Bought the 15ml La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo [+] from a local drugstore few months back. First thing I could think of was the great consideration the brand had to produce smaller sized products so that sensitive skin users like me, can first try them out over a period of time instead of purchasing a full sized item only to realise they are not of use or give me a sensitive reaction.
Noticed visible lightening of my acne scars after two to three weeks of continuous usage. First impression of the product was that it had a really light scent, but it was not bothersome to someone that does not like scent in skincare products, texture felt like a really light cream, spreads well and glides smoothly over skin. It is not drying for the skin, but rather moisturising unlike many acne/blemish products out there. After a few months of usage, I can say that it was really effective in lightening scar marks and I am always ready to purchase another tube of the product, and the full sized one this time.
I bought this product when I was in Australia about a month ago. The packaging is sleek and slim. Looks pretty high end albeit being a drugstore brand. The product smells very subtly fragrant and the fragrance doesn't stay on the face. It comes out white in colour and it's almost gel-like lotion.
I used this product after applying a layer of serum all over the face. It is best to pat the products in instead of rubbing it in.
The most impressive thing about this is the fact that my super oily skin has managed to stay matte until noon, and continued to stay semi-matte throughout the whole day; which with other moisturisers my face would have covered with sebum an hour after application.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has troubled skin ie. easily clogged skin or acne-prone skin and oily skin. Another plus point of this product is that it helps to lightens acne marks on the face with prolonged usage! Perfect for those who are concern about discolouration or hyperpigmentation as a result of acne.
This product helps to reduce the number and severity of acne blemishes and penetrates clogged pores to clear blackheads and whiteheads.
Key benefits and ingredients:
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo contains Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide (5.5%) to fight acne deep in the skin. Micro-Exfoliating LHA provides precise cell by cell exfoliation to clear away dulling cellular debris and oil. Use as a treatment for moderate acne. Visibly reduces all types of acne blemishes and penetrates deep into pores to clear even stubborn blackheads and whiteheads.
Active: Benzoyl Peroxide 5.5% (Acne Medication).
Inactive: Water, Isostearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Silica, Carbomer, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Epilobium Angustioflium Flower/leaf/stem Extract.