Everyone loves a mousse foundation. It is not liquid gloop, but rather something light and fluffy that doesn’t feel heavy on your face. However, people with sensitive skin always have to be somewhat weary of cosmetics like mousse because of how they are created. It is not like they just whipped liquid foundation until it formed stiff peaks like a meringue. No, to get that light and lovely feeling, they added more ingredients, but will those ingredients irritate our skin? That is the question, isn’t it?
The La Roche brand has always been something that inspired a certain amount of confidence. While it doesn’t state so in the name, the Toleriane Teint Mattifying Mousse was created for both oily as well as sensitive skin. As such, you expect a certain amount from the ingredients list that doesn’t exactly deliver. While it does have a short ingredients list, it doesn’t have a natural ingredient in the lot. Fortunately for them, the only even relatively potentially irrigating ingredient is tocopheryl acetate, or vitamin E. We’ve talked about it before and while it is potentially irritating, for many it is a non-issue. It also may contain iron oxides that could be a problem, but other than that, the ingredients check out.
What this mousse excels in is taking an oily face and making it look perfect. Not only does it go on in a way that makes your face look perfectly matte, but it absorbs oil all day long. Of course, this is bad news for those with dry skin, but kind of a godsend for everyone else. As it is so light and airy, it also works well to cover pores and can have light color correction properties as well. However, for dark acne scars, you will need an additional color correcting product since it is not strong enough on its own.
Fast drying and without fragrance, your foundation is ready to go almost as soon as you apply it. It doesn’t cake when you apply it and for me it doesn’t cake when you leave it on. There was some complaints about it flaking later in the day, but I didn’t get that and the La Rosche representative actually said that this can happen when the product is expired so… I guess, this is a rare case where expiration dates are actually a very real thing!
While if you have serious color correction issues you may need other helping hands, if you don’t, this La Rosche foundation could very well be the last foundation you ever need. I like the texture, but I love the matte finish that lasts well into the day. However, I’m a little underwhelmed by the lack of natural ingredients, but sometimes you don’t need a cosmetic to nourish so much as you need it to look really good.