Friday, 24 May 2013

La Roche Posay Skincare for Oily Acne-Prone Skin

La Roche Posay Skincare for Oily Acne-Prone Skin

I am forever searching for my ideal skincare routine, and with the help of La Roche Posay I just might have found it!  I have suffered with bad skin for the last seven or eight years, and 2013 had been a bad skin year until about six weeks ago.  I decided to completely re-work my skincare routine, as what I was using obviously wasn't doing my any favours.  After spending an insane amount of time trawling Boots, searching the internet and reading an endless amount of advice from Caroline Hirons, I decided on La Roche Posay skincare - mainly the Effeclar range which is formulated for oily and spot-prone skin. I'm currently using three products from La Roche Posay, but I'm fancying the micellar water and toner.
I have used Effeclar Duo for six months now and I adore it.  It's absolutely perfect for my oily skin, sinking in quickly to leave a matte finish.  My skin is much less aggravated when I use it, and blemishes tend to heal faster - you can read my full review here.
La Roche Posay Effeclar Mat is the hands down the best moisturiser I've ever used.  It perfectly moisturises any drier areas of my face, my skin drinks it up quickly without leaving a horrid residue and it is the perfect base to apply foundation to.  I can't see me straying from this for a long time - it puts all of my other moisturisers to shame.
The physiological cleansing gel is the only product not from the Effeclar range, although it is formulated for normal to combination skin.  It does an amazing job of removing all of my makeup quickly and easily.  It doesn't work wonders on waterproof mascara, but I don't wear it on a daily basis so that doesn't phase me.  It also is perfect for a simple cleanse in the mornings.  I use one or two pumps depending on whether I'm wearing makeup, rub it all over my skin, then remove it with a flannel.  It leaves my face completely cleansed, smooth, soft and matte.
Since using these products, my skin has improved no end - I suffer with hardly any blemishes at the moment and the only imperfections on my skin are old acne scars.  It's made me much more confident in myself and as a result I wear less foundation.  What skincare do you swear by?  Do you use anything from La Roche Posay?


  1. I use the duo, but also Effaclar AI as a spot treatment, it's great!

    1. I have Effaclar AI but I'm not too keen on it! I've been prescribed an acne treatment by the doctor which I much prefer, thank you so much for the recommendation though! x