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  1. Acne Treatment : La Roche Posay Effaclar K review

    August 31, 2011 by donnaalba19

    My Rating: 

    La Roche-Posay Effaclar K Acne Treatment Fluidis a good product, but I don’t think it was made for me.

    Before I purchased this I read some fantastic reviews , so I was impressed and I thought to myself I will most surely  incorporate this into my acne treatment system.

    The first 4 days of use were really successful: it cleared my pores and made my skin look healthier. Also, the oiliness of my T-zone visibly decreased and it did help me get rid of some acne scars.
    Effaclar K has a very light and smooth texture, easy to spread especially at night after cleansing. Because it contains thermal water,  It gives the skin a healthy glow.

    However, in regards to the actual acne, I didn’t see too many changes.Every skin is different in one way or another, and we all build a skin care regime, and we try as much as possible to stick to the routine.  I have a dry skin that gets oily around my T zone. In addition, I have numerous pustules especially during that time of the month , and I also struggle with the occasional blackheads & whiteheads.

    I don’t find this product totally useless, but it’s simply just not strong enough for me. It didn’t keep my acne under control. I would still have the same horrible breakouts around my chin,and I ultimately had to reach for a more concentrated product like Tretinoin Cream or Brevoxyl .

    After using it for about a  month, I can conclude that is great for acne prone, sensitive skin that doesn’t have too many serious problems. It could be indeed an excellent product if you have mild to moderate acne; if you have a more severe form of acne you would probably need a more powerful product.

    At 12 euros, the packaging is not great and i don’t fancy the metal tube. Repurchase? Maybe in the future when my skin clears out a bit.


  2. Acne treatment:Retin-A. It Works!

    July 31, 2011 by donnaalba19

    My Rating: 

    I strongly believe that the secret of all great make up is great skin. Like most people I had flawless completion until my puberty and after, but somehow in my early twenties I started to have a major acne problem. I got this combination of whiteheads and blackheads all starting from my cheeks and  slowly spreading through all over my face. I have an oily T zone but the rest of my face is normal to dry.

    Tretinoin Cream ( Retin-A) helps expel the plugged material under your skin, returning the pore to normal.It irritates the skin and causes the cells of the skin to divide and die more rapidly, increasing the turnover of cells. Be aware, the product can be irritating at the beginning;

    I usually apply Tretinoin Cream in a thin layer at night.

    In the morning I wash my  face with a facial scrub . This will help reduce the noticeable flaking.After washing, I apply a good water-based moisturizer. The moisturizer will make the drying effect of the medicine more tolerable.

    The product is a cheap and effective solution to treat acne. All in all, Tretinoin is a good product, and if nothing else works with your acne, give it a try!

    My acne ” fighting kit “: Effaclar Duo, Effaclar K, Retin-A, Brevoxyl, Effaclar A.I and Zineryt

  3. 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.