La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Daily Unifying Complete Correction Cream SPF 30

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Hello!  Usually I post about either make up one day and skincare the next… but today is a little different – I am blogging about a make up product with skincare benefits *swishes cape*.  How exciting, no?  Today, I’m talkin’ ’bout the La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Daily Unifying Complete Correction Cream SPF 30 *deep breath*.

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 La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Daily Unifying Complete Correction Cream SPF 30

£19.50 – Escentual

They say:

  • Correct and cover areas of high colour with the unifying La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC cream.
  • Formulated for those with sensitive skin that is prone to all types of redness, whether occasional or persistent, this soothing fusion of skincare and make-up provides immediate both coverage and long-lasting correction.
  • Rosaliac CC is available in one universal shade that is adapted to suit fair to medium skin. The silky, comfortable formula is enriched with ultra soothing La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water and naturally derived Ambophenol, which helps to neutralise long term redness. Refreshing and non-oily, the cream glides over the skin without leaving any streaks for a truly natural-looking finish.
  • The paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic formula is suitable for all skin types. Made with a pared back formula and a high concentration of selected active ingredients, the cream is highly optimised for reactive skin.
  • Apply in the morning to the face and neck. The hydrating formula can be used instead of your usual moisturiser and foundation, while its SPF30 protection shields skin against UVA and UVB rays.

Ingredient Analysis:

Aqua / water – Glycerin (humectant, increases amount of water in the skin) – Butyrospermum parkii butter / shea butter (skin conditioning) – Diisopropyl sebacate (skin conditioning) – Octorylene (sunscreen, can cause some allergic reactions) – c30-45 alkyldemethicone (skin conditioning) – Dimethicone (skin conditioning/protecting) – Ethylhexylsalicylate (sunscreen) – Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (sunscreen) – Butylene glycol (skin conditioning) – Sucrose tristearate (skin conditioning) – Ammonium polyacryldimethyltauramide / ammoniumpolyacryloyldimethyl taurate (emulsion stabilising) – Metylsilanol / silicate crosspolymer (skin conditioning) – Polysorbate 61 (surfactant, emulsifying) – Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E) – Sodium stearoyl glutamate (skin conditioning) – Phenoxyethanol (preservative) – Peg 12 dimeticone (skin conditioning) – Ethylhexylglycerin (skin conditioning) – Tambourissa trichophylla leaf extract (skin conditioning) – Dimethiconol (emollient, moisturising) – Xanthan gum (skin conditioning) – Caprylyl glycol (humectant, skin conditioning) – Parfum / fragance – Disodium edta (viscosity controlling) – (+/-may contain CI 77891/titanium dioxide (sunscreen) – CI77491, CI77492, CI77499/iron oxide-mica (sunscreen)).

I say:

I seem to be building up quite the La Roche-Posay skincare wardrobe lately *gets idea for a future blog post*, with the latest addition being yet another new release from the LRP lab – the La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Daily Unifying Complete Correction Cream SPF 30.  Formulated for those who suffer with redness, this correction cream promises to cover the redness and minimise it over time.

I myself suffer with annoying red patches; those that I have gained through blemish battles and those that randomly flare up through my lifestyle and dietary choices *hides the hot drinks and dairy products*

When I first used this product, my first thought was “argh, it’s orange!”.  LRP claim this is an universal tone that blends naturally into fair and medium skin.  Well, to be honest, I don’t think it blends into my skin that naturally.  I am quite pale and when I apply this, it is noticeable.  Not Oompa Loompa noticeable, but there is a definite “warming” to my complexion which I can understand – it does conceal the redness.  It is just a little annoying when it comes to trying to blend it.  It seems to cake around my nose and mouth area, clinging to those tiny little hairs and giving me an orange moustache (so glamorous…).  It is also noticeable on the jaw line and blending it downwards doesn’t help, it just gives me an orange neck as well.

I also had some difficulties with the formula on my face.  There were times when it looked fine and I could get past the colour issues.  There were also times where it caked very noticeably on my skin (and not just around the usual place of nose and mouth), it went streaky, it refused to blend and it felt quite heavy on my skin.  I have to say that despite this, I suffered no irritation or reactions to this product in all of the time that I have been using it.  I also feel that the areas of redness on my face HAVE minimised and my skin is looking more even and corrected.

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Pictures showing the CC Cream applied – see how it neutralises the redness in my skin but how annoyingly noticeable it is.

I do feel that the colour lets it down a little.  Like I said, it is noticeable on fair skins.  This may not be a problem for those who like their bases to give them a little warmth but I would have liked a more closer shade to my own skin tone.

The consistency of the product when first dispensed is quite thick and you may think “ooh this is a little heavy for a CC cream!”.  Fear not, once you get applying and blending it doesn’t feel as heavy.    There were times for me when it did feel quite heavy but like I said, it may have just been an issue with my skin and may not affect everyone.

For me, this is a product I will probably reach for in summer.  The SPF 30 will be great for those sunny days and who knows, maybe I will have a little more colour in the summer for me to match the shade!  I think mature skins may reap more benefits from this as it very much a product focused on caring and protecting the skin.

 Would I repurchase this product?  I think if they were to release a lighter shade of this CC Cream I would be inclined to purchase that and give it a go, but I wouldn’t repurchase this current version.  It’s a shame the shade lets it down as otherwise it would have been a great product.

Have you given into the CC hype yet?  Which have you tried?

Danniella x

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Daily Unifying Complete Correction Cream SPF 30 sent for consideration of review. No further compensation received.

May 11, 2014
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  • Reply Jordan Burrell

    I’ve found it can be quite cakey too, especially around my eyes. And I totally agree with you, the colour is way off for us pale and interesting folk! X

    May 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      I hope they bring out a paler version! :) x

      May 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    Is it weird if I say I love that photo with your eye in it? You have a lovely eye.

    May 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      I totally read your comment in the voice of Donkey from Shrek haha! Thank you! I look a bit angry in that picture though, don’t I? x

      May 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Amy

    I’m pretty much at the same conclusion as you Danniella, I too found it to be too orange :(

    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

    May 14, 2014 at 9:08 pm
    • Reply danniella josephine

      Such a shame isn’t it :( x

      May 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm
  • Reply The Little Blog of Beauty

    Such a shame it’s too dark. I’m always very vary of any foundations/BB/CC type product that only offers one shade for all skin tones as how can it possibly adapt to match all of them :(

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

    May 18, 2014 at 1:08 am
    • Reply danniella josephine

      I know, I thought it might have actually worekd but indeed, it was a bit too dark for me :( Asian BBs are the best for pale skin :) xx

      May 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm

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