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We have rosacea-ridden friends who swear by a spritz of La Roche-Posay’s legendary thermal spring water to keep their skin’s angry redness at bay, so we’re inclined to think that this new moisturiser from the dependable dermatological brand will do its job just fine – especially since its key ingredients have been scientifically proven to be effective in quelling skin inflammation.

A paper published in the very respectable peer-reviewed Journal of Drugs in Dermatology outlines the “significant improvement of all the clinical signs and symptoms of rosacea” with the use of topical neurosensine, a potent peptide proven to ease skin discomfort that’s prominently featured in the Toleriane Ultra Light hydrating fluid.

Other skin-friendly goodies thrown into the mix include moisture magnets glycerin and shea butter, which work as a tag team in creating a barrier against first world problems like being steeped in an air-conditioned office 24/7 a week.

If the inclusion of shea butter makes this product sound too cloying for sun-drenched Singapore, La Roche-Posay says this new hero product also includes Dry Flo technology, essentially a special polymer that sops up excess grease for a comfortably matte finish – making this product sound like the perfect priming base for your makeup!

Pushing this product into quasi-pharmaceutical territory is the high-tech hermetic packaging, which boasts three protective valves for absolute protection from germs and other nasty stuff.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, La Roche-Posay’s thermal spring water is also a big part of this soothing salve. All the more reason for you dehydrated folks to try this out for yourself!

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Light, $39.90 for 40 ml, is available at Watsons, Guardian, Unity and selected hospital pharmacies. For more information, visit www.laroche-posay.com and follow the brand on Facebook.