingredients. For the price it has, it could have been formulated better.
Nezeni Cometics All-in-1 Micellar Water is a product that works great as a toner, plus it has a higher ratio of multi-purpose actives.
It has astringent, hydrating, soothing, exfoliating, antioxidant, vitamins, and botanical extracts. Therefore, in addition to calming and softening the skin, it increases collagen production, hydrates exfoliates and protects the skin from external aggressions.
Since you have to apply a toner, use one that serves more than one purpose and you will have all sides covered.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.