To the test: La Roche Posay Rosaliac AR Intense Serum

A few weeks ago I realised the redness under my eyes was not going away and after talking to ‘specialists’ I found out that my redness may be Rosacea.

What is Rosacea?

Well, redness of the face and according to the National Rosacea Society symptoms are:

  • Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead.
  • Small visible blood vessels on the face.
  • Bumps or pimples on the face.
  • Watery or irritated eyes.

I actually have sensitive skin, redness on the cheeks (close to the eyes), and watery eyes.

So, I read a couple of magazines, some blog posts, you know all the medical info I could get (?!?) and went to the pharmacy and bought the La Roche Posay Rosaliac AR Intense Serum.

Post 1 La Roche Serum

First of all, before I move on let me clarify that this serum is not marketed as a cure for Rosacea. It is a way to battle redness. I still wanted to try it.

The La Roche website recommends it for

Sensitive skin with redness.

So, I am going to do a series of posts and show you how this is working for me. This is the first post.

Me and my bare skin

Me full.jpg

and a lovely close up (Oh man! How embarrassing!)

Day 1

Can you see the redness under my eyes? So in this “To the test” series we will test the serum to see if there are any changes. So, today is the 22nd of May and I have used the serum 3 times.

A bit about the serum


It is a gel. It is lightweight when applied on the skin. Not greasy and absorbs very quickly.



Plastic 40 ml tube with a pump. I would have liked it if there was a cap on the pump.


It retails for around $40. I got mine in Greece for €26.

Now let’s see what happens. I will be back with an update post (post number 2) in two weeks. Fingers crossed.I hope there is some change. Make sure you are following the blog, so you get a notification regarding when I post and you can read up on of the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of this product. If you liked this post, you may want to check out the battle of the Estee Lauder foundations.

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