Fillerup: La Roche-Posay Redermic C10 Correcting Filler review

la roche posay redermic c10 review

 

So. Fillers. Where do you stand on them? Personally, though I recognise the dreaded facial slide south that happens in your forties, I’m not sure I want to deal with it by injecting stuff into my face.

Filler creams, on the other hand, those I can deal with. Especially when they come from one of the most reliable French pharmacy brands, La Roche Posay. The down side to filler creams is that they’re only effective for as long as you use them, as opposed to injectible fillers where the result is inevitably longer lasting. But still, I’d rather use a cream than a needle.

La Roche Posay’s Redermic C10 is a filler cream designed for daily use. It combines 10% pure Vitamin C in its most soluble and effective form, with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid and is suitable for sensitive skin. As is often the case with French pharmacy products, it doesn’t have added perfumes, though it does have a slightly chemist-y scent.

After 1 week Redermic C10 claims to:
– Leave the skin looking plumper and reduce the look of wrinkles
– Reinforce skin firmness
– Even out the complexion and leave the skin more luminous

 

 

 

I’ve been using it in the day time for the last few months and I definitely like it, and can see a difference. It absorbs instantly and actually does deliver on its promise of minimising fine lines, since it’s so hydrating it makes fine lines caused by dehydration look smoother. I found that it was a particularly good partner with Fillerina Night Cream, or many people use it along side La Roche Posay’s Redermic R retinol cream.

The texture is very light, like a serum rather than a cream. Since Vitamin C can react with the air, you need to wipe the nozzle after use as any residue will turn yellow – this is why the nozzle is quite fine, to protect the active ingredients from the air. So don’t leave it lying around with the lid off.

You can use filler creams under moisturiser and BB cream (or whatever base you prefer). If your skin is especially dry then you might want to add in a first step of serum as well, but leave it a minute or two to absorb before layering further. What you won’t need is a separate primer, as Redermic C10 contains silicone, so if you were to add a silicone primer on top of that then it would probably pill up on the skin and clump into little white bits on your face. Not the look we’re after. 

I have been using it in combination with some Korean products – on top of Benton Essence and under Benton Steam Cream. I found that it sank in straight away with no irritation or redness, so I could add the moisturiser with having to hang around for ages waiting for it to absorb.

Unsurprisingly, it paired particularly well with my new fave BB cream, La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Blur (though you do have to pat them on fairly cautiously to avoid pilling since both contain silicone). However, because it contains dimethicone, some people can react negatively to this ingredient, so it won’t suit absolutely everybody with sensitive skin. 

I found that it did deliver as promised, with visibly smoother and more luminous skin, so I think it could be a good skincare for staple for anyone dealing with dehydrated skin and fine lines. And no needles required! 

 

Product details:

Redermic C10 Corrrecting Filler by La Roche-Posay is widely available online and in stores. RRP £29.50 for 30ml. Often on special offer in Boots (currently 25% off).

 

What are your feelings on fillers? Would you use them, or a filler cream? Leave a comment below

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  • Luckily I’m still at the age where I don’t need to worry about filler just yet. I prefer fliler cream then to Botox. Might look out for this when I get older. 😉 xxx

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    • Enjoy being young Anna, and file this away for future reference.

  • that really sounds like something i need to try! my skin is aweful lately!

    • My experience of filler creams has been pretty good so far, they’re definitely worth checking out if you have fine lines to deal with.

  • I’ve got this still to try. Keen now, as it’s worked for you. And like you, I’m happy to slap on a wrinkle cream but needles are NOT going near my face! I’m currently using La Roche Posay’s Retinol at night, and Vit C serum in the morning (inbetween review stuff). The Retinol is clearing doing something as it made my skin peel for a few weeks. I’m a fan of LRP too – as you say, a solid reliable pharmacy brand. On other matters, really loving the new-look site. Clean lines. The monochrome theme gets a thumbs up too (yeah, I’ve adopted that for my redesign :)). Hope to see you at the next 30 Plus bloggers do. Tx

    • Do try it, I will be really interested to see how you get on. I think I was a bit skeptical about filler creams until I tried a few, but now I can see that they can have a positive effect. I’m also using the Retinol at night – we’re skin twins!

  • Charlie

    I bought the LRP retinol with a 40th birthday Boots voucher a couple of weeks ago but am holding off starting to use it till the weather changes as I’m trying to get a bit more vit D this year and don’t want to clash! This sounds interesting so may have to be my next purchase to go with it now I’m getting on a bit 😉 (I hadn’t actually realised what it did – I thought it was just a vit c cream and I still use the wonderful OST one for that)

    • It’s a really good one Charlie, definitely works well hand in hand with the retinol one. Belated Happy Birthday for your 40th! Here comes the fun decade – expect the unexpected.