Another review today!
I love French pharmacy brands, especially for my facial care. I've been using the Hydraphase Intense Legere by La Roche Posay for about 2-3 years now (mentioned on my daily routine here). The thing I love most about it, is that it feels like water on my skin and it's super moisturising.
La Roche Posay kindly sent me their new serum from the same range, the Hydraphase Intense serum, which I've been using for 2 weeks.
It comes in a 30 ml bottle with a sleek pump. The packaging looks posh to me, yet really simple!
It's a transparent concentrated gel, very lightweight which melts as you apply it and becomes runny. My skin absorbs it really quickly.
This serum, like the cream, is perfect for dehydrated skin. EVERY skin can be dehydrated, so this serum can be used by people that have oily skin as well.
It's got Hyaluronic Acid fragments, in conjuction with Arginine and Serine. Those hydrate the skin and also help the skin retain that hydration. Also, it's got La Roche Posay thermal water, which is anti-irritating and prevents ageing (which also comes from dehydration of the skin).
It's paraben-free and to me it smells clean and fresh, but the smell doesn't linger for long.
How do I use it?
This is supposed to be used before your facial cream, ideally twice a day (day and night). I've used it in several ways.
In the daytime, I've used it under my Hydraphase Intense Legere, under my BB cream and by itself.
In the nightime, I've used it mostly by itself, combined with Bioten's dark spot correcting cream (review coming).
I love it by itself now that's it's summer. The feeling that I get is amazing and it's actually the same when I use the cream of this range.
It's the exact feeling I get those very hot days when I return home and first thing I do is drink a glass of cold water. Soothing and delightful. I don't know how else I can describe it, you get the meaning!
It retails for 25€, but I guess you can get it cheaper now that's it's sales season.
I would definately purchase it again and again and again. I'm very pleased with this range and I've seen a great improvement in my skin!
Many thanks to assetOgilvy who sent me the serum on behalf of L'oreal Cosmetique Active!