La Roche Posay Effaclar Range Review, Prices & Buy Online India
Since last year, my skin has been very weird. Earlier it was oily but I was atleast sorted when it came to picking the right products for my skin type. However, these days it either tends to get very dry, sensitive leading to breakouts or my T-Zone becomes very oily. Due to this I’ve been experimenting with different skincare ranges to see what suits it the best. Since the past couple of months, my skin has been dry but I have also been witnessing breakouts very often and there has been an increase in whiteheads as I have limited my use of scrubs to avoid drying out my skin further. I’ve read a lot on the famous La Roche Posay Effaclar range and how it completely transforms the skin by clarifying it, reducing acne and minimizing pores. Hence I switched up my skincare routine and will be reviewing their cleanser, toner & effaclar duo.
La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Review, Price & Buy Online India
Price: Rs. 450 for 50ml
Can be bought online on Nykaa & Amazon
EFFACLAR Gel gently purifies the skin thanks to cleansing agents selected to respect sensitive skin. It eliminates impurities and excess sebum while leaving the skin clean and fresh. With soothing, anti-irritant La Roche-Posay thermal spring water – pH 5.5 – Soap-free – Alcohol-free – Colorant-free – Paraben free.
The La Roche Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel is packaged in a convenient squeez-y tube with a flip open cap. The cleanser is available in 3 sizes, a handy 50ml, 12ml and 200ml. It has a very light gel consistency which cleanses well. It is said to be a soap free formula but it does contains SLES which is more gentle than SLS but might irritate sensitive skin.
The foaming gel lathers mildly and effectively removes dirt and grime without stripping off the natural oil from the skin. It contains salicylic acid and zinc that helps combat acne. I have been using the cleanser in combination with the astringent and effaclar duo and the difference has been enormous. I also love the fact that it is an alchocol, paraben and oil free formula. The price is definitely on the higher but if you are someone who suffers from acne prone or sensitive skin then I believe it is worth the investment.
La Roche Posay Effaclar Astringent Lotion Review, Price & Buy Online India
Price: Rs 1190 for 200ml
Can be bought online on Nykaa
Dilated pores, irregular skin texture in oily skin with imperfections.
EFFACLAR micro-exfoliating astringent lotion helps instantaneously reduce pore size and fight against blockage, thanks to the combination of sebum-regulating, purifying and micro-exfoliating LHA active ingredients.
The La Roche Posay Effaclar Astringent Toner is packaged in a blue plastic bottle with a flip open cap. Like with the other products, it has all the details mentioned on it including the list of ingredients, date of expiry and product claims. The bottle is tall and slender and even though it does not leak, it might be a bit inconvenient for travel.
I have enlarged pores and whiteheads around my nose and chin hence I never skip toning. They not only minimize open pores but also help in remove any remaining residue on the skin. This one by La Roche Posay is especially great at deep cleaning the pores since every time I use it, I can see alot more dirt and makeup despite cleansing my face. When, I initially started using it, the astringent used to sting a bit however it does not anymore.
This is one of the best toners I’ve come across for clarifying the skin and making it smoother. Not only was there a reduction in the enlarged pores but the area around my nose which is usually bumpy felt much, much smoother. However, the La Roche Posay Effaclar Astringent does list alcohol as one of its main ingredients hence it made my skin quite dry so I have limited its usage to twice a week or every time I apply heavy makeup.
However, it is the best toner for oily to acne prone skin as it reduces sebum and regulates oil production thereby controlling breakouts. Even though, I do not have any acne scars but I’ve read that it is quite effective at lightening them. If you had to pick one product for enlarged pores, then this would be my recommendation. You only need a very little amount for usage hence one bottle will last you months making it cost effective. Highly recommended for oily skin!
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo Review, Price & Buy Online India
Price: Rs 1350 for 40ml
Can be bought online on Nykaa
Imperfection-prone skin, clogged pores, excess sebum.
Complete care with reinforced anti-imperfection efficacy, thanks to Procerad™, an exclusive anti-marks active ingredient.
- Non comedogenic
- No paraben
- Nickel-tested (developed for people who are sensitive to nickel).
The cult favorite La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo is packaged in a simple tube packaging with a screw on cap. It has a tiny nozzle which helps control the amount needed. The packaging is fuss free and travel friendly.
This is a very light weight and oil free treatment for acne, scars, clogged pores and whiteheads. I was the most excited about trying this out from the range since it’s quite a raved about product. Like I mentioned before, the Effaclar Duo has a very light consistency and absorbs easily into the skin. I use it at night before my night cream and I think those with very oily skin can get away without a moisturizer.
Though I’ve limited the use of the astringent due to my dry skin but I’ve been using this treatment for more than 2 months now. It has not only helped me with acne but has also made a huge difference in reduction of my whiteheads and blackheads. That is probably due to the presence of LHA (lipo hydraoxy acids) which helps exfoliate the skin at a cellular level. It It also contains 5.5% Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide which is known to be very effective against acne.
There have been people who felt their acne got worse after using La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo but majority of them love it and I am one of them. It not only helps with acne and scars but also betters the skin texture and pores. Yes, the price is quite high and the tube will only last a couple of months depending on your usage however for me the results are worth every penny. This is one product that is total HG material.
Have you used any products from the La Roche Posay Effaclar range? Do share your experience below 🙂