La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Duo

bougheyrm   La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Duo

Written by bougheyrm   December 08, 2013  
 
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La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Duo

Summary

Size
40 ml
Indicative Price
£13.00
Price per 100 ml/g
£32.50
Discontinued

Description

EFFACLAR DUO is a complete skincare product that combines 4 active ingredients to act on the two main symptoms of skin with imperfections: Severe localised imperfections: Niacinamide and Piroctone Olamine to fight against bacterial proliferation and eliminate imperfections. Pores clogged with sebum: the combination of LHA and Linoleic Acid unclogs pores while eliminating the accumulated dead cells responsible for blockage. These active ingredients are combined with soothing, anti-irritant La Roche-Posay thermal spring water to reduce redness.
The pores are purified. Even the most severe imperfections disappear. The skin is smoother and cleaner. Lasting balance-replenishment to restore all the qualities of healthy skin.

Directions

Apply morning and/or night to the entire face. Excellent make-up base. Non-comedogenic.

Ingredients

AQUA / WATER, GLYCERIN, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, NIACINAMIDE, ISOPROPYL LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE
SILICA, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SALICYLIC ACID, NYLON-12

User reviews

6 reviews

 
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2 stars
 
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1 star
 
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Overall rating 
 
3.4
Packaging 
 
4.0  (6)
Texture 
 
3.5  (6)
Absorption 
 
4.2  (6)
Effectiveness 
 
2.0  (6)
Ease of use 
 
4.2  (6)
Scent 
 
3.8  (6)
Value for Money 
 
2.3  (6)
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Didn't live up to the hype
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Packaging 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Absorption 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
1.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
4.0
Value for Money 
 
2.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Lovely herby scent. Gel was easy to apply from packaging and easily absorbed.
Weakest points
Just didn't product any results/changes.
Summary
I bought this to get through a horrible skin phase - it looked a little like the start of rosacea but more like lots of spots lurking under the skin on my cheeks. This product is really hyped up by beauty bloggers, especially those with blemish-prone or oily skin as a saviour product, so I had really high hopes.
I found that despite applying it twice daily, it just didn't do anything to help the problem and I gave it a long trial.
It now sits in my boyfriend's cabinet as he has oiler skin and he will use it if prompted.
I like that the brand doesn't use parabens and the signature scent is really nice. I also really like the clean packaging design and how easy it is to the get exact amount you want out of the well-designed tube.
Would you recommend this product?
No
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Amazing product
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Packaging 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Absorption 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
4.0
Value for Money 
 
4.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Visibly clearer skin after 2 weeks
Good absorption- can be worn under make up
Banishes dark spots/ red marks
Weakest points
Can cause dryness
Summary
I have suffered with problem skin and as a 22 year old with regular breakouts and scarring i am constantly self conscious of the appearance of my skin, both with and without makeup.
I can genuinely say this product has changed my attitude towards skincare treatments, i have tried so many in the past but this one really works. After 2 weeks of applying a thin layer morning and night i now feel confident enough to go out without foundation, my dark spots and scarring have faded and i have not had a breakout for a week ( which is a record for me!) totally worth the money.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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A no-no for sensitive skin
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Packaging 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
3.0
Absorption 
 
5.0
Effectiveness 
 
2.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0
Scent 
 
5.0
Value for Money 
 
2.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
A pleasant, fresh scent. A light, liquid consistency that absorbs quickly. Leaves the skin feeling smoother and firmer.
Weakest points
Doesn't reduce redness or have any effect on spots. Made my skin sting.
Summary
A light moisturizer that helps firm and smooth the skin. May irritate sensitive skin, so patch test before use.
Would you recommend this product?
No
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Wishy washy product
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Packaging 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
3.0
Absorption 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
2.0
Ease of use 
 
4.0
Scent 
 
3.0
Value for Money 
 
2.0

Not the best product around for spot prevention. It didn't seem to do much at all on my pores in the way of clearing them. My daughter found it did nothing for her spots at all. It is a fairly liquid consistency which was fairly easily absorbed but I honestly wouldn't recommend it for doing anything for skin with a tendency to break out.

User Reviews

Strongest points
Paraben free
Weakest points
Doesn't really do much
Summary
A very mild gentle but rather ineffective spot cream
Would you recommend this product?
No
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Very dissapointing
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Packaging 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
2.0
Absorption 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
1.0
Ease of use 
 
3.0
Scent 
 
4.0
Value for Money 
 
2.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
I quite like the scent - it has less of a chemical smell than alot of other acne treatments I've tried! The packaging is simple and easy to look at.
Weakest points
Didn't have any effect to my skin - didn't reduce redness or unclog pores like it says it does. The texture is very liquidy, and so hard to tell when too much is applied.
Summary
Really dissappointed with this product! I have regular acne breakouts and have tried many many different treatments - this one was amongst the worst as it simply didn't have any effect at all! It absorbs okay I guess and I like the packaging and scent. But as far a value for money is concerned, I don't think it's very good value. Also, I hated the watery texture, I find it a lot easier to use something thicker. I do agree with them saying it's a good base for make-up though!
Would you recommend this product?
No
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