Review: La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Creme SPF 30

As I’ve said in the past, I’m not usually one for CC or BB creams – I’ve always much preferred the higher coverage of my usual MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation. Just lately however, I’ve felt like my Studio Fix has been too heavy on my skin and has made me feel like my face is covered in a thick mask. Uncomfortable, clogged and unhappy skin is not what I need and I felt like I needed to give my skin the chance to breathe.

I was on the lookout for a new skincare routine from La Roche-Posay after reading some fabulous reviews over the last few months, and happened to stumble upon their Rosaliac CC Creme. Just lately, my skin has been partial to suffering with redness and irritable breakouts so I thought I’d give it a go and see how my skin reacted to it.

First of all, I really love the fact that the CC creme has an SPF of 30 – you’ll all know how keen I am on sun protection and if I can get this included within my makeup, I see it as an extra bonus. The CC creme is described as a “La Roche-Posay first: a cover and correcting cream for sensitive skin…conceals to correct the appearance of shades of redness.”

Rosaliac CC Creme

The formula is completely suitable for sensitive skins and contains no parabens as well as being non comedogenic and hypoallergenic.

The CC creme comes in a convenient and hygienic pump bottle and one to two pumps is enough to cover the entire face and down onto the neck. The formula is thicker than most CC creams and offers a really good medium coverage which evens out redness quite nicely. I suffer with oily skin but find that this CC creme lasts the whole day without budging or needing touch ups – I also don’t even need to powder my face when wearing this which is an absolute first for me.

Even bathing Lily didn't budge this wonder creme!

Even bathing Lily didn’t budge this wonder creme!

The CC creme comes in one universal colour which has been the subject of disappointment for many customers. Usually, I find that universal tones are way too orange or dark for me, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that this one actually blended in very nicely with my natural skin tone. For reference, I am NC15 in MAC foundations, howver, saying this, a lot of other ladies who are also NC15 have complained that this shade is too orange for them so I guess it’s really down to trial error and not one shade can really suit all.

I’ve been using the cream for a week now and really feel like my skin has benefitted from wearing something lighter throughout the day. I find that my skin looks fresher, feels more comfortable and doesn’t take as much maintaining throughout the day to combat shine or imperfections.

If you’re looking for a fresh, comfortable and easy way to even skin throughout the day, then I’d really recommend this CC creme. It retails at £16.22 from Boots and comes in a 50ml bottle (20 ml more than my usual MAC foundation and around £5 less).


Have you tried La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Cream?


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