Review: The La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel

by Roxanne C.


La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel

A gel cleanser that gently cleanses.


I switched from using the Avène Extremely Gentle Cleanser to the La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel about a month ago. For someone with extremely sensitive skin, I must say that I absolutely love this cleanser! It cleanses better than the Avène one, and after cleansing it seems to leave behind a layer of protection on my skin. Now some people may not like this but I find it a major plus point because the city air in Singapore (or whichever city you’re in) is never clean.


To use it, simply wet your face, pump the bottle once and apply to your face. Then, wash it off with water. I use this as my second cleanser after the Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime in my double cleanse method in the evening, and as the only cleanser in the morning. It does have a light scent to it, which I can best describe as… perfumed barley that our grandmothers make. Maybe that doesn’t help, but it isn’t overwhelming, nor does it stink of chemicals, that’s for sure!


La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel

Half-used, for normal to combination skin.


La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel

The pump can be locked close when not in use, which makes it great for travels.


The gel doesn’t foam and it doesn’t contain soap, alcohol (that dreaded ingredient), colorants and parabens. It comes with the La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring water, which is rich in selenium. According to scientific research done specifically on the spring water, selenium helps to combat free radicals and is an effective anti-inflammatory mineral. Did you know that this spring water is also known as “l’eau de velours?” It means “velvet water” in French!


La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel

The gel is also non-comedogenic. So full of skin-loving goodness, this one!


I foresee this product being a long-term staple in my bathroom. It has done nothing but protect and cleanse my skin the way it should, and it is also affordable at that. I highly recommend this to you if you have sensitive skin as well. It can be found at major drugstores in Singapore (I got mine at Watsons). You can also get it at Target or








{*Edit: I’ve since stopped using this cleanser, as it broke me out just as I was reaching the end of the first bottle. Better luck next time!}

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