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A while ago I was sent four products from the La Roche Posay range, including their updated Effaclar Duo. The results have been mixed, and out of the four products I’d say one is barely worth mentioning, one is fairly good and surprisingly effective (but with a price) and the remaining two are absolutely brilliant. When the products arrived I started taking daily images of my skin to track the progress. To cut a long story short, I didn’t log the pictures properly and got extremely confused regarding which pictures were for which days; not helpful! I will sort them out eventually and write a follow-up post, but in the meantime here’s my review on some of the La Roche Posay Effaclar Range.
Next up is the infamous Effaclar Duo+ which is an extremely popular product that’s designed to deal with the key issues of problem skin such as spots (both surface and under-the-skin), oiliness and marks that stay long after the spot and dried up and left the building. It’s Duo+ that’s been super-charged to deal with post-acne scarring and having read plenty of reviews, people are still going mad for it. I purchased the original quite some time ago and just did not get on with it as I found it too drying and not particularly effective. I found the same issues with the Duo+ but I persevered for a few weeks and the main thing I’d say this did work on is the acne scars; it reduced the size and redness of them surprisingly quickly; considering this is a real issue that hasn’t been solved by any other product on the high-street yet, these results are quite remarkable. I can’t continue using it as it’s just too dry for me, but for those who got on well with the original I really recommend you try this too. It’s £15.50 here – link.
In conclusion I’d say I’m overall impressed with the Effaclar range from La Roche Posay as they have created some really decent products for tricky skins and they’ve bridged the gap between overly-harsh and far-too-mild products which are usually the only choices available for problematic skin types.