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Super-Sensitive Skin + La Roche-Posay = :-)

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Having super-sensitive skin is a tough thing. From what I hear from friends in the know, at times it feels like you have to be vewy, vewy quiet lest you somehow trigger a sudden epidermal eruption or angry reaction. How frustrating.

La Roche-Posay is one of the few skincare lines that works for people with truly sensitive and reactive skin. Most of the products contain pure spring water from a region in France with the same name. The region is also home to a La Roche-Posay spa that specializes in treating severe skin conditions that defy traditional treatment. Each year thousands of patients visit for medically supervised baths and showers with only that pure spring water, which has soothing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The treatments provide such significant relief that they are covered by the French healthcare system. And when that water goes into La Roche-Posay skincare, it remains pure throughout the rigorously sterile manufacturing process so the effects are uncompromised.

New in the La Roche-Posay product lineup is Hydreane, a moisturizer that combines the thermal spring water with hydrolipids, which easily penetrate skin and deliver moisture at a deep level to hydrate and reduce sensitivity over time. Hydreane is paraben free and comes in a light formula for normal/combination skin, as well as a rich formula for dry/very dry skin. 40 mL, $25.50 at pharmacies and drug stores.