When I first heard about the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer I thought it was going to be the skin-repairing product I needed. After all, it’s not just your regular repair, it’s a double repair product!
How I use it
As my AM moisturizer as it’s not quite hydrating enough for the evenings.
Best suited for
Normal, combo, or oily skin types. Dry skin folks might find this too light.
Things to note
It’s alcohol and fragrance-free.
Hygienic, but the flat wide shape of the tube makes squeezing out the product more difficult as quantity decreases
No noticeable scent.
A lightweight lotion that’s easy to spread and not one bit sticky.
Natural, almost matte. May pill under certain sunscreens.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer Ingredients
Water (La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Niacinamide, Ammonium removed comma Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Myristyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Ceramide NP, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Isobutane, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Sodium Hydroxide, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Capryloyl Glycine, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, T-Butyl Alcohol, Acrylonitrile, Methyl Methacrylate, Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer, Tocopherol
Ceramides – A natural lipid found in our skin’s barrier, it’s crucial in helping our skin retain moisture and keeping our skin soft and plump.
Niacinamide – A true skincare superstar. It’s soothing, brightening, firming (by stimulating the production of collagen) and moisture retaining.
Prebiotic thermal water – A star ingredient in all LRP products, it contains prebiotics which can help strengthen our skin’s natural barrier, and minerals which have soothing and antioxidant properties.
You may or may not know about my undying love for ceramides and niacinamide, but they’re both well-researched proven ingredients that will be beneficial for all skin types. What’s not to love?
The rest of the ingredients don’t really stand out in a good or bad way, so let’s move on to…
Usage experience and results
At first I liked the tube packaging, mostly for hygienic reasons, but I wish they didn’t make the tube so wide and flat.
As there’s less product in the tube, it becomes increasingly harder to squeeze out the remaining product, hence the slight mess I’ve made around the opening.
As for the La Roche-Posay Double Repair Moisturizer itself, it truly is as basic as moisturizers can get. It has no scent, no color, and a light lotion-like texture.
It does absorb very quickly and doesn’t feel sticky or heavy at all on the skin. It leaves almost a matte finish, and while my skin does feel hydrated, it’s a very light layer of hydration. Great for normal/combo/oily skin, but dry skin will find it lacking.
Whenever my skin is feeling irritated or sensitive, I’ve been reaching for this moisturizer. Not because it actually repairs the skin (it doesn’t), but because it’s super gentle and won’t irritate it further. Reminds me of the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, except the La Roche-Posay Double Repair doesn’t even contain soothing colloidal oats.
Looking for a product that will actually heal and soothe your irritated skin? Try the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 instead!
Ironically thought it causes my favorite La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50 to pill. You’d think they’d learn to play nice since they’re from the same brand, but nope.
In the long run I haven’t noticed any specific improvements in my skin other compared to other moisturizers I’ve used in the past. I suspect that while this does contain ceramide and niacinamide, it might not contain enough for them to make a big enough impact. However, it works well to provide enough hydration in the day time without any oiliness or irritations, so I can’t complain.
Interesting enough, I found that the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer is actually called Toleriane Sensitive Prebiotic Moisturiser outside the US! To me this would’ve been a more accurate name – the double repair feels like a clickbait and isn’t accurate at all imo.
Overall this is a solid moisturizer, and I do enjoy using it, especially when my skin is irritated. However, the inclusion of the questionable ingredients and some of the reviews I've read on the La Roche-Posay website make me hesitant to recommend this to those with sensitive skin. All things considered, I still think this product is slightly overpriced and that there are better alternatives (from La Roche-Posay) if you're looking for a great moisturizer.