La Roche Posay Effaclar range review

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Hello everyone, I hope you are feeling great and not at all sad about the upcoming autumn! I am SO sorry, I’ve been MIA recently – my laptop broke and I had to borrow one that I couldn’t use for uploading or deleting photos. Fortunately, my baby’s back home now and so am I on the blog!

La Roche Posay’s Effaclar range has been very popular among bloggers and young people battling acne. Their DUO [+] moisturizer is a prized bestseller that almost anyone who tried it raves about. Tempted by great reviews and affordable price I decided to purchase three items from the range hoping for wonderful results. Did I like it? You can see below 馃檪

EFFACLAR H MOISTURIZER

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INGREDIENTS:聽AQUA / WATER, SQUALANE, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER / SHEA BUTTER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PEG-100 STEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-20 STEARATE. BISABOLOL,聽 CARBOMER, TRIETHANOLAMINE, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, XANTHAN GUM, CETYL ALCOHOL, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM BENZOATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE.

This moisturizer was the first item聽from the range that I got (actually it was a gift, I didn’t purchase it myself). It is supposed to moisturize and soothe oily skin that has been dried and damaged by harsh anti-blemish treatments. At the time I started using it my skin was a bit dry due to winter and prescription only anti-acne medications so it sounded like a perfect product for me. When it comes to soothing and moisturizing it did it’s job perfectly, I didn’t suffer from dry patches anymore and my makeup was applying really smoothly. However, I will not repurchase it because my skin was getting oily and shiny after few hours and unfortunately it broke me out a little bit as well. Even though Effaclar products are made for oily skin, this moisturizer contains few potentially problematic ingredients for acne prone skin such as squalane, dimethicone and shea butter that can clog pores and increase acne if you are sensitive to them. When it comes to strictly moisturizing, simple face creams from LRP I much prefer their Toleriane Ultra moisturizer that didn’t make my skin oily during the day (although it did break me out a little bit too, but much less).

EFFACLAR DUO [+] MOISTURIZER

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INGREDIENTS:聽AQUA / WATER. GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, ISOCETYL STEARATE, NIACINAMIDE, ISOPROPYL LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, SILICA, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLDIMETHYLTAURAMIDE / AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, ZINC PCA, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, ISOHEXADECANE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL, NYLON-12, POLOXAMER 338, LINOLEIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, POLYSORBATE 80, ACRYLAMIDE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, SALICYLIC ACID, PIROCTONE OLAMINE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE.

The Effaclar DUO [+] was my second Effaclar try. I was looking for something that will matify my skin efficiently, help reduce acne and hyperpigmentation and won’t聽break me out. Hearing all the good reviews I decided to try this one. I have to admit I’ve only used it for about three weeks or even less (unlike the Effaclar H that I used til it finished). The product had a nice consistency, promising ingredients (except dimethicone, ugh) but it didn’t live up to my expectations. It not only broke me out due to dimethicone but it also didn’t cooperate with any makeup at all. I tried to use Estee Lauder Double Wear, Clinique Anti-blemish and MAC Studio Fix foundations on top of it and all of them disgustingly melted and separated from the skin and I am 100% sure it’s not the foundations’ fault since they are normally my favourite ones. Above all, my skin looked tired and kind of worn-out (can you say this about skin, I’m not sure?) and I didn’t see any improvement when it comes to hyperpigmentation. So unfortunately, the second moisturizer was a no no for me as well. (PS. I’m gonna post about my favourite moisturizers for oily/acne prone skin soon!)

EFFACLAR PURIFYING FOAMING GEL

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INGREDIENTS:聽AQUA / WATER, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, PEG-8, COCO-BETAINE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE, ZINC PCA, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE.

This is the last, but definitely not the least product since I really liked it and actually repurchased it. This聽very聽simple cleanser is soap-free and has a skin friendly pH. I find it properly cleansing, not drying and very efficient. It is not great like my all time favourite Clinique foam (that I shortly reviewed here) but for one fourth of the Clinique’s price I understand I shouldn’t expect the same quality. The only downside to the Effaclar gel is that it contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate and fragrance, two potentially irritating ingredients, especially the sulfates are known as one of the聽causes of聽skin irritation (for me though it works perfectly fine without causing any redness). For the price however, it’s rare to find a good cleanser without sulfates. I use it as my morning cleanser that help my skin stay matte during the day. I might repurchase it again after a while.

I hope you enjoyed reading!

Have you used these products before? What do you think of them? What are your favourite moisturizers and cleansers for acne-prone skin?

xx, A.

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Cze艣膰 wszystkim, mam nadziej臋, 偶e nastr贸j Wam dopisuje pomimo nadchodz膮cej jesieni 馃槈 Przepraszam za ostatni brak post贸w – niestety zepsu艂 mi si臋 komputer, a nie mog艂am zgrywa膰 i edytowa膰 zdj臋膰 na po偶yczonym. Teraz na szcz臋艣cie m贸j ukochany laptop wr贸ci艂 do domu, wi臋c i ja wr贸ci艂am do blogowania.

Seria Effaclar z聽La Roche Posay jest bardzo popularna na blogach i w艣r贸d os贸b walcz膮cych z tr膮dzikiem. Krem DUO [+] jest nagradzanym bestsellerem z doskona艂ymi recenzjami. Skuszona nimi, a tak偶e niewysok膮 cen膮 zdecydowa艂am si臋 zaopatrzy膰 w w trzy produkty z serii z nadziej膮 na odpowiadaj膮ce zachwytom efekty. O tym, czy by艂am z nich zadowolona mo偶ecie przeczyta膰 poni偶ej.

