Treating sensitive skin can be a pain, especially when products touted as being suitable for sensitive skin just about burn the face off ya! I've gone though bouts of sensitive periods when it comes to my skin so I know how this can be, but luckily I am generally ok with most products. For any of my clients who suffer with sensitive skin, I always refer them to the La Roche-Posay or Vichy products. They just really hit the nail on the head when it comes to high-tolerance products. Both brands are known for the inclusion of soothing Thermal Spring Water in their products and this is no different in La Roche-Posays' newest addition to their Physiological cleansing range, the 'Physiological Foaming Water'.
It is a foaming water, pure liquid in the bottle (see picture above), that transforms to a light fluffy foam when dispensed out through the pump.
It comes in a 150ml bottle and a little goes a long way, only a 'walnut sized amount' is needed to cleanse the face which is done by messaging the foam into the skin and rinsing off once cleansed.
It is formulated to cleanse the skin, as well as remove makeup (but NOT on the eye area), and is brilliant for sensitive skin as it contains the same active ingredients that are found in eye-drops and contact cleansing solution. It's also pH balanced, soap-free, alcohol-free, colourant-free and paraben-free, though it does contain fragrance but this is extremely mild and not easily detectable. It just smells fresh, and feels refreshing on the skin. It won't cause irritation or tightness, though I think it's worth pointing out here that ANY cleanser used with hot water can cause tightness. Always wash the face with WARM water that won't dehydrate the surface like HOT water will.
It is available in pharmacies nationwide now and retails for €14.75 in Ireland.
Til next post,