La Roche-Posay Toleriane Riche Cream

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Riche

Cheaper doesn't have to mean worse. Whether you’re looking to amp up your skin routine with some more heavy-duty moisture as a nod to wintry months or just need a good, soothing face cream, there’s no reason that you have to shill out for results. Our latest (relatively) cheap, extremely effective, and totally gentle face-cream find? La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Riche Soothing Protective Cream, which clocks in at approximately $24 and can be found in most drugstores near you (the brand's cleanser is beloved by Michelle Harper, Jen Gilpin and Julia Sloan, among others). Nothing is worse than dry, flaky, irritated skin, which then gets red and hurts and just makes you hate everybody. It's hard to believe that the non-comedogenic Toleriane Riche would do anything BUT soothe, since the product is almost more noteworthy for what it doesn’t contain than what it does: 0% Fragrance, 0% Preservatives, 0% Alcohol, 0% Parabens. Awesome! It’s all these have-nots that make it ideal for sensitive skin—and don’t we all get a little sensitive sometimes? The cream instantly nourishes and is gentle enough to use on your face every day. (We have, for the past week.)

As for application, Alessandra was once told by a very noteworthy makeup artist to apply moisturizer by simultaneously wiggling and tapping your fingers all over your face—a method Emily later referred to as "magic fingers" (what you do with that knowledge is up to you). However you choose to use it, take comfort in knowing that it's very hard to go wrong.

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  • Marla Vender

    La Roche Posay kicks the ass of many high end brands, and I speak from experience. I actually see it working, and I am no spring chicken. From Erno Lazlo to my beloved Nars, they can't match the results.

  • yanksgurl613

    I really like this skincare brand! less expensive can be fantastic too. great tip on application. dry skin is no fun! gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  • Tine/Inattendu

    LRP is my favourite brand – if you've got dry skin you should try their Hydraphase Intense Mask … !

  • DNA (the shop)

    Adding this to my winter beauty supply list!

  • valerie cc

    oops, looks like you might have the wrong link at the jump to drugstore... here's the cream:

  • inspector_morse

    I love LRP moisturizers. My favorite, unfortunately, isn't available in the U.S.: Hydreane Riche (for winter), and Hydreane Legere (rest of the year). I'm not sure exactly what the difference is between it and the others available in the U.S., but I do prefer the Hydreane line, and I'd take it over any department store brand (and I have tried most of them). I think Hydreane Riche wins my award for most times repurchased, and next time I'm in Canada, England, or France, I'll do it again.

    Also, the Physiological cleanser is great, very gentle but very effective, especially in combination with a bit of exfoliating via the hot cloth method (or, I guess, a Clairsonic).

    • eastvillagesiren

      Inspector Morse, you should check out They sell the French/Euro versions of LRP and other brands. They are pricier because of the Euro-USD conversion factor. I am going to order my Bioderma Phoromax sunscreen from them when I run out. You can also try to order from; they have LRP UK products.

  • Samantha Cometz

    one of my favorite skincare brands and so well priced. it's really awesome to have products that actually do what they say on the bottle.

  • Kristian Hindø-Lings

    How many ML are your tube? Can't seem to find it in Denmark.


  • Amelia Catalano

    'what you do with that knowledge is up to you' haha classic!

  • Michelle

    I use Tazorac (strong retinoid) and this is the ONLY moisturizer my skin will tolerate without burning up. Also keeps my skin soft in the long, dry ski season here in CO. Have been using for years and it is a winner.