La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Masque

I’ve been meaning to review this for quite some time and now I’ve completely finished the tube I’ve finally got around to the review.  La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Masque is a deeply hydrating treatment mask designed with sensitive skins in mind.  The two main ingredients are Hyaluronic Acid fragments and Thermal Spring Water, both of which are ingredients my skin absolutely loves.

The texture of this mask is a moisture-rich gel which makes it perfect for combi/oily skins as it’s not heavy at all, yet it does a fantastic job at replacing moisture.  For me, I have to have a good moisture-boosting mask in my routine to counteract the drying effects of any spot treatments I use, but I have to tread carefully as I can’t risk taking my skin too far the other way and flooding it with moisture, so it’s quite a balancing act.

To use, you apply a decent layer all over the face and you can feel it get to work immediately.  My skin has been drying out quite a bit recently thanks to the extreme weather meaning I’ve been either next to a heater or an air-con unit, so this mask has been a godsend which is why I got through it so quickly. After about 10 minutes, my skin has pretty much absorbed it all so there isn’t anything left to wipe off.  However, being fearful of anything staying on my skin and possibly clogging my pores, I tend to use a mineral water spray and a tissue just to lift any residue that might be lingering.

I’ve been using this 2-3 times a week, usually after using either the Vichy Normaderm 3-in-1 or the Botanics Shine Away mask and combined my skin is left feeling treated yet comfortably moisturised without a trace of grease.

In conclusion, I’m definitely a fan and will be stocking up on this before I head to Spain in a few weeks as I think this will work out to be an amazing after-sun treatment too.

It’s available now for £15; I can’t seem to find it on Boots so for more info, check out the La Roche-Posay page.

Disclosure: press sample sent for editorial consideration.  

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