La Roche-Posay was a brand I hadn't really heard of until the end of last year, when every blogger seemed to be singing their praises, with the main star of the show being Effaclar Duo. I tried this product, and was fascinated by what a huge effect it had on my skin.
Then they made it even better.
Meet Effaclar Duo[+], now designed to also fight marks.
I've been putting off writing this post for a while, as my skin has been improving so so much, I thought I'd wait and see just how good it could get.
How I use it
I apply this product every morning and evening, over my whole face, straight after cleansing. I then wait at least 10-20 mins before applying anything else on top. I've also been using Effaclar AI on individual breakouts, but haven't had to use it in about a month, because the breakouts simply haven't been there --- amazing, and unheard of!! I used the original Effaclar Duo formula for roughly 2-4 months before trying the [+] version.
Now for the pictures that prove it all.
I honestly can't believe I am putting these pictures online. After months and months of desperately trying to hide this, I'm now putting these out there for the world to see! Whilst I did suffer with these breakouts over my whole face, the chin area was definitely the worst. The rest of my face cleared up quite quickly, but my chin took a little bit longer. They were so bad, some nights I found it difficult to sleep from the pain they caused.
Roughly 4-5 months of daily use, although results were still seen quite early on. (Excuse the chapped lips!) These photos were taken this morning as soon as I woke up.
Honestly, I couldn't believe it. Every day when I woke up, my skin would just be better and better. Is it weird to say that it's kinda changed my life?! I still have a couple of very faint marks left behind, but that can be expected. They're fading more and more everyday thanks to the new anti-mark formula and daily SPF application, so I have no doubt that soon enough my skin will be completely clear. (Fingers crossed!)
I've actually cancelled my first dermatologist appointment, because I no longer need any help with my skin. And to think I was considering Accutane.... ha!
If you are suffering from breakouts like myself, seriously try this product out. It's available at most Boots stores, or online here! The pictures speak for themselves - this stuff really does work. La Roche-Posay, I simply cannot thank you enough!
Thanks for reading, and I'd love to hear what you think down below! :) If you have any questions at all - send me a tweet @amyalaska!