All posts tagged: La Roche-Posay

When In France….

You do some pharmacy damage… It’s like an unspoken law that, whenever I (or just about any other beaty blogger for that matter) am in France, I feel this urge to plunder the biggest ‘pharmacie’ I come across on that trip. Sure, I need to show some restraint, otherwise my family travel budet is blown to pieces, so I draw up a ‘must have’ and a ‘would be nice to have’ list before, but it is a given that, whenever I am in France, even for a few hours, a local ‘pharmacie’ will be visited, and some hauling will be done. Here’s what I brought home this time: Biafine, known and loved by everyone, is a lifesaver in my household. My sensitive skin yearns for a touch of this ointment whenever I react badly to another product, burn my self whilst cooking or even when I get sunburned. Another product that I repurchased for the gazillionth time is the La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray, the simple formula of Zinc Sulphate, Sodium Chloride and the La Roche-Posay Thermal …

La Roche Posay Eau Micellaire Ultra

Sometimes, bigger really is better! Just have a look at this beauty… Or beast, depending on how you look at it. 400 ml of translucent goodness, designed to soothe even the most reactive and sensitive of skins, the La Roche-Posay Eau Micellaire Ultra* takes micellar waters to the next level. But is it the right level? Tried and tested, my skin never reacted of acted up after using this, nor did it feel itchy or tight. The description says that the Eau Micellaire Ultra can be used for cleansing, taking of your make up and soothing your skin. I can vouch for the soothing your skin part and for the cleansing bit (as in the 2nd part of a double cleanse), but the taking my make up off and cleanse in 1 go was a bridge too far for me, so I did what I always do with micellar waters, and I treated as a toner. In that perspective, it really did pass the test with flying colours. No stripping the skin of the softness …

Leen Travels – An Even Lighter Body Care Menu

Yesterday you could read all about me being proud of myself for packing only the skincare essentials (major over-packer here!), but the rest of the toiletries proved to be even more difficult. Not wanting to lugg around a different set of toiletries for everyone, I chose multifunctional over fancy personal preferences, and went for the troupers that work for Mr B, the little ones and me. The Avène XeraCalm Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil  is the one all rounder that works for everyone in the LeenLovesStyle household. Soft and gentle enough for me and Little Miss C yet thorough enough to get a kid clean after a day outside. Hair is covered by good old Nivea, with a little touch of Aussie for me, I’m taking the 3 Minute Miracle Reconstruction Mask to fix that dried out pool / sun hair situation.  After showering, a lick of  the La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ does wonders for all of us, from Little Miss C’s atopic skin to Mr B’s man’s legs. Also coming on this trip is the …

Leen Travels – A Light Skincare Menu

Aaaaand we’re off! A week-long break, a little R & R before the summer rush! The only problem here? Those kids take up a lot of space leaving only a slither of trolley and toilet bag space for mummy, and yours truly does not know how to travel lightly… Leen + no options = not a match made in heaven. That does not mean I don’t want to try, and with just a little make up bag and the type of holiday in mind, I pared it down the bare essentials. But boy, downsizing is bloody difficult! A good cleanser is indispensable, so the Ren Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth was the first to make the cut. A solid, no frills cleanser that can tackle every layer of make up or sunscreen, but is extremely gentle on my skin as well. Multitasking is key here, so that’s why the Pure Lavender Hydrolat Toner is also coming with me. A firm staple of mine since the first spritz (want to know why I love it so much? Check …

Skinchecker – A check a day keeps skin cancer away

This week (May 4 – 8) is the week of the melanoma (and even more of the fight against it), and the importance of checking your skin never was any bigger! A little skincheck a day hopefully keeps the cancer away, as 90% of skin cares that are detected in an early stage can be fought and cured. So please keep an eye on your own skin and the one of your loved ones, lather yourself and everyone around you in sunscreen, and go easy on your skin, we only have one. Become a Skinchecker, save a life!    

Winter wonders

Every year, well in the thick of January, the weather seems to take a turn for the worst over here, with the already cold temperatures dropping even more, a soft, delicate blanket of snow tenderly covering every possible surface before disappearing again the next day and winds turning chillier as if they haven’t convinced you of their withering powers yet. So when skin get itchy and flaky, hair gets extra static and you generallly feel discomfort, you know it is time to bring out the big guns, the winter-beating wonders. Though a hot, steaming shower might seem like the perfect antidote to a chilly winter’s day, it does more harm than good. a gentle wash with the Avène XeraCalm Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil* gives my itchy limbs the relief they so desperately need, without further irritating or aggravating it. So soft and gentle I even use it on little Miss C as well!  The La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+* hardly needs any explanation. a firm favourite of LeenLovesstyle (read here why), this French miracle worker soothes and relieves dried …

Winter saviour – La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+

When temperatures start to plummet oustide, our skin starts to suffer. Skincare routines are adapted, richer formulas and textures start making their way into everyone’s bathrooms again and out come other hydration boosts. Not only our face, in direct contact with the outside world, suffers a great deal, the rest of our skin also wants to curl up and hide far away underneath all those layers of clothes.  Our legs, prime focal point all summer, need more than a light lotion or some after sun to avoid that dreaded craquelé effect, so it’s time to pull out the big guns. French pharmacy skincare brands are a constant presence in my bathroom, between facial skincare, body lotions and creams and children’s skincare, there are always several products rotating at any given point. Between my and little C’s dry, itchy, diva skin that flares up even worse in the winter, we are on the constant hunt for a great find to treat our atopic skin, but truth be told, I always reach back for my dermatological golden …

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Love

La Roche-Posay is one of those brands that I just keep going back to, winter after winter. The Lipikar shower oil is one of the few that keeps my skin nourished between October and April, and does double duty as a hydrating and softening bath oil, both for myself and the little one. The Lipikar Balm is the perfect ally and is often slathered on at night (it’s  not really a put-on-and-go cream), keeping my skin, and more importantly my little one’s, soft and hydrated, instead of an itchy, flaky patch of sandpaper. This winter however I’m branching out and will be adding the following beauties to my arsenal as well, whilst still keeping it in the family… First to be added will be the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Balm B5 Soothing Repairing Balm. Touted as a calming, multi-repairing and healing balm formulated without parabens, perfume & lanoline, this claims to be hypo-allergenic and perfectly suited for sensitive skin. The Panthenol and thermal water will calm the skin plus soothe irritations and itchiness, whilst the madecassosside …