Toleriane is celebrating a milestone this year. ¬†It’s been one of the best-selling skincare lines for intolerant and sensitive skin thanks for La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water this is incredibly soothing to irritated skin. The formulas were originally developed to minimize the risk of skin irritations and allergic reactions. ¬†The incidence of skin sensitivities is rising worldwide in part to increased environmental pollution and higher stress levels. In fact, 67 percent of Canadian women report having sensitive skin. ¬†Dermatologists describe this condition as having an overly fragile skin barrier that does not fulfill its function, causing skin dryness and well as warming and pulling sensations when exposed to the least external stressor.
This isn’t just a North American phenomena. ¬†In Europe, 20 percent of women suffer from allery-prone skin – a sensitivity to certain fragrances and preservatives. This can be compounded when skin is subjected to laser or peeling treatments that causes a total renewal of epidermal skin cells.
What makes La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane line so popular with dermatologists is that fact that it has no fragrance, no preservatives, no alcohol, no surfactants and is non-comedogenic. ¬†Textures are ultra-smooth and gentle on skin. ¬†The star product is arguably the Toleriane Fluide, a light-weight non-oily emulsion that is one of the best moisturizers on the market at any price point. Prices range from $21.50 to $27. ¬†The line is available at select drug stores and Murale.