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The Minimalist Movement

Why You Should Consider a Less-Is-More Skincare Regime

With an endless array of serums, elixirs, pre-cleansers and more, navigating skincare can be tricky. It’s no wonder many people are confused when it comes to choosing the right skincare. Particularly when on average 52% of Australian women claim to have sensitive skin*.

At La Roche-Posay, we believe a minimalist approach to skincare ­– in terms of both products AND ingredients – delivers the best results for sensitive, allergy-prone and reactive skin. Read on to discover how the minimalist movement can create a better life for your sensitive skin.

Minimalist Ingredients for Maximum Tolerance

The fewer ingredients a product contains, the slimmer the chance of irritation for sensitive skins. The ingredients themselves are of course equally important.

Thankfully, you can be assured of maximum tolerance as well as efficacy with La Roche-Posay, as all products are tested on allergic skin before launch! This formulation expertise sees La Roche-Posay recommended by more than 25,000 dermatologists worldwide.

Soothing Beginnings

All La Roche-Posay formulas start at the source with the soothing and antioxidant benefits of La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water. This naturally mineral-rich water is sourced from a 1,700-year-old spring in the heart of the medieval French village of La Roche-Posay. It is valued for its high natural selenium content, a powerful repairing antioxidant with neutral pH levels. Effective and proven active ingredients also compromise the formulas for targeted results on different skin types and concerns, from acne to rosacea, anti-ageing to pigmentation.

Your 3-Step Minimalist Routine

When embarking on a pared-back skincare routine, try starting with the essentials: cleansing, hydration, and correction.


La Roche-Posay’s Micellar Water Ultra for Reactive Skin is a convenient rinse-free cleansing formula that gently removes makeup, dirt and impurities in a few easy wipes. Enriched with glycerin, the hydrating formula is 100% free from potentially irritating soap, colourants, fragrance, and parabens.


A sensitive skin moisturiser should restore hydration, without parabens, fragrance, alcohol and colourants. Toleriane Ultra is La Roche-Posay’s minimalist daily moisturiser, restoring moisture and comfort to ultra-sensitive or allergy-prone skin with soothing Neurosensine™. Stripped down to the essential ingredients, Toleriane Ultra is also sealed in air-tight ultra-hermetic packaging to ensure continued purity with each use.


Most of us aren’t born with a flawless complexion, and feel more confident with some tinted coverage. However, it’s important to choose the right make-up products for your sensitive skin to avoid any aggravation.

Formulated for maximum tolerance on sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Teint Fluid Foundation unifies and corrects the skin with an ultra-high level of coverage that helps to conceal acne, eczema, and even vitiligo without causing further irritation. 100% allergy tested, the formula contains 0% parabens, fragrance or alcohol. With SPF25 for sun protection, this gentle yet effective formula is an essential for all skin types, every day of the year.

* Usage and Attitudes Study, Australia 2016

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