Today I have for you what has quite literally been a saving grace to me. The weird winter weather (alliteration gone mad!) coupled with the fact that my body hates winter (apart from snow) means that my skin has been acting both suspiciously and a bit like a mad scientist. I reached into my skincare arsenal, only to find a load of AHAs and a load of moisture, but no proper BHAs or spot treatments - except the Origins Super Spot Remover, but I find this works better on a targeted spot or two, as opposed to the permanent chin breakout I was encountering.
I had read a fair few reviews that were hailing the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo as quite literally a hero product, a must-have, and the best thing since sliced bread, so I did a little research and popped out to buy one. They were basically sold out. Everywhere. Anyways, I had an interview for an internship in Wimbledon (which I start soon btw eeeek!), and wondered into that branch of Boots to find it beautifully well-stocked and organised, and the hero product was nestling beautifully in the shelves! Now La Roche Posay is a brand close to my heart - I love the simplicity of the products, which are all targeted treatments with some pretty intense science going on in the background. I also oddly harbour love for the almost not quite there, but somewhat clinical, but at the same time, somewhat weird smell that each La Roche Posay skincare has. It just makes me feel like this stuff is gonna work. And that is exactly how I felt when I got a whiff of the Duo. And that is exactly what happened. It just worked. Like literally immediately. I woke up the morning after applying it, and thought I was just seeing good skin on my face because of cloudy sleep eyes, but lo and behold, after a thorough washing of both eyes and face, my skin was looking better than it had in about a month.
This stuff works. Full stop. I have now been using it since the 5th of December, so a week as I write this, maybe longer, depending on when I put this up, and my skin has cleared right up! Not only that - and this maybe my vivid imagination - but the scarring that characteristically invites itself to accompany my breakouts, is significantly less than I have ever seen it. My skin looks pretty even in tone, relaxed, fresher, and when I look in the mirror I no longer feel annoyed by its annoyingness!
This stuff is so amazing that I'm literally running out tonight to buy it whilst it's still on offer (2 for £15 at Boots), along with the Effaclar K which I have heard good things about. On a side note, this particular Effaclar Duo was bought in the 2 for £15 deal, when I also purchased the Effaclar Matter, which I will be sharing with you very soon! But spoiler: it's good stuff!
Hope you liked this comprehensive review of a product which I think could be well suited to most people.