There’s a reason—many reasons, actually—why French skin-care brand La Roche-Posay is a dermatologist favorite. The drugstore brand, founded in 1975, focuses on a science-driven approach to skin care with product development and clinical research. Instead of distracting us with the bells and whistles of cool branding and marketing, La Roche-Posay offers high-quality, sensitive skin-friendly products that are kind to your budget. Especially now.
From May 14-19, pop over to La Roche-Posay’s site to enjoy 15 percent off all orders. Now is the time to stock up on your must-have products and perhaps find a few new faves, too. (After all, they are calling this the Stock Up Sale.) An extra bonus: if you spend more than $70, you’ll also receive two free samples.
Ready, set, shop! Need help narrowing down what to buy? Here are a few dermatologist-approved products we’re adding to our carts.
The best of La Roche-Posay’s site-wide sale
Originally $45, now $38
To be able to age is a privilege, but if we can smooth out the lines and minimize the sun damage that accompany each additional year, all the better. That’s where La Roche-Posay’s retinol serum comes in. Think of it like a little bottle of blessings. Use this formula, which is packed with concentrated pure retinol and vitamin B3, on your face and neck to reduce the depth of lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a luminous look. This formula is gentle enough for sensitive skin types, too.
Take it from one reviewer, who said, “As I’m aging, fine lines are starting to form. After one use—yes one!—I could see the results of smoother, less visual lines on my face. You must try this product!”
Originally $38, now $32
Sunscreen is a non-negotiable for protecting your precious skin, especially this time of year, when you’re stacking your summer social calendar with beach days and camping trips. Go ahead, add the Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 60 to your cart. It’s made for all skin types, as well as both your body and face, consolidating your sunscreen needs into one bottle for your already full beach bag. Best of all, it absorbs quickly with a velvety feel—no pore-clogging or weird white finish.
Rachel Nazarian, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, is a fan. “It goes on so lightweight and has a super high SPF,” she says.
Originally $36, now $31
Blackheads, whiteheads, and even the most painful of red, raised pimples are no match for La Roche-Posay’s acne treatment. One of its key components is benzoyl peroxide, a tough-on-acne ingredient that Sandra Lee, MD—you may know her as Dr. Pimple Popper—approves of.
“Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial ingredient that is going to kill the Propionibacterium acnes, or p.acnes for short, bacteria that are responsible for those big, angry, red, and inflamed pimples,” says Dr. Lee. It’s paired with lipo-hydroxy acid, a derivative of salicylic acid, which exfoliates dirt and debris from your pores, leaving you with clearer skin within three days. Zit? What zit?
Originally $17, now $14
Yes, you read that correctly. A body and face wash—a rare find that is gentle enough for both, providing a boost of moisture for extra dry, sensitive skin thanks to ingredients like shea butter and glycerin. (It’s accepted by the National Eczema Association for all ages, as well as suitable for those undergoing chemotherapy.) Keep this in your shower to strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier and alleviate the drying effects of warm water, leaving you with softer, smoother skin all day.
Originally $22, now $19
Finding a face moisturizer that works for all skin types sounds like a myth. That is, until you try the Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer, and then your friend with dry skin does and then another friend who’s prone to oil does too. It’s that good for all skin types, including sensitive skin. With ingredients like ceramide-3, niacinamide, and glycerin, the lightweight cream formula helps repair your skin’s protective barrier and boosts hydration for up to 48 hours.
“La Roche-Posay Double Repair is like one of my holy grail, tried-and-true skin-care products that I find that almost all of my patients are happy with,” says Elyse Love, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in NYC. “It’s one of those skin-care products that work great for oily skin and work great for dry skin.”
Originally $16, now $14
Dry skin types, rejoice! This super-soothing, ultra-hydrating multi-purpose cream is a godsend to lock in moisture. Its non-greasy formula, packed with vitamin B5, shea butter, and glycerin, helps heal chapped and rough skin while smoothing irritation and redness. You’ll want an extra bottle on hand if you have a baby prone to diaper rash, too (it really is that versatile). Stock up now, because whether you like it or not, winter will eventually be back.
Originally $40, now $34
The hydrating superpowers of hyaluronic acid makes it a must for everyone’s skincare routine. This La Roche-Posay one is particularly rich and replenishing, all without the eye-popping price tag of some on the market—especially when on sale. It’s hypoallergenic and sensitive-skin friendly, too.
Shirley Chi, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles, is a fan. “It’s smooth-feeling and hydrating,” she says, noting that the addition of B5 gives your skin extra moisture while also promoting cell turnover. So long, dry skin!