La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+

YouTube and beauty bloggers (even his man and his dog - at least it seems)  seem to rave about La Roche-Posay's Effaclar Duo+. If this is so amazing I thought that even at £15.50 per tube,


I must try this.  The hype is for good reason. I have been using this constantly every day for around 1 month now and it has made such a difference to my skin. I ran out this morning, so in a panic I had to have an emergency trip into town to buy another.  

La Roche-Posay state that Effaclar Duo + is an anti-blemish cream, which targets oily and blemish prone skin.  I have taken the following information from Boots website. Effaclar Duo+ is proven to:

  • "Correct the appearance of blemishes
  • Unclog blocked pores
  • Help refine skin texture
  • Control the appearance of shine
  • Fight against the appearance of marks"


I also read up on Boots website, to see how they recommend you use this cream, as it is so thin, not sure if we are looking at a serum or moisturiser here.  As I expected it is used as a serum. It is recommended that you use after cleansing, and to be applied before makeup.  You can use with or without a moisturiser though.  I find with this, even though I have dry skin, 9 days out of 10, I won't need to use a moisturiser, as this is more than sufficient.   It has improved my skin tone no-end. I'm lucky that I have always had clear skin, however it looks even better now.  It is smooth, soft, and foundation applies like a dream. I used to find at that certain time of the month, when the hormones where kicking about, I would get 1 or 2 very random spots, well this is a miracle worker, as since I have used this, I have had none. I just really find it IN.CREDIBLE!!! My skin really looks 5 years younger (wishful thinking haha), I cannot get over how the texture has improved.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+

Yes it's slightly higher priced, but I can see why.  I will continue to purchase this now for as long as they make it. This is seriously good stuff.  If you suffer from acne, breakouts or problematic skin (now I'm no doctor), however I think Effaclar Duo+ would certainly help.

I am keen to try more from this skin care line - does anyone have any recommendations?

Definately buy me from Boots