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on 8/23/2015 10:11:00 AM
More reviews by sbitsandbobs
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
First of all, I find this too drying if I were to apply this all over my face, as per recommended. I have combination / normal skin, and have extremely reactive / sensitive skin so my first time using this product went really badly... It stung and turned my skin red and blotchy. I suffer from crazy hormonal breakouts, where I not only get bumpy skin but cystic acne too. I find applying a thick layer of Effaclar Duo + on the spot overnight really helps bring the cystic acne to a head. Then, in the day, I apply a thin layer on top of makeup – with my foundation brush (with leftover foundation) just so it doesn't just leave a glossy sheen, which will certainly draw even more attention to the offending zit. Remember to wash your brush immediately after! This works wonderfully well, the only downside is that La Roche Posay isn't available in Malaysia. ='(
on 8/23/2015 6:34:00 AM
More reviews by silurian
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This stuff is amazing at clearing up breakouts, including the cystic kind - it's powerful stuff, but doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and isn't excessively drying. It's expensive but you only need to use a little bit on the affected area - the instructions say to apply to your whole face, but I really don't know why anyone would do that. If you use it as a spot treatment the tube will last quite a while. Just FYI, if there's a chance that anyone might kiss you on an area where you have applied this, you should warn them as it evidently tastes really, really bad, even some time after application...
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/14/2015 10:31:00 PM
More reviews by Natttt84
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I have only used this for a week now and I'm excited about using it for many more years to come. My routine in the morning is cleanse (effaclar foaming wash for oily sensitive skin) toner (100% rosewater) using a cotton ball and gently swiping my face. Then I use LRP Ar intense serum for my rosecea, let that dry and finally under my makeup I use this amazing product- effaclar duo. It's a fantastic base for makeup might I add :) Totally worth every cent. This routine has changed my skin appearance- it's not perfect :( but well on it's way to clearing my red spots from past pimples and slowly evening out my skin tone. I have tried almost everything from expensive products to cheap ones and ALL have reacted on my sensitive skin and caused breakouts- expect for this routine. I'm amazed and so will you if you suffer from oily sensitive breakout prone skin. Try this, I promise it'll work! It did for me!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 8/4/2015 8:06:00 AM
More reviews by persephoneblanc
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I bought it last week with $20 ( in Vietnam from a shipping store from France)It was quite inexpensive since the tube is quite big and I only used a small amount of it everyday.I heard from some bloggers that using this will never leave dark marks which are my biggest problem. My face full of marks)....Maybe I lack of hopeful methods to heal pre and post acne :(.In my opinion, it really calm down acne and red acne, but only calm down.It still maintain the redness = =, the core acne I can feel it clearly but I still dont know whether it will heal it perfectly.Talking about the speed in sizing ur acne, it is faster than Bye Bye drying lotionIn healing, quite the same.
on 7/22/2015 6:34:00 AM
More reviews by dianaarad
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
Does it work? For me, Yes! Let's take the claims one by one." It reduces the appearance of blemishes". Well it does take down the redness in my skin, so we can check that. "Unclogs pores" I exfoliate almost daily, and extract my blackheads every week so I can't give a verdict on that." Helps to refine skin texture" A lot of people on the internet said they don't like the texture of the product and that it gets grainy on their skin. That never happened to me. In my opinion, it feels like a very light-weight cream that sinks in the skin immediately. And I use it as a serum, putting moisturiser on top. It doesn't feel dry at all, but don't rely on it as a moisturiser unless you are very oily. It has glycerin in it and some silicone so it can leave your skin smooth after use, but the grainy feel that others have experienced might be that their skin is dry or dehydrated when they put it on. If that happens, I would suggest to go in with a moisturising toner or face spray before applying Effaclar. "Controls the appearance of shine". It has some silicones in it, so it will do that to a certain extent, but not like a primer would. Also, being so light-weight it will not add to the "grease effect"."Fights against marks". It has niacinamide, which is most likely the ingredient in it that takes down the redness. Also, niacinamide is used a lot in cosmetics because it helps with pigmentation issues. So we can agree with this claim.This is my 5th bottle (had the old version too and liked it). I try new products but I repurchase it a lot because it helps my skin during it's tumultuous phases when my hormonal acne pops out to say "Hi!". I don't use it every day, just when I need it, and only at night. The main thing I like about it is how is calms down my face, takes down my redness and irritation feel. You know when you feel like there is something alive under your skin that is crawling out? Well this kicks it back down and tells it to shut it. It would be really good for oily skin, but I have dehydrated skin and often get very dry patches and I can still use it if I moisturise properly. Pretty good product. Always in my stash, ready to get out when I need it.
on 6/3/2015 9:37:00 PM
More reviews by cosmic007
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I bought this for my daughter, who had been battling some acne near her hairline. We had tried many other drugstore brands, including Neutrogena, but they often left the skin very dry, which left the remaining acne very red, and took quite a while to heal. I bought this item on whim - I admit I was attracted by the little label on the box that stated it had been an Allure magazine winner for an outstanding product. It was pricey, but Ulta offers a generous return policy. My daughter applied this to her affected areas once per day, and within 3 days, her acne was nearly gone! - No read marks, no irratation, or dry skin.. Amazing product and worth every penny. Highly recommend!!!
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 5/19/2015 10:13:00 AM
More reviews by a21r
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Very nice product, perfect for sensitive skin as it is not harsh like other acne products. But you have to stick with it in order to see results (especially if you expect to see fading acne marks). I use it twice a day but if you have dry skin it might be too drying so try to increase its use incrementally.I wouldn't recommend using this under your makeup because it makes the foundation ball up.Also, don't forget this product contains BHA so make sure you use sunscreen when you go out!
on 5/15/2015 10:40:00 AM
More reviews by Dianafe
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This product caused me to break out when I didn't have acne, and did nothing for my pores that I wanted to be cleared when using this.Doesn't moisturize yet leaves the face looking shiny and oily after use. Bad product.
on 5/9/2015 6:12:00 PM
More reviews by CC0402
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
This stuff is AWESOME !! I've been struggling with breakouts for the last month caused by a new medication i'm taking, and nothing was working ! I bought this on impulse a week ago and OH MY GOD, my skin has completly cleared and no new breakout has appeared! I use a very small amount of this morning and night as a serum under moisturizer (since i have combo/dry skin) and i feel like it keeps my skin clear and protected under my makeup. I can imagine that it might not do the trick for severe acne, but for my issues, this is perfect !
on 5/7/2015 8:58:00 AM
More reviews by hyosciamine
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
when having my bad skin days, I often reach for this product and it really does all the things it is supposed to do
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