Monday, 21 July 2014

REVIEW: la roche-posay effaclar duo [+]


I've used the original Effaclar Duo almost religiously for about a year now, and when I somehow stumbled across Effaclar Duo[+], I thought why not give it a go! Apparently the main difference between this new formula is that it contains Procerad -- a type of Ceramide. After doing a bit of research I found out that Ceramides are found in the top layer of the skin helping to stop excess water loss, therefore retaining moisture in the skin. At the time that I bought mine, FeelUnique were doing some sort of discount meaning that I got two for around £20, and they were also doing another promotion where if you spend £20 or more on La Roche-Posay products you get a free La Roche-Posay Thermal Spa Water, which is pretty cool because who doesn't love a refreshing free gift.

I use this everyday, once in the morning after I've cleaned my face with Lush's Tea Tree Toner Water and then once at night after I've taken a shower, used a make up wipe and St. Ives Apricot Face Scrub. 

GOOD FOR: Oily skin, acne prone skin (it's non-comedogenic), skin prone to marking/scarring, sensitive skin (it's hypoallergenic)

+ It is really hydrating (I'm guessing due to the Procerad) and moisturising -- when I use this at night, my face still feels soft the morning after.
+ It blends into the skin nicely, it doesn't feel heavy on the skin and when it's all soaked in it feels like you're barely wearing anything.
+ Just like it says it most definitely fights against marks and corrects the appearance of imperfections. + Ever since I've started using it I have noticed a huge difference in the healing of any spots -- the marks left aren't as dark and if there are any then they clear up completely within a week or two, when it used to take months!
+ One of its main active ingredients is Salicylic Acid -- it encourages the natural process of shedding dead skin cells promoting replacement skin cells to 'grow' thus helping to unclog blocked pores.
+ Not too too pricey for something that works so well, I think it's worth the money

- Compared to the original standard Effaclar Duo, it hasn't made a drastic difference to my skin.
- When I don't use it for a few days, my skin does act up a little bit, so it's the type of product that once you start using it you can't stop.

SCORE: 5 out of 5 I would highly recommend if you haven't already!
Q. What do you think of Effaclar Duo or Effaclar Duo[+]?


  1. Hello lovely, I've just come across your blog and it's wonderful! I'm your newest follower and look forward to your next post! :)

    Great pictures, I've never used this product but looks good! :)

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:


    1. Aww thank you :) yeah I'll check your blog out! x

  2. Have to try this thing out!!
    I would love to see you on my blog.
    Keep in touch xoxo

    1. Definitely worth giving it a try :-) x

  3. Omg who doesn't love La Roche-Posay!! They rock. Xx

    Holly xx

  4. Great review, I love La Roche products!

  5. Oooh this is one of my favourite products! Great review xo

  6. great review! gutted i'm allergic to these products are they always get good write-ups

    from helen at

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