La Roche-Posay is one of my favorite French pharmaceutical brands. I like the general low-fragrance approach, and their Effaclar line is a long-term ally in my crusade against blackheads/acne. Today I have two of their new products, Redermic R Eyes and Cicaplast Lèvres to share with you!
Redermic R Eyes (RRP in Belgium: 23,50 euros) is an unscented lightweight eye cream (I would say the texture is closer to a gel) that contains retinol. It comes in a hygienic tube with a nozzle. The eye cream claims to reduce wrinkles as well as dark circles (with caffeine). It can be used in the morning and evening, though if you have concerns about increased photosensitivity associated with retinol, you should save it for nighttime.
Redermic R Eyes can be spread out and absorbed very easily due to the lightweight texture, and it works under makeup. I have been using it for three months now, but I am not the best judge when it comes to the wrinkle-reduction claim. I wouldn’t say it has lessened my dark circles, but the caffeine does seem to depuff my eyes and make the undereye area smoother-looking in the morning (who else always wakes up with puffy eyes?).
I personally prefer something a bit more moisturizing and maybe somehow creamier when it comes to eye creams, but I would say that for the local retail price, Redermic R Eyes is a fair product. It might be great for those who want to try something with retinol for the first time, provided their undereye area is not on the drier side.
Here is the ingredient list:
While I am a little lukewarm about Redermic R Eyes, it is a very different story when it comes to Cicaplast Lèvres (RRP in Belgium: 5,50 euros)! La Roche-Posay developed a hand cream and a lip balm based on their popular Cicaplast (a cream for irritated skin, dry/chapped patches), and I can safely say I have finally found a lip balm that can rival my beloved Nuxe Rêve de Miel!
The unscented clear balm might not look like much, but any self-professed balm addict should give this one a go. The texture is smooth and creamy, but not so creamy that it is too heavy for daytime. You really only need a little bit as well, which makes it very economical! My ultimate balm test takes place at nighttime. Usually within a day or two, I can tell how a balm works. I am pleased to report Cicaplast Lèvres has passed the test with flying colors! My lips are always soft, smooth, and well-hydrated the next morning!
In all honesty, I am considering making Cicaplast Lèvres my go-to nighttime lip balm. I prefer this to Nuxe Rêve de Miel for several reasons. First of all, the packaging is more sanitary (tube versus pot). Second, the texture is so easy to work with. While I have to melt the Nuxe one a little with my finger, with Cicaplast Lèvres it’s pretty much squeeze, apply, and done! It is also a lot more travel-friendly. I took it on my recent trip to Taipei, and it kept my lips in great shape even when I was down with a cold.
All in all, I can’t recommend it enough, and now I would love to look into the Cicaplast hand cream!
Here is the ingredient list:
Have you recently discovered a new product that can dethrone your holy grail?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx