This is the “after” photo. Clear, smooth, happy skin – without any irritation in sight. Bliss.
But it wasn’t always this way – in fact, just four weeks ago, it was a completely different story.
It was the weirdest thing. I’d go to sleep with perfectly clear skin, but upon waking, I’d find these angry, itchy red welts across my cheeks. Sometimes they’d disappear within hours; often, it took a day or two to settle down, only to repeat the cycle again.
“It’s rosacea,” the first dermatologist said.
“It’s allergic dermatitis,” the second one concluded.
“I’m not really sure what that is,” the third one admitted.
And in the meantime, I tried creams, lotions, potions – you name it. Later, at my family doctor’s office, I complained about the lack of diagnosis.
“Could you just have ultra sensitive skin?” he asked. Huh. I suppose it was possible – I mean, the cycle of irritation had only appeared in the last 18 months, but our skin is constantly changing and evolving, right? So, it’s not inconceivable to think that maybe – just maybe – I had developed a dermatological sensitivity.
Before I had a chance to explore the possibility, I was contacted by La Roche Posay about Toleriane. The line contains high tolerance products formulated with a minimum of ingredients to limit the risks of allergies. And, Toleriane promises extreme, instant and lasting comfort in a fragrance-, preservative- and alcohol-free formulation to soothe damaged or irritated skin.
It seemed like the perfect time to give it a go.
So here’s what happened – I began with La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Overnight. An ultra-soothing overnight care enriched in La Roche-Posay thermal spring water, it combines Niacinamide and Neurosensine to reduce symptoms of morning irritations caused by histamine. (Morning irritations, you say? Sign me up.) I was cautiously optimistic, having tried multiple preparations over the past few months without seeing complete relief from the irritation. However, I had a good feeling about Toleriane, especially since I had read so many positive reviews.
The first week, my life didn’t change. My cheeks were just as irritated as ever. However, after about 10 days – just under two weeks! – I started to see a perceptible difference. Upon waking, the irritation was reduced. My cheeks did not flake or feel tight during the day; they did not burn with irritation when I washed my face at night. It was actually working.
I decided to add Toleriane Ultra in the morning too. And within another week… just about three weeks to the day after I began the regime, I felt like a new person. My cheeks were smooth, the irritation was greatly reduced, and most importantly, my skin felt and looked healthy.
If you’ve been managing (covering up, trying to soothe, getting frustrated over) skin irritation caused by sensitivities, it’s time to give La Roche Posay Toleriane a try. With a minimum number of ingredients to limit allergy risks, I hope you’ll find your moment of relief, too.
This post is sponsored by La Roche Posay. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.
Hi Lena! Your skin is just radiant! I am so happy you found your relief! I know I freak out when something amiss in my facial skin! Glad to know there is a remedy like La Roche!
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OMG I have been battling the same issue especially during winters…dry blotchy patches on the chin that won’t go away and I have tried everything! Finally I bought Toleriane and let me tell you what a world of difference it makes! It’s the drink of water my skin has been so thirsty for! Will definitely continue to be a fan of Laroche Posay line for sensitive skin such as mine.
I will have to try this product. I had try La Roche product in the pass and it give me hives on my whole chin. I’m allergic to mineral oil and something else (not sure what it is) my face especially my chin gets all swollen. I’m still searching for a product with no reaction!
Chandra Christine O'Connor
My youngest just went to walk in clinic for her chest cold and he saw her rash on her arms and legs and she has eczema now. You skin definitely changes.
I’ve always want to this give brand a try. Thanks for the intro
I have really sensitive skin, and similar issues that you described having. Finding products that won’t cause more irritation has been really difficult. Sounds like this might be worth looking into for me.
Winters here in Manitoba do a number on my skin, finding the right products is impossible!
The winters are so hard on my skin,red blotty, irritation,excess dryness it sometimes bleeds on my forehead,they say i have sensitive skin and rosacea….i just need relief
I need to give this a try. My skin is always red and irritated!
Might have to investigate this product more and see if the pharmacy here carries it
I wasn’t aware of this product. I will have to look for it the next time I’m out.
Thanks for the information. I find, especially at this time of year, my skin is more sensitive and irritated with dryness.
Lena your skin is glowing! I’ve been usi La Roche Posay for many years because it’s gentle and effective. Thanks for bringing awareness to such a fantastic brand!
I am going to try this product!!! Your skin is wonderful!
I have sensitive skin and will definitely give this a try! Thanks for sharing!
beautiful locks dear!!!
I am so happy you found your relief now back to working on mine!
Your skin looks beautiful! I have heard of La Roche but not this particular line. Thanks for introducing me to it.
Thanks for the information. Skin sensitivity is an issue in my family.
Wow, that is awesome! I had never heard of LaRoche before.
This sounds like a wonderful product to try. I have sensitive skin this time of year.
My skin’s gone a little crazy this winter, I’ll have to try this out.
Than you for the great information.My skin could really use some pampering and I might have to give this a try.
Every time i try a new product for my rosacea it seems to work for a short time and i’m back to square one,honestly i wonder if it’s not something else going on.
I have such sensitive skin too. I had never heard of this product but would give it a try since I don’t like many ingredients in my cosmetics to possibly aggravate things.
You have flawless , beautiful skin Lena , i will def have to look into this , sounds fantastic :)
Debbie White Beattie
La Roche Posay has really great products to help problem skin because we all have problem skin at some point in our lives and it’s great that there’s a company trying to help all of us