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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System

La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System
A month or so ago I received a very exciting release through my door, the La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3 Step Anti-Blemish System(a very long name for a product right?). I have been trialling it for as long as 5 weeks and if you've seen my recent rants and raves about this kit on twitter, well you'll learn that I am seriously impressed. 

As someone who's suffered with oily, blemish prone skin from the early age of 14/15(bare in mind, I'm 20 now, nearly 21) I have found it incredibly difficult to find anything that clears the skin. I've tried everything from natural skincare to benzoyl peroxide to roaccutane and the spots just kept coming back. Admittedly my acne isn't as bad as it was when I was a teenager but it still left me unhappy with very little confidence.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System
La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System

The Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System is designed for the treatment of oily, blemish prone skin and features 3 quick and simple steps that all us ladies should be familiar with; Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise or Correct/Hydrate. You must use all 3 of the steps both day and night, although I'm a little guilty of being lazy and missing out a step or two every once in a while. 

All products in the kit are free from all the baddies; parabens, colourants, soap and oil. They're also non-comedogenic too which means that they don't clog the pores and suitable for those with sensitive skin and pregnant women too.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System
La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System

First of the 3 steps is the Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser to remove bacteria and reduce sebum production. A product that I wasn't at all familiar with but find so refreshing once used on the skin. To use, I squeeze a small pea size of the product onto the palm of my hand, add water and lather up. Once lathered, I apply it onto my face in circular movements and rinse. After use my face feels refreshed, clean and not at all on the dry side, nor the oily side, which can only be a good thing. 

The second step is the Effaclar Purifying Toner to mattify the skin and tighten large pores. It is alcohol-free so it's gentle enough to be used on even the sensitive of skins. Unfortunately, this is only a set exclusive and you can't buy seperately which is rather annoying as it is one of my favourite products out of the 3 to use. To apply I squeeze the toner onto a large cotton pad and sweep over the entire face, avoiding the eye area. This gives the most wonderful tightening, tingling sensation and doesn't leave my face feeling dry after use. If anything it feels smooth and mattified with no hint of any oil whatsoever. Although it's my favourite of the 3 products to use there is one thing I dislike; the packaging. It takes a while to dispense the right amount of toner out and it runs out quicker than the other products which is a shame, especially as it's only a set exclusive.

Last but not least is the third step; the cult favourite Effaclar Duo Plus Anti Blemish Cream. I have used this before on it's own and fell in love with it for good reason. The Effaclar Duo Plus is nothing but a multitask product, it reduces oil, blocked pores, blackheads and reduces the appearance of acne scars. To use, I dispense a small pea size of the product and rub gently into the skin. It leaves my skin feeling incredibly hydrated and soft. To learn more you can read my full review here.  

This 3 Step Kit* has really done my skin the world of good. In the beginning, the first week or two I did get a few blemishes appear but that's down to the products bringing out all the dirt and grime that was under the skin. Since then, my skin has become visibily clearer, softer and less oily. My skincare saviour! No doubt I'll be repurchasing once I've finished using all the products.

You can purchase the La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System from La Roche-Posay here for £32.50. Yes, a little expensive but worth every penny I think. 

Have you tried the La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-Step Anti-Blemish System? 


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