When the original Effaclar Duo by La Roche Posay was being talked about on the blogosphere, I thought it would be the answer to all of my blemish problems. Sadly it did nothing for me, but after reading several rave reviews and a personal recommendation from a friend about the new and improved [+] formula, I decided to give it another go.
For those not aware of La Roche Posay's Effaclar Duo, it's often touted as a 'miracle' product for those of us who have oily or blemish prone skin and is seen as an on the spot blemish treatment/moisturiser. Now anything that says it's a 'complete skincare solution' needs to be taken with a pinch of salt in my experience and as mentioned previously, the original formula didn't do anything for me. It didn't break me out (like it unfortunately did for some people), it just literally did nothing for me in that I saw no noticeable difference made to my skin.
When they reformulated it, I looked the other way and let it pass me by. Then my best friend Jenna tried it and I saw the huge difference it made to her acne scars within a month. I went out and bought it straight away! I've been fortunate not to have acne, but whenever I get any kind of blemish or angry spot, it nearly always leaves behind some kind of mark which takes a long time to fade. The new La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo [+] features an ingredient called Procerad which rebuilds the skin's surface and helps to prevent the marks left behind from blemishes and acne, so it sounded perfect for me.
I've been applying a small amount of this to any marks and little scars for the past month and I've recently started to see some results in them fading. I've also been using it on top of any blemishes that have come up and it really helps to reduce the inflammation which leads to them becoming smaller and easier to deal with very quickly. So far, so good! I'll continue to this tube up and will include my final thoughts in a future empties post.
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo [+] (40ml) is currently on sale at escentual.com for £12.39
Have you tried this?
What's your favourite spot/blemish treatment?