Effaclar Mat + Duo

Monday, 25 February 2013

Hey guys,
I have been loving two different products from La Roche-Posay recently and so I thought I would share and tell you why.
Firstly the Effaclar line from La Roche-Posay is designed for those with oilier skin or those who suffer from pesky breakouts.

I actually used the Effaclar Mat Moisturiser a few years ago and I liked the lightweight feel of it on my skin, also how it kept my face nice and matte during the day but I must have changed up my routine at the time and forgotten about it. I recently got it again, (I had noticed it had been reformulated too) I've been using it for around a month as my daily/morning moisturiser and i'm so glad i've rediscovered it. 

The Effaclar Mat is great for my Oily-combo skin type, it keeps my T-zone from getting greasy atall during the day and is such a comfortable and light makeup base.
It has a very light and fresh scent which disappears quickly and it is also supposed to help with regulating the Sebaceous glands (Found mostly on the face & scalp) which can sometimes cause breakouts and acne if they over-producing. I have definatly noticed fewer breakouts since using it and this product will be an instant repurchase once i'm out!

The Effaclar Duo was brought to my attention whilst I was doing the rounds on Youtube and It is a very lightweight serum which you can use beneath your moisturiser, or as your makeup base and it helps to reduce breakouts and clear/'correct' the skin. I have been using this product for around a month and in the last week or so I definatly now feel like it has been effective on my skin (it does take skincare a little while to kick in alot of the time!)

The Duo has a very light fresh scent when applied which again disappears very quickly and this baby sinks into the skin like no other! It leaves my skin feeling beautifully hydrated and I love using this because I feel like its not just for one use - It is helping my skin to combat breakouts too. (It reminds me slightly of how the Caudalie SOS Thirst quenching serum felt - but is much cheaper!) I usually use this at nighttime and then i'll also apply my night cream or treatment on top.

I really do recommend both of these products, especially if you suffer from breakouts like me or have troublesome skin - My breakouts have really calmed down since i've been using them! They can be found in Boots (probably among other places) and both are around the £11-£13 mark

I hope this might have been helpful to some of you! Have any of you tried these products?

Let me know how you got on with them!

Sammi x


Eleanor said...

I want to try both of these so bad!

gleepface said...

I'm trying the Effaclar Duo at the moment after finally getting my hands on it! I have only been using it for a week and a bit now, but I'm hoping for great things.


Vanessa Wong said...

Do they have these products in North America? I'd love to try them!


Leisha said...

Great post! xx


Charlotte said...

I don't have a problem with breakouts but these look so creamy and nice!
Charlotte xxx

Gemma Talbot said...

I have recently bough the Effaclar duo but definitely need to try the moisturiser as I too have oily skin and suffer from breakouts. X


Janie Dane said...

Effeclar DUO works peeeerfectly for my dark spots, but seems to do nothing about my usual spots.
Good product, worth the price. Perfect for dark spots!

Pavan Virk said...

Might look at these as my face gets some break out now and again pop into boots tomorrow xxx


Valérie said...

I've never tried anything from La Roche Posay but I really want to! I'm pretty amazing by this french skin care.

Great post!


Veselina said...

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Porcelain Eleanor said...

I just bought the effaclar duo, I can't wait to use it! It says on the box that it reduces the size of pores too, which is the main reason I bought it, have you noticed anything to that effect?
Eleanor x

Gavina said...

I might give Effaclar Duo a go! Always getting breakouts and it sucks!


Viktoria said...

I LOVE La Roche-Posay, I have gradually collected the whole Effaclar range and it really works for me. Effaclar AI is brilliant :)

Amy Rule said...

Such an informative review, thanks! :)



Dollyfaces said...

Great review, I love effaclar duo! x

Holl JC said...

I've been using the Effaclar Duo recently too, and it really has helped with my spots/breakouts and just my skin in general really! Love how you can get it from boots too! xxx

GemmaFerris said...

I ordered Effaclar Duo on Friday so I'm now impatiently waiting for it to arrive. I'm really hoping its the miracle product its made out to be! I can't wait to try it out!!xx


alicekatex said...

This is so weird.. I did a blogpost practically similar to this a bit ago!! Check it out? http://alicekatex.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/la-roche-posay-effaclar.html

I love both of them so much! The matt moisturiser is my favourite moisturiser I've tried yet!!

love Alice xxx

Anna said...

I've tried the effaclar duo as well and it really helped my skin :) I've got a new blog since a week maybe some of wanna check it out? http://ahellofalot.blogspot.de/

Amy said...

I suffer from breakouts and I'd absolutely love to try these two magic products, they're going on my wishlist!
Amy The Little Koala

ThriftThick said...

You make this sound wonderful Sammi!! I definitely may have to give these a go someday soon :)


Oleta said...

