Friday, June 27, 2014

La Roche Possay Effaclar Duo + 10 Day Update

I thought I would do my review for this a little different than my other reviews. I decided to pick this up after reading so many good reviews online and also hearing from friends how good it is! So to be honest I was expecting amazing things from this thing and to really see a difference in my skin and that is why I am going to do a 3 step review. First this one, after 10 days, then after  a month and then after I have finished my first tube (not sure what order these 2 will be in). I think that way it will be really helpful for anyone who is really considering get this. 

My skin before I started using this!
So when I first bought this my skin was in a really good way. I didn't have any spots really, a few red patches but that was about it. The main thing I want to achieve from using this is even skin tone, reduced redness and clear non spotty skin (is that too much to ask? I think not). On  the packaging it says that after 24 hours imperfections will look visibly less red and that after 8 days localised imperfections appear significantly reduced. All sounds very promising so far! I am not going to lie in 24 hours I didn't see any difference at all, maybe my skin looked mildly less red but I'm not 100% sure. I wasn't really bothered by this because I know when it comes to skin care you really do have to wait and persist in using things to get results. My only initial problem with this is the smell! I hadn't noticed it at first but after my friend pointed it out to me that it smelt like bathroom cleaner (a lemony clean smell) I really started noticing it! I guess it isn't the worst smell but it isn't your typical skincare smell.

My breakouts on Day 3
Ok so day 3 I woke up and I had broken out really bad! I had lots of little under the skin spots around my eyebrows and then a really nasty spot on my chin. Again I wasn't too concerned by this, I think breaking out would have really scared some people but sometimes things have to get worse before they get better! This is suppose to unclog your pores so I'm guessing my breakout was it getting all the nasty stuff out from my pore! On day 8 of using this I also got my period so I don't know if that maybe had something to do with my breakout as well?

I have now been using this for 10 days now and I have to say I do really like it! Breakouts normally take ages to clear up on my skin but after less than a week all my little spots have gone away. Overall I still haven't seen all the changes this promises but I am very excited to keep using this and see how it goes!!

Hope this little review was fairly helpful for you guys, I am staying on the topic of skincare over the next couple of days and sharing my skincare routines with you all so make sure you come back to check that out! Please give me a follow on Bloglovin to make sure you don't miss any posts! Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading,

Laura xx


  1. I've just bought this, I can't wait to see if it works for me too! it sounds so good xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  2. Great post,love.You have an amazing blog!Following you now viaGFC,hope you'll do the same!
    xoxo Antonella!