think outside the (vox)box: la roche-posay

It’s always a delight when you find a potential favorite product.

I was recently one of 1,060 participants to complete the La Roche-Posay VoxBox campaign by Influenster. Inside the complimentary package, they sent two products to test out: the Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser and the Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer UV.

Here’s my thoughts about the products inside this VoxBox:

Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser

This cleanser cleanses the skin of excess oil and impurities while also being strong enough to remove eye makeup, while also maintaining the skin’s barrier.  It’s formulated with La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Spring Water, Niacinamide and Ceramide-3 to create the magic formula all while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture and pH.

Sounds like a lot to offer, and it didn’t disappoint. This cleanser exceeded my expectations because it did what it was intended to do. After a couple of hours post-cleanse, my skin isn’t shiny with oil, or feeling parched because of the stripping of the moisture. It lightly foams up and it’s easy to wash away.

It’s been the perfect substitution for my all-time favorite Soap & Glory Vitamin C cleanser, because it doesn’t have exfoliants in it. After a week’s worth of consistent use, I noticed that my skin has cleared up and isn’t as oily.

The only thing I didn’t love about it was the scent of the cleanser. It had a plastic-esque smell, which could have been because of the lack of soap/sulfate/oil and fragrance. It’s not the worst thing, but if I’m doing an honest review, it’s one thing I have to knock it for.

Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer UV

If I’m about to drop a truth bomb, I have used this product only once and it’s because I don’t find myself needing a sunscreen in the dead of fall.

It claims to be a moisturizer, but for its listed uses on the back of the box, its main use is to help prevent sunburn. It’s also a dead giveaway that in the directions, it specifically says “For Sunscreen use:”.

It has the traditional sunscreen smell and it’s a very thick formula. It takes a little bit of work to blend in. It seemed as if it was just smearing around and not absorbing into the skin.

I might preach about how important a sunscreen is, but that’s during the summer. During the fall, I spend a large part of the day inside an office and don’t have a need for it. This might be something I hold on to for the spring and summer, where I can give it a fair assessment.

About sarah

25. writer. obsessed with makeup, french bulldogs, nyr and sparkle.
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