I’m not very adventurous with my skincare regime; I mostly to what I’m sure of. From time to time I’ll add something new, if I’m close to certain it will work. Then I’ll incorporate it into my beauty regime. La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System was created for sensitive skin and acne-prone skin.
It consists of the Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser which is meant to reduce excess sebum and remove bacteria that may lead to spots, the Effaclar Clarifying Toner which reduces the appearance of pore size, mattifies and smooths your skin and the Effaclar Duo Anti-Blemish Cream which is clinically proven to correct the appearance of blemishes, and unclogs pores, helps to reduce the appearance of red and brown marks and gives 24 hours hydration. The ingredients include Salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and lipo-hydroxy acid to exfoliate and benzoyl peroxide which kills bacteria.
These products also promised visual results within 24 hours and it has been tested on UK women. So I thought it would be a perfect fit for me as my skin concerns ticked those bracket. However, after trialling the products I’m was not totally happy with the results. I trialled the kit for two weeks and then I gave it a break. Sometimes, I have mild acne breakouts and I wanted the 3-Step Anti-Blemish System to tackle it. Using the products improved my acne condition but my skin didn’t feel moisturised.
As I stated above, I used the products for two weeks after which time my skin felt slightly irritated and itchy. I desisted use for two weeks and when I resumed I’d discontinued use of the toner. I don’t normally use a toner, unless I’ve worn makeup all day which is rare. Additionally, the moisturiser which was meant to be used in the morning and evening was used in the mornings only. Instead I applied my usual night moisturiser before bed. My skin responded much better to this regime.
Although I wasn’t happy with the moisture level of my skin, I do have to admit that it looked much better. My skin is dry and sensitive so it didn’t get the best use of this product. La Roche-Posay 3-Step Anti-Blemish System will work much better on oily acne-prone skin. Viewing the Effaclar range online, I think the H Cleansing Cream would have been better for me and within the sensitive skin range there are several moisturisers that look perfect for my skin. In fact I had been using their Redermic [R] Anti-ageing Treatment with excellent results. In this instance, the products were not the right fit for me.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System is priced at £32.50.
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