Wednesday, 7 January 2015

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Anti-Blemish System - review

Effaclar anti-blemish system

Hello!
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.

effaclar anti-blemish system
 
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.
 
effaclar anti-blemish system
 
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.
 
Dagmara
xxx
 
(*) PR sample
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22 comments

  1. I'll have to check this out! Always looking for the best anti-blemish products :)

    lovejoanna.com

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    1. I highly recommend giving this range a go, it really helps with blemish-prone skin :)

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  2. I love La Roche-Posay, this looks like a fabulous set! xx

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    1. I love the Effaclar range, it suits my skin perfectly and La Roche-Posay is a fantastic skincare brand! x

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  3. I have wanted to try this brand for ages and nearly picked this up in Boots last year but never did. Sounds great though and anything that helps the spots is good for me.

    Pams Stuff and Things

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    1. If you struggle with some blemishes and imperfection this is a great range to help with that. I highly recommend it! x

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  4. This set has been on my to try list for ages. I have read so many rave reviews about this set and it sounds like it would be perfect for my skin! Great review Dagmara :) x

    Brenda BusyBee | Makeup Revolution & Benefit Giveaway

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    1. Thanks Brenda! I think you would love this set, especially the cream, it's so good! x

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  5. Glad to hear you like it! I love the Effaclar duo so this is definitely on the wish list xx

    Magpie Jasmine || Palette Giveaway: Urban Decay, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, Too Faced

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    1. If you love already Effaclar Duo I'm sure you'll love this set as long as your skin on the oily side :)

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  6. I love Effaclar Duo+ but the rest of this 3 step system would be too harsh for my dry and sensitive skin. Fantastic review x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thank you Alina! I know what you mean, the products are slightly drying and even I have to add something more moisturising after applying the Effaclar Duo, otherwise my skin feels a bit tight. x

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  7. Love sets like this, such a good way to try a new brand out. They are defiantly on my wish list this year!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Yeah, it's good to try a few products to see if the range is suitable for our skin. La Roche-Posay has fantastic skincare in my opinion. x

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  8. I haven't tried much of the Effaclar range, but I do have the clarifying toner. It has worked wonders on my skin but recently I've found it to be a bit drying so I am going to mix it up a bit!

    Thank you for my comment on my blog earlier, I really appreciate it xxx

    Anoushka xx www.Anoushkaloves.com

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    1. Effaclar can be a bit drying so it's good to add something more moisturising to the routine and switch things a bit every now and then :)
      You're welcome hun! xx

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  9. I think this set would be amazing, especially for my husband, as his skin is more on the oily and skin prone side than mine. We already love the Effaclar duo so once we run out of it, I'll definitely give this trio a try. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Yey for husbands who let their wives choose their skincare! :)) Mine rarely even use a moisturiser, only aftershave balms :) I think it will be great for your husband if he has oily skin but if yours is dry then it might be too drying. xx

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  10. This set is definitely one of my faves! xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  11. its great how drugstores package skincare items into sets. i also bought a LRP effaclar set before and you do end up saving some money. the effaclar duo has worked well for me! i keep it around to prevent brake ups and to help get rid of those bumps under the skin. i found the cleanser was nothing to write home about though so i just use my other ones after i finished it and didn't repurchase.

    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. I agree that the cleanser is nothing special but all three products work well together, having said that I'm sure I will keep repurchasing the Effaclar Duo but don't really need the whole set. x

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