This ultra-hydrating moisturiser is a match made in heaven for dry, reactive skin

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Riche

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this sensitive skin-friendly formula

Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / February 25 2019

The product

If you like your moisturiser to be on the richer side, it’s pretty easy to find a formula that fits the bill. But when you also have sensitive skin, your options can be quite limited. If you’re looking to trade in your current lightweight moisturiser for something more luxurious – minus the greasy finish – we’ve found the formula for you.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Riche has been specifically formulated to fit this criteria. The rich cream leaves skin hydrated for up to 48 hours and contains thermal water to calm and soothe any irritation. Most importantly, it’s dermatologically tested and contains zero fragrances or alcohol – big pluses for anyone with sensitive skin.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this product to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Riche, as well as La Roche-Posay Toleriane Caring Face Wash, to a panel of women aged between 25 and 44 who were searching for a moisturiser for their dry, sensitive skin.

The lowdown

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

How the moisturiser felt on the skin: Members commented that in the past, most rich moisturisers they’d tried had the unwanted side effect of feeling too heavy on their skin. However, reviewers were thrilled to report that was not the case with this product. The Sensitive Riche soaked into the skin nicely without leaving behind a greasy film.

How suitable it was for sensitive skin: Many of the reviewers who had very sensitive or reactive skin were excited to discover that this formula didn’t trigger their skin sensitivity, and it was able to effectively soothe their dry, itchy skin.

How hydrating the moisturiser was: The Review Crew® loved that the moisturiser left their dry skin feeling well-hydrated, not just straight after application but throughout the day, too.

The verdict

“Finally, a rich hydrating moisturiser for sensitive skin! I love how absorbent this moisturiser is. It doesn’t leave an oily residue like the others in this category. The neat clean packaging is lovely, and the cream is thick and hydrating to the touch, and quickly absorbed. It has a lovely soft and clean smell. Will be using this one again!”
Review Crew® Member
“This moisturiser is beautifully smooth and creamy, giving a luxe feel. I thought it was perfect for my skin which is very sensitive and can flare up easily when introducing new products. It’s non-greasy but feels very hydrating. In terms of results my skin was feeling really soft and looked smooth and clearer than usual after about three weeks of using.”
Review Crew® Member
“I absolutely love this moisturiser! For my dry, itchy, sensitive skin, this moisturiser has been wonderful. Once applied, it sinks into my skin, leaving my face feeling hydrated, soothed and plumped. I didn't experience any redness/breakouts/rashes with this moisturiser (I normally do), and I have found that it makes a beautiful base for makeup.”
Review Crew® Member

Like the sound of this moisturiser? Read more La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Riche reviews, as well as all the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Caring Face Wash reviews.

Have you tried this moisturiser for sensitive skin? 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 41 reviews and is correct as of 25/02/2019

 Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.