Finding new skincare that works for you can feel like searching for the Holy Grail. And even when you’re trying out a new product, it can be difficult to measure how effective it is when there are so many other factors to consider, like stress, hormones, diet and other products in your regime. Usually, it takes me a little while to see results from any new product I start using, but that’s not the case for this Effaclar DUO[+] anti-blemish cream from La Roche-Posay… Guys, this has seriously changed my life.
What skin type is it for? Oily, blemish-prone skin. Also suitable for sensitive skin.
When do you use it? La Roche-Posay recommend using the cream morning and evening all over the face (avoiding the eye area). It can be used with or without a moisturiser. I’ve been using it morning and night as a light moisturiser in my problem areas (T-Zone mainly), then using normal moisturiser on the rest of my face.
What does it claim to do? To correct the appearance of blemishes, unclog pores and refine the look of skin texture.
Does it work? I wasn’t expecting massive things from this, but wow, it does exactly what is says on the tin. From the first evening use, I woke up to see a noticeable improvement to my overall skin tone. After just under a week of use, the pigmentation and stubborn scars from past spots are fading, and I’ve not developed a single new blemish. Bearing in mind that this testing week has aligned with PMT week – that’s saying something!
Is it good value for money? It costs £15.50 for a 40ml tube. Although the narrow nozzle means you only end up using a little bit at a time – and a little blends a long way – I can still see myself getting through this pretty quickly using it twice a day. Having said that, I would definitely spend £15 on a decent moisturiser. And for blemish free skin? Priceless. I’ll definitely be repurchasing.
If you’re intrigued, you can find out more here. Do you rate any other La Roche-Posay products? Let me know in the comments!