Review: La Roche Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser

Bonjour les humains!

Hope you’re keeping warm on this chilly day! Today I will be reviewing a hydrating facial cleanser from La Roche Posay, a higher end drugstore brand that is targeted towards people with sensitive/acne-prone/problematic skin. Their particular line, “Toleriane”, especially focuses on treating intolerant skin. I bought the mini version as part of a trial kit at Shoppers Drug Mart a couple years back. So here goes the review~




Formula: cleansing milk, creamy, hydrating, balancing

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Sorry about the lighting above^. Eeeps! This creamy cleanser is meant to balance combination and sensitive skin by fully hydrating your face. It is a great gentle cleanser for everyday use, but when it comes to removing full makeup, make sure to have your oil/makeup remover handy! It’s not too great at removing foundation as you’ll still see some residue leftover. As a daily cleanser though, it does hydrate and balance my combination skin in the winter without breaking me out. I just become iffy about it in the summer, only because I need that extra cleaning power. Other people do love this for year round usage!



Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin


Price: $24 CAD on for full size; $24 US on ; Around $10 CAD for trial kit at SDM

This product is listed at $24 on and the American La Roche Posay website.  You can find this at most Shoppers Drug Mart stores as well. I’m not sure what the retail price is but I’m guessing that it’s either the same or $30. Don’t quote me on that.

*Not sponsored by this company. Just sharing the sites*



Simple, white, plastic bottle. I have no idea how you would pour this out of the full size bottle with no pump. Hopefully they’ve updated the packaging by now.


Overall: 3.5/5

It feels luxurious on the skin on days when you’re wearing light or no makeup. The creamy formula allows you to massage your face while cleansing, without stripping your skin of its moisture. I have to admit though that I do wear makeup most of the time so I don’t pick up this cleanser too often. It also reminds me a bit of Cetaphil except with that extra moisture packed into it. However, if you have sensitive or reactive skin, I do suggest that you try this out. You might even be able to ask for a small sample from the beauty counter.  ‘Cause sometimes, they have samples for their higher end drugstore products for customers who want to try it out before purchasing. I hope this review helped my fellow sensitive skin folks! Just remember to remove heavy makeup first!

What type of cleansers do you prefer? Milk/Foam/Scrubs/DIY?

Thanks for reading, and au revoir!



4 thoughts on “Review: La Roche Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser

  1. Hi Breana, thanks for your question! Yes it does feel oily while massaging and rinsing the product off. Once you pat your skin dry though, it doesn’t feel oily anymore. Basically it feels like Cetaphil’s cleanser. I don’t want to make assumptions but usually when people have oily skin, it’s because their skin is dehydrated and is in turn overcompensating the moisture. I say, try this cleanser with a non-alcoholic toner and lightweight moisturizer to see if it balances out your skin.

    If you’re still apprehensive about this product, try Cetaphil first. 🙂 Sorry about the long post! I hope it helps!


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