The super-hydrating moisturiser *made* for ultra-sensitive skin

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

Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / February 11 2019

The product

If you’ve got sensitive skin, shopping for new skin care products can sometimes feel like an unwanted game of Russian roulette – will it be a hit or an irritation-inducing miss? Not knowing whether a product will cause a nasty skin flare-up can understandably be quite stressful.

And if you’ve got skin that’s on the normal to dry spectrum, finding a moisturiser that will provide enough hydration without causing skin dramas can be a tricky task. When it comes to choosing one, it’s generally best to opt for something formulated sans fragrance, colourants and preservatives – some of the most infamous culprits of sensitive skin woes.

All the products in the La Roche-Posay Toleriane range have been formulated with sensitive skin in mind, so it’s a great place to start your search. And if it’s a moisturiser you’re after, La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra ticks all the boxes in this super-strict sensitive skin care criteria. It’s formulated with nourishing shea butter and glycerine to deeply hydrate the skin, and Neurosensine™ and thermal spring water to soothe and calm. Oh, and this French pharmacy goodie has been recommended by over 25,000 dermatologists worldwide! But what did our own review team think?

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

The panel

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

The lowdown

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

How gentle the moisturiser was on their sensitive skin: The review team praised the soothing qualities of the formula and were impressed that the moisturiser did not irritate their sensitive skin. They also commented on how calming it was on inflamed patches of skin.

How the moisturiser made their skin feel: Members commented on how well-hydrated, smooth and perfectly-primed for makeup their skin felt after using this cream.

The clever packaging: Members loved the air-tight packaging, which is designed to seal out contamination and prevent oxidation of the formula. From a practical perspective, they also love the handy travel-friendly size, and how it dispenses the perfect amount in one pump.

The verdict

“This cream is everything! I love that it works as both a moisturiser and an eye cream. It has no fragrances or irritants in it and this makes it the ideal product for sensitive, irritated and dry skin. As soon as I applied it I could notice that my skin was visibly plumper and that my redness settled.”
Review Crew® Member
“As someone with sensitive, dry skin, I really enjoyed this day cream. I received no irritation, and it felt so luxurious going on my skin - really felt hydrating, without feeling thick and greasy like some moisturisers tend to be. No issues with breakouts using this - in fact, my skin is looking better than ever! Loved the packaging as well - no mess, or waste!”
Review Crew® Member
“I love the packaging of La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Ultra; a nifty little pump bottle that measures out exactly enough product. With a twist either way it opens and locks. The cream is very hydrating, I could see it plumping my skin as I applied it, leaving a dewy, revitalised appearance. Fragrance-free, and gentle. It’s a premium product. Highly recommend for dry sensitive skin.”
Review Crew® Member

Like the sound of this sensitive skin-approved moisturiser? Read more La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra reviews, plus all the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser reviews and La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Overnight reviews

Have you tried this moisturiser? 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 for La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra is based on 45 reviews and is correct as of 4/2/2019

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.