16 April 2014

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Plus | Review

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]

La Roche-Posay has fast become my favourite skincare brand.  My skincare routine is pretty dominated by LRP.  The main reason being, I find their products to be no-nonsense and amazing for my skin.  I have previously mentioned the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] in my skincare routine (morning and evening).  Now that I've fully used it, I feel I can tell you my thoughts.

LRP Effaclar Duo [+]* is formulated to target oily and blemish prone skin to resolve issue and combat acne scarring.  It has anti-inflammatory Niacinamide to intensely sooth, and LHA and Salicylic Acid to gently exfoliate the surface of the skin. It is suitable for even the most sensitive skin and the formula accelerates the skin’s repair process.

The consistency compared to its predecessor is slightly thicker, but has the same feeling of sinking in quite quickly.  It doesn't have a sticky or tacky feeling and leaves the skin quite matte; which is great as a base for makeup.  You don’t have to use a lot of product due to its light texture.  Best of all, unlike other products containing Salicylic Acid, this does not dry out the rest of your skin!  Score!

I didn't have any massive flare ups whilst using this, but had small spots around my chin which was banished by this.  I wouldn't say this completely eliminated scarring, but did fade the scars.  If you've read my blog long enough, you know I suffer from hyper-pigmentation; this definitely has helped to ensure the spots didn't leave dark marks (as they usually do).

I felt that the spots weren't as red or angry as they tend to be and certainly didn’t hang around very long.

Compared to the LRP Effaclar Duo original, Duo [+] is much more potent in what it does.  The feel and smell is much the same as its older sister, but does the job a little better. 

Do I recommend this?  Yes! Compared to other acne/scar combating products out there, not only does this fight the spots, it also takes care of rest of the skin too (i.e. not drying the hell out of it) and reduces acne scarring.  That is good enough for me.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] is available at Boots stores, and Escentual, £15.50. 

Have you tried La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]?

*PR sample
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