I'm currently using both of these at the moment loving them so far!


Sammy Scribble said...

I just bought the Effaclar Mat today I can't wait to try it especiallyu after reading this post.
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Taylor said...

I know this is completely off topic but how did you manage to remove the spacing between/below pictures?xo


Karen (zoolander) said...

i have combination skin aswell and i've been looking for something for ages so i might just pop into boots and give them a go (:

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Charlotte said...

I'm really interested in the serum, I'll get it when I will be able to get my hands on it as I don't use any serums at all. Thanks for the tip :)

Huyen said...

practically every youtube guru has been raving about the effaclar duo, I really need to get my hands on it!


Pippa Jones said...

I have seen this floating round the bloggershere and I have wanted to try it but where ever I went it was sold out! :/ and now I am past the fad of it. What next :) aha

Lovely post tho sammy.

Pipp xx

Charlottes Collection said...

Great review! I tried the effaclar M a few years ago and was slightly disappointed, but recently I've been more and more tempted to try the reformulated versions becuase I've heard such great things!


Maddy said...

I really want to try both of these so much! xxx

Hayami said...

I have very VERY sensitive and acne-prone skin and have found that the UK/Canada version with the salicylic acid is too harsh as a all over product and actually broke me out! I've been trying it as a spot treatment instead, and it's working alright so far. Have a lovely day!

izzy cervantes said...

I need to try this but it so expensive in the US!! www.elywrites.blogspot.com


Ky Bella said...

Going to have to try these as my skin is exactly the same. Roll on pay day!

Ky x

katjes said...

i have the effaclair duo one and it worked for me as well! i repurchased it once already, and i will do it again, for sure

sasha de summerkandi said...

i have here moisturiser for dry skin and so far i love it! its great for everyday use and super moisturising without being greasy or anything!
wanna try more from them now x


Zandra May said...

I was really interested in getting the effaclar duo as I'd heard so many things about it but my friend got there before me and has been using it for 2 weeks and says her skin has got worse! She swears it's this product so it's kind of put me off! It's great it works for so many people but I don't know if I want to risk it now! xx


Jessica B said...

the matt moisturizer sounds interesting might have to pick it up!


Leanne Rachel said...

Thanks for this post Sammi, I'll definitely look into these! xx


sugarfixxbeauty said...

I almost bought the mat moisturiser the other day. I adore the Effaclar duo,

Katie xo

annagarcia92 said...

I absolutely could not be without LP Effaclar Duo! It's improved my skin sooo much!! I've already repurchased my 2nd tube :)


David Ole said...

Your blog and reviews are amazing!
Would be amazing if you could visit my blog as well. We can also follow each other? Let me know what you think. :)


Zoe Amelia said...

I have both of these and they are fantastic products! :)


Laura Neuzeth said...

I absolutely love La Roche-Posay. I wish I could pick these up for a couple of euros instead of $30 or $40 in the U.S. I'll try looking for them in Mexico though.


Sarah Noelle said...

I love the effeclar duo, ever since Ruth mentioned it from A Model Recommends it sells out AS SOON as it gets back in stock! It really is great!


Leta Ko said...

I purchased these two last week! should be coming in this week! I'm so glad you're using it and approve! makes me feel better about expensive purchase

Tatranka said...

I really wanted to love Effaclar Duo, but it has actually broken me out. But I love Effaclar H moisturizer especially for my acne-prone sensitive skin. Many other acne product are drying my skin, so this moisturizer helps to balance it. And it's also a really great moisturizer for winter month when Effaclar Matt is not moisturizing enough.

Mel. said...

Great products ;)


Heidi said...

I was actually disappointed – that skin care line didn't do anything for my skin. Still searching the perfect skin care brand...




Victoria Magrath said...

I totally agree. I absolutely love the effaclar duo. Whilst I don't have oily skin, I still feel as though it works to clear all of my pores and leave my skin so much fresher. I have two more packets waiting to be used and it really lasts so much longer than you'd expect. Lovely review Sammi :)

Victoria | In the Frow xx

Letitia Harriet said...

I'd love to try the moisturiser since I have combination- oily skin. And since I'm in the market for a new one I may try it out soon! :3


Imi Loa said...

Hi Sam ! Those product are perfect! I have a very sensitive and pro acne skin and those defenetely suit my needs :))

Imi xx

ABeautyRomance said...

Really want to try these! I have heard so many good things about these products! :) ♥


Jemma x said...

They sound great :) Really want to try them now! xxx


Hana Horváthová said...

so loving this post. when u said recently in one of ur fav video that effaclar duo is not miracle for u I was like whaat because for me it works so good :) also I did my skin care routine on my blog including effaclar due I d love u to see it :)


Alexandra Miehe said...

