Two month trial | La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo

Recently I’ve been getting more and more into skincare. During November and into December my face HATED me. It was red, angry and nothing I was doing was helping, so I thought it was time to bring in the reinforcements. Enter La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. I’d heard of this before, a few friends had used it in the past, but I didn’t know exactly what it was what it was meant to do. I’ve trialled it for two months (and finished my first tube) and here’s how I got on with it.

When I started to use it, I applied it after my eye cream and before my moisturiser day and night, like a serum. At first I think I applied way too much, to the point where I was making my skin really oily and worse than before. But over time I worked out how much to use for a thin layer to keep the oil at bay but not starve my skin of moisture. To be honest, during the first month I wasn’t convinced this product was for me. My skin wasn’t improving at all and I thought it may be making it a bit worse. So instead of using it twice a day I dropped it down to once in the morning, mixed with my Dr Botanicals serum in the evening. This was a game changer.

I’m not saying it worked some kind of miracle and overnight my skin was suddenly clear but over time I have seen improvement in the amount of breakouts I’ve had and the level of redness on my face.

Would I recommend this product? I seriously would but I’d also say patience is key. on the box it says you’ll start to notice some results but I’d say if your anything like me it’ll be a month before there’s any difference to your skin. Not a bad price at £12 a tube and although I used up this first one in two months, cutting back to only using it once a day my next one will last me four. I’ve already repurchased this along with a tinted version in the hope I can use it day to day instead of foundation- I’ll let you know how it goes.

What are your skincare saviours?

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