Thursday, 19 December 2013

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo

I wanted to do a little review of this product as it's been a complete life saver (or skin saver) for me over these last few weeks. I seem to suffer with more breakouts and stubborn spots now I'm in my twenties than I did when I was in my teens, and I've been searching for what seems like forever to find the perfect treatment to sort my skin out. I had used Effaclar Duo once before, it was actually this time last year before Christmas. My skin wasn't quite as bad as it's been this year...yet bad enough for me to search through blogs for hours on end to find 'the best spot treatment out there'. I was also going on holiday straight after Christmas so I kind of thought that being in the sunshine probably contributed to clearing my skin up. So yeah it did clear up, and it cleared up very well! And thinking back I really enjoyed using the product. However it hasn't been until these last few weeks that I've realised quite how good this wonder product is...

So I got BAD spots a few weeks ago, right before Christmas, yeah typical! And I'm talking those painful, under-the-skin type ones. I've been using Effaclar Duo in place of my moisturiser every morning and night, and my blemishes have pretty much completely vanished, and this is the only part of my skincare routine I've changed! There's nothing about this product that I don't like. It feels silky smooth when applied and is enough moisture for me to use without using another moisturiser on top. I have oily/combination skin so those of you with a dryer skin type might want to apply this under your current moisturiser, like a serum. It works great under makeup, some people I've spoken to use it as a primer as it dries to a matte effect, and It's also paraben free which is a big plus. 

I think it's safe to say that this little tube of brilliance is going to be a staple in my skincare stash. If you have problem skin I urge you to check this out! Oh, I haven't mentioned the price yet have I...£13! I don't know about you but I think thats a pretty good deal. And it's often on offer at boots and too! 

I would love to hear your stories and experiences with La Roche-Posay, what other products would you recommend? 

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