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Review: La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+ Unifiant

It’s no surprise that I like La Roche-Posay. It is a cosmetic brand (with Avené) that has saved my skin in its worst-when it was sensitive due to the combination of cold weather and wrong product use. It has also helped to calm down super sensitive skin of my daughter when she was a baby.

Now, let me tell you more about my skin…I’m in my early thirties and I still get acne once in a while (hormonal type). It is also sensitive, combination and dehydrated.

La Roche-Posay have quite a few lines, different for any skin need. Efflaclar range is aimed at blemish-prone skin. This line is very popular and many sweare that this line changed their skin for the better.

I didn’t get this product because I have a severe acne situation or acne scares, I just wanted an easy day cream with a little bit of coverage for small imperfections and redness. So I decided to try out this hybrid of a bb cream that is also a spot treatment.

Description and claims:
Immediatly, imperfections and red and brown marks are reduced. Complexion is naturally unified, without any mask effect. Product efficacy:
After 8 days: imperfections appear significantly reduced.
After 4 weeks: pores are unclogged, skin texture is refined and shine is controlled.

Packaging:
The product comes in a white box that has the product name on it and a brand logo (I have this product for a few months now, so I threw away the box). The cream itself is in a 40 ml. squeezy tube and costs around 18 €. I like that it is travel friendly and hygienic packaging.

Texture and performance:
Cream is light texture that sinks into the skin fast. On my combination skin it doesn’t leave mat finish, but healthy looking skin. It covers my red spots, yet it doesn’t feel like a foundation whatsoever. More like a moisturizer with a light coverage, but enough for daytime use.
The downside is that it comes in only 2 shades: Light and Medium. I got mine in the Light shade, and it is a perfect match for me (MAC nc20-25) when blended. The light shade isn’t even that light and the colour does dry a bit darker once applied.
I don’t use a primer with this product and I feel that it looses its purpose when combined with that type of product.
It doesn’t have a very good lasting power – but you can always put some loose powder to set it.

Ingredients:
AQUA / WATER, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, ISOCETYL STEARATE, NIACINAMIDE, I SOPROPYL LAUROYL SARCOSI NATE, AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, OLEIC ACID, SALICYLIC ACID, SILICA SILYLATE, POLOXAMER 338, NYLON – 1 2, POLYSORBATE 80, ZINC PCA, LINOLEIC ACID, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, ISOHEXADECANE, 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PIROCTONE OLAMINE, MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, ACRY LAMIDE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, SORBITAN OLEATE,DISODIUM EDTA, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, BHT, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, [+/- MAY CONTAIN CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES.

Scent:
It has a light scent that is present for a while after application, so it might be a problem for people that are frangace sensitive.

My thoughts:
I wish it had more shades and not only two because so many people won’t be able to find a suitable match for their skintone.
I do like the concept of this cream and that it is full of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients. I also like that it regulates sebum production and help cells to repair and renew themselves.
It covers my skin’s imperfections while leaving it soft. I will repurchase this product because I like how my skin looks and feels like on relaxed days when I want to let my skin breathe, yet I need a bit of coverage.

Will you be trying the new La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + Unifiant?

 

 

 

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