Switching to fragrance-free products: Marie's story

  • Forget fruity fragrances, keep it simple for your skin!
  • The La Roche-Posay Toleriane range is ideal for sensitive skin
  • Use Lipikar Syndet body wash for a gentle all over cleanser
Switching to fragrance-free products: Marie's story

Marie suffered from sensitive skin for years, always trying new products only to be disappointed with reactions, red patches and skin irritations. She tells us her story, about discovering La Roche-Posay.

Tell us a bit about your background – skin care wise?

“Like any teen, I’d been through pretty much every high street beauty counter and store trying different products. Mostly I picked them on packaging and how they smelt. But, every time I tried something new, my skin would react resulting in redness or irritation!“

When did things change?

“A friend of mine was seeing a dermatologist for her acne and he recommended trying La Roche-Posay products. She was raving about them, so I decided to give them a go, too. That’s the day everything changed!”

What happened?

“The effects were very soon noticeable. Firstly, for once, my skin seemed ok with the cleanser and the moisturiser I tried. I bought one and got a sample of the other – just to try it. I’d had too many bad experiences! So, I got Toleriane Ultra Fluid moisturiser and the Dermo Cleanser.

The fragrance-free formula doesn’t contain any perfumes that can cause skin to react and the texture is really smooth and lovely. I changed my routine using the Dermo Cleanser to remove makeup and Toleriane Ultra Fluide to moisturise. My skin felt hydrated and much smoother! No redness, no more dry patches or irritation. I guess it’s because the range is free of anything that can irritate like fragrance, parabens, soap and alcohol. And it’s hypoallergenic.”

Did you adopt any other products?

“Yes, now I travel a lot for my job so I have starting buying Toleriane Monodose Eye Make-Up Remover – I can use one shot at a time so I don’t have to take the Dermo Cleanser with me each time – it’s great for short overnight trips! And I use the Lipikar Syndet body wash instead of heavily scented shower gels. To finish off I also apply Lipikar Baume AP+ as a body moisturiser. It leaves my skin feeling lovely and soft and, most importantly, calm. It’s bliss!”