Thursday, 4 December 2014

A New Skincare Set Up.

To say I've had a mixed relationship with La Roche Posay is a bit of an understatement. When I first head of the Effaclar Duo a couple of years or so ago now, I convinced myself it was the answer to all of my skincare prayers and when it broke me out, it was the disappointment of the year. That said, I've tried a few others from different ranges which I absolutely loved, mostly the Biomedic Pigment Control and Effaclar Lotion which sorted out my scarring like nobodies business. So when the opportunity came across the test out a new Effaclar Three Step Anti Blemish Set*, I couldn't say no.

I was a little wary of trying the Effaclar Duo again but I did know it had been slightly reformulated since the last version I used, and I'm pleased to announce, no breakouts! Of course, I still get the odd one or two hormonal spot, but overall my skin is still looking clearer and scarring has been reduced a lot. I actually absolutely love using this product, it's a nice gel texture and even applying just feels lovely on the skin. I found the Clarifying Toner quite similar to the Effaclar Lotion I'd used previously, although it does feel a little less harsh, which I think my skin appreciates. It means it took a little longer to see results, but my skin seemed to be quite thankful for it.

The cleanser was a lovely one too, and one I was especially looking forward to trying as I hadn't used a LRP cleanser before. It does foam slightly but isn't too harsh on the skin and leaves it feeling really fresh, clean and balanced. The set of course works wonderfully together, but I have introduced a few other products too and my skin is looking a lot brighter; if the odd spot or two does appear, it doesn't stick around for too long and the scarring is seriously reduced too. These three definitely have a firm spot on my skincare routine from now on.

Have you tried anything from La Roche Posay?



  1. I have been enjoying the new Effaclar Duo as well.. I think its better than the original!


  2. All three of these sound amazing, I'd love to get my hands on this set! The Effaclar Duo is definitely a holy grail of mine - I haven't tried the new version yet though. The toner sounds pretty dang great!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. Talisa Lauren Tossell11:36

    No but i'd really like to, especially after this review!

    GRWM: Everyday Make-up routine + IPAD MINI GIVEAWAY

  4. Caroline Henson15:57

    I really like the sound of the toner but I don't think they sell it outside of this set. Hopefully they'll bring it out separately soon! xx

  5. Boho Rush19:38

    Ive had a brilliant experience with Effaclar Duo + that I recently purchased my second tube! Really tempted to try out this anti blemish set now xx

  6. So glad these products are working so well for you! La Roche Posay really is a fab brand and has helped me when my skin has been acting out too :)

  7. i'd wanted to pick up this set to give it a try since i love exfoliating toners, so i'm glad to hear you like it. i've already got a tube of effaclar duo+ on the go at the moment, and a backup as well, and i personally don't like cleansers with sulfates in them so i wouldn't use the one that comes in the pack, but hopefully they release the toner on its own one of these days so i can give it a try.

    little henry lee

  8. thisgirlloveschic13:32

    i really need to re-purchase effeclar duo! its a fab product

    This Girl Loves Chic




  9. I'm not the biggest fan of effaclar duo, but I LOVE this cleanser! xo

  10. At the moment I'm using this system myself and I'm very torn on it. Whilst I already love Effaclar Duo + and had purchased that myself long before I had the chance to try this system I find myself struggling with the system as a whole. I'm pretty certain it is drying my skin out so have cut it back to just of an evening time. It's nice to hear you're getting along well with it though :) x


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