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June, 2011

  1. Review: Effaclar Duo -La Roche Posay

    June 30, 2011 by Lila

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    I have combination, acne-prone skin, and my acne is concentrated mostly around my T zone;
    I dont know what it is in the winter-spring time , but my skin is freaking out, and im breaking out like crazy. I guess it must be the poor blood circulation or the lack of humidity that dries my skin, so im always trying to prevent/ treat the itchy patches of small red bumps that come up.
    Understandably, I was in search of a miracle product that could provide a “quick fix” this problem. A few months back, I decided to purchase the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. My overall experience with the brand was quite satisfying (their Nutritic face creme is one of the best).

    Unfortunately,  the Effaclar Duo is not made for me :( !  Its “ok” but not that great for what is hyped up to be. I gave it a few tries ( applying it 2 weeks in a row) and all I could think was how bad it irritates and burns my skin. Now ,to be fair, I was looking for visible improvements, so maybe I should have tried to use it regularly both morning& night , but I just couldn’t cope with the “aching” sensation. It made my skin a little red too, so I think I developed an allergic reaction or something of the sort. Regardless, it does go a long way for such a little tube so I decided to use it on my chest instead. Supposedly, the US version of the product claims to be much more effective, but I couldn’t get my hands on it. I bought my tube from a drugstore in Europe for about 12 Euros, but I dont think I’m going to purchase it again.

     

     

     

     

     


  2. Dessange nutri-extreme hair mask

    June 25, 2011 by Lila

    My Rating: 

    I’ll start my first review on an item that I simply can’t live  without. Its the Dessange nutri-extreme richesse masque.

    The consistency of this product is great and if you have dry hair like mine and you need a bit of moisture and oil to maintain it, this product is exactly what  you need. A little goes a long way, so i think it will last me for about a month or so ; It has a pleasant smell about it that persists for several days, and what it does for me, is helping to soften , repair and nourish my hair.
    I have pretty dry hair, so usually I need a good deep conditioner or hair mask that will hydrate my scalp. Also, I have always been a big fan of bleaching /coloring my hair and to add to the damage, I use regularly a straighten & blow-dryer.

    I purchase this product at Carrefour ( in France)  and it cost me about 7 Euros. Unfortunately, i don’t know other retailers that carry this mask  but if you can get your hand on this one, give it a try !! I totally recommend this to anyone who bumps into it.