Thursday, 18 January 2018

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel

When the Effaclar Duo (+) launched in 2014, it seemed to explode onto my social media feed with people hailing it as an incredible launch which changed their lives.  Designed to change the lives of those with oily, blemish-prone skin, the Effaclar Duo (+) range gives a range of products which work together.  I have been using the Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel for Oily Sensitive Skin.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel
Sadly the gel inside the tube isn't as beautifully blue, instead, it is a clear gel which doesn't have too thick a texture, for a gel it is quite runny. Designed to eliminate impurities and excess sebum, La Roche-Posay use their Thermal Spring Water as one of the main ingredients alongside Glycacil which purifies the skin, Zinc PCA which helps to reduce excess oil and Citric Acid which gently dissolves dead skin cells.  It is also soap-free, contains no parabens, is 100% hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

I have combination oily skin and I really don't cleansers which strip my skin and leave it feeling really dry.  With this gel, I find it quite cooling on the skin and the one thing it doesn't do is leave my skin feeling all taut and dry.  When using it, you need to ensure your hands are wet and then having squeezed a small amount of the gel onto your hands you work it into a lather, which it does quickly before applying it to your face and then rinsing off with warm water.  After using, my skin always feels so soft, smooth, clean and fresh.  One of the worst things about living in London is how the air, smog and pollutions can make your skin just feel vile and there are days when I come home and just want to wash my skin until I am confident there is nothing nasty left on it.  As well as using this foaming gel on your face, this it can also be used on the body!

Priced at £12 it is widely available from sites such as Lookfantastic, Feelunique and Boots.


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16 comments:

  1. How fab you can use it on your body too! This sounds good x

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  2. This is the one I use in my gym bag , it's perfect as it makes my skin feel so lovely and fresh xx

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  3. This sounds like something my son would love! Adding this to my list, you are costing me a fortune woman! Hahaha x

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  4. So many people rave about this range but it doesn't sound like it would suit my dry skin xx

    Beautylymin

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  5. This sounds fab - I loved the original effaclar duo and always dig it out if my skin is playing up

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  6. I love La Roche Posay skincare- it’s great for my sensitive skin x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  7. This sounds lovely but my skin is super dry so might not be for me xxx

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  8. This is a wonderful post. I enjoyed the information lot. I will bookmark this page. Thanks for sharing this information.

    abcya | brainpop

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  9. I love how affordable there skincare is, I am currently using their Retinol cream and love it. Xx

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  10. oh wow that sounds lovely! The cooling sensation sounds lovely too! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  11. I love this stuff! Together with my Effaclar Duo it's works amazingly at keeping my blemishes at bay.

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  12. I love the Effaclar Range. I’ve always been a huge fan of their effaclar duo. I have combination skin too and I find gel cleansers work best for me. I’m so glad to hear this doesn’t dry the skin out. I hate that dry, tight feeling some cleansers have x

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  13. I tend to avoid gel cleansers as I find they strip my skin! I do love the Duo+ for when my skin is breaking out though! Xx

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  14. I've tried one of these before from La Roche Posay but found it really dried my skin out, so I tend to go for things like cleansing balms instead. But I do really like a couple of other products from this brand! x

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  15. I used to take this to the gym with me - so good x

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