La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo +

22nd September 2015
I had the original La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (reviewed here back in April 2013) which wowed me for the first eight weeks of use, but for some unknown reason, after I’d used it everyday for two months, it just stopped working. I found that whenever I applied it, it just did absolutely nothing for my skin so I ended up just giving up on it. When La Roche-Posay launched the new and ‘improved’ Effaclar Duo +, I knew I had to try it. The La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + is supposedly proven to correct the appearance of blemishes, unclog blocked pores, helps to refine the skin’s texture, controls the appearance of shine and fights against appearance of marks/scarring.
 
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + Review
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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + Review
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + £15.50

The Effaclar Duo + has a gel like consistency, whereas the original formula had more of a cream consistency. The directions recommend applying the gel all over your face morning and night, but I only apply it to my blemish prone areas; my chin and jawline. I find that if I apply it directly to broken skin or inflamed blemishes, it can sting a little; but not uncomfortably so. I’ve been using La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + for a good few weeks now, and I really don’t know how I feel about it.

I can’t honestly say that I’ve noticed an improvement in my skin since using it.. my blemishes are just as frequent and my acne scarring is still existent. I have scoured the internet looking for a negative or on-the-fence review of the Effaclar Duo + and I genuinely can’t find one.. I just don’t understand why it doesn’t work for me? My breakouts are always hormonal so I don’t know if that’s the reason why I don’t see any improvement to my skin when using this.

I’ve even tried using it like a spot treatment like I’d seen as a suggestion in one of the many, many glowing reviews.. but still, it makes absolutely no difference. I will persevere and finish this tube but I’d love to know if you’ve experienced the same as I have.. have you noticed zero improvement to your skin since introducing the Effaclar Duo + to your regime? I was so desperate to love the Effaclar Duo+ seeing as it has transformed the skin of so many people, and I really do believe it works so I’m just gutted my skin didn’t show any improvements from using it.

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