The Serum That’s A Game-Changer For Sensitive Skin Types

If your complexion flares up at the mere sight of a beauty product, we have the solution.

If you have sensitive skin, finding products your complexion can tolerate is like finding the designer bag you’ve been lusting after on sale – a rare gem. But rest assured such unicorns do exist, and sometimes they live in your local pharmacy. Case in point: the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo Serum, which helps reduce visible redness, boost hydration and comfort sensitive and even allergy-prone skin.

La Roche-Posay is known for its gentle yet effective formulas, so I was keen to trial this product on my skin, which can be allergy-prone at certain times of year. The formula has an almost watery consistency that is much thinner than my other skincare products, so I applied it morning and night, straight after cleansing. I wasn’t disappointed: within a week my skin felt far more comfortable. The scientific studies back up this experience: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo Serum has been shown to strengthen the skin’s barrier after one hour of application*, provide instant hydration for 48 hours*, and visibly reduces redness after 4 weeks of daily use**.

La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo Serum
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Dermallergo Serum

Fellow sensitive skin girls will appreciate the product’s lack of fragrance and minimal (yet effective) ingredient list: it boasts the brand’s highest concentration of comforting active Neurosensine™ with Osmolyte to help support the skin’s barrier, and thermal spring water to hydrate and soothe the skin. It’s ideal for anyone whose skin is struggling to handle more active ingredients, as I believe the qualities of this formula provide a soothing action to reduce sensitive skin discomfort.

The packaging is worth highlighting too – the dropper makes it easy to control the amount you apply and feels like a more hygienic solution. My skin felt refreshed after application, which is a feeling I normally equate to cleansing or toning. For skin that’s feeling red and irritated, try storing the product in the fridge for 30 minutes before application. 

My skincare goals are to have calm, smooth skin with no visible redness, which means I can wear less makeup and have skin that feels healthier and more comfortable during the day. Ultimately, using this formula highlighted that my skin barrier really needed a dedicated formula that could comfort my skin. I think even when my skin is at its best, this will be a daily essential.

*Instrumental test **Self-assessment, 48 Caucasian women, after 4 weeks

Available now at Chemist Warehouse, Priceline, Adore Beauty and select pharmacies nationally. RRP $55.95. To find your nearest stockist and/or purchase online visit

Brought to you by La Roche-Posay.

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