I reviewed the initial Rosaliac range from La Roche-Posay back in 2012 (you will find it here, complete with really bad photos). The Rosaliac AR Intense serum (as mentioned in this post I now use it daily regardless of whether I’m wearing make-up or not) and the Rosaliac UV Riche Moisturiser are still staples in my skincare routine. When I heard they were adding a CC cream to the line up I was intrigued. I love the idea of a product that contains skincare benefits and offers some coverage without the need for a full on foundation, but the ongoing BB and CC cream craze has largely passed me by as the majority of them are too dark.
I had hoped that the Rosaliac CC Creme would be different, but upon seeing review after review pop up in my Bloglovin’ feed I was concerned that despite being created with Celtic skin in mind this universal shade would still be too dark for my paler than pale skin. The only way to know for sure was to try it out. €22.50 is a lot to fork out for something that may not be the right colour match, so I asked for some samples the last time I was in a pharmacy.
The first thing I noticed about the Rosaliac CC Creme was the scent; it is the most heavily scented La Roche-Posay product that I’ve come across. The scent lingered on my skin too which was a bit surprising. I have used other La Roche-Posay products with Parfum/Fragrance in them, but it has never been as strong as it is in this one.
The cream itself is neither too heavy nor too light and blends in really easily. I used my fingers to apply it and had no trouble, but you could use a brush. I was pleasantly surprised when it seemed to be the right shade for me, but as the day wore on the CC Creme darkened to the extent that I was bordering on orange when I finally removed it. It covered my redness, which is predominantly across my nose and cheeks, well and at first it looked nice, natural and ever so slightly dewy until the orange showed up and spoiled the party.
Skincare wise this contains; La Roche-Posay’s Thermal Water, Glycerin, Shea Butter and the active ingredient Ambophenol, a natural extract from the Tambourissa Trichophylla plant which is found in Madagascar. This same ingredient is what makes the AR Intense Serum as good as it is by acting as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and also providing vascular protection. It also has SPF30 which is my preferred choice for daily wear when not in direct sunlight, i.e. most of the time.
I wanted so much to love this product as I’m a big La Roche-Posay fan, and as a moisturiser it did fare well on my dry skin, unfortunately the issues with scent and colour meant that it wasn’t to be and I will be sticking with the Avene High Protection Tinted Compact for covering my redness on a day to day basis.