La Roche Posay Redermic C10 and Redermic R



Sali Hughes on one of her favourite anti-ageing ranges

IMG_1459Regular readers will know that my chief skincare concerns are centred around dehydration and ageing. Over the years, I’ve cobbled together a regime for tackling both with a cocktail of different products for either concern. Temporarily hydrating products go on by day because anti-agers never offer suitable hydration for my thirsty skin, while longer term anti-wrinkle potions containing retinol and anti-oxidants like Vitamin C (the two key ingredients used by dermatologists to impact signs of ageing) go on by night, and never the twain shall meet. I’ve often wondered aloud why I can’t have a combination of both in the form of a gentle, hydrating and plumping serum with proven anti-ageing benefits for daytime use under makeup. La Roche Posay – on record as one of my favourite anti-ageing skincare brands – has now taken a more 360 degree approach, with its latest addition to the excellent Redermic family of products, Redermic C10 Corrective Filler. This serum combines plumping hyaluronic acid (its peerless ability to hold on to water makes it completely essential for my dehydrated skin – really, I will never leave home without it) with antioxidant Vitamin C in its most soluble and effective form, along with Vitamin E, and is suitable for all skins, including sensitive. IMG_1463I’ve been using the filler for two weeks, under my normal moisturiser by day, then switching to an older favourite, Redermic R Eyes and Redermic R Anti-ageing Concentrate (for face and neck) – both with Retinol, by night. Several key benefits have emerged during the process. Crucially for me – as someone who is constantly in and out of meetings, and photographed quite frequently – there’s no downtime. The extreme flaking we typically see in retinol or Vitamin C based products just didn’t happen. Some very light flaking was reassuring to see (I want to know that the retinol is doing its resurfacing work!), but gone within 48 hours at most. Similarly, there’s no sting with either the C10 or the R products. The lack of these two side-effects, combined with the hydrating properties on the C10 made me think the regime could be enjoyed by those with rosacea (and I’ll rarely say that about anything containing retinol) or acne. Regardless of skin type, the results should soon be noticeable. My skin felt comfortable (I wore oil over the Redermic R at night, as is always my preference, but I could have comfortably skipped it) and hydrated, looked plumper and firmer, especially around my eyes. It didn’t interfere at all with other skincare or makeup (absolutely no rolling or bobbling here, I promise), and I found my fine dehydration lines were noticeable smoother. You may already know that parabens are not of particular concern for me, but if your skin is particularly sensitive, or you just prefer to avoid them, then rest assured there are none in the entire range.

IMG_1478We have 25 tubes of La Roche Posay’s new Redermic C10 Corrective Filler, worth £29.50 each, to give away. To enter the draw, simply post on the “La Roche Posay Giveaway” thread on the forum. 25 winners will be drawn at random on January 11th, and each will be contacted via the forum for email and postal address. Giveaway open to UK and Ireland readers only. Our normal terms and conditions apply

For more information on Redermic R and C10, click here.

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  • Nicola

    This is very reassuring, I have recently turned 40 and thought it might be time to start using something anti aging! Christmas dosh helps.. My oiliness has kept lines and wrinkles at bay but I am now having some lack of firmness and tone. Lrp sounds a good place to start. I often read your guardian column and am delighted to have found your own beauty site.

  • lovestruck

    thank you so much for posting about this. i’ve steered clear of retinols previously because of having sensitive and am really looking forward to trying this. 1/3 off at escentual at the mo too!

  • rachelelkington

    I’ve had really good results with Redermic R – I used it based on the recommendation in Sali’s book (which, to be honest, I’ve read at least 4 times). Looking forward to trying Redermic C10. And I’m glad that neither cost a fortune. Someday, I’ll try Sunday Riley’s Luna, but until I get the spare pin money, La Roche Posay is great for me.

  • Liz

    I’ve heard they test on animals… shame as I would have given this a whirl.

    • Debra Brock

      Animal testing was banned in the EU some time ago.

    • Kali85

      La Roche Posay is sold in China and the Chinese government reserves the right to test any incoming goods on animals, so even though LRP doesn’t personally do it, they do allow their products to be tested. However, as Debra pointed out, you can rest assured that no product you buy in the EU has been tested on animals.

  • Pyjamagirl

    Sali, I’d really appreciate your feedback on the research suggesting that Retinaldehyde is more effective than Retinol in over the counter anti-aging products.
    In fact, some studies seem to suggest that although Retinoic Acid in prescription retinoids, and Retinaldehyde to a lesser extent, are effective in anti-aging, Retinol itself and Retinol esters (Retinol palmitate for example), are not proven to have any significant anti-aging effects.

    As far as I can see the only company that uses Retinaldehyde is
    All the other companies, from the French pharmacies like La Roche Posay, Roc, Vichy etc to premier brands like Peter Thomas Roth, Dr Brandt and Sunday Riley, and including Paula’s Choice and Indeed Labs, use Retinol.

    Below is a quote from a 2006 study (still being cited by current research):
    “Retinol and retinyl esters are not irritant, whereas demonstrating only a modest clinical efficiency. On the other hand, retinaldehyde, which is fairly well tolerated, seems to be the most efficient cosmeceutical retinoid; it has significant efficiency toward oxidative stress, cutaneous bacterial flora, epidermis renewing, and photoaging.
    Therefore, those patients who are looking to decrease and or prevent the signs of aging without use of a prescription product should use Retinaldehyde containing cosmeceuticals as they have the best scientific evidence supporting their efficacy in reducing the signs and symptoms of aging.”

  • Pyjamagirl

    Oops, I missed the name of the company using Retinaldehyde!
    Sorry – it is Avene.

  • Shiva Pazoki

    Greetigns Sali. would this combination of products also be safe for eczema prone skin type? Thank you in advance for your reply.

  • New Brunette

    I bought both of these and have been using for about a week. I do get a burning sensation when putting them on and bobbling under my foundation when I apply the C10. Is it just me??

  • HWilson

    In need of some help. I have sensitive/combination/oily skin and have never been able to find an anti aging/wrinkle cream that doesn’t bring me out in spots. Any suggestions on what to do?? My face cream is Liz Earle.

  • Angelika Krebs

    Hello Sali,

    I purchased the Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Pencil as recommended by you. It is great! Would you happen to know if it can be sharpened like other pencils.

    Many thanks

  • Caroline

    Dear Sali,
    I have a question about the LRP Redermic C10: In your Guardian article about ‚The Ordinary’ skincare you mentioned that a vitamin C serum with less than 20% vitamin C is not beneficial, yet I read that Redermic C10 has a concentration of only 5%. Do you still consider it strong enough to have noticeable effect?
    Thank you!
    Caroline xx

  • Leanne Marshall

    I have just ordered the LRP Redermic R. Looking forward to giving it a try. As I am also photographed a lot due to my blog I have not been keen on using retinol much.

    Leanne ~

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