REVIEW: La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +

After all the buzz about Effaclar Duo last year, La Roche-Posay are back with Effaclar Duo +, containing all the benefits of the original plus more.
I’m sure you’ve heard all about this wonder product already but one more review doesn’t hurt, right?

What I think: As well as targeting blemished and oily skin, Effaclar Duo + also helps to banish the dark marks that are left behind after a breakout.  The scarring that acne leavers behind is sometime worse than the actual spot myself in my opinion; Whilst spots usually last for a week, my scars can last up to two months which makes the skin look worse than it actually is and they are also sometimes hard to cover.
It’s fab that they’ve catered for this skincare problem in an acne cream as sometimes this is forgotten about.  I’ve been using this morning and evening for a couple of weeks now and really like it.
After the initial breakout (which normally happens once I try new products) my skin is settling down and I have noticeably less visible red marks now which means it’s a thumbs up from me.

This retails for Β£15.50, slightly more expensive than the original and is available in Boots stores now!  Will you be trying it?

Have you tried Effaclar Duo +?  What are your favourite products for blemished skin?




  1. April 7, 2014 / 9:45 am

    I love using this, has really helped clear my scarring!


  2. April 7, 2014 / 10:07 am

    I will definitely get it!My face screams for a new cream!

  3. April 7, 2014 / 11:15 am

    I've heard so much about this product – very tempting to get drawn in. But I just don't think it would do too much for me, since I haven't got particularly blemish-prone or oily skin. Still tempted though – beauty blogging hey!

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  4. April 7, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    this is definitely next on my wishlist after I've finished my current spot treatment – it sounds amazing! x

  5. April 7, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    This stuff is literally holy grail for me. I will never be without it (unless it someday stops working like it has been, which is to say instantly and comprehensively, on previously terrible skin!)

  6. April 7, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    wow those sound great , but I have combination skin, but for the scaring I do want to try πŸ™‚ Thanks for the review!

  7. April 7, 2014 / 2:41 pm

    I just got myself the Effaclar Duo!

  8. April 7, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    Its good to know it targets the scarring! I think that's exactly the sort of thing I need X

  9. April 7, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    I do like the sound of this, but it's a bit expensive to be something that I buy regularly – I suppose if I saw amazing results from it it's be worth it, but you don't know until you've splashed out : x

  10. April 7, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    I have never tried this before although I love La Roche-Posay products! I have been using the Bioderma SΓ©bium Global for the last 2 months and it has worked really well for me. Beats blemishes really well and doesn't try my skin out! Can't recommend it enough! x

  11. April 7, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    I definitely want to try this product as the spots I get on my chin always leave scars and I find them hard to cover up! Must remember to put this on my list next time I go to Boots. xo

  12. April 7, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    Looks good, but I'm too scared to try new products as they make me break out. πŸ™

  13. April 7, 2014 / 9:15 pm

    I just bought this and I am so excited to try it, just finishing up my regular Effaclar Duo!


  14. April 7, 2014 / 11:03 pm

    I bought this from Escentual and it was only Β£10, it worked so well on my skin that I also bought a cleanser and a moisturiser/primer from them. Still definitely keeping my hands on the Effeclar Duo+, it's miraculous!

  15. April 7, 2014 / 11:23 pm

    I love the sound of this cream! I hate the marks left behind from spots, SO IRRITATING! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ xo

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  16. April 8, 2014 / 8:35 am

    I've been a big fan of the previous EFC DUO, so it's naturally that I grab the + one as soon as it came on market :). It's great!


  17. April 8, 2014 / 8:41 am

    This guy has appeared in my favourites posts over and over again I swear by it!


  18. April 8, 2014 / 12:31 pm

    I have a post on about the first version of this. It is one of my holy grail products! I will be looking forward to trying this updated better version! great review x


  19. April 9, 2014 / 8:51 am

    Just bought this and got high hopes! Fingers crossed…
    T x

  20. April 9, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    This is on my wishlist for next month's purchases, I have the same sort of skin and have quite a bit of blemish at the moment!

    Thanks for the review, Rachael xox

  21. April 9, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    i cant praise these products enough! the entire effaclair range has cleared up my acne and visibly reduced any scarring left over would highly recommend X

  22. April 9, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    I've been really tempted to try this because I suffer from those annoying acne scars too so I'l have to give it a go πŸ™‚

  23. April 9, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    This looks really good, wanna try it out now!

    Rushna x

  24. April 10, 2014 / 10:26 am

    In love with this!!

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  25. April 10, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    These look like they'd do a good job! Thanks for the review!

  26. April 11, 2014 / 9:37 am

    I' ve tried the original one and it's doesn't do much for my oily and acne prone skin . not worth the hype for me .

    but maybe the duo+ is going to be better .

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  28. April 13, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing this review. This sounds like a good product. I have oily blemish prone skin so this might be a good fit for me. Thanks =)

  29. April 14, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    This looks really good πŸ™‚ I've never tried anything like this so might have to buy this!

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    April 14, 2014 / 8:36 pm

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  31. April 15, 2014 / 11:43 am

    I definitely need to try more of these products – they are kind of a pain to get in the US but the one item I did find has been fantastic!

  32. April 15, 2014 / 10:30 pm

    This looks great πŸ™‚ will definitely try this out.

  33. April 17, 2014 / 4:08 am

    I just started using Effaclar's face wash, which has been raved as insanely positive, and I'm pretty happy with it so far. I want to get the duo+ and see if that works for my skin type too! (:

  34. April 21, 2014 / 3:18 am

    This is really a great product to try out. I have used several times and it really helped my skin.

  35. May 3, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    Where can i buy it, i really want to try it my breakout always leave dark marks

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