The best La Roche-Posay Toleriane products

La Roche-Posay is a renowned French skincare brand that specialises in formulating gentle, highly effective products infused with soothing thermal spring water. Designed and recommended by dermatologists, La Roche-Posay skincare products have minimal ingredients and are stringently tested for safety and efficacy on a range of different skin types.

The brand's Toleriane range has been created for very sensitive skin and is ideal for those prone to allergic reactions. In this article, we'll provide an overview of Toleriane products to help you choose the best ones for tackling your particular sensitive skin concerns.

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The Toleriane range

Toleriane products have been created specifically for reducing skin sensitivity and improving comfort for those who are susceptible to allergic reactions, dryness, redness and irritation. Every product in the range is hypoallergenic.

All the products in the Toleriane range have been rigorously tested for mildness on sensitive skin. The minimalist formulations are free from many irritants found in cosmetics such as fragrance and soap, and are enriched with soothing ingredients such as neurosensine, glycerine and shea butter. Not only does Toleriane help to prevent irritation but many products, such as the Toleriane Ultra Cream, also provide immediate relief for sore skin and work to gradually make skin less sensitive with consistent daily use.

Toleriane Ultra

Toleriane Ultra Cream

Toleriane Ultra Cream is a long-lasting intensive moisturiser designed to be applied in the morning after cleansing. It provides instant relief from skin tightness, dryness and irritation thanks to key ingredients neurosensine and glycerine. This formula soothes soreness and restore the skin's natural protective barrier.

Toleriane Ultra Eyes has similar properties to the Ultra Cream but has been specifically designed for the delicate eye contour area and upper eyelid. It reduces redness and helps the eyes to feel refreshed, and it is suitable for those who wear contact lenses.

Toleriane Ultra 8

Toleriane Ultra 8 is a lightweight moisturiser that can be used throughout the day to soothe and hydrate dry skin. It is sprayed onto the skin for a quick and easy hydration boost and is light enough that it can be applied over the top of makeup. It's ideal for soothing the skin after shaving, or could be kept to hand throughout the day to treat skin irritation caused by external aggressors.

Toleriane Ultra Overnight Care is a deeply nourishing moisturiser designed to be used after cleansing at night. Enriched with neurosensine, carnosine and Vitamin E, it helps irritated skin to recover from dryness, redness and soreness as you sleep.

Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo Serum

Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo Serum delivers concentrated ingredients to restore the skin barrier and protect against future reactions. With 0.1% neurosensine, the serum works to gradually reduce signs of skin sensitivity while also providing immediate relief from soreness. It has a light and refreshing texture which soothes dryness and itchiness, and it provides hydration that lasts up to 48 hours.

Toleriane Sensitive

Toleriane Sensitive products have been designed for skin that is susceptible to stinging, itching and soreness. There are three daily moisturisers in the range, all of which work to rebalance the skin's natural microbiome, improve the efficacy of the skin barrier and protect against future irritation. Clinical studies have found that within four weeks of using Toleriane Sensitive every day, signs of skin discomfort such as tightness, itching, stinging and dryness are reduced.

Toleriane Sensitive Fluid

Toleriane Sensitive Fluid is a lightweight moisturiser which is ideal for those with oily skin. Toleriane Sensitive Cream has a slightly thicker consistency and is suitable for normal or combination skin, whereas Toleriane Sensitive Riche has a richer texture that is deeply hydrating for those with very dry skin.

Other Toleriane products

Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser is a gentle daily cleanser that can be used with or without water to clean the skin without causing irritation. It could be used alone or to remove makeup and impurities before a deeper cleanse, and is gentle enough for use on the eyes. It should be applied to the skin with fingertips or a cotton pad before being wiped away, with additional rinsing optional.

Toleriane Foaming Gel Cleanser

Toleriane Foaming Gel Cleanser is enriched with glycerine to moisturise, and contains EDTA which works to neutralise hard water and minimise subsequent dryness. Free from soap, preservatives and fragrance, this cleanser is ideal for very sensitive skin. It should be massaged into wet skin to create foam before being thoroughly rinsed away to leave the skin feeling supple and protected.

Toleriane Caring Wash has a creamy, nourishing consistency that thoroughly removes makeup and impurities without stripping the skin, which makes it ideal for dry and sensitive skin. Simply massage it into the skin before wiping away using a clean cotton pad or water.

Frequently asked questions

What is hypoallergenic skincare and why should I use it?

Hypoallergenic skin care products are those which are formulated with minimal, gentle ingredients in order to minimise the risk of allergic reaction. There is no definitive list of requirements for a product to be labelled hypoallergenic, but often these products will be free from fragrances and other harsh ingredients which commonly irritate reactive skin.

You should use hypoallergenic skin care if you have known allergies to specific ingredients or find that your skin often becomes irritated or inflamed. Look for products designed especially for reactive skin and which have been tested for safety on this skin type, such as La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Cream.

How can I determine my skin type?

We have two handy skin type guides to help you determine your skin type and choose skin care products best suited to your skin. Part One covers sensitive, dry, and oily and blemish-prone skin types, while Part Two covers normal and combination skin, mature skin, and skin prone to redness.

What types of products do dermatologists recommend for sensitive skin?

Dermatologists tend to recommend products that have been studied for safety and efficacy for use on sensitive skin, often those with minimal ingredients to reduce the risk of irritation. La Roche-Posay products are recommended by nine out of 10 dermatologists for those with sensitive skin, with the Toleriane range often being recommended for those with particularly reactive and intolerant skin.