How To: Improve Your Skin

20 August, 2014 How To: Improve Your Skin

If you suffer from the occasional blemish, hormonal breakout, scarring from acne, or are the owner of a face, then I have the product for you. I know this all sounds quite dramatic but it’s rare I find something I can’t find fault with, regardless of how good it is.

La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Duo + is a multi-use treatment that helps to prevent and combat breakouts, unclog pores, and repair skin that has suffered from discolouration and scarring. It contains Niacinamide to soothe and reduce inflammation, Salicylic Acid to exfoliate and a type of Ceramide, Procerad, to prevent the discolouration often found in scarred skin. I have no clue what any of these words mean but I know that they work!

It melts into the skin quickly and gives a matte finish, but it doesn’t feel dry or chalky. Within a couple of hours swelling and inflammation goes down and my skin feels a little less uncomfortable. After using it overnight I always notice a difference in the appearance of imperfections, as well as my pores.

Effaclar Duo + has been ranted and raved about in equal measure, and I’ve heard so many beauty writers and bloggers discussing this product on multiple social media sites. It definitely deserves the hype, as it consistently helps improve my skin and the way it looks and feels.

I recommend this every time someone asks for blemish or acne fighting product, and I don’t use any other topical treatment for spots. If I have a blemish, I’ll apply it directly to the source of irritation and leave it on overnight. I also like to use it as a serum before my moisturiser in the evenings when my skin feels congested and reactive. On particularly oily days, I use it as my moisturiser under makeup, as it soothes the skin and creates a nice base for primer, foundation and concealer. If you have dry or dehydrated skin, it will work amazingly as a topical treatment, but if your skin produces a lot of excess sebum, it does an incredible job at controlling oil, leaving your skin shine-free, and resurfacing the skin leaving it renewed and purified.

It’s reasonably well priced at £15.50 for 40ml, and is always on offer either in Boots (buy here) or on the Escentual website (buy here), where it is currently on sale for £13.15. Escentual stock a huge selection of French Pharmacy products, and there are regular offers and discount codes on the site.

I can’t recommend this product highly enough, and I think that if you’re looking for an all-in-one skin treatment, this is brilliant.

Let me know your thoughts on Effaclar Duo + and any other treatments you like to use!

Jess, X