January 07, 2016

Foundations are the last make-up product on mind. Why? Icky clogged pores and oily breakouts, are looks I want to steer clear of, and after being constantly recommended to try a BB cream by friends, I thought why not. I went on a search to find which BB creams were best suited for sensitive skin, and had come across the La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB cream, and I couldn't be happier!

A Blemish Base cream ( aka BB cream ), is a multi-functional product which essentially works as a tinted moisturiser, giving you a natural coverage which can conceal, hydrate and even protect with an SPF. If you're a beginner with make-up or want to say farewell to your foundation, I would highly recommend switching up your routine and opting for a lighter formula.

La Roche-Posay is a French brand specialising in sensitive skin, and is highly suggested by dermatologists around the globe. I had heard of the brand before and had thought that their products were extremely overpriced and way out of my budget, but I was entirely wrong.

The Hydreane BB cream is available in only two shades; light and medium. I couldn't find the product anywhere, and I seriously mean anywhere. My last solution was to order online which I had been dreading, primarily because I wouldn't be able to test the product on my skin, and if I selected the incorrect shade I would be disappointed. For a long time I carefully observed swatches online, and finally decided on the medium shade. I ordered from ( which made me feel like a true blogger! ), as it was slightly cheaper than on the Boots' website.

After a day of some retail therapy I arrived home to find a package waiting for me and couldn't wait to test the product on my skin, which I did the next morning. I first applied a swatch on my hand, and without blending, I instantly thought that the cream would be too dark. Although being fragrance free it had a very strong unpleasant scent which also left me a bit bemused. Shortly, after the application and with a bit of blending it was the perfect colour!

It doesn't have a significantly high coverage, but that's an aspect I adore from a BB cream. You're still able to wear make-up without covering all of your imperfections. It does the job of helping your skin appear smoother, glowing throughout the day, and looking and feeling incredibly soft. I've also noticed an improvement in clearer skin, and no irritation. There is also an added SPF 20 which is a wonderful bonus. For very natural looking skin and make-up, I would highly recommend this item. Literally no complaints from me, and it's a product I can apply everyday without no worries or mess!

Have you tried any La Roche-Posay products and what are your thoughts?
*Picture and products featured above are mine.


  1. Hi! I was looking for information about this product. Thank you for your review, it really help me :)

    1. Hi Filipa,

      Thanks for your wonderful comment. I'm glad my review helped you. Have a great day! xx


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