La Roche-Posay is a brand I started exploring only last year but quickly has become one of my favourite ones for skincare products. Everything I've tried I really liked (reviews here, here and here). At the beginning of 2014 I bought Effaclar K (review here) which is a light moisturiser aimed at oily skin to help to unclog pores and even out skin tone. I loved it so much I repurchased when the first tube finished. After about 5 months of using Effaclar K I decided to stop it and try something else, you know, sometimes you just want to experiment with different products to see if there is anything better. Well, I haven't found anything that can replace Effaclar.
So when I was asked if I want to try the new Effaclar Anti-blemish System I didn't hesitate because I knew that I love this range already.
The set contains three products: cleanser, toner and anti-blemish moisturiser to follow the simple three steps routine for a clearer, better looking skin.
These products are suitable for acne-prone, sensitive skin. My skin is not particularly acne-prone but I do get breakouts, it's usually combination/oily with large pores, some imperfections and uneven skin tone. At this time of the year my skin likes to play a bit and can get combination/dry with dry patches around my chin and cheeks so it's quite difficult to cater for but my main skin concerns remain the same.
The new La Roche-Posay Effaclar Anti-blemish System set (*), RRP£32.50, contains:
Purrifying Foaming Gel which reduces excess sebum and helps to remove bacteria that may lead to spots, leaving skin feeling clean and fresh.
Clarifying toner - mattifies and smooths the texture of the skin and helps to reduce the appearance of pores.
Effaclar DUO[+] - anti-blemish cream which is clinically proven to correct the appearance of blemishes and unclog pores, and helps to reduce brown and red marks.
The 3 easy step routine is recommended to be done twice a day but considering my skin is not overly blemish-prone and at my age I also need different, more nourishing skincare, I've been using the Effaclar set only in the mornings for the last 4 weeks. And, as I expected, my skin is now much smoother and clearer and gets less oily during the day. If there is any breakout coming out, which happened a few times lately after all the Christmas food and wine indulgence, it clears up very quickly or even disappears before forming out properly.
Because my skin feels a bit dry nowadays and it's definitely dehydrated (so impossible to drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day!) I follow my morning Effaclar routine with another moisturiser that is suited more for a normal/dry/dehydrated skin as the Effaclar range might be slightly drying.
I can't recommend enough these products if your skin is acne-prone, oily, with large pores and imperfection. For me Effaclar Duo[+] or Effaclar K (they're quite similar) will remain my holy grail products that I will always need to have in my skincare stash. They changed the way my skin looks and even though I will still be looking for the miracle product that will make my pores vanish (yeah, I know, not possible) for now The Effaclar Anti-blemish System is the best skincare to keep any unwanted imperfections at bay.
Have you tried Effaclar products from La Roche-Posay? Let me know what you think of them.
(*) PR sample