I think I am going to try the Effaclar duo! Thanks for the review!


LM Florian said...

I am a fan. I love it.

Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3


AnaliseVT said...

I found your post just in time, my moisturiser ran out today and I was just thinking what to switch too as mine makes my skin far too oily! I also suffer from breakouts now and then so will definitely give this a go! Thank you :)



Stephanie said...

I keep seeing this brand everywhere, I need to try something.

This week I’ve blogged about a biscotti recipe, Stila Smudge Pot in Kitten, DIY memory boards, Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Rose Gold, Summer Yankee Candles, Real Techniques Expert Face Brushes and a FOTD. http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

Genevieve Daphne said...

They look great! I hope they work out well for you. I'd really love it if you could check out my blog, I'd appreciate the support! Genevieve x

kinza shahid said...

I tried the effeclar duo on my normal/ combo skin and it works great on breakouts as a spot treatment, not a miracle worker for me though.


HeartsAndCrosses said...

I've been using the duo for a while, but it's not doing anything for my skin, in fact it leaves red patches, so disappointed!

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Rachael Naidu said...

What a great product. I would love to give it a try.


Megan G said...

Ive been wanting to try the Effaclar Duo for a while now but since first hearing about it my skin has cleared up on its own :)


Rhayane Montanher said...


Vim aqui para dizer um Oii.. e aproveitar na oportunidade dizer que te taguiei, em meu blog, que tal dar uma passadinha la?
Canal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10OgClJvN8g
Blog: www.meninasabida.com.br

E claro me mande o link da tag depois.!
Te espero la.

Aspyn J. said...



defygames said...

cute puppy Jigsaw Puzzle
Miss Kitty
linlee tennis
emma watson puzzle
little mix
february cover girl dressup
set the blocks barbie valentines day
teddy bear collection
laila office worker
golfer girl dressup

Rebecca McGurk said...

Hi Sammi! Great review!

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The link is: http://tolu.na/X4sGaO

It is aimed at all UK fashion bloggers; so if anyone who fits that category would't mind helping me out I would be very grateful!!

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LM Florian said...

What beautiful pictures. I love it.

Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3


Marina ЩеняEVA said...

you are such a wonderful girl. your blog is so cool. I like the way you write your thoughts. you have a good sense of style. What do you think about to follow each other? let me know

Woah Kayleigh said...

Great review! Waah, I really want to try these products now :D

Katie said...

Lovely post. I really want to try these out!

Katie x
And Katie • Beauty & Lifestyle

Gemma said...

can you please do an outfit post on what you wore on the video with pixiwoo sisters?! i loooooved it! xx

Hollie said...

Ive been using LRP for a couple of months now and the Duo is definitely my favourite! So smooth and blemishes take less time to disappear/reduce. Repurchasing forever!

Manas Minna said...

Tried them out at boots two days ago. Thank you for the review.


defygames said...

nice pair Jigsaw Puzzle
Barbie Puzzle4
pimp my chimp
3d rally racing
bike riding santa
King of Power
married couple dressup
creative wedding photos
sleeping beauty

Laura (White Winters) said...

I love the Effaclar Duo, I will have to try the moisturiser.


Eleri Hall said...

please check out my new blog http://buttonsand-bows.blogspot.co.uk/
thankyou x

Elinor Minett said...

Hey, I recently purchased the effeklar duo cream but it seamed to be making my skin worse... I think I must be allergic to one of the ingretients though because my sister uses it now and it really has made a big difference to her skin.


Ellen Batty said...

I've been wanting to purchase this product for a number of weeks now and this has given me the final heads up after reading many reviews, thankyou!

Angelina Lina said...

love your blog!


Isabel said...

Hello there,
it's been a while since I've been on your blog (shame on me). I've missed to be honest, actually.
I will defenitely try this duo because well, um, I need this in my life haha. :) Thank you for this review! :)
Have an awesome week!
Love & Inspire,

Chloe thomas said...

Check out my blog x

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

I don't think I can get this in the U.S, but looks great.
Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Fashion

Mariana R. said...

Love your Blog! I stumbled across your youtube channel, subscribed, and then realized you had a blog!

Stay beautiful,

Sophie said...

yes that's the one I bought, but it is ridiculously more expensive here in Switzerland :(


kaya! said...

love these products...check out my blog!

Lisa said...

I really wanna try this brand. Dont know what to start with

Laura Hyatt said...

I haven’t used this brand before, however it does sound really good from your review. Might have to check it out as I have heard other bloggers day its good too.
Thanks :)

Wengie said...

I love that outfit!!
Much love,

Lolene Niara said...

I randomly found this. I have a post on this too. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo http://niaraface.blogspot.ie/2013/08/la-roche-posay-effaclar-duo.html


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