Saturday, 7 September 2013

Product Review - La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo

Hi Everyone,

I've been really bad with my blog-writing recently as I've just been so busy! This weekend I am back in Birmingham to see my mum and dad but have barely had a moment free for blogging, even though I've been dying to do this review. I recently jumped on the beauty bandwagon and made a purchase of La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo- a so called 'miracle product' that bloggers have just been raving about. I must admit I'd read a few not-so-positive reviews of this product, but with some of the big names like Tanya Burr singing its praises I knew I had to give it a try.

I am so far somewhat undecided on this product. I have been trialing it all week, and if you'd asked me yesterday I would have told you that I loved it. However, this morning I woke up to find a few little blemishes around my chin which makes me wonder how good the 'unclogging' power of this product actually is. This could just have been an unlucky coincidence, but I was really, really hoping that this product would work wonders for me given all the hype around it, but unfortunately it hasn't.

Not to sound too negative, there are lots of things that I do like about the Effaclar Duo. It is a lovely, silky gel formula which melts onto skin instantly and leaves it smooth and even. I've found it to reduce redness and general discolouring or imperfections on my skin, and as such find it makes a great base for make-up. The mattifying formula is also really good, and stops my foundation sliding everywhere. The smell I was not that keen on initially but I have gradually come round to it the more I use this product- it is impossible to describe but I found it a bit 'chemically' at first.

Finally, I also found it was quite a nice product to use alone if you're planning to step out make-up free, as skin is left looking radiant and healthy. It is currently on offer in Boots so I picked it up for £9 something instead of the usual £13, and you only need use a small amount of product for your whole face so I can imagine this will last me a while.

Overall, a nice product but not the miracle worker I was hoping for. Perhaps it will work wonders for you, but I have read a few accounts of people suffering breakouts after trialing this product, so I think I will limit my use to just once a day as a base for my make-up and go back to my normal night time routine.

Have you tried Effaclar Duo? Let me know what your thoughts were!

Rosie x

1 comment:

  1. I've read a few reviews on this and I believe persistence is key, from what I've read and concluded is that it works by bringing all the nasty dirt and grime to the surface and that unfortunately means spots, but after there gone and with continued use you will be blemish free. I've been using the Effacular A.I for about a week now.. I'm reserving judgement until another while, but so far... I'm not so sure about it.

    Lovely Blog!
    Cint X