Today's post is something a little different. I'll be focusing on a skincare product that sadly didn't work for me despite lots of positive reviews I encountered.
During my exams a couple of months ago my skin started to breakout pretty badly (more than likely due to stress, lack of sleep & a rather rushed, unhealthy diet). Once I had all of my exams over & done with, I decided to do something about my skin and so went to my local pharmacy. I intended on purchasing some benzoyl peroxide gel or cream but instead, I was recommended La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo by the pharmacist. I never really tried 'La Roche-Posay' before, but I always considered it to be a 'high end' brand with a price tag to match. This tube cost £13.00, which to be honest gave me high hopes as I assumed it would have to be brilliant!
The consistency is really strange, it's like a really watery gel. I kind of feel like it's confused as to whether or not it's a liquid or a gel. However, it does smell lovely and fresh - like lemon!
The bottle states that this can be applied morning & night and that it works as an excellent make-up base.
I used this morning and night for 6 days (probably not the best idea) & experienced a stinging sensation on the areas it was applied to, as well as this, it dried my skin up completely leaving it looking rough and flaky no matter how much moisturizer I applied, ughh. Taking all of this into account, I saw absolutely no improvements & so it was an absolute waste of time for me. Oh, and if you're wondering it took roughly 4-5 days for my skin to restore it's moisture again! This is just my experience with this product, obviously it will work differently for others but I feel that it's not as great as it is made out to be!
Have you tried this product? Or any other products by La Roche-Posay?