Scrolling through my Twitter feed recently Escentual were offering the chance for readers to try out the new larocheposay Effaclar Duo.
Luckily my skin spot and breakout wise is not too bad, but my poor daughters is really bad at the moment due to her age, hormones and generally being a little lazy on the face cleansing front.
So they very kindly sent it out for me to try which was very kind. I wish I had taken a before picture of my daughters forehead but she was not keen on the idea at all:
But I did get the after pic.
The upshot of the Effaclar Duo is basically it's designed for reducing redness and helping with breakouts. I used the product on my daughters face after cleansing you don't need a large amount. It's like a serum type product: so spreads easily over the skin.
I used it repeatedly on her for 8 days solid and here's my honest account.
At first I didn't notice anything: I think I expected her to wake up on the first use and voila perfect spot free skin.
But that doesn't happen you have to be patient and constant. So after the 8 days my daughters skin went from red blotchy and very spotty to reduced lumps, the redness was so much calmer and the product has seemed to keep breakouts bit more at bay.
I'm keeping this going now and my daughter has got this on her dressing table and she can't be without it now.
Thanks Escentual and La Roche Possay.