La Roche Posay • Effaclar Active Matt moisturizer • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
i'm a huge fan of all la roche posay products - mostly because they do exactly what they say they'll do - i particularly love the effaclar range - i credit it with clearing my very bad acne which i should be done with already now that i'm 21! i just got this new addition to the effaclar range last week. it feels like silk when you apply and mixes very well with foundation to give a lighter appearance to my daytime look. i went to a gig on friday night and was expecting big things from this moisturiser - i wanted to come back to the house looking as non shiny as i did when i left - and to a certain extent active matt workes very well - but to be honest if you have a shiny t zone all you can to is try to control it not eradicate it - and i think this moisturiser does that. the SA was very kind when i showed interest in this product - explaining that essentially it is the same as effaclar k just without the micro-exfoliant. i will keep using effaclar k but i love the sensation of active moist and so will probably use it in the morning and effaclar k at night
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I decided to try this due to a recommendation from a friend. Whilst this does an OK job in controlling oil for the day, i do not find it's worth the price...$26CAD for 40ml. i have only used this twice (as a makeup base) so maybe with continued use the results will be greater (will update if this changes). I have normal/combo/dry skin and in the summertime it tends to get more oily, so i needed something to mattify and control the oil throughout the day. This is only an OK product, wouldn't repurchase and I for one did NOT like the smell of this lotion....cucumbers? yes! but i don't care for that smell.
UPDATE: Upping this to a 4 since it does do pretty well as a makeup base as far as controlling oil. Since i use a facial sunblock (SPF 30) underneathe as well it def reduces the look of a shiney face =)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really LOVE the Effaclar line (esp. effaclar k for my acne-prone, combo skin), so I thought this might be a good moisturizer for my bp thirsty skin. Thankfully I received a sample of this from a lovely Shoppers cosmetician, because this was a disapointment. I tried this twice before applying makeup and it FLAKED right off!!! When I wore it alone, it didn't really matify my skin nor was it very moisturizing (probably good for summer). My skin was left shiny and any dry patches were still-- dry! It's a below average product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
good mattifying moisturiser! i use it to control the oil on my face and it's really good!
i used it as a makeup base and it helps my face to remain oil and shine free for the entire day...
must use a sunblock on top of this tho..one additional step..sigh..
just to add i've repurchase again cos after not having it for a few days, my face was like a frying pan....so it helps in controlling oil production! :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
It is just an ok product IMO. It did a decent job at matifying my combo, acne prone skin most of the day, but I didn`t see much of a moisturizing effect. In fact, sometimes it made my cheeks feel dry. Great smell & pump bottle though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I previously wrote a comment that I did not like this moisturizer at all. Recently, tried it again as I got a sample from the SA for buying the sunblock and thermal water from them. I have got to say this time round, I am impressed with the results. The last time I used it, I was having very oily face, with big cystic acne. Now, I have alot of clog pores and uneven skin texture. Amazingly, it made my clog pores dissapear and made my pimples dried up faster juz by one application. Plus surprisingly, I didn't had oily face. Will buy it again after I finished the sample. Perhaps, it works better for skin that are mild acne prone with lotsa clog pores.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Coarse Eyes: Brown
It does actually get rid of most of the shine for my combo skin but doesn't do much for the pimples. I like the smell too mmm..cucumbers.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I expected this moisturizer to be much more matifying, so I was a bit disappointed. It is however very light and smells wonderfully of fresh cucumbers. Would be good for spring and autumn as it is maybe a bit too much for extreme heat and definitely not enough for a harsh winter (I live in Madrid, Spain where it's extemely hot in the summer and rather cold in the winter, but it hardly ever rains!!!). Loved the pump, a definite improvement!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product is good if you want subtle shine control. If you have a really greasy face this is not for you. This is a good product because it mositurizes and wont cause future breakouts.