After running out of my various foam cleaners, I decided to try the La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel I came across. I’ve been dabbling in some La Roche Posay products when I come across them in person, but it hasn’t been an easy thing to do since they’re not widely available. So far, I’ve found them at select CVS locations and one Ulta location.
Previously, I reviewed the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo: Dual Action Acne Treatment and let me just say that it does WONDERS for cystic acne.
The La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel’s “breakthrough technology” has an interesting concept – using “Poloxamer,” which is a “cleansing ingredient so mild it is used in contact lens solutions.” It is an ingredient that is the best for sensitive skin. While extremely gentle, the cleanser is still “effective [at] remov[ing] impurities while respecting skin’s natural balance.” The product “cleanses, purifies and refreshes skin, while respecting its physiological balance” and is “recommended for all skin types: sensitive skin, dry, and dehydrated skin.”
The gel texture looks and feels much like Cetaphil – very lotiony and slimy that DOES NOT produce any foam. However, there’s a slight cooling effect that feels refreshing and soothing on the skin. It’s very gentle and appears to keep my skin balanced and happy – although my skin feels cleansed, it’s not tight nor is it “un-squeaky” – if you know what I mean! The product rinses clean without dryness and irritation. My skin loves this stuff!
**Physiological pH, soap-free, alcohol-free, paraben-free, and safe for sensitive skins.
Poloxamer – a mild cleanser use in contact lens solutions to cleanse even sensitive skin.
La Roche-Posay thermal spring water – antioxidant, strengthens skin’s natural defenses.
Retails for $20.95 USD.