Rosaliac AR Intense from La Roche-Posay


In 2010 La Roche Posay  took the opportunity of the rosacea awareness month and their support of the National Rosacea Society to promote their product – Rosaliac UV Fortifying Anti-Redness Moisturizer with SPF 15.

This year La Roche Posay are again using the Rosacea Awareness Month to promote a new product, this time with a product called Rosaliac AR Intense.

In the past their rosacea targeted products such as `Skin Perfecting Anti-Redness Moisturizer’ and `UV Fortifying Anti-Redness Moisturizer’ have only received a few modest reviews online.

Maybe it will be third time lucky for La Roche-Posay.

What is Rosaliac AR Intense?

Rosaliac AR Intense is called a `localized redness intensive serum’ and cites 3 key ingredients:

  • Ambophenol a “powerful vegetal extract rich in polyphenols to reduce the size of blood vessels and strengthen their walls.” The extract is from the Tambourissa Trichophylla plant found in Madagascar
  • Neurosensine, a “soothing active ingredient to reduce appearance of redness.”
  • La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, an “Anti-irritant and decongestant “

Related Patent: Tambourissa Plant Extracts

Thanks to  downbythebay for pointing out a possibly related patent application to this product.

Compositions for skin diseases or disorders

United States Patent Application 20120009290

Medicaments or cosmetic compositions for the treatment or alleviation of skin or mucous membrane diseases or disorders related to an enhanced level of anti-microbial peptides or proteins comprising Tambourissa plant extracts, which may comprise polyphenols.

This invention relates to medicaments and cosmetic compositions comprising Tambourissa plant extracts that in turn comprise polyphenols for the treatment or alleviation of skin or mucous membrane diseases or disorders related to an enhanced level of anti-microbial peptides or proteins. This invention also relates to processes for preparing a Tambourissa plant extract, the extract itself, and uses of the extract.

The Tambourissa genus belongs to the Monimiaceae family and comprises about 43 species found throughout the western islands of the Indian Ocean, such as Madagascar, Comoros and the Mascarenes islands (Mauritius and Reunion). The various Tambourissa species tend to show endemic specificity as most of them are localized in only one island and in only one habitat.

Tambourissa trichophylla is known to contain polyphenols and flavonoids, including epicatechin, nicotiflorin and rutin.

Rosaliac AR Intense Ingredients

Cited Key Ingredients: Ambophenol , Neurosensine, La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water.

Other Ingredients: water, glycerin, isotearyl neopentandate, butylene gluycol, pentylene glycol, polysorbate 20, tambourissa trichophylla leaf extract, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, dimethicone, dimethiconol, ammonium polyacryldimethyltauramide/ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, disodium EDTA, acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester.

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Your Thoughts

Are La Roche-Posay getting traction with their rosacea-targeted products ? What do you think of their latest offering of Rosaliac AR Intense ?

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6 Reader Comments

  1. MsLux says:

    Avene have a new redness relief night treatment and a day lotion spf25. Both are green tinted. Anyone tried them, feedback good?

  2. KJ says:

    I’m a big fan of Eucerin’s anti-redness tinted day cream with SPF 15. It goes on best if you have well-exfoliated, very clean skin that is still just the slightest bit damp from having washed it. It smooths on easier that way, more even, and after a minute, the tint just blends right in. You won’t like it if you try to apply too much, then it is hard to blend. Eucerin’s anti-redness night cream feels great, too. I’d like more opinions on this La Roche-Posay line. Anyone?

  3. mitiah says:

    I applied La Roche and washed away after few minutes. My skin was burning.

  4. Jessica says:

    I use this product daily. It does not burn me personally. The green tint helps neutralize redness and the added spf is very nice. After several days of use, the redness that has controlled my life has begun to fade without the product on t o neutralize any remaining redness. Easy to use. Recommended.

  5. Hi, I have rosaliac and is just effective when you’re not having a crisis situation, just to calm weak flares, in my case, I have pustular and tried nearly everything until I discovered that vinegar kills the mites that cause mine rosacea and Tea Tree Oil, works like a charm and is inexpensive. I apply vinegar topically and ingest a bit with water to clear general redness. Please, if you reading this, give it a try, at first is gonna burn and sting and make it react, after one day or two, you’ll see major improvement.

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