I’ve been using the La Roche Posay creams for quite a while now. I had the REDERMIC R and the REDERMIC С10 creams, but the latter was out of stock at that moment, so I picked up the REDERMIC С. According to the claims, both creams hardly differ. The Redermic C has probably less vitamin C in the ingredients.
The product overview from the official website:
Visibly plumps skin, fills and visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Suitable for sensitive skin.
With Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid to visibly plump skin
Non-greasy, velvety texture adapted to normal to combination skin
Use as a daily moisturizer to visibly reduce the look of wrinkles and improve firm feel
Immediate blurring effect on uneven skin tone
The cream is available in two options: for dry and normal to combination skin types. I have combination skin, so I reached for the latter one.
The list of ingredients:
Aqua / Water • Dimethicone • Isocetyl Stearate • Glycerin • Mannose • Ascorbic Acid • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride • Butylene Glycol • Sucrose Tristearate • Potassium Hydroxide • Sodium Styrene/Ma Copolymer • Polymethylsilsesquioxane • Steareth-10 • Madecassoside • Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate • Hydrogenated Lecithin • Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid • Caprylyl Glycol • Tetrasodium Edta • Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester • Xanthan Gum • Acrylates Copolymer • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer • Phenoxyethanol • Parfum / Fragrance
The active ingredients are: Thermal Spring Water, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, surely. It’s free from parabens, but it contains a silicone (Dimethicone).
The content of the Vitamin C is less than in the Redermic C10. It’s only 5%, but the difference is hardly noticeable.
The product comes in a simple metallic tube, which is good, as then the Vitamin C doesn’t mix with air or light. Plus, such a tube is more convenient to use, as you don’t have to go for it with your fingers. The tube is packed in a paper package.
This cream has a very handy and thin nozzle, so it’s really easy to pick up the cream, although it’s quite liquid. However, you should wipe the nozzle after each use, because the Vitamin C oxidizes and gets darker after a while, so an awful orange color may appear.
The consistency is lightweight and anything but greasy. It reminds me more of a fluid. It’s almost white and the smell is adorable, fresh and not-in-your-face.
It doesn’t go a really long way, it’s alright. The amount you see in the picture above is enough for my whole face. The tube has 40 ml of the product and it ran low in about 4 months in my case. By the way, the Redermic C10 has 30 ml, but the price is higher.
It applies and spreads out fuss-free. It absorbs in just a blink and doesn’t leave any stains.
It doesn’t crease, so all makeup products apply really well.
I was pleased with the results after the Redermic C10, but the Redermic C didn’t let me down either. I’ve been using it in the morning along with the Redermic R at night. The cream promised to improve my skin tone and so it did. My skin gets lighter and more refreshed after use. Also, it promised to visibly plump my skin. Well, at least it didn’t get worse and no more wrinkles appeared, which is also great, as I’m 37 y.o. now.
However, those wrinkles I had before use didn’t go anywhere. I have a fine line on my forehead since I was a young lady and it showed no signs of leaving, but I have to admit, it didn’t get worse.
When I was using the Redermic C10, it seemed that the cream moisturized my skin insufficiently. I think it was just reducing the sebum production. This cream also reduces sebum, evens out my pores and moisturizes my skin. It doesn’t dry out my skin, although it’s still cold outside. Moreover, it neither causes irritation nor clogs my pores. It doesn’t even burn my skin while applying. However, I could just get used to such creams. Anyway, I advise you test the sample before purchasing if you have sensitive skin, because it may not be good for you.
All in all, this cream doesn’t work wonders, but it still performs really well.