Sunday, 14 September 2014

LE ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR DUO


Six months ago, my skin was nothing short of a hormonal horror story, with aggravated acne, painful under-the-skin spots and bumpy blemishes. I suspect this was due to a combination of third-year stress, a house move and contraceptives pills. Feeling spotty and miserable, I soon found myself looking at Le Roche-Posay, I'd never tried the brand before but I'd heard wonderful things about the Effaclar Duo + 

Three months after I began using this, my skin was practically back to its old self again. The product boasts corrective, unclogging, anti-imperfection and anti-mark properties, all of which I found to be quite true. The formula has a gel-like consistency that sinks into the skin with ease, although it does
have a slightly tacky feel to it. (I tend to apply this at night pre-snooze, so this isn't really a problem for me)

Even after the first application I noticed my skin felt calmer and soothed. Although it took a few months, this product really helped to smooth out the bumpy surface of my skin, reduce redness and clear up my acne. On the whole, my complexion is looking a whole lot' better nowadays, but whenever I feel a breakout coming on, I whack this out and slather it on to stop spots in their tracks. 

I've recently finished my first duo and snapped up another in Paris (stay tuned for a City Pharma haul). This is definitely a game changer for me and I think everybody should own a tube! 

Have you tried the Effaclar Duo? What's your favourite LRP product?

E x

9 comments:

  1. I'm from the US and I hear the US version is slightly different from the original, bummer! I did try it and my skin seems to like it, but I didn't get miraculous effects from it. Maybe I would if I had the original one!

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

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    1. Ohh I've heard this too! This did work wonders, but it still took time to work its magic, and my skin was in a dreadful state when I started, so this may well be why x

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  2. La Roche Posay, for me, is the best skin care brand that I've tried so far!

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    Ana Leote

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    1. It's super isn't it! :) My face loves it x

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  3. Great review, I have heard wonderful things about this :) I love your blog, I have followed you with Bloglovin and if you ever get the chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for following Camille :) So happy you like my blog xx

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  4. I really wanted to like this, but I just didn't see any results at all xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. Oh no I'm sorry to hear you weren't a fan :( xx

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  5. I do really want to try this! Hormones and the pill are driving my skin crazy at that time of the month, when it has been so good for so long - really frustrating!! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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