Review: La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum

Four weeks ago, I decided to add serum to my daily skincare regime. Twice a day, everyday. I wanted to do this as an experiment to see if adding serum to my skincare regime would result in significant improvement to my complexion. Four weeks later, my complexion is at its optimal best. Well-hydrated, evenly-toned and smooth-textured with no sign of blemish.

To find a product for dry skin is easy, but to find a product suitable for dehydrated skin – that is skin lacking in water (not oil), is actually quite difficult.

For this experiment, I used La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum. La Roche-Posay is not known as a natural or organic skincare brand. Rather, it is famed as a dermatological brand that specializes in dehydrated and sensitive skin. At the heart of every La Roche-Posay product formula is its unique natural thermal spring water.

La Roche-Posay thermal spring water is a combination of water derived from rain that is filtered through thick chalky rocks, as well as, 1,700 year old deep water that flows through deep sands of the Cenomanian period. This water quality is rare due to its concentrated Selenium content – a trace element in the skin’s defense mechanism to fight against free radicals, bringing natural soothing and anti-oxidant properties to its skincare formulas.

Not only is this brand committed to dermatology, it is also committed to the environment. And they do this in their own unique way:

  1. They own the land in which the spring emerges and water is collected. This is to ensure the thermal water is permanently and optimally protected, controlled and monitored. 
  2. They are in partnership with Eco-emballages, licensed by the French government to organize, supervise and support recycling household waste.They do this by indicating sorting instructions on their products for recycle.

The label describes this serum as a concentrated rehydrating gel that promises to deliver intense hydration – and it really does deliver as stated. More so, this concentrated hydrating gel is paraben-free.

The gel texture is lightweight, spreads well and absorb almost immediately into the skin. I am almost feel  my skin soaking the serum up!

There is absolutely no scent to this gel so you don’t have to deal with any nose itch with chemical fragrances or stinky aroma. Another important point to note is that this serum has an expiry date!

I really love this serum and highly recommend it to anyone with sensitive and/or dehydrated skin. If you are like me, with regular use, you will surely notice a difference.

Retail price: S$41.90

Available at Changi General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, National Skin Centre, National University Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital as well as major Guardian, Unity and Watsons retail pharmacies.

Editor's Rating

Consistency & Texture 8.5
Does What it Says 8.5
Value for Money 8.0
If you are looking for an intensive yet lightweight serum that absorbs quickly, look no further.
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