Wednesday, 26 February 2014

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+)

I have heard so many wonderful things about this brand in the past year or so, one product itself has really made a mark on a lot of people, now with a brand new formula of the product tried and tested it has made a mark on me too. Effaclar Duo (+)* is a treatment product for problems such as acne, breakouts, uneven skin tone and even imperfections such as scaring and redness. 

Now I haven't ever experienced bad skin shall we say, I've always been quite lucky through my teenage years to not experience many blemishes or problems with acne. I've suffered with eczema since I was a baby therefore I've always had very dry skin. However in the past month my hormones have gone way crazy what with changing pill types etc and it actually caused me to experience a little bit of comedonal acne, right bang on my huge forehead. As if it wasn't bad enough being big already?! When the company Escentual tweeted asking if anyone would like to test out a new treatment I jumped at the chance. 

I've been using this for over a week and a half and I can definitely see an improvement in my skin already, the texture is a lot smoother and the acne I had on my forehead has definitely disappeared quicker than it previously was (I am using an acne treatment from the doctors too). I've also found that the redness on my cheeks has softened down a lot, when I cleanse my face I don't see as much redness as I usually do, this product has definitely worked on my skin. I'm really happy with the results I am seeing so far, I was worried that the little acne bumps on my forehead would leave scarring but using this has put my mind at rest as the red marks are definitely fading quickly! 

The only concern I had with this is that it wasn't at all hydrating so my skin felt quite tight and dry after applying it, the product sinks into your skin instantly but I simply applied my usual moisturiser on top. I don't think the product is supposed to be a moisturiser anyway unless you have very very oily skin, it's more of a treatment product like a serum that you apply prior to your other skincare products. 

I haven't tried any products from the brand before or the previous formula of this particular product so I can't compare the two, but if you're looking for a treatment product to target any of the mentioned problems this is something you definitely need to try. 

This is a great product and retailing at just £15.50 from it's a complete bargain for the results you can achieve, with super cheap delivery too.

Have you tried any products from La Roche-Posay?


  1. I love this product too, although I'm currently using the original formula. It's really helped to stop any blemishes mid track - my skin looks a lot fresher and brighter. A great review! Can't wait to try the new version.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

    1. It's such a good product I wish I'd found it sooner! Thank you :)

  2. Good to read that this stuff also seems to work with a moisturiser on top. I definetely want to try this soon!