Friday, 29 March 2013

La Roche Posay| Effaclar Duo And Effaclar K

Once again, I have fallen for the hype and bought some products that have been everywhere lately. I did debate about if I should actually write this post because there have been so many around that is would pretty much be the same information that everyone else has put but then I just thought screw it! I like these and I wanted to share my views. 

Firstly, I thought it would be a good idea just to explain the difference between these two products:
Effaclar K- is a renewal fluid which gradually exfoliates the skin, reducing pore size and helping regain a soft smooth complexion 
Effaclar Duo- is a corrective fluid that unclogs pores and reduces the appearance of imperfections and purifies pores. 

Now, I haven't been using this long, well in terms of skin care. I usually like to give products at least a good 3 months to see if they do really work with my skin. I have been using these products for 5 weeks now and I can honestly say I have noticed a difference. I wouldn't go as far as saying these are 'holy grail' products but I can say they have made a huge difference but definitely enough for me to see and I am happy with the results. 
I have noticed a lot of people being put off my the back that is does make you break out at first (some people have and some people haven't) and I won't lie- it did break me out at first but I think thats both of the products just getting all the crap out of your skin. The second thing I have notice people saying is it's really drying. My skin becomes dry really quickly so to stop this, I used both of the products as a treatment rather that a moisturiser so I put these on clean skin at then moisturiser over the top. 
I have been using the Effaclar K at night as our skin does most of its regeneration over night and as this is kind of what this product does I thought it would be more suited for night time use and then, you guessed it, the Effaclar Duo during the day. 
This is just how I do it personally but you can use either both day and night or even just one of them, depending on what you feel your skin needs.
Like I said this hasn't completely cleared my skin and made everything perfect but I have noticed a reduction in the number/size of blackheads on my nose (something I have struggled with for years) and the rest of my skin is a lot smoother and more refined.

I know there has been a lot of mixed reviews but I think you need to remember, with skincare, nothing works over night - you have to give products a chance to work. It's not like make up you can pretty much test once and tell if you like it. I don't know if this is the case but it seemed a lot of people rushed out to buy these products (especially the Duo) and had a review up after a couple uses. Just something to remember 

What are your thoughts on these products?


  1. I bought the Effaclar Duo about a month ago when something caused a nasty breakout on my chin area. At first, it made my skin sooo much worse, but within about ten days all the blemishes had cleared up. Unfortunately though, it left me with loads of tiny little under-the-skin bumps, which I'd never had before, so eventually I stopped using it because of this. I've now been giving it a second chance though, and am using it just as an on-the-spot treatment as opposed to all over the face. I've been doing that for about five days now, and it seems to be helping a fair bit. So for now, the jury's still out on this product, really unsure where I stand!
    Mel x

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