Care for sensitive red skin – part 1

Sensitive skin skin care littlelouvain


Summer is here and I love it! This weekend it will be about 30 degrees in Belgium and I can get used to these warm temperatures. But there’s one thing I hate about Summer: I suffer from very dry and red skin. I have sensitive skin and a slight form of rosacea, it means those fine red vascular lines are visible on my facial skin and I do have red spots on my cheeks. And you might think: that’s not really something to be ashamed of but I don’t like it. That’s why I’m starting a new series on the blog: care for sensitive skin. I’ll tell you all about my skin care favorites (I actually have 1 favorite brand which is Belgian brand SELF). But I’ll also test new products for you.

Two weeks ago I discovered Instacosmetic, a webshop with more than 20.000 different items. They have several segments such as cosmetics, health care, pet food and accessories, everything for mommies and babies, natural supplements, products for weight loss etc. Their range is huge and they have a lot of promotions every day. If you order before 16:00 on a work day, your products will be delivered the day after. I was allowed to try 3 products from La Roche Posay.

La Roche-Posay

Maybe you’ve seen the pictures already, but last week I received a lovely package from Instacosmetic! It contained the La Roche-Posay Lipikar Gel Lavant, which is a smooth and mild shower gel. It’s perfect for those of us who have a sensitive skin and is even suitable for the smallest members of your family, as it doesn’t sting in the eyes! Just apply it daily and rub in gently, your skin will feel like a little slice of heaven afterwards!

Another product I received in the package was the La Roche-Posay Rosaliac AR Intense Creme. For me this was an innovative product as I suffer from visible redness on my skin and I was really curious about this one! It’s a powerful product, yet it only contains fully natural extracts without conservatives and no parabens, alcohol, perfume or any dyes! This cream minimizes the hair vessels on the afflicted area and enforces the skin. It has a soothing and calming substance to reduce irritation and swelling. Just apply the cream each morning and evening and enjoy the warming  and soothing sensation!

Huidverzorging gevoelige huid La Roche Posay
Huidverzorging gevoelige huid La roche posay

You’re probably all wondering: does it work? My skin does feel hydrated after applying but I don’t see any visible changes. However I’ve only been using the products for about 2 weeks right now and this is a short amount of time. It might be possible my skin has to adapt to the products, so I’ll keep you updated! One of the advantages: the cream isn’t sticky at all, some products make me feel like a shiny disco ball. But that’s not the case over here: the cream absorbs very quick and my skin feels soft! It’s a very neutral and fresh scent which is a huge advantage as well. Follow me on Instagram ( you would like to follow my series about skin care. If you have any products you would recommend, please let me know!


Thanks to Instacosmetic for letting me try these products!


Elien is a Belgian freelancer, social media manager and content creator. She loves photography, healthy food, reading magazines and – of course – blogging and travelling ♥︎

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