Review: La Roche-Posay Effaclar H


La Roche-Posay Effaclar H – £9.50 BUY HERE

What They Say:

Designed for oily skin feeling weakened by drying skin care products.

Effaclar H moisturises oily skin that feels weak and fragile. It also provides skin with the lipids it lacks to reconstitute the protective hydrolipidic film. Contains Ceramide 5.

What We Say:

By now i’m sure you’re all familiar with this rather fabulous French beauty brand. La Roche-Posay has caused quite the stir in the blogosphere (and the web in general) for their wonder product Effaclar Duo[+] – which is deemed the holy grail of anti-blemish skincare products.

La Rouche-Posay Effaclar H is a moisturiser designed for those who have, or are using, anti-blemish skincare or medication. The idea behind it is simple. Most anti-blemish skincare can be extremely drying, but if you have naturally oily skin prone to breakouts, you want to be careful how rich a cream you are applying. This product gives you the moisture you need for dry skin – but also the intelligence you need for anti-blemish.

We tried this product on a mixture of skin types. The product overall worked well. For those with oilier complexions it was pretty much faultless – even for those who’ve been using harsh skin drying medications like Roaccutane (also known as Isotretinoin).

The cream has a silky texture, and absorbs into the skin beautifully. It leaves skin feeling comfortable and hydrated. It’s not oily and does not make your face feel slippery – also it’s a great base for make-up!

We also tried it on skin that was slightly dry, but was made drier by anti-acne products. This result was not as good (and why the product dropped a star). It did give good moisture, but wasn’t quite rich enough to last all day and skin did start to feel tight. This is where there seems to be a hole in the market, anti-blemish skincare for dry skin?? (if you know of something then please do let us know!).

In A Nutshell: 

This product did work well. It gave hydration without breakouts and made acne treated skin feel comfortable and soft. It’s recommended for oily skin turned dry – so it doesn’t work as well for drier skin types.

It can be quite pricey, with a lot of stores selling it for £15.00, but if you look around you can get it as cheap as £9.50.

Our only real criticism – the bottle could be bigger!

Have you tried La Roche-Posay Effaclar H? What did you think? If so we’d love to hear from you!


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