EFFACLAR H KREM

Listy sk艂adnik贸w znajdziecie聽w cz臋艣ci angloj臋zycznej.

Ten krem by艂 pierwszym produktem z serii Effaclar, w kt贸ry si臋 zaopatrzy艂am (a raczej dosta艂am). Ma on nawil偶a膰 i 艂agodzi膰 t艂ust膮 cer臋 podra偶nion膮 i wysuszon膮 kuracjami przeciwtr膮dzikowymi. Zacz臋艂am go u偶ywa膰 zim膮, kiedy moja cera by艂a miejscami przesuszona z powodu mroz贸w i kuracji antytr膮dzikowych. Krem faktycznie 艣wietnie nawil偶a i 艂agodzi. Przesuszone miejsca wr贸ci艂y do normy, a makija偶 aplikowa艂 si臋 dobrze. Mimo to, nie kupi臋 ponownie tego produktu, poniewa偶 po kilku godzinach moja cera zaczyna艂a si臋 艣wieci膰, a tr膮dzik pogorszy艂 si臋. Chocia偶 kosmetyki Effaclar sa przeznaczone dla t艂ustej i sk艂onnej do wyprysk贸w cery, zawiera kilka problematycznych sk艂adnik贸w dla cery tr膮dzikowej, takich jak squalane, dimethicone czy mas艂o shea, kt贸re mog膮 dzia艂a膰 “zapychaj膮co” i nasila膰 tr膮dzik, je艣li dana osoba jest na nie wra偶liwa.聽Je艣li chodzi o typowo nawil偶aj膮ce kremy o prostym sk艂adzie z LRP, wol臋 ich krem Toleriane Ultra, kt贸ry nie powodowa艂 u mnie 艣wiecenia si臋 cery ani zbyt du偶ego nasilenia tr膮dziku.

EFFACLAR DUO [+] KREM

Effaclar DUO [+] by艂 moim drugim podej艣ciem do tej serii kosmetyk贸w. Szuka艂am produktu skutecznie matuj膮cego, redukuj膮cego, a nie nasilaj膮cego tr膮dzik i rozja艣niaj膮cego przebarwienia po nim. Zach臋cona recenzjami zdecydowa艂am si臋 na ten krem. Musz臋 przyzna膰, 偶e u偶ywa艂am go tylko trzy tygodnie, albo i mniej (w por贸wnaniu z Effaclarem H, kt贸rego u偶ywa艂am do ko艅ca). Mimo 偶e produkt ma przyjemn膮 konsystencj臋 i obiecuj膮ce sk艂adniki (z wyj膮tkiem dimethicone..) nie spe艂ni艂 on moich oczekiwa艅. Przez silikon w sk艂adzie wywo艂a艂 nowe wypryski, a ponadto zupe艂nie nie wsp贸艂pracowa艂 z jakimkolwiek makija偶em. Pr贸bowa艂am go u偶ywa膰 w po艂膮czeniu z聽podk艂adami Estee Lauder Double Wear, Clinique Anti-blemish聽i聽MAC Studio Fix i ka偶dy z nich okropnie zwa偶y艂 si臋 na sk贸rze, a jestem pewna, 偶e nie jest to wina makija偶u, kt贸ry zawsze si臋 u mnie sprawdza艂. Opr贸cz tego, nie nawil偶a艂 wystarczaj膮co, przez co moja sk贸ra wygl膮da艂a na zm臋czon膮 i jakby…”zu偶yt膮”. Przebarwienia nadal pozosta艂y tak samo widoczne. Niestety drugi krem z serii Effaclar r贸wnie偶 u mnie si臋 nie sprawdzi艂 (PS. Nied艂ugo wrzuc臋 post o moich ulubionych kremach do cery t艂ustej i tr膮dzikowej!)

EFFACLAR 呕EL DO MYCIA TWARZY

Ostatni i najlepszy wed艂ug mnie produkt z serii, kt贸ry przetestowa艂am, a nawet ponownie kupi艂am to 偶el do mycia twarzy. Jest to bardzo prosty sk艂adem 偶el bez myd艂a, kt贸ry posiada bezpieczne dla sk贸ry pH. Dobrze oczyszcza sk贸r臋, nie wysusza i jest bardzo wydajny. Nie jest idealny jak moja ulubiona pianka z Clinique (o kt贸rej pisa艂am tutaj), ale za prawie jedn膮 czwart膮 ceny Clinique nie oczekuj臋 fajerwerk贸w. Jedyn膮 wad膮 偶elu Effaclar jest Sodium Laureth Sulfate i substancje zapachowe w sk艂adzie, kt贸re mog膮 podra偶nia膰聽sk贸r臋. W szczeg贸lno艣ci sulfaty s膮 znane jako potencjalnie dra偶ni膮ce (chocia偶 ja nie zauwa偶y艂am problem贸w po u偶ywaniu tego akurat 偶elu), jednak w takiej cenie trudno聽jest znale藕膰 produkt oczyszczaj膮cy, kt贸ry ich nie zawiera.聽U偶ywam 偶elu Effaclar codziennie rano i z racji ,偶e dobrze oczyszcza sk贸r臋, cz臋艣ciowo zapobiega tak偶e jej 艣wieceniu.

U偶ywa艂y艣cie (albo u偶ywali艣cie) wcze艣niej wymienionych produkt贸w? Jakie jest Wasze zdanie na ich temat? Jakie s膮 Wasze ulubione kremy i 偶ele do dla os贸b z cera tr膮dzikow膮?