Hands up who has heard or used La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo?
I'm guessing the vast majority some may even have picked up the new La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo +
but did you know there are several other skin care products within the Effaclar range?
Some I hold in really high regard...
As I'm a sucker for alphabetic order let's begin with La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Multi-Compensating Soothing Moisturiser which I deem an absolute must for oily skin which it has been created to treat. If you have oily skin chances are along the way you will have used something a little too harsh and/or drying to try and solve your excess sebum problem? However dried out oily skin doesn't quite behave like typical dry skin and won't appreciate an overwhelming intensive moisturiser (cue more excess oil if you do), this is where La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Multi-Compensating Soothing Moisturiser comes in handy. This light yet intensive moisturiser gives over worked skin a much needed does of hydration without overwhelming the skin. The formulation includes essential lipids which in its simplest form is natural fats which play an essential role in maintaining healthy skin hydration and structure which in turn can help the skin to build a natural barrier against external aggressions such as pollution. The light moisturiser Effclar H also contains Ceramide 5 (to reinforce the skin's hydrolipidic film), Bisabolol (to soothe irritation and redness) and a healthy dose of
La Roche-Posay thermal spring water( helps skin to repair itself naturally). I also recommend this soothing moisturiser to those who dabble with acne products as it will help eradicate both redness and irritation, replace the moisture that suck products drain from the skin without compromising on the effect of any blemish busting solution. As someone with oily and blemish prone skin I tend to use this in the evening as I find make-up doesn't really apply all that well on top of it.
You can find La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Multi-Compensating Soothing Moisturiser for £9.50/40ml via Escentual - link.
My other La Roche-Posay Effaclar recommendation is again for oily skin - La Roche-Posay Effaclar K Renovating Care. Unlike Effaclar H above I can use this in the morning before applying make-up, reap the skin care benefits without compromising my base. As a matter of a fact I actually recommend using
La Roche-Posay Effaclar K Renovating Care in this manner as it leaves oily skin feeling matte without being dehydrated. Essentially Effaclar K is a mirco-exfoliant meaning it helps to declog oily skin (such skin type is prone to clogged pores and apparently milia too) without being abrasive. Used regularly it can resurface uneven skin tones and of course help with problematic pores. "Microexfoliant LHA - a keratolytic agent - and retinol Linoleate perform an intense, fine and targeted micro-exfoliation which unclogs pores and transforms the surface of the skin. The complexion is left looking and feeling smoothed, with tightened pores and diminished imperfections. Radiance is restored with continued use." I find this to be great for those who don't like typical facial scrubs but want to gently exfoliate the skin daily, I tend to only apply this to my problem areas rather than all over my face. I won't pretend that this has solved my pesky milia problem on my forehead but I can say that no new bumps have appeared since using this daily (about a month ago) and I can vouch that my skin looks clearer and brighter with each use.
You can find La Roche-Posay Effaclar K Renovating Care for £14.50/30ml via Escentual - link
- This post contains both a purchased product (H I'm on my third tube) and a press sample (K)