Tuesday, 19 February 2013

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo, Boots, £13
I've never really had a major problem with spots or imperfections. I do suffer with blackheads and hormonal breakouts, but I have never used a specific spot treatment, instead I normally just settle for a cleansing routine.

About a month or two ago, I started developing quite bad spots on my chin, cheeks and forehead. I'm unsure why these appeared but it's probably a mixture of stress, bad eating and my hormones.

After reading a lot about La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo, it sounded like the perfect solution for me as it's meant to prevent and reduce spots and imperfections. However, I didn't want to succumb to the £13 price tag, and I was worried it was just another 'blogger fad'.

After realising that it's a proper dermatologist product and contains lots of active ingredients, proven to reduce spots, rather than a beauty product, I thought it was probably worth the hype.

I was pleased to find it on offer in Boots, as part of a '2 for £15' (offer still on). I decided to purchase this and the Foaming Cleanser (which I'll review at a later date). I think the fact I got this for nearly half price (if you think about it like that), it's definitely worth a try.

I have to say I have noticed a huge improvement since using this, day and night. After the first application, my spots had calmed down by the morning. I use this as part of a night skincare routine with a cleanser, applying this after, instead of a moisturiser as I don't feel like I need to use one alongside it.

In the morning I use it after cleansing, instead of moisturiser and before primer. Sometimes I just apply it to the troubled areas, rather than all over my face but it makes my spots appear less red and sore, and makes my face feel soft.

I'm not overly keen on the scent, but I like that it's obviously not packed with synthetic ingredients.

This isn't a total miracle worker, it hasn't got rid of one of my worst spots quickly but it's slowly working it's magic and it's definitely prevented my spots from getting worse or developing heads.

Overall I really am glad I spent the money on this product as I wasn't happy with my skin before I used it. I'm not sure I'll continue using it every day if my skin is better, but I know it will come to the rescue if I need it too!

Have you tried this?


  1. I have this! It made me break out really bad, so I stopped using it and after 4 weeks I'm using it again and it's fine! haha xx

  2. I also got this on the boots offer and love it! I'm glad i got two for the price of one :D x


  3. I break out when i'm stressed and have quite a few products I use :)

    Tanesha x

  4. I get really bad blackheads and I've heard some really good stuff about this, i think i'll buy it!!

    Your blog is beautiful! Following you on here and on youtube!!



  5. I'm thinking about getting this product, I've had such awful skin recently and need a little boost. Just wondering if this is worth it's price! Hmm xx



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