Growing up with sensitive skin, sweet relief came in prescription creams and ointments packaged in little white tubes. While I don’t rely on my Rx too much these days, I’m a sucker for similar packaging — just like that of the La Roche-Posay Active C10 Vitamin C Cream.
But I’m not here to harp on its white tube. Instead, I want to talk about the stuff inside in the tube: a pale orange, cream-like formula made of 10 percent vitamin C, as well as hydrating hyaluronic acid and nourishing vitamin E to fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation, as well as brighten skin.
As someone with an olive skin tone, dark spots seem to show up instantly post-acne breakout. And additionally, as I’ve gotten older, those acne scars seem to take even longer to fade now. That’s why I need La Roche-Posay’s Active C10 Vitamin C Cream.
Here’s how I use it: After toner and eye cream, I apply about a dime-size amount of the cream all over my face, making sure to give my nose and cheeks some extra love because that’s where my pigmentation is. Unlike other vitamin C products I’ve used before, the La Roche-Posay cream doesn’t sting or burn and instantly absorbs into skin.
When layered with moisturizer and sunscreen, makeup sits nicely on top and doesn’t pill. For my skin type (sensitive, remember?), I find the serum to be so moisturizing that sometimes I can’t remember if I applied moisturizer and go straight to SPF. As for my dark spots, this cream has seemed to speed up the fading process, while helping to brighten my overall complexion. Yet another small metal tube that hasn’t failed me.
You’ll find the La Roche-Posay Active C 10 Vitamin C Cream in our June 2020 Allure Beauty Box.