The moisturiser that hydrates sensitive skin *without* irritating it

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Creme Reviews

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this prebiotic moisturiser

Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / February 18 2019

The product

Sensitive skin that’s prone to tightness, tingling, dryness and the occasional redness doesn’t like just any ol’ skin care product. You need to be extra picky and extra careful when it comes to forming your skin care routine, as any sign of irritants (like fragrances or alcohol) can leave your skin in a worse state than when you started.

When it comes to moisturising your sensitive skin, something that nourishes, soothes and protects skin from future inflammation is a recipe for success. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Crème is formulated to tick all these boxes. It contains prebiotics to preserve the skin’s microbiome so it’s able to naturally protect itself from environmental aggressors, leaving skin less sensitive and less prone to future irritation. This gentle moisturiser also repairs the skin barrier and leaves the complexion hydrated for up to 48 hours.

Our Review Crew® team put this product to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Crème, as well as La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser, to a panel of women aged between 25 and 44 who were searching for a moisturiser suited to their sensitive skin. 

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Crème: 

How hydrating the moisturiser was: Members were very pleased with how well this cream hydrated their skin, melting in upon application and keeping their complexion nourished throughout the day.

How non-irritating the formula was: Our Review Crew® team found this cream to be gentle on their sensitive skin. They didn’t experience any irritation and some members also mentioned that their skin was less red and inflamed after use. “No stinging and I have never had my face calm down and heal quite so quickly,” said one reviewer.

That it doesn’t feel heavy on skin: Lightweight, non-greasy and not too thick are just some of the top qualities our reviewers noted about this moisturiser.

The verdict

“Lovely moisturiser that works well both day and night. It's hydrating enough to get me through the summer heat (and drying air conditioning) but never feels heavy on the skin, nor does it leave any sort of oily sheen on the face. No noticeable scent, and very lovely and cooling on the skin. Would highly recommend!”
Review Crew® member
“I have combination to oily skin but my forehead and cheeks normally get quite tight for the first few hours after cleansing. I was quite sceptical about how this cream would feel. I honestly thought it would feel too rich and thick and heavy. However, I was very pleasantly surprised at how hydrating it was while still feeling very light on the skin. This is my new favourite!”
G Sara
Review Crew® member
“I have used this face cream daily (morning and night) for the past two weeks and I LOVE it. It is hydrating and leaves my skin feeling soft and delightful without leaving any oily residue considering how thick and luxurious the cream feels. I love that it has no scent. This cream sits well under my make up as long as I give it adequate time (3-5 minutes approximately) to absorb prior to putting on any makeup products.”
Rebecca G
Review Crew® member

Like the sound of this moisturiser for sensitive skin? Read more La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Crème reviews, plus all the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser reviews.

Have you tried the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Crème? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below. 

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by La Roche-Posay to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members.

*This average star rating is based on 45 reviews and is correct as of 18/02/2019

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.